[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 12, 2009)]
[Pages 40630-40631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-19150]



Notice of Meeting

    Board meeting: September 23, 2009-National Harbor, MD; the U.S. 
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet to discuss the 
implications of fuel-cycle technologies for nuclear waste management 
and disposal.
    Pursuant to its authority under section 5051 of Public Law 100-203, 
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, the U.S. Nuclear Waste 
Technical Review Board will meet at National Harbor, Maryland, on 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, to discuss the implications of 
alternative technological strategies for the management and disposal of 
spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The Board will 
receive an update on the Fuel Cycle Study being conducted at the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a panel of industry 
representatives will discuss their proposals to the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) for recycling, reprocessing, and burning spent nuclear 
fuel in fast reactors. The Board also has invited a representative of 
the Nuclear Energy Agency to present an overview of efforts in other 
countries to manage and dispose of nuclear waste.
    Information presented at the meeting will be used by the Board as 
part of its ongoing effort to inform Congress, the Secretary of Energy, 
and a blue-ribbon commission of technical issues and questions that 
should be addressed related to waste-management alternatives. The 
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987 requires the Board to 
conduct an independent review of the technical and scientific validity 
of DOE activities related to nuclear waste management, including 
transporting, packaging, and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-
level radioactive waste.
    The Board meeting will be held at the Gaylord Hotel; 201 Waterfront 
Street; National Harbor, MD 20745; (tel.) 301-965-2000, (fax) 301-965-
    A detailed meeting agenda will be available on the Board's Web 
site, http://www.nwtrb.gov, approximately one week before the meeting. 
The agenda also may be obtained by telephone

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request at that time. The meeting will be open to the public, and 
opportunities for public comment will be provided.
    The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Time has 
been set aside at the end of the day for public comments. Those wanting 
to speak are encouraged to sign the ``Public Comment Register'' at the 
check-in table. A time limit may have to be set on individual remarks, 
but written comments of any length may be submitted for the record.
    Transcripts of the meeting will be available on the Board's Web 
site, by e-mail, on computer disk, and on library-loan in paper format 
from Davonya Barnes of the Board's staff no later than October 19, 
    A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting attendees at the 
Gaylord Hotel. When making a reservation, please ask for the Nuclear 
Waste Technical Review Board rate, Group Code: NWTRB. Reservations 
should be made by September 1, 2009, to ensure receiving the meeting 
rate. To make reservations, call 301-965-4000 or go to the online link: 
    Transportation options can be found on the hotel's Web site.
    For information on the meeting, contact Daniel Metlay; for 
information on lodging or logistics, contact Linda Coultry; 2300 
Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1300; Arlington, VA 22201-3367; (tel) 703-
235-4473; (fax) 703-235-4495.

    Dated: August 6, 2009.
Karyn D. Severson,
Acting Executive Director, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
[FR Doc. E9-19150 Filed 8-11-09; 8:45 am]