United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

507th ACRS Meeting, November 5-8, 2003

October 22, 2003

REVISED
SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
507th ACRS MEETING
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2003

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
 
1) 10:30 - 10:35 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) 10:35 - 11:30 A.M. Draft Final Regulatory Guide 1.32, Revision 3, “Criteria for Power Systems for Nuclear Plants” (Open) (JDS/MDS)
  2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of NRC staff regarding the draft final Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.32 which endorses IEEE Standard 308-2001, “Criteria for Class 1E Power Systems for Nuclear Generating Systems.”
 

Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.

   11:30 - 12:30 P.M.

***LUNCH***

     
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2003 (CLOSED)
     
3) 12:30 - 12:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Closed) (MVB/JTL)
     
4) 12:35 - 7:00 P.M. Safeguards and Security Matters (Closed) (MVB/GEA/RPS/RKM)
    4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research and the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response regarding safeguards and security matters. Also, the Committee will discuss a proposed ACRS report on safeguards and security matters.
     
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
     
5) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)
     
6) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue 189, “Susceptibility of Ice Condenser and Mark III Containments to Early Failure from Hydrogen Combustion During a Severe Accident” (Open) (TSK/MWW)
    6.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    6.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of NRC staff regarding the proposed resolution of Generic Safety Issue 189.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
   10:30 - 10:45 A.M.

***BREAK***

7) 10:45 - 11:45 A.M.

Regulatory Effectiveness of the Resolution of Unresolved Safety Issue (USI)-A45, "Shutdown Decay Heat Removal Requirements" (Open) (WJS/VHR/MRS)

    7.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    7.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the regulatory effectiveness of the resolution of USI-A45.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
   11:45 - 12:45 P.M.

***LUNCH***

8) 12:45 - 2:45 P.M. Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility (Open) (DAP/MWW)
    8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of NRC staff and the license applicant regarding the issuance of the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the proposed MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility.
   2:45 - 3:00 P.M.

***BREAK***

9) 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. Advanced Non-Light Water Reactor Licensing Framework (Open) (TSK/MRS)
    9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of NRC staff regarding its progress in the development of a technology neutral, risk-informed and performance-based approach for licensing future non-LWR reactor designs.
   5:00 - 5:15 P.M.

***BREAK***

10) 5:15 - 5:30 P.M. Subcommittee Report - R. E. Ginna License Renewal Application (Open) (MVB/MDS)
Report by and discussion with the Plant License Renewal Subcommittee Chairman regarding the Subcommittee’s review of the R. E. Ginna License Renewal Application.
     
11) 5:30 - 6:00 P.M. Review of the NRC Safety Research Program Report (Open) (DAP/SD/HSN)
    Report by the Chairman of the Safety Research Program Subcommittee regarding progress to date on the annual ACRS report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program.
     
12) 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
    12.1) Draft Final Regulatory Guide 1.32, Revision 3 (JDS/MDS)
    12.2) Proposed Resolution of GSI-189 (TSK/MWW)
    12.3) Regulatory Effectiveness of the Resolution of USI-A45 (WJS/VHR/MRS)
    12.4) Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (DAP/MWW) (tentative)
    12.5) Safeguards and Security Matters (Closed) (MVB/GEA/RPS/RKM)
  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
13) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)
     
14) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Early Site Permit Review Standard (Open) (TSK/MME)
    14.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    14.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the public comments on the draft standard and related matters.
   10:00 - 10:15 A.M.

***BREAK***

15) 10:15 - 11:15 A.M. Task Force Report on Operating Experience (Open) (SLR/RC)
    15.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    15.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of Task Force regarding its report on operating experience.
16) 11:15 - 12:15 P.M. ACRS Retreat in 2004 (Open) (MVB/JTL)
The Committee will discuss scope, topics, dates and location for the 2004 ACRS Retreat.
   12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

***LUNCH***

17) 1:15 - 2:00 P.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)
    17.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
    17.2) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments.
     
18) 2:00 - 2:15 P.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.
     
19) 2:15 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
Discussion of the proposed ACRS reports on:
    19.1) Draft Final Regulatory Guide 1.32, Revision 3 (JDS/MDS)
    19.2) Proposed Resolution of GSI-189 (TSK/MWW)
    19.3) Regulatory Effectiveness of Resolution of USI-A45 (WJS/VHR/MRS)
    19.4) Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (DAP/MWW) (tentative)
    19.5) Early Site Permit Review Standard (TSK/MME) (tentative)
    19.6) Safeguards and Security Matters (Closed) (MVB/GEA/RPS/RKM)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

20) 8:30 - 1:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
The Committee will continue discussion of the proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 19.
     
21) 1:00 - 1:15 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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