[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 142 (Monday, July 26, 2010)]
[Pages 43518-43519]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18208]



Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, 
Transportation and Storage Subcommittee

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Transportation 
and Storage (T&S) Subcommittee. The T&S Subcommittee is a subcommittee 
of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (the 
Commission). The establishment of subcommittees is authorized in the 
Commission's charter. The Commission was organized pursuant to the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat.

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770) (the Act). This notice is provided consistent with the Act.

DATES: Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Chewonki Foundation, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, 
Maine 04578-4822. Phone: 207-882-7323.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy A. Frazier, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-4243 or facsimile (202) 586-
0544; e-mail [email protected]. Additional information 
may also be available at http://www.brc.gov.

    Background: The President directed that the Blue Ribbon Commission 
on America's Nuclear Future (the Commission) be established to conduct 
a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the 
nuclear fuel cycle. The Commission will provide advice and make 
recommendations on issues including alternatives for the storage, 
processing, and disposal of civilian and defense spent nuclear fuel and 
nuclear waste.
    The Co-chairs of the Commission requested the formation of the T&S 
Subcommittee to answer the question: ``[s]hould the US change the way 
in which it is storing used nuclear fuel and high level waste while one 
or more final disposal locations are established?''
    Purpose of the Meeting: The session will provide the T&S 
Subcommittee with a range of local and regional perspectives from 
elected officials, utility representatives, and State and regional 
public safety officials. The session will include a Subcommittee tour 
of the Maine Yankee Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation, to 
provide an opportunity to see first-hand a shutdown reactor facility 
currently storing spent nuclear fuel pending final disposal.
    Tentative Agenda: The public meeting will begin at approximately 9 
a.m. at the Chewonki Foundation. The Subcommittee will then hear 
presentations from public officials and stakeholder groups, ask 
questions of presenters, and conclude with a public comment session. 
The public session is expected to conclude by 12:30 p.m.
    Public Participation: Subcommittee meetings are not subject to the 
requirements of the Act; however, the Commission has elected to open 
the presentation sessions of the meeting to the public. The meeting is 
open to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations 
who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end 
of the public session on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Approximately 30 
minutes will be reserved for public comments from 11:40 a.m. to 12:20 
p.m. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to 
speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is 
empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the 
orderly conduct of business. Those wishing to speak should register to 
do so beginning at 9 a.m. on August 10, 2010 at the Chewonki 
    Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to 
address the subcommittee are invited to send a written statement to 
Timothy A. Frazier, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington DC 20585, e-mail to 
[email protected], or post comments on the Commission 
Web site at http://www.brc.gov.
    Additionally, the meeting will be available via live video webcast. 
The link will be available at http://www.brc.gov.
    Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available at http://www.brc.gov or by contacting Mr. Frazier. He may be reached at the 
postal address or e-mail address above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2010.
Rachel Samuel,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18208 Filed 7-23-10; 8:45 am]