Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting of the Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems; Notice of Meeting, 56937-56938 [E5-5318]

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The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Thursday, October 20, 2005—8:30 a.m. until the close of business Friday, October 21, 2005—8:30 a.m. until the close of business The purpose of the meeting is to review selected digital instrumentation and control research projects and related matters. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 56938 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices Specifically, 10 CFR 50.55a(c) requires, in part, that components of the reactor coolant pressure boundary must be designed, fabricated, erected, and tested in accordance with the ASME Section III requirements for Class 1 components (or equivalent quality standards). The ASME publishes a new edition of the BPV Code (which includes Section III) every 3 years, new addenda every year, and Code Cases every quarter. Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 identifies the Code Cases that the NRC has determined to be acceptable alternatives to applicable provisions of Section III. For this revision, the NRC staff reviewed Section III Code Cases listed in Supplement 12 to the 1998 Edition of the ASME BPV Code through Supplement 6 to the 2001 Edition. The newly approved Code Cases and revisions to existing Code Cases will be incorporated by reference into 10 CFR 50.55a(b), which identifies the latest editions and addenda of Section III that Dated: September 21, 2005. the NRC has approved for use. Code Michael R. Snodderly, Cases approved by the NRC may be used Acting Chief, ACRS/ACNW. voluntarily by licensees as an alternative to compliance with ASME [FR Doc. E5–5318 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] Code provisions that have been BILLING CODE 7590–01–P incorporated by reference into 10 CFR 50.55a(b). 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You of Nuclear Power Plant Components,’’ of may submit comments by any of the following methods. the Boiler and Pressure Vessel (BPV) Mail comments to: Rules and Code promulgated by the American Directives Branch, Office of Society of Mechanical Engineers Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory (ASME). In so doing, this guide Commission, Washington, DC 20555– identifies the Code Cases that nuclear 0001. power plant applicants and licensees Hand-deliver comments to: Rules and can use to comply with the NRC’s Directives Branch, Office of requirements in Title 10, Section Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 50.55a(c), of the Code of Federal Regulations [10 CFR 50.55a(c)], ‘‘Reactor Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, between Coolant Pressure Boundary.’’ and other interested persons regarding this matter. 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Fax comments to: Rules and Directives Branch, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415–5144. Requests for technical information about Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 may be directed to Wallace E. Norris, at (301) 415–6796 or WEN@nrc.gov. Regulatory guides are available for inspection or downloading through the NRC’s public Web site in the Regulatory Guides document collection of the NRC’s Electronic Reading Room at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/. Electronic copies of Revision 33 of Regulatory Guide 1.84 are also available in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html, under Accession #ML052130562. Note, however, that the NRC has temporarily suspended public access to ADAMS so that the agency can complete security reviews of publicly available documents and remove potentially sensitive information. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56937-56938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-5318]


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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting of the 
Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems; Notice of 
Meeting

    The ACRS Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control 
Systems will hold a meeting on October 20-21, 2005, Room T-2B3, 11545 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.
    The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the 
exception of a portion that will be closed on Thursday, October 20, 
2005, 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to discuss safeguards information 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3).
    The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:

Thursday, October 20, 2005--8:30 a.m. until the close of business
Friday, October 21, 2005--8:30 a.m. until the close of business

    The purpose of the meeting is to review selected digital 
instrumentation and control research projects and related matters. The 
Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research

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and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee 
will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and 
formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for 
deliberation by the full Committee.
    Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or 
written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. 
Eric A. Thornsbury (telephone (301) 415-8716), five days prior to the 
meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. 
Electronic recordings will be permitted.
    Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by 
contacting the Designated Federal Official or the Cognizant Staff 
Engineer between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (ET). Persons planning to 
attend this meeting are urged to contact one of the above named 
individuals at least two working days prior to the meeting to be 
advised of any potential changes to the agenda.

    Dated: September 21, 2005.
Michael R. Snodderly,
Acting Chief, ACRS/ACNW.
[FR Doc. E5-5318 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]
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