[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 130 (Friday, July 8, 2005)]
[Pages 39534-39535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3600]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 161st 
meeting on July 19-21, 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, July 19, 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: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss potential letter reports on Stakeholder Views on 
Recommended Standards and Regulations for Yucca Mountain, April 2005 
CNWRA Program Review and ACNW Decommissioning Working Group Meeting. 
Other potential letter reports may be discussed.
    1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Development of Risk-Informed Regulations 
Within the NRC and Its Application to the Nonreactor Arena (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a briefing by the ACNW senior management and staff 
regarding the evolution of risk-informed regulations, and the 
difference between reactor and nonreactor applications.
    3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.: ACNW 's April 2005 Visit to Japan Follow-Up 
(Open)--The Committee will hear a report from those Committee members 
who visited the Radioactive Waste Management Facilities in Japan.
    4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration's (OSHA) Request for Additional Information on Ionizing 
Radiation (Open)--The Committee will hear the

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staff's views on and provide comments on OSHA's May 2005 request for 
information regarding exposure of workers to ionizing radiation, its 
uses in different industries, health effects, and existing workplace 
control programs.
    5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.: ACNW Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management 
Paper: Draft No. 2 (Open)--The Committee will discuss and comment on 
draft No. 2 of the white paper on low-level radioactive waste 
management issues.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

    9:30 a.m.-9:45 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.
    9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Staff Briefing on International Atomic Energy 
Agency (IAEA) Requirements Document DS-154: Design and Operation of 
Facilities for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards 
(NMSS) regarding the IAEA document that is intended to provide guidance 
to policymakers, regulators, and operators concerned with the 
development and regulatory control of geologic disposal facilities for 
the management of long-lived radioactive waste.
    10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Review of Generic Waste-Related Research in 
the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) (Open)--The Committee 
will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with representatives of 
the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) regarding the waste-
related research programs sponsored by that office.
    1 p.m.-2 p.m.: RES White Paper on Collective Dose (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the RES staff regarding development of a white paper 
that describes the use of collective dose in making regulatory 
    2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Continuation of Discussions of Possible Letters/
Reports (Open)--The Committee will discuss prepared letters and 
determine whether letters would be written on topics discussed during 
the meeting.
    4:30 p.m.-5:30 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.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-12 Noon: Continuation of Discussion of Possible Letters/
Reports (Open)--The Committee will discuss prepared letters and 
determine whether letters would be written on topics discussed during 
the meeting.
    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. 
e.t., 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: July 1, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-3600 Filed 7-7-05; 8:45 am]