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No. 00-089 May 25, 2000

NRC Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards to Meet in Rockville, Maryland on June 7-9

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards has scheduled a meeting on June 7-9 in Rockville, Maryland, to discuss, among other items, spent fuel storage issues.

The meeting, which will be open to the public, will be held in Room T-2B3 of the agency's Two White Flint North building, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, starting at 8:30 each day.

On the opening day of the meeting, the committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with NRC staff regarding spent fuel storage issues, specifically the proposed resolution of Generic Safety Issue-173A, "Spent Fuel Storage Pool for Operating Facilities." It also will discuss the regulatory effectiveness of the agency's Station Blackout Rule (measures for coping when no electricity is available) and the proposed final Standard Review Plan Section and Regulatory Guide associated with the application of the revised source term for operating nuclear power plants. In addition, the committee will review the NRC's proposal to address probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) quality until industry standards have been completed, including the potential role of the industry PRA certification process.

On June 8, the day's schedule will include committee discussion of performance-based regulatory initiatives, the use of industry initiatives in the regulatory process, safety culture at operating nuclear power plants, and the proposed plan and assignments for reviewing license renewal guidance documents.

On the final day of the meeting, the committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

Those who wish to make oral or written statements, or seek additional information on the meeting or changes to the agenda should contact Sam Duraiswamy, at 301-415-7364.

Other aspects of the meeting are described in the May 24 edition of the Federal Register. ACRS meeting notices and letter reports are available on the internet, at http://www.nrc.gov/ACRSACNW.

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