United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

475th ACRS Meeting, August 29 - September 1, 2000

Revised: August 9, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
475TH ACRS MEETING
AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2000

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 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/HJL)
1.2) Items of current interest (DAP/NFD/HJL)
1.3) Priorities for preparation of ACRS reports (DAP/JTL/HJL)
2)    8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Proposed Risk-Informed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 50 (Open) (WJS/GA/MTM)
2.1) Opening 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 NRC framework document for risk-informing the technical requirements of 10 CFR Part 50, proposed revisions to 10 CFR 50.44 concerning combustible gas control systems, and advance notice of proposed rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T).
      10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK***
3)    10:15 - 11:15 A.M. Causes and Significance of Design Basis Issues (Open) (RLS/MWW)
3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a study of design basis issues and trends.
4)    11:15 - NOON Proposed Final Regulatory Guide (DG-1093) Endorsing NEI 97-04 Document on Design Basis (Open) (RLS/MWW)
4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and NEI regarding the proposed final version of the Regulatory Guide.
        12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
5)    1:00 - 1:45 P.M. AP1000 Standard Plant Design (Open) (TSK/SD)
5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding issues identified during AP1000 pre-application review (Phase 1).
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
6)    1:45 - 3:15 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.
7)   3:15 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
7.1) Proposed NRC Framework Document for Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 and Associated Revisions to 10 CFR 50.44 Concerning Combustible Gas Control Systems, and Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T) (WJS/GA/MTM)
7.2) Proposed Final Regulatory Guide (DG-1093) Endorsing NEI 97-04 Document on Design Basis (RLS/MWW)
7.3) AP1000 Pre-Application Review (TSK/SD)
7.4) Assessment of the Quality of PRAs (GA/MTM)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 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/JTL)
9)    8:35 - 9:30 A.M. Performance-Based Regulatory Initiatives (Open) (JDS/NFD)
9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a Commission paper associated with performance-based regulatory initiatives.
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
10)   9:30 - 10:15 A.M. License Renewal Guidance Documents (Open) (MVB/NFD)
10.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
10.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the contents of the proposed Standard Review Plan, Generic Aging Lessons Learned Report, a Regulatory Guide and associated NEI guidance documents.
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
        10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK***
11)   10:30 - 12:00 Noon Operating Events at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 (Open) (RLS/MWW)
11.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
11.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the licensee regarding the events, noted below, that occurred at the Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Power Plant and the associated staff findings, conclusions, and recommendations resulting from the evaluation of these events.
  • February 15, 2000 steam generator tube rupture event.
  • August 31, 1999 event involving reactor trip and loss of off-site power.
        12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
12)   1:00 - 1:30 P.M. Siemens SRELAP-5 Appendix K Small-Break LOCA Code (Open/Closed) (GBW/PAB)
Report by the Chairman of the Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena Subcommittee regarding the Siemens SRELAP-5 Appendix K code version for application to analysis of small-break loss of coolant accident (LOCA).
13)   1:30 - 2:30 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports
Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.
14)  2:30 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
14.1) Performance-Based Regulatory Initiatives (JDS/NFD)
14.2) Proposed NRC Framework Document for Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 and Associated Revisions to 10 CFR 50.44 Concerning Combustible Gas Control Systems, and Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T) (WJS/GA/MTM)
14.3) Proposed Final Regulatory Guide (DG-1093) Endorsing NEI 97-04 Document on Design Basis (RLS/MWW)
14.4) AP1000 Pre-Application Review (TSK/SD)
14.5) Assessment of the Quality of PRAs (GA/MTM)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH,
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
15)   8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/JTL)
16)   8:35 - 8:45 A.M. Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open) (DAP, et al./HJL, et al.)
Discussion of the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters.
17)   8:45 - 9:45 A.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open) (DAP/JTL/HJL)
17.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
17.2) 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.
18)   9:45 - 10:45 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.
      10:45 - 11:00 A.M. ***BREAK***
19)   11:00 - 12:00 Noon 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.
      12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
20)   1:00 - 4:00 P.M. Meeting with the NRC Commissioners on October 6, 2000 (Open) (DAP, et al./JTL, et al.)
Discussion of topics and preparation for meeting with the Commissioners scheduled for October 6, 2000.
21)    4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
21.1) Performance-Based Regulatory Initiatives (JDS/NFD)
21.2) Proposed NRC Framework Document for Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 and associated Revisions to 10 CFR 50.44 concerning Combustible Gas Control Systems, and Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (10 CFR 50.69 and Appendix T) (WJS/GA/MTM)
21.3) Proposed Final Regulatory Guide (DG-1093) Endorsing NEI 97-04 Document on Design Basis (RLS/MWW)
21.4) AP1000 Pre-Application Review (TSK/SD)
21.5) Assessment of the Quality of PRAs (GA/MTM)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH,
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
22)   8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/JTL)
23)   8:35 - 1:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) - The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports as noted in item 22.

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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