United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

474th ACRS Meeting, July 12-14, 2000

June 23, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
474TH ACRS MEETING
JULY 12-14, 2000

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 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 - 10:30 A.M. Activities Associated with Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 (Open)
2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding:
Proposed revision to 10 CFR 50.44 concerning combustible gas control system and advance notice of proposed rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T) (WJS/MTM)
NEI letter dated January 19, 2000 (TSK/NFD)
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
3) 10:45 - 11:45 A.M. Assessment of the Quality of the Probabilistic Risk Assessments (Open) (GA/MTM/MWW)
3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a draft Commission paper on the assessment of the quality of probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs).
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
11:45 - 1:15 P.M. ***LUNCH***
4) 1:15 - 3:15 P.M. Proposed Final ASME Standard for PRA Quality (Open) (GA/MTM)
4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) regarding the proposed final ASME Standard for PRA quality.
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
3:15 - 3:30 P.M. ***BREAK***
5) 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports (Open)
Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports, as needed, for consideration by the full Committee.
6) 4:30 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
6.1) Proposed Revision to 10 CFR 50.44 concerning combustible gas control system and advance notice of proposed rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T) (WJS/MTM)
6.2) NEI Letter on Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 (TSK/NFD)
6.3) Assessment of the Quality of PRAs (GA/MTM/MWW)
6.4) Proposed final ASME Standard for PRA Quality (GA/MTM)
6.5) Safety Culture at Nuclear Power Plants (GA/NFD/JS)
THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
7) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD)
8) 8:35 - 9:30 A.M. Annual Report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program (Open) (DAP/MME)
Discussion of the format and content of the annual ACRS report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program.
9) 9:30 - 9:45 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.
10) 9:45 - 10:30 A.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures
Subcommittee (Open) (DAP/JTL/SD)
10.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
10.2) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, and organizational and personnel matters relating to the ACRS.
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
11) 10:45 - 11:45 A.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports (Open)
Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports, as needed, for consideration by the full Committee.
11:45 - 12:45 P.M. ***LUNCH***
12) 12:45 - 6:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
12.1) Proposed Revision to 10 CFR 50.44 concerning combustible gas control system and advance notice of proposed rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T) (WJS/MTM)
12.2) NEI Letter on Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 (TSK/NFD)
12.3) Assessment of the Quality of PRAs (GA/MTM/MWW)
12.4) Proposed final ASME Standard for PRA Quality (GA/MTM)
12.5) Safety Culture at Nuclear Power Plants (GA/NFD/JS)
FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
13) 8:30 - 11:30 A.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
(10:00-10:15 A.M. BREAK) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 12.
14) 11:30 - 1:30 P.M. Topics for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners on October 5, 2000
Discussion of topics for meeting with the Commissioners scheduled for October 5, 2000.
15) 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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