1 May 2011
Workshop on Methods for Evaluating Nuclear Waste Streams
[Federal Register: April 29, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 83)]
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NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD
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://
www.arlingtonva.hilton.com, 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 http://www.nwtrb.gov 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.
Dated: April 25, 2011.
Executive Director, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-10329 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]
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