Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M); Procedures for Meetings, 54693-54694 [E7-19013]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices determination is that the amendment request involves a significant hazards consideration, any hearing held would take place before the issuance of any amendment. Nontimely requests and/or petitions and contentions will not be entertained absent a determination by the Commission or the presiding officer of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board that the petition, request and/or the contentions should be granted based on a balancing of the factors specified in 10 CFR 2.309(c)(1)(i)–(viii). 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A copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene should also be sent to the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001, and it is requested that copies be transmitted either by means of facsimile transmission to (301) 415–3725 or by email to OGCMailCenter@nrc.gov. A copy of the request for hearing and petition for leave to intervene should also be sent to General Counsel, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, ET 11A, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902, attorney for the licensee. For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated September 17, 2007, which is available for public inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible electronically from the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System’s (ADAMS) Public Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/ reading-rm.html. Persons who do not have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 documents located in ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1 (800) 397–4209 or (301) 415–4737, or by e-mail to pdr@nrc.gov. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of September 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brendan T. Moroney, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II– 2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–19008 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M); Procedures for Meetings Background This notice describes procedures to be followed with respect to meetings conducted pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M). These procedures are set forth so that they may be incorporated by reference in future notices for individual meetings. The ACNW&M meetings are conducted in accordance with FACA. The ACNW&M advises the NRC on technical issues related to nuclear materials and waste management. The bases of ACNW&M reviews include 10 CFR Parts 20, 60, 61, 63, 70, 71, and 72 and other applicable regulations and legislative mandates, such as the Nuclear Waste Policy Act as amended, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act as amended, and the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act as amended. The Committee’s reports become a part of the public record. The ACNW&M meetings are normally open to the public and provide opportunities for oral or written statements from members of the public to be considered as part of the Committee’s information gathering process. The meetings are not adjudicatory hearings such as those conducted by the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel as part of the Commission’s licensing process. ACNW&M meetings are conducted in accordance with the FACA. General Rules Regarding ACNW&M Meetings An agenda is published in the Federal Register for each Full Committee meeting and is available on the Internet at http://www.nrc.gov/ACRSACNW. There may be a need to make PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54693 adjustments to the agenda to facilitate the conduct of the meeting. The Chairman of the Committee is empowered to make such adjustments to conduct the meeting in a manner that, in his judgment, will facilitate the orderly conduct of business, including making provisions to continue the discussion of matters not completed on the scheduled day on another day of the same meeting. Persons planning to attend a meeting may contact the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) specified in the Federal Register Notice prior to the meeting to be advised of any changes to the agenda that may have occurred. The following requirements shall apply to public participation in ACNW&M meetings: (a) Persons who plan to submit written comments at the meeting should provide 35 copies to the DFO at the beginning of the meeting. Persons who cannot attend the meeting, but wish to submit written comments regarding the agenda items may do so by sending a readily reproducible copy addressed to the DFO specified in the Federal Register Notice, care of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Comments should be in the possession of the DFO prior to the meeting to allow time for reproduction and distribution. Comments should be limited to topics being considered by the Committee. (b) Persons desiring to make oral statements at the meeting should make a request to do so to the DFO; if possible, the request should be made 5 days before the meeting, identifying the topic(s) to be discussed and the amount of time needed for presentation so that orderly arrangements can be made. The Committee will hear oral statements on topics being reviewed at an appropriate time during the meeting as scheduled by the Chairman. (c) Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting the DFO. (d) The use of still, motion picture, and television cameras may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the Chairman and subject to the condition that the use of such equipment will not interfere with the conduct of the meeting. The DFO will have to be notified prior to the meeting and will authorize the installation or use of such equipment after consultation with the Chairman. The use of such equipment will be restricted E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 54694 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 26, 2007 / Notices as is necessary to protect proprietary or privileged information that may be present in the meeting room. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. (e) A transcript is kept for certain open portions of the meeting and will be available in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), One White Flint North, Room O–1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852–2738. A copy of the certified minutes of the meeting will be available at the same location up to 3 months following the meeting. Copies may be obtained upon payment of appropriate reproduction charges. ACNW&M meeting agenda, transcripts, and letter reports are available through the PDR at pdr@nrc.gov, by calling the PDR at 1–800–394–4209, or from the Publicly Available Records System (PARS) component of NRC’s document system (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC Web site at http:// www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html or http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/ (ACNW&M schedules and agendas). (f) Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACNW&M meetings. Those wishing to use this service for observing ACNW&M meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACNW&M Audio Visual Specialist, (301–415–8066) 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACNW&M Working Group Meetings From time to time the ACNW&M may sponsor an in-depth meeting on a specific technical issue to understand staff expectations and review work in progress. Such meetings are called Working Group meetings. These Working Group meetings will also be conducted in accordance with the procedures noted above for the ACNW&M meeting, as appropriate. When Working Group meetings are held at locations other than at NRC facilities, reproduction facilities may not be available at a reasonable cost. Accordingly, 50 copies of the materials to be used during the meeting should be provided for distribution at such meetings. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Sep 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 ACNW&M Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meetings NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION In accordance with the revised FACA, the agency is no longer required to apply the FACA requirements to meetings conducted by the Subcommittees of the NRC Advisory Committees, if the Subcommittee(s recommendations would be independently reviewed by its parent Committee. The ACNW&M, however, chose to conduct its Subcommittee meetings in accordance with the procedures noted above for ACNW&M Full Committee meetings, as appropriate, to facilitate public participation, and to provide a forum for stakeholders to express their views on regulatory matters being considered by the ACNW&M. When Subcommittee meetings are held at locations other than at NRC facilities, reproduction facilities may not be available at a reasonable cost. Accordingly, 50 copies of the materials to be used during the meeting should be provided for distribution at such meetings. Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee Meeting on Power Uprates (Susquehanna); Notice of Meeting If it is necessary to hold closed sessions for the purpose of discussing matters involving proprietary information, persons with agreements permitting access to such information may attend those portions of the ACNW&M meetings where this material is being discussed upon confirmation that such agreements are effective and related to the material being discussed. The DFO should be informed of such an agreement at least 5 working days prior to the meeting so that it can be confirmed, and a determination can be made regarding the applicability of the agreement to the material that will be discussed during the meeting. The minimum information provided should include information regarding the date of the agreement, the scope of material included in the agreement, the project or projects involved, and the names and titles of the persons signing the agreement. Additional information may be requested to identify the specific agreement involved. A copy of the executed agreement should be provided to the DFO prior to the beginning of the meeting for admittance to the closed session. The ACRS Subcommittee on Power Uprates will hold a meeting on October 9–10, 2007, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T–2B3. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of portions that may be closed to discuss proprietary information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)4 for presentations covering information that is proprietary to PPL Susquehanna LLC or its contractors such as General Electric, AREVA and Continuum Dynamics, Inc. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Tuesday, October 9, 2007—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business. Wednesday, October 10, 2007—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business. The Subcommittee will discuss the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station Units 1 and 2 extended power uprate application. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, the PPL Susquehanna LLC (the licensee, PPL), their contractors (General Electric, AREVA and Continuum Dynamics) 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 Officer, Ms. Zena Abdullahi (Telephone: 301–415–8716) 5 days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 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: September 20, 2007. Andrew L. Bates, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–19013 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] Dated: September 19, 2007. Cayetano Santos, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch, ACRS. [FR Doc. E7–18980 Filed 9–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Special Provisions When Proprietary Sessions Are To Be Held PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 186 (Wednesday, September 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54693-54694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M); 
Procedures for Meetings

Background

    This notice describes procedures to be followed with respect to 
meetings conducted pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Advisory 
Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials (ACNW&M). These procedures are 
set forth so that they may be incorporated by reference in future 
notices for individual meetings.
    The ACNW&M meetings are conducted in accordance with FACA. The 
ACNW&M advises the NRC on technical issues related to nuclear materials 
and waste management. The bases of ACNW&M reviews include 10 CFR Parts 
20, 60, 61, 63, 70, 71, and 72 and other applicable regulations and 
legislative mandates, such as the Nuclear Waste Policy Act as amended, 
the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act as amended, and the Uranium 
Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act as amended. The Committee's reports 
become a part of the public record.
    The ACNW&M meetings are normally open to the public and provide 
opportunities for oral or written statements from members of the public 
to be considered as part of the Committee's information gathering 
process. The meetings are not adjudicatory hearings such as those 
conducted by the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel as part 
of the Commission's licensing process. ACNW&M meetings are conducted in 
accordance with the FACA.

General Rules Regarding ACNW&M Meetings

    An agenda is published in the Federal Register for each Full 
Committee meeting and is available on the Internet at http://
www.nrc.gov/ACRSACNW. There may be a need to make adjustments to the 
agenda to facilitate the conduct of the meeting. The Chairman of the 
Committee is empowered to make such adjustments to conduct the meeting 
in a manner that, in his judgment, will facilitate the orderly conduct 
of business, including making provisions to continue the discussion of 
matters not completed on the scheduled day on another day of the same 
meeting. Persons planning to attend a meeting may contact the 
Designated Federal Officer (DFO) specified in the Federal Register 
Notice prior to the meeting to be advised of any changes to the agenda 
that may have occurred.
    The following requirements shall apply to public participation in 
ACNW&M meetings:
    (a) Persons who plan to submit written comments at the meeting 
should provide 35 copies to the DFO at the beginning of the meeting. 
Persons who cannot attend the meeting, but wish to submit written 
comments regarding the agenda items may do so by sending a readily 
reproducible copy addressed to the DFO specified in the Federal 
Register Notice, care of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and 
Materials, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001. Comments should be in the possession of the DFO prior to the 
meeting to allow time for reproduction and distribution. Comments 
should be limited to topics being considered by the Committee.
    (b) Persons desiring to make oral statements at the meeting should 
make a request to do so to the DFO; if possible, the request should be 
made 5 days before the meeting, identifying the topic(s) to be 
discussed and the amount of time needed for presentation so that 
orderly arrangements can be made. The Committee will hear oral 
statements on topics being reviewed at an appropriate time during the 
meeting as scheduled by the Chairman.
    (c) Information regarding topics to be discussed, changes to the 
agenda, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the 
time allotted to present oral statements can be obtained by contacting 
the DFO.
    (d) The use of still, motion picture, and television cameras may be 
limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the 
Chairman and subject to the condition that the use of such equipment 
will not interfere with the conduct of the meeting. The DFO will have 
to be notified prior to the meeting and will authorize the installation 
or use of such equipment after consultation with the Chairman. The use 
of such equipment will be restricted

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as is necessary to protect proprietary or privileged information that 
may be present in the meeting room. Electronic recordings will be 
permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to 
the public.
    (e) A transcript is kept for certain open portions of the meeting 
and will be available in the NRC Public Document Room (PDR), One White 
Flint North, Room O-1F21, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-
2738. A copy of the certified minutes of the meeting will be available 
at the same location up to 3 months following the meeting. Copies may 
be obtained upon payment of appropriate reproduction charges. ACNW&M 
meeting agenda, transcripts, and letter reports are available through 
the PDR at pdr@nrc.gov, by calling the PDR at 1-800-394-4209, or from 
the Publicly Available Records System (PARS) component of NRC's 
document system (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC Web site at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html or http://www.nrc.gov/reading-
rm/doc-collections/ (ACNW&M schedules and agendas).
    (f) Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACNW&M meetings. Those wishing to use this service for 
observing ACNW&M meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACNW&M Audio 
Visual Specialist, (301-415-8066) 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.

ACNW&M Working Group Meetings

    From time to time the ACNW&M may sponsor an in-depth meeting on a 
specific technical issue to understand staff expectations and review 
work in progress. Such meetings are called Working Group meetings. 
These Working Group meetings will also be conducted in accordance with 
the procedures noted above for the ACNW&M meeting, as appropriate. When 
Working Group meetings are held at locations other than at NRC 
facilities, reproduction facilities may not be available at a 
reasonable cost. Accordingly, 50 copies of the materials to be used 
during the meeting should be provided for distribution at such 
meetings.

ACNW&M Ad Hoc Subcommittee Meetings

    In accordance with the revised FACA, the agency is no longer 
required to apply the FACA requirements to meetings conducted by the 
Subcommittees of the NRC Advisory Committees, if the Subcommittee(s 
recommendations would be independently reviewed by its parent 
Committee.
    The ACNW&M, however, chose to conduct its Subcommittee meetings in 
accordance with the procedures noted above for ACNW&M Full Committee 
meetings, as appropriate, to facilitate public participation, and to 
provide a forum for stakeholders to express their views on regulatory 
matters being considered by the ACNW&M. When Subcommittee meetings are 
held at locations other than at NRC facilities, reproduction facilities 
may not be available at a reasonable cost. Accordingly, 50 copies of 
the materials to be used during the meeting should be provided for 
distribution at such meetings.

Special Provisions When Proprietary Sessions Are To Be Held

    If it is necessary to hold closed sessions for the purpose of 
discussing matters involving proprietary information, persons with 
agreements permitting access to such information may attend those 
portions of the ACNW&M meetings where this material is being discussed 
upon confirmation that such agreements are effective and related to the 
material being discussed.
    The DFO should be informed of such an agreement at least 5 working 
days prior to the meeting so that it can be confirmed, and a 
determination can be made regarding the applicability of the agreement 
to the material that will be discussed during the meeting. The minimum 
information provided should include information regarding the date of 
the agreement, the scope of material included in the agreement, the 
project or projects involved, and the names and titles of the persons 
signing the agreement. Additional information may be requested to 
identify the specific agreement involved. A copy of the executed 
agreement should be provided to the DFO prior to the beginning of the 
meeting for admittance to the closed session.

    Dated: September 20, 2007.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-19013 Filed 9-25-07; 8:45 am]
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