[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 228 (Monday, November 28, 2016)]
[Pages 85644-85645]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28506]



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 Jamila Perry and Alesha Bellinger, ACRS, Mail Stop 
T2E26, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, 
or email [email protected] and [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

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are the safety issues associated with the operation of 99 commercial 
nuclear power plants in the United States and regulatory initiatives, 
including risk-informed and performance-based regulation, 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, materials, and structural 
engineering, nuclear analysis and reactor core performance, and nuclear 
materials and radiation protection. In addition, the ACRS may be 
requested to provide advice on radiation protection, radioactive waste 
management, and earth sciences in the agency's licensing reviews for 
fuel fabrication and enrichment facilities, and for waste disposal 
facilities. The ACRS also has some involvement in security matters 
related to the integration of safety and security of commercial 
    See the 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, also considers the need for specific expertise to accomplish 
the work expected to be before the ACRS. ACRS Committee members are 
appointed for four-year terms with no term limits. The Commission looks 
to fill one vacancy as a result of this request. For this position, a 
candidate must have extensive experience in nuclear power plant 
probabilistic risk assessment and risk management. Best qualified 
candidates will have at least 20 years of specific PRA and risk 
management experience, considerable broad experience and a 
distinguished record of achievement in one or more areas of nuclear 
science and technology or related engineering discipline(s).
    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 
    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. As a part of the Stop 
Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, which bans insider 
trading by members of Congress, their staff, and other high-level 
federal employees, candidates for appointments will be required to 
disclose additional financial transactions.
    A resume 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 email 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, but may not be compensated for more than 130 
calendar days. Resumes will be accepted until December 28, 2016.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 22nd day of November, 2016.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Annette L. Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-28506 Filed 11-25-16; 8:45 am]