United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

508th ACRS Meeting, December 3-6, 2003

November 14, 2003

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
508th ACRS MEETING
DECEMBER 3-6, 2003

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
 
1) 1:30 - 1:35 P.M.

Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)

    1.1) Opening Statement (MVB/JTL/SD)
    1.2) Items of current interest (MVB/SD)
     
2) 1:35 - 6:30 P.M. Draft Report on the NRC Safety Research Program (Open) (DAP/SD/HPN)
  (3:15-3:30 P.M. -BREAK)  
  2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
  2.2) Discussion of the Draft ACRS report on the NRC Safety Research Program.
 

Representatives of the NRC staff may participate, as appropriate.

   6:30 - 6:45 P.M.

***BREAK***

3) 6:45 - 7:15 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Report (Closed) (MVB/TSK/RPS/RKM)
Discussion of proposed ACRS report on Safeguards and Security matters.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
4) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)
5) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Draft Final 10 CFR Part 52 Construction Inspection Program Framework (TSK/SLR/MME)
    5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft final construction inspection program framework for advanced reactor designs and the staff’s resolution of public comments.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
   10:30 - 10:45 A.M.

***BREAK***

6) 10:45 - 12:15 A.M. Proposed Revisions to SRP Chapter 18, Human Factors Engineering (Open) (SLR/MME)
    6.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    6.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed revisions to the Standard Review Plan (SRP) Chapter 18, Human Factors Engineering.
    Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
   12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

***LUNCH***

7) 1:15 - 2:15 P.M.

Draft Final Revision to 10 CFR 50.48 to Endorse NFPA 805 Fire Protection Standard (Open) (SLR/MDS)

    7.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
    7.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft final revisions to 10 CFR 50.48, which will permit licensees to adopt the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 805 Standard, as an alternative to the existing fire protection requirements..
    Representatives of the nuclear industry may provide their views, as appropriate.
8) 2:15 - 3:15 P.M. Recent Operating Events (Open) (GML/MWW)
Briefing by and discussions with the cognizant ACRS member regarding significant recent operating events.
   3:15 - 3:30 P.M.

***BREAK***

9) 3:30 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
    9.1) Proposed Revisions to SRP Chapter 18, Human Factors Engineering (SLR/MME)
    9.2) Draft Final Revision to 10 CFR 50.48 (SLR/MDS)
    9.3) Safeguards and Security (Closed) (MVB/TSK/RPS/RKM)
  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
10) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (MVB/JTL/SD)
11) 8:35 - 9:00 A.M. Subcommittee Report on the Interim Review of the License Renewal Application for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (Open) (GML/MVB/MDS)
    Report by and discussions with the Plant License Renewal Subcommittee Chairman regarding the Subcommittee’s review of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station license renewal application and the staff’s initial Safety Evaluation Report.
12) 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)
Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
    12.1) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings.
    12.2) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments.
   10:00 - 10:15 A.M.

***BREAK***

13) 10:15 - 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.
14) 10:30 - 11:00 A.M. Election of ACRS Officers (Open) (JTL)
The Committee will elect an ACRS Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Member-at-Large for the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee for 2004.
   11:00 - 2:00 P.M.

***LUNCH***

15) 2:00 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
    15.1) Proposed Revisions to SRP Chapter 18, Human Factors Engineering (SLR/MME)
    15.2) Draft Final Revision to 10 CFR 50.48 (SLR/MDS)
    15.3) Draft Final 10 CFR Part 52 Construction Inspection Program (TSK/SLR/MME) (tentative)
    15.4) Draft Report on the NRC Safety Research Program (DAP/SD/HPN)
    15.5) Safeguards and Security (Closed) (MVB/TSK/RPS/RKM)
 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T-2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
16) 8:30 - 12:00 Noon Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)
The Committee will continue discussion of the proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 15.
17) 12:00 - 12:30 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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