[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 212 (Thursday, November 3, 2005)]
[Pages 66864-66865]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6087]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 165th 
meeting on November 14-16, 2005, Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, 
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.
    The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Monday, November 14, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
    8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Observations from the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency's (EPA's) October 2005 Public Meeting on its Proposed 
Revisions to 40 CFR Part 197 (Open)--EPA recently held public hearings 
on its proposed amendments to the public health and environmental 
radiation protection standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, found at 40 
CFR Part 197. The Committee will receive a report from one of its 
Members who observed one of the public hearings.
    9:15 a.m.-10 a.m.: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC's) Plans

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for the Implementation of a Dose Standard After 10,000 Years (Open)--
NRC is proposing to amend its regulations at 10 CFR Part 63 that govern 
the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes in a proposed geologic 
repository at Yucca Mountain. The proposed rule would implement EPA's 
proposed standards for doses that could occur after 10,000 years but 
within the period of geologic stability. The Committee will hear a 
presentation from and hold discussions with a representative from NRC's 
Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards on the proposed 
    10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Reasonableness of the NRC Infiltration 
Assumption (Tentative) (Open)--NRC's proposed rule change at Part 63 
also specifies a value to be used to represent climate change after 
10,000 years, as called for by EPA. The Committee will hear 
presentations from and hold discussions with knowledgeable subject 
matter experts on the reasonableness of NRC's proposed infiltration 
    1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Public Comment Session (Open)--The Committee 
will hear presentations from and hold discussions with interested 
stakeholders on the issues discussed during the earlier sessions. 
Scheduled presenters include: Dr. Dade Moeller, Chairman of the Board, 
Dade Moeller and Associates; Dr. Thomas Tenforde, President, National 
Council on Radiation Protection; Dr. John Kessler, Manager, Electric 
Power Research Institute High-Level Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel 
Program; and Mr. Martin Malsh, Esq. State of Nevada.
    5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: ACNW Roundtable Discussion (Open)--The Committee 
will review the matters discussed from the previous pubic sessions and 
decide whether it intends to provide advice to the Commission.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The ACNW Chairman 
will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
    8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Reactive Transport Research (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research staff 
and its contractors and the U.S. Geological Survey regarding work being 
performed by Sandia National Laboratories on radionuclide sorption in 
    11 a.m.-12 noon: Preparation for Commission Briefing on January 11, 
2006 (Open)--The Committee will review draft vu-graphs in preparation 
for the Commission Briefing on January 11, 2006.
    1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Generalized Composite Modeling (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey and the NRC Office of 
Nuclear Regulatory Research regarding demonstrations of the generalized 
composite approach to the modeling of reactive transport and insights 
from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear 
Energy Agency Sorption Project Phase 2.
    3 p.m.-4 p.m.: White Paper on Low-Level Radioactive Waste (Open)--
The Committee will discuss preparation of a White Paper on Low-Level 
Radioactive Waste.
    4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports/Letters (Open)--
The Committee will discuss proposed ACNW reports on matters considered 
during this meeting.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)--
The ACNW Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
today's sessions.
    10:15 a.m.-11:30 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.
    11:30 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 11, 2005 (70 FR 
59081). 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 guaranteed.

    Dated: October 28, 2005.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-6087 Filed 11-2-05; 8:45 am]