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[Federal Register: November 12, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 218)]
[Notices]               
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

 
Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 105th 
meeting on December 15-17, 1998, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland.
    The entire meeting will be open to public attendance.
    The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Tuesday, December 15, 1998--8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 16, 1998--8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 17, 1998--8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    A. Overviews of FY-99 NRC Staff Programs--The Committee will hear a 
number of briefings from the NRC staff on FY-99 waste related programs. 
These overviews will include decommissioning activities, the High Level 
Waste repository program, and

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programs planned or underway in the spent fuel projects office.
    B. Viability Assessment--The Committee will review the Department 
of Energy's Yucca Mountain viability assessment. This will include an 
overview of the Total System Performance Assessment and factors used in 
abstracting TSPA models, the repository safety strategy, performance 
allocation, and an overview of the license application plan.
    C. Preparation of ACNW Reports--The Committee will discuss planned 
reports on the following topics: an ACNW self assessment; a 1999 Action 
Plan for the Committee; proposed importance measures for evaluating 
nuclear waste repository performance; issues related to regulatory 
guidance and a standard review plan for decommissioning; observations 
from the recent European technical exchange; and other topics discussed 
during this and previous meetings as the need arises.
    D. Meeting with NRC's Director, Division of Waste Management, 
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards--The Committee will 
meet with the Director to discuss recent developments within the 
division such as developments at the Yucca Mountain project, rules and 
guidance under development, available resources, and other items of 
mutual interest.
    E. Prepare for the Next Meeting with the Commission--The Committee 
will begin preparations for its next public meeting with the 
Commission. Topics to be discussed will be selected and Committee 
assignments made.
    F. Committee Activities/Future Agenda--The Committee will consider 
topics proposed for future consideration by the full Committee and 
Working Groups. The Committee will discuss ACNW-related activities of 
individual members.
    G. Miscellaneous--The Committee will discuss miscellaneous matters 
related to the conduct of Committee activities and organizational 
activities and complete discussion of matters and specific issues that 
were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability 
of information permit.
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACNW meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on September 29, 1998 (63 FR 
51967). In accordance with these procedures, oral or written statements 
may be presented by members of the public, electronic recordings will 
be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to 
the public, and questions may be asked only by members of the 
Committee, its consultants, and staff. Persons desiring to make oral 
statements should notify the Chief, Nuclear Waste Branch, Mr. Richard 
K. Major, as far in advance as practicable so that appropriate 
arrangements can be made to schedule the necessary time during the 
meeting for such statements. Use of still, motion picture, and 
television cameras during this meeting will be limited to selected 
portions of the meeting as determined by the ACNW Chairman. Information 
regarding the time to be set aside for taking pictures may be obtained 
by contacting the Chief, Nuclear Waste Branch, prior to the meeting. In 
view of the possibility that the schedule for ACNW meetings may be 
adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the 
meeting, persons planning to attend should notify Mr. Major as to their 
particular needs.
    Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the 
meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, the Chairman's ruling on 
requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time 
allotted therefor can be obtained by contacting Mr. Richard K. Major, 
Chief, Nuclear Waste Branch (telephone 301/415-7366), between 8:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m. EST.
    ACNW meeting notices, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
now available for downloading or reviewing on the internet at http://
www.nrc.gov/ACRSACNW.
    The ACNW meeting dates for Calendar Year 1999 are provided below:

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          ACNW  Meeting No.                 1999 ACNW meeting date
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                                      No Meeting in January.
106th...............................  February 22-26, 1999 (San Antonio,
                                       Texas).
107th...............................  March 23-25, 1999.
                                      No Meeting in April.
108th...............................  May 11-13, 1999.
109th...............................  June 15-17, 1999.
110th...............................  July 19-21, 1999.
                                      No Meeting in August.
111th...............................  September 14-17, 1999 (Amargosa
                                       Valley, Nevada).
112th...............................  October 12-14, 1999.
                                      No Meeting in November.
113th...............................  December 14-16, 1999.
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    Dated: November 5, 1998.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-30260 Filed 11-10-98; 8:45 am]
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