DATES: Thursday, November 4, 2010 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ADDRESSES: St. Regis Hotel
923 16th Street and K Street, NW
Telephone: (202) 638-2626
Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, Disposal Subcommittee
AGENCY: Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy
ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting
SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Disposal Subcommittee.
The Disposal Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (the Commission). The establishment of subcommittees is authorized in the Commission’s charter. The Commission was organized pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law No. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) (the Act). This
notice is provided in accordance with the Act.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy A. Frazier, Designated Federal
Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC
20585; telephone (202) 586-4243 or facsimile (202) 586-0544; email
[email protected] Additional information will be available at
Background: The President directed that the Commission be established to
conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear
fuel cycle. The Commission will provide advice and make recommendations on issues
including alternatives for the storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense
spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste.
The Co-chairs of the Commission requested the formation of the Disposal
Subcommittee to answer the question: “[h]ow can the U.S. go about establishing one or
more disposal sites for high-level nuclear wastes in a manner that is technically,
politically and socially acceptable?”
Purpose of the Meeting: The main focus of the meeting will be on lessons learned
from past site evaluation processes (both the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Yucca
Mountain) and other issues. The utilities perspective on implementation of the Nuclear
Waste Policy Act will also be explored.
Tentative Agenda: The meeting is expected to start at 8:30 a.m. on November 4,
2010 with panel presentations beginning at 8:45 and ending at 12:30 p.m. with a public
comment period from 12:30 p.m. through 1:15 p.m.
Public Participation: Subcommittee meetings are not required to be open to the
public; however, the Commission has elected to open the presentation sessions of the
meeting to the public. Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to
offer comments and suggestions may do so at the end of the public session on Thursday,
November 4, 2010. Approximately 45 minutes will be reserved for public comments
from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who
wish to speak but will not exceed 5 minutes. The Designated Federal Officer is
empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of
business. Those wishing to speak should register to do so beginning at 8:00 a.m. on
November 4, 2010, at the St. Regis Hotel. Registration to speak will close at noon,
November 4, 2010.
Those not able to attend the meeting or have insufficient time to address the
subcommittee are invited to send a written statement to Timothy A. Frazier, U.S.
Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20585, email to
[email protected], or post comments on the Commission website at
Additionally, the meeting will be available via live video webcast. The link will
be available at www.brc.gov.
Minutes: The minutes of the meeting will be available at www.brc.gov or by
contacting Mr. Frazier. He may be reached at the postal address or email address above.
Issued in Washington, DC on October 20, 2010
Deputy Committee Management Officer
[FR Doc. 2010-26860 Filed 10/22/2010 at 8:45 am; Publication Date: 10/25/2010]
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