United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

476th ACRS Meeting, October 5-7, 2000

September 18, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
476TH ACRS MEETING
OCTOBER 5-7, 2000

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1) 8:30 - 8:45 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) 8:45 - 10:00 A.M. Discussion of Union of Concerned Scientists Report, "Nuclear Plant Risk Studies: Failing the Grade" (Open) (GA/MTM)
Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the Union of
Concerned Scientists (UCS), the NRC staff, and other interested parties concerning the August 2000 UCS report on nuclear plant risk studies.
10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK***
3) 10:15 - 11:30 A.M. NEI 00-02, "Industry PRA Peer Review Process Guidelines" (Open) (GA/MTM)
3.1) Opening remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and the NRC staff regarding the proposed industry PRA certification guidelines described in the document NEI 00-02.
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
4) 11:30 - 12:30 P.M. Staff Views on ASME Standard for PRA for Nuclear Power Plant Applications (Open) (GA/MWW)
4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the staff's August 14, 2000 response to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) draft Revision 12 ASME Standard for Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plant Applications.
Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
12:30 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
5) 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. Pressurized Thermal Shock Technical Bases Reevaluation Project (Open) (WJS/NFD)
5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the pressurized thermal shock technical bases reevaluation project.
6) 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.
7) 4:30 - 6:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Preparation of proposed ACRS reports on:
7.1) Union of Concerned Scientists Report on Nuclear Plant Risk Studies (GA/MTM)
7.2) NEI 00-02, "Industry PRA Peer Review Process Guidelines"(GA/MTM)
7.3) Pressurized Thermal Shock Technical Bases Reevaluation Project (WJS/NFD)
8) 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (DAP, et al./JTL, et al.)
Discussion of topics and preparation for meeting with the NRC Commissioners scheduled for 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Friday, October 6 concerning:
8.1) Risk Informing 10 CFR 50 (WJS/MTM)
- NEI Letter of January 19, 2000
- 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)
8.2) Quality of PRAs (GA/MWW)
- Assessment of the Quality of PRAs
- ASME Standard on PRAs
8.3) Spent Fuel Pool Fire Safety Study (TSK/MME)
8.4) More Realistic (Best Estimate) Thermal-Hydraulic Codes (GW/PAB)
8.5) Status of ACRS Activities on License Renewals (MVB/NFD)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
9) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/JTL)
10) 8:35 - 9:15 A.M. Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (DAP, et al./JTL, et al.)
Discussion of topics listed under Item 8.
9:15 - 9:30 A.M. ***BREAK***
11) 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (DAP, et al./JTL. et al.)
Meeting with the NRC Commissioners, Commissioners' Conference Room, One White Flint North, to discuss topics listed under Item 9 and other items of mutual interest.
11:30 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
12) 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. Discussion of Industry Issues (Open) (DAP/RPS)
Presentation by R. Beedle, Senior Vice President, NEI, on issues of mutual interest.
3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK***
13) 3:15 - 4:45 P.M. GSI-168, Equipment Qualification (Open) (REU/AS)
13.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
13.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the GSI-168, Equipment Qualification.
14) 4:45 - 5:30 P.M. ACRS Review of Generic Guidance Documents Associated with License Renewal (Open) (MVB/NFD)
The Committee members will discuss concerns identified during their initial review of the draft guidance documents.
15) 5:30 - 5:50 P.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures
Subcommittee (Open) (DAP/JTL/HJL)
15.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
15.2) 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.
16) 5:50 - 6:00 P.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) 6:00 - 6:30 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports
Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.
18) 6:30 -7:30 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Preparation of proposed ACRS reports on:
18.1) GSI-168, Equipment Qualification (REU/AS)
18.2) Union of Concerned Scientists Report on Nuclear Plant Risk Studies (GA/MTM)
18.3) NEI 00-02, "Industry PRA Peer Review Process Guidelines" (GA/MTM)
18.4) Pressurized Thermal Shock Technical Bases Reevaluation Project (WJS/NFD)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
19) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/JTL)
20) 8:35 - 12:30 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) - The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports as noted in Item 19.
21) 12:30 - 1:00 P.M. Annual Report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program (Open) (DAP/MME)
Discussion of the current status of the review by the members of the topical areas previously assigned.
22) 1:00 - 1:30 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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