[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 2012)]
[Page 9273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3677]




WORKSHOP Sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the 
Electric Power Research Institute on the Treatment of Probabilistic 
Risk Assessment Uncertainties: Public Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of 
Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), in cooperation with the Electric 
Power Research Institute (EPRI), will hold a joint workshop on the 
Treatment of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Uncertainties. Since 
2002, RES and EPRI, under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 
Cooperative Nuclear Safety Research, have been developing state-of-the-
art methods for conduct of PRA.
    The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts to gain a 
better understanding of the sources of uncertainty, how they manifest 
in the PRA, and their potential significance to the PRA model and 
results. More specifically, the workshop will address uncertainties 
associated with risk assessments for internal fires, seismic events, 
low power and shutdown (LPSD) conditions, and for the Level 2 portion 
of PRAs.

DATES: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.);
    Thursday, March 1, 2012 (8:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m.)

ADDRESSES: The Legacy Hotel & Meeting Centre; 1775 Rockville Pike; 
Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    Meeting Agenda: The agenda for this meeting can be accessed at 
    Because of limited available space, attendees are asked to pre-
register (there is not a registration fee) as soon as possible. There 
will be the ability to call-in to the workshop. Please contact Matt 
Dennis, Sandia National Laboratories, at 505-284-0781, email: 
[email protected] to register and to obtain the call-in phone line 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary T. Drouin, Sr. Program Manager, 
Performance and Reliability Branch, Division of Risk Analysis, Office 
of Nuclear Regulatory Research, United States Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, Tel: 301-251-7574, Email: [email protected].

Conduct of the Meeting

    This meeting is a Category 3 meeting.* The public is invited to 
participate in this meeting by providing comments and asking questions 
throughout the meeting. Please note this workshop is being conducted in 
a classroom format; registration is required to ensure space 

    * Meetings between the NRC technical staff and external 
stakeholders are open for interested members of the public, 
petitioners, interveners, or other parties to attend as observers 
pursuant to Commission policy statement, ``Enhancing Public 
Participation in NRC Meetings,'' (67 FR 36920; May 28, 2002).

    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with 
disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation 
to participate in this workshop, or need the workshop notice or agenda 
in another format (e.g., Braille, large print), please notify the NRC 
is meeting contact. Determinations on requests for reasonable 
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of February, 2012.
    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Kevin A. Coyne,
Branch Chief, Probability Probabilistic Risk Assessment Branch, 
Division of Risk Analysis, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
[FR Doc. 2012-3677 Filed 2-15-12; 8:45 am]