Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting, 37849-37850 [2013-15042]

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Licensees may submit a request to implement one or more of the Code Cases listed in RG 1.193 through § 50.55a(z) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), which permits the use of alternatives to the Code requirements referenced in 10 CFR 50.55a provided that the proposed alternatives result in an acceptable level of quality and safety. Licensees must submit a plant-specific request that addresses the NRC’s concerns about the Code Case at issue. In the Proposed Rules section of this issue of the Federal Register, a proposed rule that would incorporate by reference RGs 1.84, 1.147, and 1.192 into 10 CFR Part 50, ‘‘Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities’’ (RIN 3150–AI72; NRC–2009– 0359). The statement of considerations for the proposed rule lists the acceptable and conditionally acceptable Code Cases, and discusses the bases for the proposed conditions. III. Backfitting and Issue Finality The purpose of this section is to provide information to applicants and licensees regarding the NRC staff’s plans for using this regulatory guide. This regulatory guide does not approve the use of the Code Cases listed herein. Licensees may submit a plant-specific request to implement one or more of the Code Cases listed in this regulatory guide. The request must address the NRC’s concerns about the Code Case at issue. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of June 2013. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37849 For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Thomas H. Boyce, Chief, Regulatory Guide Development Branch, Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research. [FR Doc. 2013–15018 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting 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 9–12, 2013, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 1:00 p.m.–1:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting. 1:05 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Spent Fuel Pool Study (SFPS) (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the conclusion of the study to examine consequences of a beyond-design-basis earthquake affecting the spent fuel pool for a US Mark I boiling water reactor. 4:15 P.M.–7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 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.: State of the Art Reactor Consequence Analysis (SOARCA) Uncertainty Analyses (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft NUREG/CR–7155 Report, ‘‘State-of-the-Art Reactor Consequence Analyses Project, Uncertainty Analysis of the Unmitigated Long-Term Station Blackout of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station.’’ 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.: Proposed Revision to 10 CFR Part 61 (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 37850 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices regarding a proposed rulemaking to modify portions of 10 CFR Part 61, ‘‘Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste.’’ 1:45 p.m.–7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Thursday, July 11, 2013, Conference Room T2–B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the Commission (Open)—The Committee will discuss the following topics for its meeting with the Commission: (1) Overview; (2) Draft Design Specific Review Standard for mPower iPWR Chapter 7, ‘‘Instrumentation and Control Systems;’’ (3) Station Blackout Rulemaking; (4) Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Licensing Issues; (5) Draft NUREG– 2125, ‘‘Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment;’’ and (6) Draft NUREG– 1855, ‘‘Guidance on the Treatment of Uncertainties Associated with PRAs in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking.’’ 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Meeting with the Commission (Open)—The Committee will discuss topics of mutual interest with the NRC Commission. 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. Friday, July 12, 2013, Conference Room T–2b1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md 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.–10:00 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/ Closed)—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 matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments. [Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) (2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] 10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)—The Committee will discuss the responses VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)—Discussion of matters related to the conduct of Committee Activities and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability of information permit. Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 18, 2012, (76 FR 64146–64147). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Antonio Dias, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301–415–6805, Email: Antonio.Dias@nrc.gov), five days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 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 the Cognizant ACRS staff if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience. Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the meeting. In accordance with Subsection 10(d) Public Law 92–463, and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as specifically noted above. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the Chairman. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during the open portions of the meeting. ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr.resource@nrc.gov, or by calling the PDR at 1–800–397–4209, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/ACRS/. Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301–415–8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (ET), 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. Dated: June 18, 2013. Andrew L. Bates, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–15042 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2013–0021] Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Operations) Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory guide; issuance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a revision to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.33, ‘‘Quality Assurance Program Requirements (Operations).’’ This RG describes methods that the staff of the NRC considers acceptable for managerial and administrative Quality Assurance (QA) controls for nuclear power plants during operations. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0021 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. 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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting

    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 9-12, 2013, 11545 
Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland

    1:00 p.m.-1:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)--
The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
the meeting.
    1:05 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Spent Fuel Pool Study (SFPS) (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff regarding the conclusion of the study 
to examine consequences of a beyond-design-basis earthquake affecting 
the spent fuel pool for a US Mark I boiling water reactor.
    4:15 P.M.-7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed 
during this meeting.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
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.: State of the Art Reactor Consequence Analysis 
(SOARCA) Uncertainty Analyses (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC 
staff regarding the draft NUREG/CR-7155 Report, ``State-of-the-Art 
Reactor Consequence Analyses Project, Uncertainty Analysis of the 
Unmitigated Long-Term Station Blackout of the Peach Bottom Atomic Power 
Station.''
    10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Proposed Revision to 10 CFR Part 61 (Open)--
The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff

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regarding a proposed rulemaking to modify portions of 10 CFR Part 61, 
``Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste.''
    1:45 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

Thursday, July 11, 2013, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland

    8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the 
Commission (Open)--The Committee will discuss the following topics for 
its meeting with the Commission: (1) Overview; (2) Draft Design 
Specific Review Standard for mPower iPWR Chapter 7, ``Instrumentation 
and Control Systems;'' (3) Station Blackout Rulemaking; (4) Next 
Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Licensing Issues; (5) Draft NUREG-2125, 
``Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment;'' and (6) Draft NUREG-
1855, ``Guidance on the Treatment of Uncertainties Associated with PRAs 
in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking.''
    9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Meeting with the Commission (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss topics of mutual interest with the NRC 
Commission.
    1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

Friday, July 12, 2013, Conference Room T-2b1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Md

    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.-10:00 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning 
and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)--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 matters related to the conduct of ACRS 
business, including anticipated workload and member assignments. [Note: 
A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) 
(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate 
solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and 
information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of personal privacy.]
    10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations (Open)--The Committee will discuss the responses from 
the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and 
recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters.
    10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--Discussion of matters 
related to the conduct of Committee Activities and specific issues that 
were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability 
of information permit.
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 18, 2012, (76 FR 
64146-64147). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written 
views may be presented by members of the public, including 
representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral 
statements should notify Antonio Dias, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 
301-415-6805, Email: Antonio.Dias@nrc.gov), five days before the 
meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to 
allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 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 the Cognizant ACRS staff 
if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience.
    Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be 
provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic 
copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff 
one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within 
this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with 
a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the 
meeting.
    In accordance with Subsection 10(d) Public Law 92-463, and 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as 
specifically noted above. Use of still, motion picture, and television 
cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the 
meeting as determined by the Chairman. Electronic recordings will be 
permitted only during the open portions of the meeting.
    ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr.resource@nrc.gov, 
or by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, 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/ACRS/.
    Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service should 
contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301-415-8066), 
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (ET), 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.

    Dated: June 18, 2013.
 Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-15042 Filed 6-21-13; 8:45 am]
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