United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

489th ACRS Meeting, February 7-9, 2002

January 14, 2002

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
489th ACRS MEETING
FEBRUARY 7-9, 2002

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2002,
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 (GEA/JTL/SD)
  1.2) Items of current interest (GEA/NFD/SD)
  1.3) Priorities for preparation of ACRS reports (GEA/JTL/SD)
2) 8:35 - 9:45 A.M. Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan (Open) (WJS/MTM)
    2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  2.2) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  9:45 - 10:00 A.M. ***BREAK***
3) 10:00 - 12:00 Noon Meeting with the EDO and the Office Directors of NRR, NMSS, and RES (GEA/GMH/JTL)
    3.1) Remarks by the ACRS Chairman
  3.2) Discussions with the NRC Executive Director for Operations (EDO), Directors of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), and Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) on items of mutual interest.
  Members of the ACNW will participate in this discussion.
  12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
4) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Proposed Final Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 and SRP Chapter 19 (Open) (GEA/MTM)
  4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed final revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 and associated Standard Review Plan (SRP) Chapter 19 to address the use of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in license amendment reviews and plans to develop guidance related to PRA quality, including possible endorsement of industrial standards proposed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Nuclear Society.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
  2:30 - 2:50 P.M. ***BREAK***
5) 2:50 - 4:50P.M. PTS Technical Bases Reevaluation Project (Open) (FPF/NFD)
  5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status of the Pressurized Thermal Shock (PTS) Technical Bases Reevaluation Project, including initial results of the Oconee Unit 1 reactor pressure vessel failure frequency calculated by using the Fatigue Assessment of Vessels - Oak Ridge (FAVOR) code, and the associated models, inputs, and assumptions used in this code.
  Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
  4:50 - 5:10 P.M. ***BREAK***
6) 5:10 - 7:00 P.M.
Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
  6.1) Safety Research Program (MVB/MME)
  6.2) Proposed Final Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 and associated SRP Chapter 19(GEA/MTM)
  6.3) PTS Technical Bases Reevaluation Project (FPF/NFD)
  6.4) Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan (WJS/MTM)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2002, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
 7) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (GEA/JTL/SD)
 8) 8:35 - 9:00 A.M. Subcommittee Report (Open) (GBW/PAB) Report by the Chairman of the Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena Subcommittee on matters discussed at the January 16-18, 2002 meeting.
9) 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open) (GEA/JTL/SD)
  9.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
    9.2) 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) 10:00 -10:15 A.M. Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open) (GEA, 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.
  10:15 - 10:35 A.M. ***BREAK***
11) 10:35 -12:00 Noon Follow-up Items Resulting from the January 24-26, 2002, ACRS Retreat (Open) (GEA/JTL/RPS)
  11.1) Remarks by the ACRS Chairman
  11.2) Discussion of the follow-up items resulting from the ACRS retreat on January 24-26, 2002, assignments, and schedule for closure of these items.
12) 3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
  12.1) Proposed Final Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.174 and associated SRP Chapter 19 (GEA/MTM)
  12.2) PTS Technical Bases Reevaluation Project (FPF/NFD)
  12.3) Safety Research Program (MVB/MME)
  12.4) Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan (WJS/MTM)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2002, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
13) 8:30 - 12:30 P.M. Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 12.
14) 12:30 - 1:00 P.M.  Miscellaneous (Open) (GEA/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.
  • Thirty-Five (35) copies of the presentation materials should be provided to the ACRS.
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