Sunshine Federal Register Notice, 11525-11526 [2011-4758]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: February 23, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011–4661 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA); Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA), Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Thursday, March 24, 2011—8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Subcommittee will review the plan and schedule for developing a level 3 PRA. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff 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 (DFO), John Lai (Telephone 301–415–5197 or E-mail: John.Lai@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. 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 October 21, 2010, (75 FR 65038– 65039). Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on the NRC VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acrs. 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 from the Web site cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: February 23, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011–4659 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (U.S. EPR); Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittee on U.S. EPR will hold a meeting on March 23, 2011, Room T–2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, March 23, 2011—8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Subcommittee will continue its review of Chapter 15 of the U.S. EPR Document Control Design (DCD) Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Items. The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of AREVA Inc., the NRC staff, 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 (DFO), Derek Widmayer (Telephone 301–415–7366 or E-mail: Derek.Widmayer@nrc.gov) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided to the DFO thirty minutes before the meeting. In addition, one PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11525 electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the DFO one day before the meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the DFO with a CD containing each presentation at least thirty minutes before the meeting. 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 October 21, 2010, (75 FR 65038–65039). Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/readingrm/doc-collections/acrs. 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 from the website cited above or by contacting the identified DFO. Moreover, in view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with these references if such rescheduling would result in a major inconvenience. Dated: February 24, 2011. Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Chief, Reactor Safety Branch B, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2011–4676 Filed 3–1–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORTY COMMISSION [NRC–2011–0006] Sunshine Federal Register Notice Nuclear Regulatory Commission. DATES: Week of February 28, 2011. PLACE: Commissioners’ Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. STATUS: Public and Closed. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED Week of February 28, 2011 Monday, February 28, 2011 2:30 p.m. Discussion of Management Issues (Closed—Ex. 2). * * * * * * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)—(301) 415–1292. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 11526 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / Notices Contact person for more information: Rochelle Bavol, (301) 415–1651. * * * * * Additional Information By a vote of 5–0 on February 23 and 24, 2011, the Commission determined pursuant to U.S.C. 552b(e) and § 9.107(a) of the Commission’s rules that the above referenced Discussion of Management Issues be held on February 28, 2011, with less than one week notice to the public. * * * * * The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/schedule.html. * * * * * The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities, where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g., braille, large print), please notify Bill Dosch, Chief, Work Life and Benefits Branch, at 301–415–6200, TDD: 301– 415–2100, or by e-mail at william.dosch@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a caseby-case basis. * * * * * This notice is distributed electronically to subscribers. If you no longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555 (301–415–1969), or send an e-mail to darlene.wright@nrc.gov. Dated: February 25, 2011. Richard J. Laufer, Technical Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–4758 Filed 2–28–11; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES [IA–09–035; NRC–2011–0048] In the Matter of Dr. Gary Kao; Order Prohibiting Involvement In NRC– Licensed Activities I Dr. Gary Kao has performed duties as an authorized user at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PVAMC). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) holds a Master Materials License VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:34 Mar 01, 2011 Jkt 223001 (MML) Number 03–23853–01VA issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or Commission) pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) part 30. The PVAMC is a medical broad scope permittee authorized by the MML to use a variety of byproduct materials for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The therapeutic treatments include brachytherapy iodine-125 used for permanent prostate implants. Dr. Kao was an approved authorized user for brachytherapy iodine-125 used for permanent prostate implants under the permit. II On May 16, 2008, the NRC received information that on May 5, 2008, a potential medical event (as defined in 10 CFR 35.3045) occurred at the PVAMC; this event report was followed by numerous others. By October 2009, the VA had reported to the NRC that 97 medical events involving prostate brachytherapy occurred at the PVAMC from February 2002 through June 2008. The NRC determined that Dr. Kao was the authorized physician during 91 of the 97 reported medical events. In addition, during the period from December 2006 through November 2007, post-treatment dose verification, required pursuant to 10 CFR 35.41(b)(2), was not performed for at least 16 patients under Dr. Kao’s purview due to computer system interface problems. Even after the computer interface problems were resolved, post-treatment plans were not completed for seven patients until December 2007. In response to the reported medical events, the VA National Health Physics Program (NHPP) conducted onsite inspections at the PVAMC on May 28 and 29, 2008, and June 24 and 25, 2008. The VA NHPP issued an inspection report on October 16, 2008, documenting violations of NRC requirements. The NHPP concluded that, for medical events occurring between February 25, 2002, and May 5, 2008, Dr. Kao was aware of the D90 (dose to 90 percent of the prostate volume) doses and, in some cases, of the seeds being implanted outside the prostate. The NHPP determined that Dr. Kao had adequate clinical and technical knowledge of the patient circumstances surrounding the medical events. However, the NHPP concluded that Dr. Kao did not report these circumstances to the Radiation Safety Officer to evaluate as possible medical events. The NRC considered this a missed opportunity to correct the issue, allowing further medical events to occur. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On July 17, 2008, the PVAMC Director convened an Administrative Board of Investigation (ABI) to review the brachytherapy program. The ABI submitted the results of its investigation in a memorandum to the PVAMC Director on September 4, 2008. The ABI report concluded that Dr. Kao was aware of the poor and inconsistent results from the brachytherapy treatments, but chose not to alert senior management or the Radiation Safety Committee. Additionally, the ABI report stated that Dr. Kao chose not to stop the program when problems were identified relating to post-treatment monitoring and evaluation because of data transmission issues from the radiology department. The ABI report also noted that Dr. Kao failed to take corrective action for those cases found to have low D90s or when the computerized tomography to treatment planning system network problem made post implant evaluations impossible. The NRC also responded to the medical events being reported by conducting onsite inspections at the PVAMC on various dates from July 23, 2008, to October 16, 2009. The results of the NRC inspections were documented in NRC Special Inspection Report 030–34325/2008–029(DNMS), dated March 30, 2009, and NRC Reactive Inspection Report 030–34325/ 2009–001(DNMS), dated November 17, 2009. While the NRC inspection reports did not focus on the roles of individuals and their contributions to the issues at the PVAMC, the NRC recognized that Dr. Kao was the authorized user for almost all the reported medical events. The NRC identified that contributing factors to the medical events included a lack of a safety culture where safety concerns went unreported, and a nonrigorous and informal assessment of patient doses existed which did not demonstrate a commitment to improve performance. The NRC identified eight apparent violations of NRC requirements. The NRC discussed these violations with the VA at a Predecisional Enforcement Conference conducted on December 17, 2009. In a letter dated January 14, 2010, the VA accepted the violations, including the root or basic causes identified by the VA and the NRC. On March 17, 2010, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation with a $227,500 proposed civil penalty to the VA. The Notice of Violation included two Severity Level II violations and three Severity Level III violations assessed a civil penalty; and one Severity Level II violation and two Severity Level IV violations not assessed a civil penalty. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2011)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORTY COMMISSION

[NRC-2011-0006]


Sunshine Federal Register Notice

AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETINGS: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

DATES: Week of February 28, 2011.

PLACE: Commissioners' Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, 
Maryland.

STATUS: Public and Closed.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED 

Week of February 28, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

2:30 p.m. Discussion of Management Issues (Closed--Ex. 2).
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    * The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on 
short notice. To verify the status of meetings, call (recording)--(301) 
415-1292.

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Contact person for more information: Rochelle Bavol, (301) 415-1651.
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Additional Information

    By a vote of 5-0 on February 23 and 24, 2011, the Commission 
determined pursuant to U.S.C. 552b(e) and Sec.  9.107(a) of the 
Commission's rules that the above referenced Discussion of Management 
Issues be held on February 28, 2011, with less than one week notice to 
the public.
* * * * *
    The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the Internet 
at: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/schedule.html.
* * * * *
    The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with 
disabilities, where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation 
to participate in these public meetings, or need this meeting notice or 
the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another 
format (e.g., braille, large print), please notify Bill Dosch, Chief, 
Work Life and Benefits Branch, at 301-415-6200, TDD: 301-415-2100, or 
by e-mail at william.dosch@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for 
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
* * * * *
    This notice is distributed electronically to subscribers. If you no 
longer wish to receive it, or would like to be added to the 
distribution, please contact the Office of the Secretary, Washington, 
DC 20555 (301-415-1969), or send an e-mail to darlene.wright@nrc.gov.

    Dated: February 25, 2011.
Richard J. Laufer,
Technical Coordinator, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-4758 Filed 2-28-11; 4:15 pm]
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