[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 211 (Wednesday, November 2, 2005)]
[Pages 66472-66473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6056]



Notice of Public Scoping Meeting and Solicitation of Scoping 
Comments Related to the Standard Review Plan for Waste Determination 

AGENCY: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

ACTION: Notice; Scoping meeting and opportunity to comment.


SUMMARY: The NRC announces its intent to conduct a public scoping 
meeting to present an overview of the proposed outline for the Standard 
Review Plan (SRP) for Waste Determination Reviews and to accept oral 
and written public comments. The meeting date, time and location are 
listed below:
    Meeting Date: Thursday, November 10, 2005.
    Meeting Location: Hilton Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, 
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877, 301-977-8900, http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml; jsessionid= LMCCLDIIWRZ1KCSG BIX2VCQKIYFCXUUC? 
    SRP Meeting Agenda:
12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Meeting Registration
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Welcome & Introductory Remarks
1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. NRC Roles & Responsibilities
1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. SRP Overview
2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Questions
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Comments on the Scope of the SRP
4:45 p.m.-5 p.m. Closing Remarks


    On October 9, 2004, the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (NDAA) was passed by Congress 
and was signed by the President on October 28, 2004. Section 3116 of 
the NDAA allows the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine that 
certain waste stemming from reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel is not 
high-level-waste (HLW). However, the NDAA is applicable only in the 
States of South Carolina and Idaho and does not apply to waste 
transported out of these States. The NDAA requires that: (1) DOE 
consult with NRC on all of its waste determinations in South Carolina 
and Idaho, and (2) NRC, in coordination with the State, monitor 
disposal actions taken by DOE for the purpose of assessing compliance 
with NRC regulations in 10 CFR part 61, subpart C. If the NRC 
determines that any disposal actions taken by DOE are not in 
compliance, the NDAA requires NRC to inform DOE, the affected State, 
and congressional subcommittees. In addition to NDAA activities 
conducted at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and Idaho National 
Laboratory (INL), DOE may make similar waste determinations at its 
Hanford site and at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and 
may request NRC to provide technical reviews of those determinations. 
The staff has described its plans for implementing its activities under 
the NDAA in SECY-05-0073 and the Commission approved the plans in the 
corresponding Staff Requirements Memorandum dated June 30, 2005.
    The NRC staff is developing a waste determination Standard Review 
Plan (SRP) to provide guidance to staff on reviewing waste 
determination information and analyses. This meeting is an opportunity 
for interested parties to submit comments on the scope of the SRP. The 
draft SRP will also be published for public comment and the comments 
received will be considered by the staff during development of the 
final SRP.

Draft SRP Outline

Background for SRP
    How To Use the SRP
    Updating the SRP
    Structure of the SRP
    Introduction to WIR and NDAA
    Role of NRC in NDAA
Site-Specific and General Information
    Site-Specific System Description Information
    Applicable Waste Criteria
    Prior Waste Determinations
Site-Specific Criteria for West Valley (West Valley Final Policy 
Statement), Hanford (DOE Order 435.1), Savannah River and Idaho 
National Laboratory (National Defense Authorization Act, Section 3116)
    Removal of Radionuclides
    Concentration Limits
    Compliance With Performance Objectives of 10 CFR Part 61, Subpart C

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Modeling Approach
    Source-Term Development
    Climate and Infiltration
    Engineered Barriers and Near-Field Radionuclide Transport
    Far-Field Radionuclide Transport
    Modifying Scenarios, Pathways, and Receptor Groups
    Conceptual Models
    Computer Codes/Models
    Input Parameter Values
    Evaluating Model Results
    ALARA Analyses
Protection of Individuals During Operations
Inadvertent Intrusion
    Scenarios for Modeling
Site Stability
Quality Assurance Program
    Monitoring Methods
    Demonstrating Compliance With 10 CFR 61, Subpart C
    Noncompliance Reports
    The SRP scoping meeting officially begins at 1 p.m. and will 
include: (1) A presentation summarizing NRC roles and responsibilities, 
(2) an overview of the proposed draft SRP, and (3) an opportunity for 
interested government agencies, organizations, and individuals to 
provide comments on the scope of the SRP. This meeting will be 
transcribed by a court reporter. Persons wishing to provide oral 
comments will be asked to register at the meeting entrance. Individual 
oral comments may have to be limited to 5 minutes each, depending upon 
the number of persons who register. Please note that comments do not 
have to be provided at the public meeting and may be submitted at any 
time before November 25, 2005, as described in the DATES and ADDRESSES 
sections of this notice.

DATES: The public comment period on the SRP begins with publication of 
this notice and continues until November 25, 2005. Written comments 
should be submitted as described in the ADDRESSES section of this 
notice. Comments submitted by mail should be postmarked by that date to 
ensure consideration. Comments received or postmarked after that date 
will be considered to the extent practical. A public meeting to discuss 
the proposed draft SRP will be held on November 10, 2005 as described 
in the SUMMARY section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Members of the public are invited and encouraged to submit 
comments to the Division of Waste Management and Environmental 
Protection, Low-Level Waste Section Chief, Mail Stop T7-J08, U.S. 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Please note 
Docket No. POOM-32, PROJ0734, PROJ0735, PROJ0736 when submitting 
comments. Comments will also be accepted by e-mail at [email protected] or 
by facsimile to (301) 415-5397, Attention: Anna Bradford with a subject 
line containing the document identifier: SRP.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions related to the Standard 
Review Plan, please contact Anna Bradford at (301) 415-5228. For public 
scoping meeting questions, please contact Michele O'Shaughnessy at 
(301) 415-6659.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 26th day of October 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Ryan Whited,
Chief, Low-Level Waste Section, Environmental and Performance 
Assessment Directorate, Division of Waste Management and Environmental 
Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
 [FR Doc. E5-6056 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]