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ACRS Planning and Procedures Subcommittee Meeting, January 24-26, 2002

January 9, 2002

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON REACTOR SAFEGUARDS
PLANNING AND PROCEDURES SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
JANUARY 24-26, 2002

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2002
1) 8:30 - 8:45 A.M. Opening Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman (Open) (GMH/JTL)
    1.1) Opening statement
    1.2) Schedule, scope, format, and expectations of the meeting
2) 8:45 - 12:15 P.M. Future Plant Designs(Open) (TSK)
    2.1) Remarks by the Cognizant Subcommittee Chairman regarding:
      a) Regulatory challenges associated with the licensing of future plant designs (e.g., Pebble Bed Modular Reactor and Gas Turbine Modular Helium Reactor)
      b) Containment for advanced reactor designs
      c) Use of defense-in-depth concept and PRA for advanced reactor designs
      d) Use of F-C curves
      e) Issues related to Westinghouse AP1000 design
    2.2) Discussion among Committee members
  12:15 - 1:45 P.M. ***LUNCH**
3) 1:45 - 2:45 P.M. Future Plant Designs (continued) (Open) (TSK)
    Continue discussion of potential issues associated with future plant designs.
4) 2:45-5:15 P.M. Safety Research Program (Open) (MVB)
    4.1) Remarks by the Cognizant Subcommittee Chairman regarding:
      a) Draft ACRS report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program
      b) Impact of ACRS comments and recommendations on the scope and direction of the NRC Safety Research Program
      c) Proposed Advanced Reactor Research Plan
      d) New areas of research
      e) Need to curtail or terminate ongoing research activities
      f) Scope, format, and content of the 2003 report to the Commission
    4.2) Discussion among Committee members
  5:15 P.M. ***RECESS**
BREAKS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CHAIRMAN
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2002
5) 8:30-8:45 A.M. Opening Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman (Open) (GEA/JTL)
6) 8:45 - 12:15 P.M. Use of Formal Decision Analysis (Open) (GEA)
    6.1) Remarks by the Cognizant Subcommittee Chairman regarding:
      a) Introduction to decision analysis through an example
      b) Use of decision analysis in regulatory decisionmaking process
      c) Proper role of the Analytic Hierarchy Process
    6.2) Discussion among Committee members
  12:15-1:45 P.M. ***LUNCH**
7) 1:45 - 3:30 P.M. SAPHIRE Code (Open) (Curtis Smith)
    7.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman (GEA)
    7.2) Briefing by Mr. Curtis Smith regarding:
      a) Overview of the SAPHIRE Code
      b) Adequacy of the NRC staff efforts associated with the development of the SAPHIRE Code
      c) Role of SAPHIRE Code in the risk-informed regulatory system
    7.3) Discussion among Committee members and Mr. Smith
8) 3:30 -5:30 P.M. Power Uprates (Open) (GBW/DAP)
    8.1) Remarks by the Cognizant Subcommittee Chairmen regarding:
      a) Criteria to be used by the Committee for endorsing or declining power uprates, including PWR power uprates expected in the future
      b) Use of risk information in evaluating power uprates
      c) Quality of staff documents
      d) Lessons learned from review of the power uprate applications
    8.2) Discussion among Committee members
  5:30 P.M. ***RECESS***
BREAKS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CHAIRMAN
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2002
9) 8:30 - 8:45A.M. Opening Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman (Open) (GEA/JTL))
10) 8:45 - 11:30 A.M. Significance Determination Process(Open) (JDS/WJS)
    10.1) Remarks by the Cognizant Subcommittee Chairmen regarding:
      a) Need for an SDP based on LPSD PRAs or other shutdown
      b) Peer review of SPAR models and SDP worksheets
      c) Thresholds for Performance Indicators
      d) Conflict and discrepancies between aspects of the revised reactor oversight process that are risk-informed (e.g., SDP) and those that are performance based (e.g., PIs)
    10.2) Discussion among Committee members
11) 11:30 - 12:00 Noon Adequacy of the Process for Conducting ACRS Business (Open) (GEA/JTL)
    11.1) Remarks by the ACRS Executive Director
    11.2) Discussion of the process for conducting ACRS business (e.g., prioritization of Committee reviews and Committee leadership in the future)
12) 12:00 - 12:30 P.M. Summary of Follow-up Items (Open) (GEA/JTL/RPS)
    Summary of follow-up items resulting from the meeting, assignments, and proposed schedule for closure of these items.
  12:30 P.M. ***ADJOURN***
BREAKS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CHAIRMAN
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