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1 May 2011

Workshop on Methods for Evaluating Nuclear Waste Streams

[Federal Register: April 29, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 83)]
[Page 24065-24066]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Board Workshop: June 6-7, 2011--Arlington, Virginia; the U.S. 
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Will Hold a Workshop on Methods 
for Evaluating Nuclear Waste Streams

    Pursuant to its authority under section 5051 of Public Law 100-203, 
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, the U.S. Nuclear Waste 
Technical Review Board will hold a workshop on Monday, June 6, and 
Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in Arlington, Virginia, on methods for 
evaluating waste streams associated with light-water reactor (LWR) 
fuel-cycle options. The Board has developed a personal-computer-based 
systems analysis tool, the Nuclear Waste Assessment System for 
Technical Evaluation (NUWASTE), to analyze the implications of various 
nuclear fuel-cycle scenarios being considered by the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) for managing spent nuclear fuel. The Board will discuss 
NUWASTE, its methodology, and some preliminary results from the 
analysis at the meeting. Other organizations with similar projects 
under way have been invited to discuss their analytical methods and 
results at the workshop. The overall objectives of the workshop are to 
benchmark each of the systems analysis tools against each other and to 
understand the basis for any differences among the results.
    The workshop will be held at the Hilton Arlington Hotel; 950 N. 
Stafford Street; Arlington, VA 22203; telephone: 703-528-6000. A block 
of rooms has been reserved at the hotel. To make a reservation, 
attendees may call 1-800-Hiltons. The group code for the meeting is 
``NUC.'' Or, go to the hotel Web site, http://, and enter the arrival and departure dates 
and the group code. All reservations must be made by May 13 to receive 
the group rate.
    The workshop will begin on Monday, June 6, at 9 a.m. and will 
conclude by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. A detailed agenda will be 
available on the Board's Web site at approximately 
one week before the workshop. The agenda also may be obtained by 
telephone request at that time.
    The workshop will be open to the public, and opportunities for 
public comment will be provided. Those wanting to speak are encouraged 
to sign the ``Public Comment Register'' at the check-in table. It may 
be necessary to set a time limit on individual remarks, but written 
comments of any length may be submitted for the record.
    Transcripts of the workshop discussions will be available on the 
Board's Web site, by e-mail, on computer disk, and on library-loan in 
paper form from Davonya Barnes of the Board's staff after June 27, 
    The Board was established as an independent federal agency to 
provide ongoing, objective expert advice to Congress and the Secretary 
of Energy on technical issues related to the management and disposition 
of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste and to review 
the technical validity of DOE activities related to implementing the 
Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Board members are experts in their fields and 
are appointed to the Board by the President from a list of candidates 
submitted by the National Academy of Sciences. The Board is required to 
report to Congress and the Secretary no fewer than two times each year. 
Board reports, correspondence, congressional testimony, and meeting 
transcripts and materials are posted on the Board's Web site.
    For information on the meeting agenda, contact Karyn Severson. For 
information on lodging or logistics, contact Linda Coultry. They can be 
reached at 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1300; Arlington, VA 22201-
3367; (tel) 703-235-4473; (fax) 703-235-4495.

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    Dated: April 25, 2011.
Nigel Mote,
Executive Director, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-10329 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]