[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 24 (Monday, February 7, 2005)]
[Pages 6470-6471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2245]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 157th 
meeting on February 23-25, 2005, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was previously published 
in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 8, 2004 (69 FR 71084).
    The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will open the meeting with brief opening remarks, outline the topics to 
be discussed, and indicate items of interest.
    10:40 a.m.-11:20 a.m.: ACNW 2005 Action Plan (Open)--The ACNW 
Committee will discuss changes to the 2005 Action Plan resulting from 
COMSECY-04-0077, dated January 19, 2005.
    11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: Time-of-Compliance for a Proposed High-Level 
Waste (HLW) Repository (Open)--The Committee will continue its 
discussions on time-of-compliance for a proposed HLW and determine the 
need and timing of a possible Working Group Meeting on this subject.
    1:20 p.m.-3 p.m.: Low-Level Radioactive Waste (LLW) Issues (Open)--
The Committee will be briefed by the Chairman on the current status of 
LLW management in the U.S. and LLW issues faced by the industry, 
regulators and stakeholders.
    3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Preparation for Meeting with the NRC 
Commissioners (Open)--The Committee will discuss the proposed 
presentation topics for its meeting with the NRC Commissioners, which 
is scheduled to be held between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 
March 16, 2005.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
    8:35 a.m.-9:25 a.m.: Status of High-Significance Agreements 
Associated with the Proposed High-Level Waste Repository (Open)--The 
Committee will be briefed by an NRC representative on the status of 
high-significance agreements between NRC and DOE concerning the 
proposed HLW repository at Yucca Mountain.
    9:25 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACNW reports on the Agreement State 
Program and Resolution of High-Significance Agreements.
    10:30 a.m.-12 Noon: Discussion with Commissioner Merrifield 
(Open)--The Committee will interact with Commissioner Merrifield on 
areas of mutual interest in the waste management area.
    1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses 
(CNWRA) Report--Accomplishments and Future Projects (Open)--The 
Committee will be briefed by NMSS and the CNWRA representatives 
regarding recent technical accomplishments and future project plans of 
NRC's technical assistance contractor.

Friday, February 25, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
    8:35 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACNW reports on the 
Agreement State Program and Resolution of High-Significance Agreements.
    9:45 a.m.-12 Noon: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will discuss 
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. Discussions may include 
forthcoming meeting with Commissioners (Agenda Item 5).
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACNW meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 18, 2004 (69 FR 
61416). In accordance with these procedures, oral or written statements 
may be presented by members of the public. Electronic recordings will 
be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to 
the public. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Mr. 
Michael P. Lee, (Telephone 301-415-6887), between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
ET, as far in advance as practicable so that appropriate arrangements 
can be made to schedule the necessary time during the meeting for such 
statements. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during 
this meeting will be limited to selected portions of the meeting as 
determined by the ACNW Chairman. Information regarding the time to be 
set aside for taking pictures may be obtained by contacting the ACNW 
office prior to the meeting. In view of the possibility that the 
schedule for ACNW meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary 
to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend 
should notify Mr. Lee as to their particular needs.
    Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the 
meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, the Chairman's ruling on 
requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time 
allotted, therefore can be obtained by contacting Mr. Lee.
    ACNW meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
available through the NRC Public Document Room at [email protected], or by 
calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from the Publicly Available 
Records System (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS) which 
is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html or http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/ (ACRS & 
ACNW Mtg schedules/agendas).
    Video Teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACNW meetings. Those wishing to use this service for 
observing ACNW meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACNW 
Audiovisual Technician (301-415-8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. 
e.t., at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the availability of 
this service. Individuals or organizations requesting this service will 
be responsible for telephone line charges and for providing the 
equipment and facilities that they use to establish the video 
teleconferencing link. The

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availability of video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

    Dated: February 1, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2245 Filed 2-4-05; 8:45 am]