Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee on APR1400, 15241-15242 [2017-05965]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices science facts, understanding of the scientific process, support for spending for scientific research, confidence in scientists, and attitudes toward particular science and technology issues such as nanotechnology and genetically engineered foods. Data collection is expected to begin in Spring 2018. In recent data collection cycles, the GSS has attained a response rate of approximately 70%. Data is collected primarily by face-to-face interviews, though there is an option for phone interviews. The survey will be collected in conformance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act (CIPSEA). Responses from individuals are voluntary. 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Estimate of Burden: In the 2014 GSS data collection cycle, respondents took an average of 20 minutes to respond to the S&T Attitudes Survey module. This is not expected to change. In addition, while the target number of participants is 1,250, this can vary depending on the execution of the GSS. No more than 1,313 participants are expected for the 2018 GSS. Thus, the total number of person-hours expected for the 2018 GSS is at most (20/ 60)*1,313 or 438 hours. Dated: March 21, 2017. Suzanne H. Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation. [FR Doc. 2017–05937 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Subcommittee on APR1400 The ACRS Subcommittee on APR1400 will hold a meeting on April 5, 2017, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T–2B1, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, April 5, 2017—1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Subcommittee will review the APR1400 Design Control Document and PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15241 Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items, Chapter 14, ‘‘Verification Programs.’’ The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company 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), Christopher Brown (Telephone 301–415–7111 or Email: Christopher.Brown@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 17, 2016, (81 FR 71543). 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 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. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. After registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 240– 888–9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 15242 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices Dated: March 21, 2017. Mark L. Banks, Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2017–05965 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Joint Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittees on ThermalHydraulic Phenomena and Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment; Notice of Meeting The ACRS Subcommittees on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena and Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment will hold a joint meeting on April 5, 2017, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T–2B1, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The entire meeting will be open to public attendance. The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows: Wednesday, April 5, 2017–8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The Subcommittees will review the staff’s Draft Safety Evaluation Report Regarding South Texas Project’s GSI– 191 risk-informed license amendment request. The Subcommittees will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the Licensee, NRC staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittees 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 301–415–5375 or Email 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2016, (81 FR 71543). 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 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. If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. After registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 240– 888–9835) to be escorted to the meeting room. Dated: March 21, 2017. Mark L. Banks, Chief Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. [FR Doc. 2017–05964 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2017–0079] Quality Assurance Program Criteria (Design and Construction) Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft regulatory guide; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–1326, ‘‘Quality Assurance Program Criteria (Design and Construction).’’ This proposed guide, Revision 5, updates the guidance to endorse, with clarification or exceptions, multiple revisions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers standard NQA–1 titled ‘‘Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications.’’ The proposed revision describes methods that NRC considers acceptable for establishing and implementing a quality assurance (QA) program for the design and construction of nuclear power plants and fuel reprocessing plants. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Submit comments by May 26, 2017. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. Although a time limit is given, comments and suggestions in connection with items for inclusion in guides currently being developed or improvements in all published guides are encouraged at any time. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods (unless this document describes a different method for submitting comments on a specified subject): • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0079. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–415–3463; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Office of Administration, Mail Stop: OWFN–12H08, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. For additional direction on obtaining information and submitting comments, see ‘‘Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Thomas, Office of New Reactors, telephone: 301–415–6638, email: Ashley.Ferguson@nrc.gov; and Stephen Burton, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, telephone: 301–415–7000, email: Stephen.Burton@nrc.gov. Both are staff members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 57 (Monday, March 27, 2017)]
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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards 
(ACRS); Subcommittee on APR1400

    The ACRS Subcommittee on APR1400 will hold a meeting on April 5, 
2017, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    The meeting will be open to public attendance with the exception of 
portions that may be closed to protect information that is proprietary 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). The agenda for the subject meeting 
shall be as follows:
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017--1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    The Subcommittee will review the APR1400 Design Control Document 
and Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items, Chapter 14, 
``Verification Programs.'' The Subcommittee will hear presentations by 
and hold discussions with the NRC staff and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power 
Company 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), 
Christopher Brown (Telephone 301-415-7111 or Email: 
Christopher.Brown@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 17, 2016, (81 FR 71543).
    Detailed meeting agendas and meeting transcripts are available on 
the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/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.
    If attending this meeting, please enter through the One White Flint 
North building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. After 
registering with Security, please contact Mr. Theron Brown (Telephone 
240-888-9835) to be escorted to the meeting room.


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    Dated: March 21, 2017.
Mark L. Banks,
Chief, Technical Support Branch, Advisory Committee on Reactor 
Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 2017-05965 Filed 3-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7590-01-P