Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Joint Meeting of the 
ACRS Subcommittees on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment and 
on Regulatory Policies and Practices; Notice of Meeting

    The ACRS Subcommittees on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk 
Assessment and on Regulatory Policies and Practices will hold a joint 
meeting on April 21, 1999, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
    The entire meeting will be open to public attendance.
    The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:

Wednesday, April 21, 1999--8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business

    The Subcommittees will review the staff reconciliation of public 
comments on performance-based initiatives (SECY-98-132); plan for 
pursuing performance-based initiatives, candidate activities, and 
related matters; and NUREG/CR-5392, ``Elements of an Approach to 
Performance-Based Regulatory Oversight.'' The purpose of this meeting 
is to gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and to 
formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for 
deliberation by the full Committee.
    Oral statements may be presented by members of the public with the 
concurrence of the Subcommittee Chairman; written statements will be 
accepted and made available to the Committee. 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 
Subcommittees, their consultants, and staff. Persons desiring to make 
oral statements should notify the cognizant ACRS staff engineer named 
below five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate 
arrangements can be made.
    During the initial portion of the meeting, the Subcommittees, along 
with any of their consultants who may be present, may exchange 
preliminary views regarding matters to be considered during the balance 
of the meeting.
    The Subcommittees will then hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, their consultants, 
and other interested persons regarding this review.
    Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the 
meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the Chairman's ruling on 
requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time 
allotted therefor can be obtained by contacting the cognizant ACRS 
staff engineer, Mr. Michael T. Markley (telephone 301/415-6885) between 
7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (EST). Persons planning to attend this meeting 
are urged to contact the above named individual one or two working days 
prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the 
agenda, etc., that may have occurred.

    Dated: March 30, 1999.
Richard P. Savio,
Associate Director for Technical Support, ACRS/ACNW.
[FR Doc. 99-8432 Filed 4-5-99; 8:45 am]