[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 160 (Thursday, August 19, 2010)]
[Pages 51247-51248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-20573]



Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, Disposal 

AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Disposal 
Subcommittee. The Disposal 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 in accordance with the Act.

DATES: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street, NW., 
Washington, DC.

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 
will be available at http://www.brc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The President directed that 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 
Disposal Subcommittee to answer the question: ``[h]ow can the U.S. go 
about establishing one or more disposal sites for high-level nuclear 
wastes in a manner that is technically, politically and socially 
    Purpose of the Meeting: The meeting will focus on standardization 
and regulations for deep geological disposal. Topics to be discussed 
during the meeting include essential elements of technically credible, 
workable, and publicly acceptable regulations for disposal in geologic 
repositories; as well as essential elements of a technically credible 
and publicly acceptable institutional system and process for regulating 
the safety of disposal.
    Tentative Agenda: The meeting is expected to start at 8:30 a.m. on 
September 1, 2010 with panel presentations beginning at 8:45 a.m. and 
ending at 4:15 p.m. with a public comment period from 4:15 p.m. through 
5 p.m.
    Public Participation: Subcommittee meetings are not required to be 
open to the public; however, the Commission has elected to open the 
presentation sessions of the meeting 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 Wednesday, 
September 1, 2010. Approximately 45 minutes will be reserved for public 
comments from 4:15 p.m. to 5 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 7:30 a.m. on 
September 1, 2010, at the Washington Marriott. Registration to speak 
will close at noon, September 1, 2010.
    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 August 13, 2010.
Rachel Samuel,
Deputy Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-20573 Filed 8-18-10; 8:45 am]