[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 36 (Thursday, February 24, 2005)]
[Page 9113]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3488]



Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for r[eacute]sum[eacute]s.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking qualified 
candidates for appointment to its Advisory Committee on Reactor 
Safeguards (ACRS).

ADDRESSES: Submit resum[eacute]s to: Ms. Sherry Meador, Administrative 
Assistant, ACRS/ACNW, Mail Stop T2E-26, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress established the ACRS to provide the 
NRC with independent expert advice on matters related to the safety of 
existing and proposed nuclear power plants and on the adequacy of 
proposed reactor safety standards. The Committee work currently 
emphasizes safety issues associated with the operation of 103 
commercial nuclear units in the United States; the pursuit of a risk-
informed and performance-based regulatory approach; license renewal 
applications; risk-informed revisions to 10 CFR Part 50; power uprates; 
transient and accident analysis codes; materials degradation issues; 
use of mixed oxide and high burnup fuels; and advanced reactor designs. 
The ACRS also has some involvement in security matters related to the 
integration of safety and security of commercial reactors. This work 
involves technical issues associated with consequence analysis and the 
assessment of effective mitigation strategies.
    The ACRS membership includes individuals from national 
laboratories, academia, and industry who possess specific technical 
expertise along with a broad perspective in addressing safety concerns. 
Committee members are selected from a variety of engineering and 
scientific disciplines, such as nuclear power plant operations, nuclear 
engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical 
engineering, metallurgical engineering, risk assessment, structural 
engineering, materials science, and instrumentation and process control 
systems. Committee members serve a 4-year term with the possibility of 
reappointment up to a maximum of two terms, for a potential total 
service of 12 years. At this time, candidates are specifically being 
sought who have 10 or more years of experience in the areas of thermal 
hydraulics, materials and metallurgy and/or plant operations. 
Candidates with pertinent graduate level experience will be given 
additional consideration. Individuals should have a demonstrated record 
of accomplishments in the area of nuclear reactor safety. It is the 
NRC's policy to select the best qualified applicant for the job, 
regardless of race, gender, age, religion, or any other non-merit 
    Criteria used to evaluate candidates include education and 
experience, demonstrated skills in nuclear safety matters, and the 
ability to solve problems. Additionally, the Commission considers the 
need for specific expertise in relationship to current and future 
tasks. Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, the Commission seeks candidates with varying views and 
of diverse backgrounds so that the membership on the Committee will be 
fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and 
functions to be performed by the Committee.
    Because conflict-of-interest regulations restrict the participation 
of members actively involved in the regulated aspects of the nuclear 
industry, the degree and nature of any such involvement will be 
weighed. Each qualified candidate's financial interests must be 
reconciled with applicable Federal and NRC rules and regulations prior 
to final appointment. This might require divestiture of securities 
issued by nuclear industry entities, or discontinuance of industry-
funded research contracts or grants. A security background 
investigation for a Q clearance (or the transfer of an up-to-date Q 
clearance) will also be required.
    Candidates must be citizens of the United States and be able to 
devote approximately 80-100 days per year to Committee business. A 
r[eacute]sum[eacute] describing the educational and professional 
background of the candidate, including any special accomplishments, 
professional references, current address, and telephone number should 
be provided. All qualified candidates will receive careful 
consideration. Applications will be accepted until June 6, 2005.

    Dated: February 17, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-3488 Filed 2-23-05; 8:45 am]