United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

502nd ACRS Meeting, May 8-9, 2003

April 15, 2003

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
502nd ACRS MEETING
MAY 8-9, 2003

THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2003, 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 (MVB/JTL/SD)
  1.2) Items of current interest (MVB/SD)
2)8:35 - 10:30 A.M.

Vessel Head Penetration Cracking and Degradation (Open) (FPF/JDS/MWW)

  2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and industry regarding industry responses to NRC Bulletin 2002-02, "Reactor Pressure Vessel Head Degradation and Reactor Coolant Pressure Boundary Integrity," Electric Power Research Institute's Materials Reliability Program's proposed inspection program, wastage research, and related matters.
  10:30-10:45 A.M.

***BREAK**

3)10:45 - 12:15 P.M. Proposed Revisions to Regulatory Guide 1.178 and Standard Review Plan Section 3.9.8 for Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection of Piping (Open) (WJS/MRS/SD)
  3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed revisions to Regulatory Guide 1.178, "An Approach for Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Inservice Inspection of Piping," and to Standard Review Plan Section 3.9.8, "Standard Review Plan for the Review of Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection Applications."
Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
  12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

***LUNCH**

4)1:15 - 2:15 P.M. Operating Experience Program Effectiveness (Open) (JDS/RC/MWW)
  4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding ongoing efforts to improve the agency's Reactor Operating Experience Program.
5)2:15 - 3:15 P.M. Draft Commission Paper on ACRS Self Assessment (Open) (MVB/RPS)
Discussion of the draft Commission Paper regarding ACRS Self Assessment.
  3:15 - 3:30 P.M.

***BREAK***

6)3:30 - 7:00 P.M.Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
6.1) Advancement of PRA Technology to Improve Risk-Informed Decisionmaking (GEA/HN)
  6.2) Vessel Head Penetration Cracking and Degradation (FPF/JDS/MWW)
  6.3) Proposed Revisions to Regulatory Guide 1.178 and SRP Section 3.9.8 for Risk-Informed Inservice Inspection of Piping (WJS/MRS/SD)
  6.4) Safeguards and Security (Closed) (GEA/RPS). This session will be held in Room T-8E8.
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
7)8:30 - 8:35 A.M.

Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)

8)8:35 - 9:00 A.M.Subcommittee Report on the Revised Application for the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (Open) (DAP/MWW/RC)
Report by the Chairman of the Reactor Fuels Subcommittee regarding the Subcommittee's review of the revised construction authorization application for the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility and the staff's proposed Safety Evaluation Report.
9)9:00 - 9:15 A.M.Subcommittee Report on the Integrated Industry Initiating Event Performance Indicator (Open) (GEA/MWW)
Report by the Chairman of the Reliability and PRA Subcommittee regarding the Subcommittee's review of the integrated industry initiating event performance indicator which is part of the Industry Trends Program.
10)9:15 - 10:15 A.M.Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)
  10.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
  10.2) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on
matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including
anticipated workload and member assignments.
1110:15 - 10:30 A.M.Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)
(MVB, 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.
  10:30 - 10:45 A.M.

***BREAK***

1210:45 - 12:00 NoonPreparation of ACRS Reports (Open)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 6.
  12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

***LUNCH***

13)1:00 - 6:30 P.M.

Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)
Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 6.

14)6:30 - 7:00 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open) (MVB/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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