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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices as methods that are acceptable to the NRC staff for implementing specific parts of the NRC’s regulations, techniques that the staff uses in evaluating specific problems or postulated accidents, and data that the staff needs in its review of applications for permits and licenses. The draft regulatory guide (DG), entitled, ‘‘An Approach for Determining the Technical Adequacy of Probabilistic Risk Assessment Results for RiskInformed Activities,’’ is temporarily identified by its task number, DG–1200, which should be mentioned in all related correspondence. DG–1200 is proposed Revision 2 of Regulatory Guide 1.200. In 1995, the NRC issued a Policy Statement on the use of probabilistic risk analysis (PRA), encouraging its use in all regulatory matters. 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The NRC staff has scheduled a public meeting on July 11, 2008, (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.), at NRC headquarters (11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852, conference room T–10A1) to discuss DG–1200. The meeting will focus on the changes in DG–1200 from the previous revision of this guide (i.e., Regulatory Guide 1.200, Revision 1). Call-in capability will be made available for those individuals who can not travel to NRC headquarters; however, only a limited number of call-in lines can be made available. Please contact Mary Drouin (e-mail Mary.Drouin@nrc.gov or 307–415–6675), if you plan to call in. The meeting will also be noticed at least 10 days prior to the meeting, which will include an agenda and the call-in number. II. Further Information The NRC staff is soliciting comments on DG–1200 (including any implementation schedule) and its associated regulatory analysis or value/ impact statement. 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E8–13966 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee Meeting on Power Uprates (Hope Creek); Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Power Uprates will hold a meeting on July 8, 2008, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T–2B3. The 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 Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (DNC) or its contractor Westinghouse Electric Company LLC. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Tuesday July 8, 2008—9 a.m.–5 p.m. The Subcommittee will review the staff’s safety evaluation associated with the Millstone Power Station Unit 3 stretch power uprate. The E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 35172 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 120 / Friday, June 20, 2008 / Notices Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, DNC, Westinghouse, 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, Mr. David Bessette at 301–415–8065, five 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. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007, (72 FR 54695). 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: June 12, 2008. Antonio Dias, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B. [FR Doc. E8–14001 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee Meeting on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena; Notice of Meeting jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES The ACRS Subcommittee on ThermalHydraulic Phenomena will hold a meeting on July 7, 2008, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T–2B1. The meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Monday July 7, 2008—12 Noon Until 6 p.m. The Subcommittee will discuss the peer review of the TRACE code. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, consultants to the staff, and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions 16:53 Jun 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: June 12, 2008. Antonio Dias, Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B. [FR Doc. E8–13963 Filed 6–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b. of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on July 9–11, 2008, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on Monday, October 22, 2007 (72 FR 59574). BILLING CODE 7590–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 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, Mr. David Bessette at 301–415–8065, five 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. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007, (72 FR 54695). Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Officer between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 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. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, Conference Room T–2B3, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Stretch Power Uprate Application for Millstone Power Station Unit 3 (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., and its contractor Westinghouse Electric Company LLC regarding the proposed 7% stretch power uprate for Millstone Power Station Unit 3, and related matters. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10:45 a.m.–2:15 p.m.: Selected Chapters of the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) Associated with the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) Design Certification Application (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and General Electric—Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) regarding selected chapters of the NRC staff’s SER with Open Items associated with the ESBWR design certification application. 2:30 p.m.–6 p.m.: Safeguards and Security Matters (Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft final/proposed rules and associated regulatory guidance in the area of safeguards and security. 6:15 p.m.–7:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will prepare and discuss the proposed ACRS reports on Stretch Power Uprate Application for Millstone Power Station Unit 3, selected chapters of the SER associated with the ESBWR Design Certification Application, and Safeguards and Security Matters. Thursday, July 10, 2008, Conference Room T–2B3, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 8:35 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Status of NRC Staff Activities Associated with Seismic Design Issues at Nuclear Power Plants (Open)—The Committee will discuss with representatives of the NRC staff the 2008 seismic research program plan, the interim staff guidance on high frequency ground motion, the July 2007 Japan earthquake, and the status of resolution of Generic Safety Issue-199 (GSI–199). 10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Containment Overpressure Credit (Open/Closed)— The Committee will discuss with representatives of the NRC staff and Tennessee Valley Authority technical issues related to crediting of containment overpressure during design basis accidents and special events in support of the extended power uprate for Brown Ferry Units 1, 2, and 3. 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.: Future Activities/ Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings, and report on matters related to the conduct E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 120 (Friday, June 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35171-35172]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee 
Meeting on Power Uprates (Hope Creek); Notice of Meeting

    The ACRS Subcommittee on Power Uprates will hold a meeting on July 
8, 2008, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T-2B3.
    The 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 Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. (DNC) or its 
contractor Westinghouse Electric Company LLC.
    The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:

Tuesday July 8, 2008--9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Subcommittee will review the staff's safety evaluation 
associated with the Millstone Power Station Unit 3 stretch power 
uprate. The

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Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff, DNC, Westinghouse, 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, Mr. 
David Bessette at 301-415-8065, five 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. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and 
participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register 
on September 26, 2007, (72 FR 54695).
    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: June 12, 2008.
Antonio Dias,
Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B.
[FR Doc. E8-14001 Filed 6-19-08; 8:45 am]
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