United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

496th ACRS Meeting, October 10-12, 2002

September 20, 2002

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
496th ACRS MEETING
OCTOBER 10-12, 2002

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 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)
2) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M.

Confirmatory Research Program on High-Burnup Fuel (Open)

(DAP/TSK/MME)

    2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) regarding the confirmatory research program on high-burnup fuel and the EPRI topical report on reactivity insertion accidents.
   10:00 - 10:15 A.M.

***BREAK**

3) 10:50 - 12:15 P.M. Overview of European Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) SWR 1000 (Boiling Water Reactor), Advanced CANDU Reactor (ACR 700) Pre-Application Review (Open) (TSK/RPS)
    3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and industry on the ESBWR (General Electric 1380 Mwe), SWR 1000 (Framatome ANP-Siemens 1000 Mwe) and ACR 700 (Advanced CANDU Reactor 700 Mwe) advanced reactor designs.
   12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

***LUNCH**

4) 1:15 - 2:45 P.M. Catawba and McGuire License Renewal Application(Open)
(MVB/GML/TJK/SD)
4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Duke Energy Company, as needed, regarding the license renewal application and draft Safety Evaluation Report for the Catawba Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2 and McGuire Nuclear Station Units 1 and 2.
5) 2:45 - 4:00P.M. Policy Issues Related to Advanced Reactor Licensing (Open)
(TSK/MME)
5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding changes to policy issues related to the licensing of advanced reactors resulting from the resolution of ACRS comments and recommendations included in its June 17, 2002 report.
   4:00 - 4:15 P.M.

***BREAK***

6) 4:15 - 7:00 P.M.

Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)

Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
6.1) Confirmatory Research Program on High-Burnup Fuel
(DAP/TSK/MME)
6.2) Catawba and McGuire License Renewal Application
(tentative) (MVB/GML/TJK/SD)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 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 - 10:00 A.M.

Program Plan for Low-Power Shutdown (LPSD) Standardized Plant Analysis Risk (SPAR) Model Development and Cancellation of Revision 4i of SPAR Models (Open) (DAP/SD)

8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the program plan for LPSD SPAR Model Development, the reasons for canceling plans for the development of revision 4i of the SPAR Models, and insights from the onsite review of the LPSD SPAR Model for Surry Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2.
   10:00 - 10:15 A.M.

***BREAK***

9) 10:15 - 11:30 A.M. Guidance for Performance-Based Regulation (Open)(GEA/HJL)
9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft NUREG/BR "Guidance for Performance-Based Regulation."
10) 11:30 - 11:45 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
   11:45 - 1:15 P.M.

***LUNCH***

11) 1:15 -2:15 P.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures
Subcommittee
(Open)(GEA/JTL/SD)
11.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
11.2) 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.
12) 2:15 - 3:15 P.M. Report Regarding Recent Operating Events (Open) (GML/MWW)
Report by the cognizant ACRS member regarding recent operating events of interest.
13) 3:15 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)
(4:00-4:15 P.M. BREAK) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
13.1) Confirmatory Research Program on High-Burnup Fuel
(DAP/TSK/MME)
13.2) Catawba and McGuire License Renewal Application
(tentative) (MVB/GML/TJK/SD)
13.3) Program Plan for LPSD SPAR Model Development
(DAP/SD)
13.4) Guidance for Performance-Based Regulation (GEA/HJL)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12, 2002, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
14) 8:30 - 1:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)
10:30-10:45 A.M. BREAK) Continue discussion of the proposed ACRS reports listed under
Item 13.
15) 1:00 - 1:30 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. The Committee will also discuss its plans for preparing a "white paper" on the use of PRA in the regulatory decisionmaking process.

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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