[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 241 (Thursday, December 16, 2010)]
[Page 78777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31590]

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Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards; Renewal

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of renewal of the Charter of the Advisory Committee on 
Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).


SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards was established 
by Section 29 of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) of 1954, as amended. Its 
purpose is to provide advice to the Commission with regard to the 
hazards of proposed or existing reactor facilities, to review each 
application for a construction permit or operating license for certain 
facilities specified in the AEA, and such other duties as the 
Commission may request. The AEA as amended by PL 100-456 also specifies 
that the Defense Nuclear Safety Board may obtain the advice and 
recommendations of the ACRS.
    Membership on the Committee includes individuals experienced in 
reactor operations, management; probabilistic risk assessment; analysis 
of reactor accident phenomena; design of nuclear power plant 
structures, systems and components; materials science; and mechanical, 
civil, and electrical engineering.
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that renewal of 
the charter for the ACRS until December 10, 2012 is in the public 
interest in connection with the statutory responsibilities assigned to 
the ACRS. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew L. Bates, Office of the 
Secretary, NRC, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: (301) 415-1963 or at 
[email protected].

    Dated: December 10, 2010.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-31590 Filed 12-15-10; 8:45 am]