[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 46 (Thursday, March 10, 2005)]
[Pages 12022-12023]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4667]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 158th 
meeting on March 15-17, 2005, Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, 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:

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

    10:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
    10:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss potential letter report on the Status of High-
Significant Agreements Associated with the Proposed HLW Repository. 
Other potential letter reports may be discussed.
    1 p.m.-3 p.m.: Preparation for the March 16, 2005 Briefing with NRC 
Commissioners (Open)--The Committee will review the briefing materials 
to be discussed with the Commission on March 16, 2005.
    3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Preparation for Visit to the Center for Nuclear 
Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA) (Open)--The

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Committee will review its preparation for its planned visit to the 
CNWRA in San Antonio, Texas on April 14-15, 2005. The purpose of this 
visit is to review the technical assistance work being performed on 
behalf of the NRC's Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-9 a.m.: Final Preparation for Commission Briefing (Open).
    9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open)--
The Committee will meet with the NRC Commissioners in the Commission's 
Conference Room, One White Flint North. The outline for this proposed 
meeting is as follows:
     Introductory Remarks.
     Working Group Meetings.
     ICRP Draft Recommendations.
     Waste Management Research Review.
     Future Activities/Working Groups.
     2005 ACNW Action Plan.
    1 p.m.-1:10 p.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman will 
begin the meeting with brief opening remarks, outline the topics to be 
discussed, and indicate items of interest.
    1:10 p.m.-2:40 p.m.: Estimation of Groundwater Recharge at the 
Watershed Scale: Implications for Model Abstractions and Validations 
(Open)--The ACNW will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research and 
Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service staff on field 
studies to test and evaluate groundwater recharge estimation 
techniques, methods, and their uncertainties.
    2:40 p.m.-3:40 p.m.: NMSS Office Director Semi-Annual Briefing 
(Open)--The Committee will be briefed by the Director of the Office of 
Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards on recent activities of interest 
to the Committee.
    4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Status of NRC's Review of USEC Inc.'s License 
Application for a Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facility (Open)--
The Committee will receive a briefing by an NMSS representative on the 
status of the license application for the proposed facility in Piketon, 
    5 p.m.-6 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss potential reports on the Estimation of Groundwater 
Recharge Techniques and Status of USEC Inc.'s License Application for a 
Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Facility.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
    8:40 a.m.-11 a.m.: Preparation for ACNW May 2005 Visit to Japan 
(Open)--The Committee will review preparations for its planned visit to 
Japan on May 14-21, 2005. The purpose of this visit is to meet with 
representatives of the Japan Nuclear Safety Commission (Tokyo). In 
addition, the Committee will meet with the operators of the Rokkasyo-
Mura low-level radioactive waste reprocessing and disposal facility. 
Members will also meet with representatives of the Japan Atomic Energy 
Research Institute, the Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute, the 
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited, and 
the Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan.
    1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: ACNW White Paper on Low-Level Radioactive Waste 
Management Issues (Open)--The Committee will discuss the format and 
content of a potential ACNW White Paper addressing technical issues in 
the management of civilian low-level radioactive waste.
    1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will discuss 
matters related to the conduct of ACNW activities, and specific issues 
that were not completed during previous meetings, as time and 
availability of information permit. Discussions may include future 
Committee Meetings.
    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 Ms. 
Sharon A. Steele, (Telephone 301-415-6805), 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 Ms. Steele as to their particular 
    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 Ms. Steele.
    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. 
ET, 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 availability of video teleconferencing 
services is not guaranteed.

    Dated: March 4, 2005.
Annette Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-4667 Filed 3-9-05; 8:45 am]