[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 20, 2005)]
[Pages 20606-20607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-1850]



[Docket No. PAPO-00; ASLBP No. 04-829-01-PAPO]

Atomic Safety and Licensing Board; In the Matter of U.S. 
Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository: Pre-Application 
Matters); Order (Scheduling Case Management Conference)

April 13, 2005.
    Before Administrative Judges: Thomas S. Moore, Chairman, Alex S. 
Karlin, Alan S. Rosenthal.
    The Pre-License Application Presiding Officer Board will hold a 
case management conference at 9 a.m. EDT on May 4, 2005 in the Atomic 
Safety and Licensing Board Panel's hearing room, third floor, Two White 
Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Counsel for the 
United States Department of Energy (DOE), the NRC Staff, and the State 
of Nevada (State) shall attend and participate in the conference. 
Because DOE, the NRC Staff, and the State are all represented by 
multiple counsel, the Board expects there will not be any motions to 
alter the conference date. Counsel for any other potential 
participants, interested Indian Tribes, and interested units of local 
government (collectively Potential Participants) are encouraged to 
attend. Even though no Potential Participants submitted proposed case 
management orders on the subject of privilege log formats and 
procedures pursuant to the Board's January 24, 2005 First Case 
Management Order or subsequent March 11, 2005 Order, the Potential 
Participants, at the discretion of the Board, may be allowed to 
participate in the conference.
    The Administrator of the Licensing Support Network (LSN) shall also 
attend to respond to Board and participant questions concerning the 
design capabilities of the LSN and to provide technical information and 
recommendations regarding those portions of the proposed case 
management order submitted by DOE and the NRC Staff impacting the LSN. 
In this regard, DOE, the NRC Staff, and the State shall each have in 
attendance their respective information technology data management 
specialist or administrator who can address computer hardware and 
software issues that may arise in the development and use of electronic 
privilege logs and procedures. Counsel for Potential Participants are 
similarly encouraged to bring their respective information technology 
data management specialist or administrator to the conference.
    The Board will issue a subsequent order detailing the matters that 
DOE, the NRC Staff, the State, and counsel for Potential Participants 
should be prepared to discuss. The Board intends to conduct the 
conference quickly and efficiently but notes that the number of 
subjects to be covered may make it necessary to reconvene following a 
recess for lunch. All attendees should plan accordingly.
    To expedite entry into the NRC headquarters complex, counsel for 
DOE, the NRC Staff, and the State should, no later than 3 p.m. EDT on 
Monday, May 2, 2005, e-mail the Board ([email protected]) a list of names of 
all persons associated with that participant that will be attending the 
hearing. Counsel for Potential Participants and any member of the 
public who wish to expedite his or her entry into the building on May 4 
also should e-mail a similar preregistration. In preregistering, 
counsel should recognize that the seating capacity of the ASLBP hearing 
room is not unlimited.
    Upon arrival at the main entrance of the NRC headquarters Two White 
Flint North building on May 4, all participants and members of the 
public seeking to attend the conference shall be required to present 
photo identification and then undergo security screening. All non-NRC 
employees must be escorted to the hearing room by an authorized NRC 
employee. Because of the time required for the security procedures, all 
counsel should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. on May 4, 2005 in order 
not to delay the conference. Similarly, the members of the public

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also should arrive early in order to gain on-time admission to the 
hearing room.
    It is so ordered.

    Issued in Rockville, Maryland, on April 13, 2005.

    For the Pre-License Application Presiding Officer Board.
Thomas S. Moore,
Chairman, Administrative Judge.
[FR Doc. E5-1850 Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]