[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 174 (Friday, September 9, 2005)]
[Pages 53693-53694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-4901]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Meeting Notice

    In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b. of the 
Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on 
Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold a meeting on September 20-21, 2005, 
Pacific Enterprise Plaza Building One, 3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, 
Nevada 89120.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005, Pacific Enterprise Plaza Building One, 
3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

    9:45 a.m.-10 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)--The 
ACNW Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the 
    10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Discussion of Prepared Letters/Reports (Open)--
The Committee will discuss proposed ACNW reports on matters considered 
during this meeting.
    1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Overview on Status of Yucca Mountain Project 
(Open)--The Committee will be briefed by a U.S. Department of Energy 
(DOE) representative on recent developments affecting the geologic 
repository program at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
    2 p.m.-3 p.m.: NRC Project Plan for the Yucca Mountain License 
Application Review (Open)--The Committee will be briefed by an NRC 
representative on staff plans for the review of a DOE license 
application to construct a proposed geologic repository at Yucca 
    3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: 2005 Update to the DOE Performance 
Confirmation Program Plan (Open)--The Committee will be briefed by a 
DOE representative on the Performance Confirmation Plan to be included 
in any DOE license application requesting authorization to construct a 
geologic repository at Yucca Mountain.
    4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: ACNW Low-Level Radioactive (LLW) White Paper: 
Status Report (Open)--The Committee will discuss progress in 
development of a proposed White Paper on LLW management issues.
    5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.: ACNW Subcommittee Report on DOE Probabilistic 
Volcanic Hazards Analysis (PVHA) Workshop (Open)--The Committee will 
hear a report from those Members who observed the August 2005 DOE PVHA 
expert elicitation update.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005, Pacific Enterprise Plaza Building One, 
3250 Pepper Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

    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 
the meeting.
    8:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.: 1995 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 
Recommendations for Yucca Mountain Standards and the 2000 Court Remand 
(Open)--Two Members of the NAS Committee that developed recommendations 
for site-specific radiation standards will discuss their individual 
views regarding the 2005 Court decision vacating the 10,000-year time 
period of regulatory compliance in 40 CFR part 197, as well as the NAS 
earlier one million year time frame recommendation.
    11 a.m.-12 Noon: Evolution of Climate in the Yucca Mountain Area 
over the Next Million Years (Open)--An invited expert will brief the 
Committee on projected climate trends in the Yucca Mountain region and 
discuss possible implications for the regional ground-water flow 
    1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: An Approach to the Modeling of Magma/
Repository Interactions (Open) An ACNW

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consultant will discuss his views on how this potentially disruptive 
event might be modeled for the purposes of a Yucca Mountain performance 
    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: ACNW Summer Intern Project: Modeling a 
Volcanic Ash Plume (Open) The Committee will receive a briefing on how 
the HYSPLIT (Hyprid-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory) 
atmospheric dispersion model, developed by the National Oceanographic 
and Atmospheric Administration, was used to develop an alternative ash 
plume dispersion analysis for the Yucca Mountain site.
    3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: ACNW Subcommittee Report on August 2005 
Savannah River and Barnwell LLW Disposal Site Visit (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a report from those Members who participated in the 
aforementioned visits.
    4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Continuation of Discussion of Possible Letter/
Reports (Open)--The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed 
ACNW reports.
    5 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will discuss 
matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and matters and 
specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as 
time and availability of information permit.
    6 p.m.-8 p.m.: ACNW Public Outreach Meeting (Open)--The purpose of 
meeting is to develop information to advise the Commission on concerns 
of Yucca Mountain stakeholders, and to advise the NRC Commission on 
opportunities to provide better involvement of the stakeholders in 
NRC's prelicensing process.
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACNW meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2004 (69 FR 
59620). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may 
be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the 
nuclear industry. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during 
the open portions of the meeting. Persons desiring to make oral 
statements should notify the Cognizant ACNW staff named below five days 
before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 
Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during the meeting 
may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the 
Chairman. Information regarding the time to be set aside for this 
purpose may be obtained by contacting the Cognizant ACNW staff 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 check with 
the Cognizant ACNW staff if such rescheduling would result in major 
    Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the 
meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, as well as the Chairman's 
ruling on requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and 
the time allotted therefor can be obtained by contacting Ms. Sharon 
Steele, ACNW Senior Staff Engineer (301-415-8065), between 8 a.m. and 5 
p.m., ET.
    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 (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 Meeting schedules/agendas).
    Videoteleconferencing 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 Audio 
Visual 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 videoteleconferencing 
link. The availability of videoteleconferencing services is not 

     Presentation time should not exceed 50 percent of the 
total time allocated for a specific item. The remaining 50 percent 
of the time is reserved for discussion.
     Fifty (50) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy of 
the presentation materials should be provided to the ACNW.
     ACNW meeting schedules are subject to change. 
Presentations may be canceled or rescheduled to another day. If such 
a change would result in significant inconvenience or hardship, be 
sure to verify the schedule with Ms. Sharon Steele at 301-415-6805 
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. prior to the meeting.
     Special instructions concerning the meeting facility:

--Attendees at this meeting will be subject to security screening 
prior to entering the meeting facility.
--Attendees should plan to arrive approximately 45 minutes prior to 
the meeting.
--No food or drink other than bottled water will be allowed in the 
meeting facility.
--Access to the parking lot in front of the meeting facility is 
restricted to participants to the meeting and not available to the 
general public. Ample street parking for the public is available 
nearby on Pepper Lane and Sagebrush Lane.

    Dated: September 2, 2005.
Annette Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. E5-4901 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]