[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 8 (Wednesday, January 13, 2010)]
[Pages 1831-1832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-494]



Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor 

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for resumes.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified 
candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). 
Submit resumes to Ms. Kendra Freeland, Analyst, ACRS, Mail Stop T2E-26, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or e-
mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACRS is a part-time advisory group, 
which is statutorily mandated by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as 
amended. ACRS provides independent expert advice on matters related to 
the safety of existing and proposed nuclear power plants and on the 
adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards. Of primary importance 
are the safety issues associated with the operation of 104 commercial 
nuclear power plants in the United States and regulatory initiatives, 
including risk-informed and performance-based regulations, license 
renewal, power uprates, and the use of mixed oxide and high burnup 
fuels. An increased emphasis is being given to safety issues associated 
with new reactor designs and technologies, including passive system 
reliability and thermal hydraulic phenomena, use of digital 
instrumentation and control, international codes and standards used in 
multinational design certifications, material and structural 
engineering, nuclear analysis and reactor core performance, and nuclear 
materials and radiation protection. The ACRS also has some involvement 
in security matters related to the integration of safety and security 
of commercial reactors.
    See NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/aboutnrc/regulatory/advisory/acrs.html for additional information about ACRS. Criteria used 
to evaluate candidates include education and experience, demonstrated 
skills in nuclear reactor safety matters, the ability to solve complex 
technical problems, and the ability to work collegially on a board, 
panel, or committee. The Commission, in selecting its Committee 
members, considers the need for a specific expertise to accomplish the 
work expected to be before the ACRS. ACRS Committee members are 
appointed for four-year terms and normally serve no more than three 
terms. The Commission looks to fill potential multiple vacancies as a 
result of this request. For these positions, a candidate must have at 
least 10 years of broad experience in nuclear engineering coupled with 
operational exposure to issues relative to new reactor designs 
pertaining to digital instrumentation and control, civil/

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structural engineering, or radiation protection. Candidates with 
pertinent graduate level experience will be given additional 
consideration. Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, the Commission seeks candidates with diverse 
backgrounds, so that the membership on the Committee is fairly balanced 
in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be 
performed by the Committee. Candidates will undergo a thorough security 
background check to obtain the security clearance that is mandatory for 
all ACRS members. The security background check will involve the 
completion and submission of paperwork to NRC.
    Candidates for ACRS appointments may be involved in or have 
financial interests related to NRC-regulated aspects of the nuclear 
industry. However, because conflict-of-interest considerations may 
restrict the participation of a candidate in ACRS activities, the 
degree and nature of any such restriction on an individual's activities 
as a member will be considered in the selection process. Each qualified 
candidate's financial interests must be reconciled with applicable 
Federal and NRC rules and regulations prior to final appointment. This 
might require divestiture of securities or discontinuance of certain 
contracts or grants. Information regarding these restrictions will be 
provided upon request. A r[eacute]sum[eacute] describing the 
educational and professional background of the candidate, including any 
special accomplishments, publications, and professional references 
should be provided. Candidates should provide their current address, 
telephone number, and e-mail address. All candidates will receive 
careful consideration. Appointment will be made without regard to 
factors such as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or 
disabilities. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and be 
able to devote approximately 100 days per year to Committee business. 
Resumes will be accepted until April 13, 2010.

    Dated: January 7, 2010.
Annette Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2010-494 Filed 1-12-10; 8:45 am]