[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 197 (Thursday, October 13, 2005)]
[Pages 59780-59781]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-5596]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 164th 
meeting on October 19-20, 2005, in the Fairway Room at the Inn at 
Holiday Valley, 6081 Route 219, Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, New 
    The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

    The ACNW will hold a working group meeting to discuss the 
application of the Commission's Final Policy Statement on 
Decommissioning Criteria for the West Valley Demonstration Project 
(WVDP) a complex decommissioning site. Participants will include the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff, the Department of Energy 
(DOE), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority 
(NYSERDA), as well as other federal and state organizations and local 
    8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Introduction, Purpose and Goals (Open)--The 
Committee's Chairman and Working Group Chairman will discuss the 
purpose and goals of this working group meeting.
    8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Roles and Responsibilities (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of involved agencies (NRC, DOE, NYSERDA and others) 
regarding their roles and responsibilities in the WVDP. Additionally, 
the NRC staff will discuss the WVDP Act and NRC's Final Policy 
Statement on the Decommissioning Criteria for the WVDP.
    9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: NRC's Performance Assessment Methodology 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff on models and methodology used in 

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performance assessment for the WVDP site.
    10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: DOE's Performance Assessment Methodology 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the DOE on models and methodology used in their 
performance assessment for the WVDP site.
    11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m: General Roundtable Discussion of Performance 
Assessment Methodologies (Open)--The Committee will discuss the two 
performance assessments presented earlier by the NRC and DOE.
    12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Comments From Meeting Attendees on the 
Morning Session (Open)--The Committee will hear comments from the 
    2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Current WVDP Site Status and Ongoing 
Dismantlement and Decommissioning Activities (Open)--The Committee will 
hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the 
DOE on the current WVDP site status.
    3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.: General Roundtable Discussion of Site Status 
(Open)--The Committee and its invited experts will discuss current WVDP 
site status.
    4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Opportunity for Comments from the Audience/
Public (Open)--The Committee will hear comments from the audience/
    4:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: General Discussion of Presentations (Open)--
The Committee will have a general discussion on the path forward on the 
WVDP. The Committee will consider writing a report on the day's session 
and future ACNW meetings on the WVDP.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

    The ACNW will discuss proposed letter reports and other 
miscellaneous matters.
    10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Consideration of Proposed ACNW Reports (Open)--
The Committee will discuss proposed reports based on reviews from this 
and previous meetings.
    11:30 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 8:30 a.m. and 
5:15 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).

    Dated: October 6, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-5596 Filed 10-12-05; 8:45 am]