[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 66 (Thursday, April 7, 2005)]
[Pages 17722-17723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-1597]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 159th 
meeting on April 18-19, 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:

Monday, April 18, 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.-12 noon: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss potential letter reports on Ground Water Recharge Model 
Abstraction and Validation, and Time-Period of Compliance for a 
Proposed High-Level Waste Geologic Repository. Other potential letter 
reports may be discussed.
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: NMSS Division Directors' Quarterly Program Update 
(Open)--The NMSS Division Directors will brief the Committee on recent 
activities of interest within their respective programs.

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3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: ACNW White Paper on Low-Level Radioactive Waste 
(Open)--The Committee will comment on the draft outline for the 
proposed White Paper. In addition, the Committee will discuss progress 
on specific sections of this White Paper, for example Section 1, 
``Origins and History.''
4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Discussion of April 14-15, 2005, Visit to the 
Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA) (Open)--An ACNW 
Subcommittee will report on the outcome of its recent visit to the 
CNWRA to review ongoing technical assistance work for NMSS' HLW 

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)--The 
ACNW Chairman will begin the meeting with brief opening remarks, 
outline the topics to be discussed, and indicate items of interest.
8:40 a.m.-9:40 a.m.: National Source Tracking System (Open)--The 
Committee will receive a briefing by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NMSS staff regarding the current rulemaking 
efforts regarding the National Source Tracking System.
9:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m.: Department of Energy (DOE) Repository Design 
(Open)--The Committee will be briefed by representatives from the U.S. 
Department of Energy on the status of the design of the proposed 
geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Transportation Aspects of the Yucca Mountain 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Update (Open)--The Committee will 
hear a briefing by and hold discussions with representatives of DOE 
regarding the updates to the Yucca Mountain final EIS in light of the 
Department's specification of preferred transportation method and route 
for radioactive waste to the Yucca Mountain site.
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Topical 
Report on Future System States (Open)--The Committee will be briefed on 
the conclusions and recommendations from EPRI's recently published 
report on the treatment of future system states in long time-frame 
performance assessments.
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Japan Waste Management Visit (Open)--The ACNW 
members will discuss final preparation for their May 14-21, 2005, trip 
to visit nuclear waste facilities and regulators in Japan.
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Discussion of Possible Letters (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss prepared letters and determine whether letters 
would be written on topics discussed during the meeting.
5:30 p.m.-6 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.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, 2005: NRC Decommissioning Workshop

    The workshop is being held as part of the NRC staff's initiatives 
to continually improve the licensing process for decommissioning sites 
and terminating NRC licenses in accordance with 10 CFR part 20, subpart 
E. The ACNW will attend this workshop as observers. For more 
information on the workshop or to register on-line, visit: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/conference-symposia/decommissioning.html.
    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. e.t., 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 (PDR) at [email protected], or 
by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from the Publicly Available 
Records System 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 

    Dated: April 1, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-1597 Filed 4-6-05; 8:45 am]