United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

472nd ACRS Meeting, May 11-13, 2000

April 17, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
472nd ACRS MEETING
MAY 11-13, 2000

THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1)   8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)
    1.1) Opening statement (DAP/JTL/SD)
    1.2) Items of current interest (DAP/NFD/SD)
    1.3) Priorities for preparation of ACRS reports (DAP/JTL/SD)
2) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Initiatives Related to Risk-Informed Technical Specifications (Open) (JDS/GA/MTM)
    2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and industry groups regarding initiatives related to risk-informed technical specifications, initial industry submittals on risk-informed technical specifications, and related matters.
  
  10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK***
  
3) 10:15 - 11:45 A.M. Potential Revisions to the Pressurized Thermal Shock (PTS) Acceptance Criterion (Open) (WJS/NFD)
    3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a draft Commission Paper that describes potential revisions to the PTS acceptance criterion.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
  
  11:45 - 12:45 P.M. ***LUNCH***
  
4) 12:45 - 2:15 P.M. Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174, "An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis" (Open) (GA/MTM)
    4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 and an associated guidance on the use of risk information in license amendment reviews.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
  
  2:15 - 2:30 P.M. ***BREAK***
  
5) 2:30 - 4:00 P.M. Proposed Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plan (SRP) Section Associated with NRC Code Reviews (Open) (GBW/PAB)
    5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed Regulatory Guide and SRP Section associated with the NRC staff's review of the analytical codes.
6) 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports
    Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.
7) 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
    Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
    7.1) Risk-Informed Technical Specifications (JDS/GA/MTM)
    7.2) Potential Revisions to the Pressurized Thermal Shock Acceptance Criterion (WJS/NFD)
    7.3) Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 (GA/MTM)
    7.4) Proposed Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plan Section Associated with NRC Staff Code Reviews (GBW/PAB)
    7.5) Human Performance Program (GA/NFD)
  
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
8) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD)
9) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. SECY-00-0062, Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan (Open) (GA/MME)
    9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding risk-informed regulation implementation plan that is described in SECY-00-0062.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
  
  10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK***
  
10) 10:15 - 11:30 A.M. Operating Event at E.I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 (Open) (JJB/AS)
    10.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    10.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the findings and recommendations of the Augmented Inspection Team, which investigated the January 26, 2000 reactor trip event at E. I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1.
    Representatives of the E. I. Hatch Licensee may provide their views, as appropriate.
11) 11:30 - 11:45 A.M. Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open) (DAP, et al./SD, et al.)
    Discussion of the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters.
  
  11:45 - 12:45 P.M. ***LUNCH***
    
12) 12:45 - 2:15 P.M. Physical Security Requirements for Power Reactors (Open/Closed) (TSK/NFD)
    12.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    12.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status of revising the physical security requirements for power reactors by incorporating insights gained from threat assessment activities being conducted by the staff in coordination with other Federal agencies.
    [NOTE: A portion of this session will be closed to discuss safeguards information.]
      
  2:15 - 2:30 P.M. ***BREAK***
    
13) 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. Future ACRS Activities (Open) (DAP/JTL/SD)
    Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee.
14) 2:45 - 3:30 P.M. Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open) (DAP/JTL)
    Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business.
15) 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports
    Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.
16) 4:30 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports
    Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
    16.1) Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan (GA/MME)
    16.2) Risk-Informed Technical Specifications (JDS/GA/MTM)
    16.3) Potential Revisions to the Pressurized Thermal Shock Acceptance Criterion (WJS/NFD)
    16.4) Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 (GA/MTM)
    16.5) Proposed Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plan Section Associated with NRC Staff Code Reviews (GBW/PAB)
    16.6) Human Performance Program (GA/NFD)
  
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
17) 8:30 - 12:30 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
    Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 16.
    
  12:30 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
    
18) 1:30 - 2:00 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open) (DAP/JTL)
    Discussion of matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and matters and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability of information permit.

NOTE:

Presentation time should not exceed 50 percent of the total time allocated for a specific item. The remaining 50 percent of the time is reserved for discussion.

Number of copies of the presentation materials to be provided to the ACRS - 35.

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