[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 9 (Tuesday, January 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2163-2164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00378]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


670th Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards 
(ACRS)

    In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b of the 
Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on 
Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold meetings on February 5-8, 2020, Two 
White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, ACRS Conference Room T2D10, 
Rockville, MD 20852.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Conference Room T2D10

    1:00 p.m.-1:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)--
The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
the meeting.
    1:05 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Biennial Review of NRC Safety Research 
Program/Quality Review of Selected Research Projects (Open)--The 
Committee will have briefings by and discussion led by panel chairs 
regarding the NRC Safety Research Program and the quality review of 
selected research projects.
    4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: NuScale Design Certification Application 
Safety Evaluation (Open/Closed)--The Committee will have briefings by 
and discussion with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the need 
for further briefings by the staff to support the Committee's Review. 
For specific chapters to be discussed please contact Mike Snodderly at 
301-415-2241. [NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed in order 
to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].

Thursday, February 6, 2020, Conference Room T2D10

    8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: NuScale Design Certification Application 
Safety Evaluation (Open/Closed)--The Committee will discuss the status 
of reviews of selected chapters of the NuScale design certification 
application including relevant technical and regulatory issues. The 
Committee will also discuss the need for further briefings by the staff 
to support the Committee's review. For specific chapters to be 
discussed please contact Mike Snodderly at 301-415-2241. [NOTE: A 
portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].
    1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Meeting with the Institute of Nuclear Power 
Operations (INPO) (Closed)--The Committee will have briefings by and 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and INPO regarding 
topics of mutual interest. [NOTE: This session will be closed in order 
to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].
    3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: NuScale Design Certification Application 
Safety Evaluation (Open/Closed) (continuation)--The Committee will 
discuss the status of reviews of selected chapters of the NuScale 
design certification application including relevant technical and 
regulatory issues. The Committee will also discuss the need for further 
briefings by the staff to

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support the Committee's review. For specific chapters to be discussed 
please contact Mike Snodderly at 301-415-2241. [NOTE: A portion of this 
session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information 
designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].

Friday, February 7, 2020, Conference Room T2D10

    8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning 
and Procedures Subcommittee and Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations (Open/Closed)--The Committee will hear discussion of 
the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee 
regarding items proposed for consideration by the Full Committee during 
future ACRS meetings. [NOTE: A portion of this meeting may be closed 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and 
personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and 
practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would 
constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] [NOTE: 
A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].
    10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports/NuScale Chapters 
Discussion (Open/Closed)--The Committee will continue its discussion of 
proposed ACRS reports and NuScale chapters. [NOTE: A portion of this 
session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information 
designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].
    2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [NOTE: 
A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect 
information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)].

Saturday, February 8, 2020, Conference Room T2D10

    8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--
The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. 
[NOTE: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and 
protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 
552b(c)(4)].
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2019 (84 FR 27662). 
In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be 
presented by members of the public, including representatives of the 
nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should 
notify Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff and the Designated Federal 
Official (Telephone: 301-415-5844, Email: [email protected]), 5 days 
before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 
In view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be 
adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the 
meeting, persons planning to attend should check with the Cognizant 
ACRS staff if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience. 
The bridgeline number for the meeting is 866-822-3032, passcode 
8272423#.
    Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be 
provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic 
copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff 
one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within 
this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with 
a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the 
meeting.
    In accordance with Subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92-463 and 5 
U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as 
specifically noted above. Use of still, motion picture, and television 
cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the 
meeting as determined by the Chairman. Electronic recordings will be 
permitted only during the open portions of the meeting.
    ACRS meeting agendas, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
available through the NRC Public Document Room (PDR) at 
[email protected], or by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from 
the Publicly Available Records System component of NRC's Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) which is accessible from 
the NRC website at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html or https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/#ACRS/.
    Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service should 
contact Ms. Paula Dorm, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301-415-7799), 
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (Eastern Time), at least 10 days before 
the meeting to ensure the availability of this service. Individuals or 
organizations requesting this service will be responsible for telephone 
line charges and for providing the equipment and facilities that they 
use to establish the video teleconferencing link. The availability of 
video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

    Dated: January 9, 2020.
Russell E. Chazell,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-00378 Filed 1-13-20; 8:45 am]
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