United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

491th ACRS Meeting, April 11-12, 2002

March 18, 2002

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
491st ACRS MEETING
APRIL 11-13, 2002

THURSDAY APRIL 11, 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/SD)
1.3) Priorities for preparation of ACRS reports (GEA/JTL/SD)
2) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Final Review of the Turkey Point License Renewal Application (Open) (MVB/RE/SD)
    2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Florida Power and Light Company regarding the license renewal application for Turkey Point Units 3 and 4, and the associated staff's Safety Evaluation Report (SER).
   10:30 - 10:45 A.M.

***BREAK***

3) 10:45 - 12:30 P.M. Advanced Reactor Research Plan (Open) (TSK/MME)
    3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) regarding RES' draft Advanced Reactor Research Plan.
   12:30 - 1:30 P.M.

***LUNCH***

4) 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. CRDM Penetration Cracking and Reactor Pressure Vessel Head Degradation (Open) (FPF/MWW)
4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and industry, including Davis-Besse regarding issues related to the investigation of circumferential cracks in PWR control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) penetration nozzles and weldments, and reactor pressure vessel head degradation at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant.
Other interested parties may provide their views, as appropriate.
   3:30 - 3:50 P.M.
***BREAK***
5) 3:50 - 5:15 P.M. Westinghouse Owners Group (WOG) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Initiatives Related to Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection of Piping (Open) (WJS/FPF/TJK/SD)
5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the staff's draft safety evaluation reports on WOG and EPRI addendums to their topical reports (WCAP-14572 and EPRI TR-112657) for risk-informed inservice inspection of piping, including extension of risk-informed methods to the break exclusion region piping.
Representatives of WOG and EPRI may provide their views, as appropriate.
   5:15 - 5:30 P.M.
***BREAK***
6) 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
6.1) Final Review of the Turkey Point License Renewal Application (MVB/RE/SD)
6.2) Advanced Reactor Research Plan (TSK/MME)
6.3) Circumferential Cracking of CRDM and PWR Vessel Head Degradation (FPF/MWW)
FRIDAY APRIL 12, 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 - 10:30 A.M. General Electric (GE) Nuclear Energy Topical Report: "Constant
Pressure Power Uprate"
(Open/Closed) (JDS/PAB)
8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and General Electric Nuclear Energy regarding GE Topical Report, "Constant Pressure Power Uprate," and the associated NRC staff's safety evaluation.
NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed to discuss General Electric proprietary information.
   10:30 - 10:50 A.M.
***BREAK***
 9) 10:50 - 11:45 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) 11:45 - 12:00 Noon 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.
   12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
***LUNCH***
11) 1:00 - 7:00 P.M. Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
     11.1) Final Review of the Turkey Point License Renewal Application (MVB/RE/SD)
11.2) Advanced Reactor Research Plan (TSK/MME)
11.3) Circumferential Cracking of CRDM and PWR Vessel Head Degradation (FPF/MWW)
11.4) GE Topical Report, "Constant Pressure Power Uprate" (JDS/PAB)
SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2002, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
12) 8:30 -12:30 P.M. Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 11.
13) 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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