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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 232 (Monday, December 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70440-70441]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS)


Meeting of the Acrs Subcommittee on Reliability and Probabilistic 
Risk Assessment; Notice of Meeting

    The ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk 
Assessment (PRA) will hold a meeting on December 14 and 15, 2006, Room 
T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

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    The entire meeting will be open to public attendance.
    The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:
    Thursday, December 14, 2006-8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of 
business.
    Friday, December 15, 2006-8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of 
business.
    The Subcommittee will review the PRA for General Electric's next 
generation simplified boiling water reactor, the ESBWR. The 
Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff and industry 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 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 
p.m. (ET). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact 
the above named individual at least two working days prior to the 
meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda.

    Dated: November 28, 2006.
Michael R. Snodderly,
Branch Chief, ACRS/ACNW.
[FR Doc. E6-20411 Filed 12-1-06; 8:45 am]
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