Federal Register: November 21, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 225)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-29105
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
ACTION: Committees; establishment, renewal, termination, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Request for resum[eacute]s.
Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeks qualified candidates for the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. Submit resum[eacute]s to: Ms. Sherry Meador, Administrative Assistant, ACRS/ ACNW, Mail Stop T2E26, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 205550001, or email SAM@NRC.gov.
Nuclear Waste Advisory Committee,
The Commission established the Advisory [[Page 65743]]
Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) to provide independent technical review of and advice on matters related to the management of nuclear waste, including all aspects of nuclear waste disposal facilities, as directed by the Commission. The ACNW undertakes independent studies and reviews related to disposal, storage, and transportation of both high and lowlevel radioactive waste including interim storage of spent nuclear fuel; materials safety; and facilities decommissioning. This encompasses activities related to rulemakings, associated regulatory guides, and technical positions developed to support and clarify NRC's nuclear materials and radioactive waste regulations. Committee members are selected from a variety of engineering and scientific disciplines, such as risk assessment, chemistry, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials sciences, and the earth sciences. At this time, candidates are being sought who have 1520 years of experience, including graduate level education, in the management and disposal of radioactive waste. Committee members serve a 4year term with the possibility of reappointment for a total service of 8 years.
Criteria used to evaluate candidates include education and experience, demonstrated skills in nuclear waste management matters, and the ability to solve complex technical problems. The Commission, in selecting its Committee members, considers the need for a specific expertise to accomplish the work expected to be before the ACNW. For this position, the expertise must be directly related to the areas of radioactive waste disposal, site remediation and closure activities, materials degradation, corrosion of metals and alloys, and nuclear fuel cycle. Demonstrated experience would be particularly desirable in engineering design and risk assessment associated with underground structures, tunnels, and mining complexes, with emphasis in the area of radioactive waste storage and disposal. Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Commission seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds, so that the membership on the Committee will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed by the Committee.
Candidates for ACNW appointments may be involved in or have financial interests related to NRCregulated aspects of the nuclear industry. Because conflictofinterest considerations may restrict the participation of a candidate in ACNW activities, the degree and nature of any such restriction on an individual's activities as a member will be considered in the selection process. Each qualified candidate's financial interests must be reconciled with applicable Federal and NRC rules and regulations prior to final appointment. This might require divestiture of securities or discontinuance of certain contracts or grants. Information regarding these restrictions will be provided upon request.
A resum[eacute] describing the educational and professional
background of the candidate, including any special accomplishments and
professional references should be provided. Candidates should provide
their current address, telephone number, and email address. All
candidates will receive careful consideration. Appointment will be made
without regard to such factors as race, color, religion, national
origin, sex, age, or disabilities. Candidates must be citizens of the
United States and be able to devote approximately 70100 days per year
to Committee business. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2003.
Dated: November 17, 2003.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 0329105 Filed 112003; 8:45 am]
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