APPENDIX E

OPEN MEETING AGENDAS

AGENDA: MEETING 1

Committee for Yucca Mountain Peer Review: Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion

Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza

4255 South Paradise Road

Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

July 19-20, 1995

Wednesday, July 19, 1995

OPEN SESSION

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Ernest T. Smerdon, Chair

Kevin D. Crowley, Study Director

  • Purpose and plan for the meeting

  • Introduction of committee and staff

8:45-9:30 a.m.

Project Background; National Academy of Sciences Procedures and Policies

Ernest T. Smerdon, Chair

Kevin D. Crowley, Study Director



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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion APPENDIX E OPEN MEETING AGENDAS AGENDA: MEETING 1 Committee for Yucca Mountain Peer Review: Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza 4255 South Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 July 19-20, 1995 Wednesday, July 19, 1995 OPEN SESSION 8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Ernest T. Smerdon, Chair Kevin D. Crowley, Study Director Purpose and plan for the meeting Introduction of committee and staff 8:45-9:30 a.m. Project Background; National Academy of Sciences Procedures and Policies Ernest T. Smerdon, Chair Kevin D. Crowley, Study Director

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion   Charge to the committee Review of the NAS–NRC study process General operating procedures for this project Project schedule Policies regarding public access and confidentiality Policies regarding audio and video recording Policies regarding public input 9:30-10:30 a.m. Development of Technical Basis Reports and the Committee's Task Jane Summerson, DOE–YMSCO 10:30-11:00 a.m. BREAK 11:00-11:45 a.m. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Perspectives on the Technical Basis Report Mike Bell, USNRC 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Questions and Discussion Committee and Presenters 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH 1:30-2:00 p.m. State of Nevada Perspectives on the Technical Basis Report Carl Johnson, Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office 2:00-2:30 p.m. Public Trust and the Nuclear Waste Program Judy Treichel, Nevada Nuclear Waste Task Force, Inc.

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion 2:30-3:30 p.m. Presentations by Other Affected Units of Government 3:30-4:00 p.m. BREAK 4:00-5:30 p.m. Opportunity for Public Comment Thursday, July 20, 1995 OPEN SESSION 8:30-8:40 a.m. Summary of Yesterday's Activities and Plan for the Day Ernest T. Smerdon, Chair 8:40-9:30 a.m. U.S. Geological Survey Perspectives on the Technical Basis Report John Stuckless, Yucca Mountain Project Branch, USGS 9:30-9:45 a.m. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Perspectives on the Technical Basis Report Leon Reiter, NWTRB 9:45-10:15 a.m. Discussion Committee and Presenters 10:15-10:45 a.m. BREAK 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Additional Presentations by Affected Units of Government and Opportunity for Public Comment 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion 1:30-2:15 p.m. Preliminary Discussion of Schedule and Assignments Committee 2:15-3:00 p.m. Preliminary Discussion of Plans for the Next Meeting, Including Field Trip Committee 3:00-3:30 p.m. BREAK 3:30-5:00 p.m. Opportunity for Public Comment

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion AGENDA: MEETING 2 Committee for Yucca Mountain Peer Review: Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion Beatty, Nevada Yucca Mountain Site August 27-29, 1995 Sunday, August 27, 1995 7:00 a.m. Field trip participants will depart for Beatty from the La Quinta Inn, Las Vegas. 8:30 a.m. Rendezvous at Lathrop Wells (Amargosa Valley), intersection of Routes 95 and 29, for introductions of committee and visitors and a brief review of the purpose and plan for the field trip. Stop 1: U.S. Route 95 at Fortymile Wash. Erosional history of Fortymile Wash and historical flooding [DOE: Whitney, Lundstrom, and Beck; State: Mifflin]. One hour. Stop 2: Lathrop Wells Cone. Comparison of dating techniques; techniques to infer erosion [DOE: Crowe]. One hour. 12:00 p.m. Arrive at Beatty, Nevada. 2:00-6:00 p.m. Open Session at Beatty Community Center

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion 2:00-4:00 p.m. Committee Discussion on Hydrology.The committee will ask questions of DOE scientists on the following topics: Perched water. Nature, extent, occurrence, and flux rates; dating and other geochemical work; experimental design to find perched water; how well perched water is understood and can be predicted. [DOE: Luckey and Czarnecki; State: Mifflin] Ground water supply. Given alternative conceptual models for steep hydrologic gradients north of Yucca Mountain, how do they affect predictions of ground water drawdown. [DOE: Luckey and Czarnecki; State: Mifflin] Probable Maximum Flooding. Details of calculations to determine probable maximum flood boundaries. [DOE: Barton] 4:00-6:00 p.m. Committee Discussion and Public Comment Monday, August 28, 1995 6:00 a.m. Depart Beatty to Nevada Test Site Gate 510 for badging. 6:30 a.m. Rendezvous at Gate 510 for badging. 7:00 a.m. Depart Nevada Test Site Gate 510.

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion 8:00-11:00 a.m. Stop 3: Big Skull Mountain Vista. Erosional history, debris flows, and varnish dating. [DOE: Whitney and Harrington; State: Dorn] Stop 4: LSM-1 Boulder Deposit. Erosional history, debris flows, and varnish dating. [DOE: Whitney and Harrington; State: Dorn] 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. LUNCH (Site Characterization Office) 12:00-3:00 p.m. Stop 5: Fortymile Wash Vista. Drainage evolution, incision rates, and Quaternary history. Geochronologic studies of surficial deposits at Yucca Mountain. [DOE: Whitney, Lundstrom, and Paces; State: Spaulding] Stop 6: Jake Ridge. Debris flows from a storm event. [DOE: Whitney] 3:00-4:00 p.m. Stop 7: Trench 14D/Crest Exile Hill. Surficial deposits and alluvium/colluvium relationships as evidence for erosion rates. Amounts of Quaternary faulting related to enhanced erosion. [DOE: Lundstrom, Whitney, and Paces; State: Bell] 4:00-5:30 p.m. Stop 8: Yucca Crest. Wrap-up and overview of tomorrow's work. [DOE: Whitney and Harrington] 5:30 p.m. Depart for Beatty via Test Site Gate 510.

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Review of U.S. Department of Energy Technical Basis Report for Surface Characteristics, Preclosure Hydrology, and Erosion Tuesday, August 29, 1995 6:00 a.m. Committee will depart from Beatty. 6:45 a.m. Rendezvous at Steves Pass turnaround. 6:45 a.m. Stop 9: Steves Pass. Overview of Crater Flats, including geomorphology and soils. [DOE: Whitney; State: Bell, Spaulding] Stop 10: Crater Flats Cinder Cone. Erosional history. [DOE: Harrington; State: Bell, Spaulding] Stop 11: Trench 8. Boulder deposits, relationship of colluvium with hillslope deposits, erosion rates, and antiquity of colluvial deposits as determined from K-horizon carbonates. [DOE: Whitney, Harrington, and Paces; State: Bell] Stop 12: SCFT-3. Boulder deposits, relationship of colluvium with hillslope deposits, erosion rates, and antiquity of colluvial deposits as determined from K-horizon carbonates. [DOE: Whitney, Harrington, and Paces; State: Bell] Technical wrap-up (Whitney); next steps and schedule (Smerdon); comments by committee members and other participants. 12:00 p.m. Depart for Las Vegas.