[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 104 (Wednesday, June 1, 2005)]
[Page 31546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-2762]



The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 160th 
meeting on June 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:

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    The Working Group Chairman will state the objectives for this 
Working Group Meeting and provide an overview of the planned technical 
sessions. Invited experts will also be introduced at this time. The 
purpose of this Working Group Meeting is to allow the Committee to 
comment on draft guidance that is being prepared to implement the 
License Termination Rule.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman will 
make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
10:30 a.m.-12 Noon: Discussion on International Commission on Radiation 
Protection (ICRP) Foundation Documents (Open)--The Committee will 
provide comments to the staff on the Committee's review of the latest 
ICRP Foundation Documents.
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports/Letters (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACNW reports on matters considered 
during this meeting.
3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.: Risk-Informing NMSS Activities (Open)--The Committee 
will be briefed on NMSS staff approach to risk-inform decision-making 
for nuclear materials and waste applications.
5 p.m.-5:20 p.m.: Draft White Paper on High-Level Waste Transportation 
Issues (Open)--The Committee will discuss the elements of a proposed 
White Paper on the transportation of spent nuclear fuel and other high-
level waste.
5:20 p.m.-5:40 p.m.: Draft ACNW White Paper on Low-Level Waste (Open)--
The Committee will comment on the draft outline for the proposed White 
Paper on low-level radioactive waste management issues.

Friday, June 17, 2005

8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)--The 
ACNW Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
today's sessions.
8:40 a.m.-10 a.m.: Report on Review of Center for Nuclear Waste 

    Analyses' (CNWRA) Research Program (Open)--The Committee will hear 
a report from Committee members on the CNWRA Research Program based on 
their visit to, and discussions with, the Center in April 2005.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Discussion of Possible Letters (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss prepared draft letters and determine whether letters would 
be written on topics discussed during the meeting.
11 a.m.-12 Noon: 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 (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: May 25, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-2762 Filed 5-31-05; 8:45 am]