APPENDIX B
Committee Meetings (Phases 1 and 2)

PHASE 1

First Meeting

January 31–February 2, 1995

National Research Council

Washington, D.C.

Presentations:

Study Background and Expectations from Sponsor

Leo Beltracchi, USNRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (USNRC/RES), Staff Member, Controls, Instrumentation, and Human Factors Branch

Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS): Individual Member Perspectives

Thomas Kress, Chairman; William Shack, Member; Douglas Coe, Staff; Chad Litte, Intern

Nuclear Safety Research Review Committee (NSRRC) Perspectives

David Morrison, former Chairman (and designated as incoming Director of USNRC/RES); Robert Uhrig, Member

Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) Perspectives

Eric Beckjord, USNRC, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (retired April 1995)

Regulatory Process Overview

Jared Wermiel, USNRC Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (USNRC/NRR), Chief, Instrumentation and Controls Branch

Nuclear Power Plant I&C System Design

Clifford Doutt, USNRC/NRR, Senior Electrical Engineer; Matthew Chiramal, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Advanced Reactors

Regulating Digital Upgrades

Jerry Mauck, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Operating Reactors

Instrumentation and Control Current Safety Issues

Jerry Mauck, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Operating Reactors

The State-of-the-Art in Digital I&C Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Applications

Jerry Mauck, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Operating Reactors; Matthew Chiramal, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Advanced Reactors

Second Meeting

March 2, 1995

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

Irvine, California

Committee discussions and deliberations.

Third Meeting

April 12–13, 1995

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Site Visits:

Committee visits to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Technical Training Center in Chattanooga, to view both an analog and a digital-based simulator; the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, which was recently upgraded with the Eagle 21 (digital) reactor protection system; and Georgia Power's Hammond Power Plant, a fossil-fueled power plant in Rome, Georgia, which includes digital controls.

Fourth Meeting

August 9–11, 1995

National Research Council

Washington, D.C.

Committee discussions and deliberations.



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APPENDIX B Committee Meetings (Phases 1 and 2) PHASE 1 First Meeting January 31–February 2, 1995 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Presentations: Study Background and Expectations from Sponsor Leo Beltracchi, USNRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (USNRC/RES), Staff Member, Controls, Instrumentation, and Human Factors Branch Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS): Individual Member Perspectives Thomas Kress, Chairman; William Shack, Member; Douglas Coe, Staff; Chad Litte, Intern Nuclear Safety Research Review Committee (NSRRC) Perspectives David Morrison, former Chairman (and designated as incoming Director of USNRC/RES); Robert Uhrig, Member Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) Perspectives Eric Beckjord, USNRC, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (retired April 1995) Regulatory Process Overview Jared Wermiel, USNRC Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (USNRC/NRR), Chief, Instrumentation and Controls Branch Nuclear Power Plant I&C System Design Clifford Doutt, USNRC/NRR, Senior Electrical Engineer; Matthew Chiramal, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Advanced Reactors Regulating Digital Upgrades Jerry Mauck, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Operating Reactors Instrumentation and Control Current Safety Issues Jerry Mauck, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Operating Reactors The State-of-the-Art in Digital I&C Systems in Nuclear Power Plant Applications Jerry Mauck, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Operating Reactors; Matthew Chiramal, USNRC/NRR, Section Chief, Advanced Reactors Second Meeting March 2, 1995 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center Irvine, California Committee discussions and deliberations. Third Meeting April 12–13, 1995 Chattanooga, Tennessee Site Visits: Committee visits to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Technical Training Center in Chattanooga, to view both an analog and a digital-based simulator; the Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, which was recently upgraded with the Eagle 21 (digital) reactor protection system; and Georgia Power's Hammond Power Plant, a fossil-fueled power plant in Rome, Georgia, which includes digital controls. Fourth Meeting August 9–11, 1995 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Committee discussions and deliberations.

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PHASE 2 Fifth Meeting October 16–18, 1995 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Presentations: Discussion of Systems Issues of Digital Instrumentation and Control Technology James Keiper, Industry Consultant, Nuclear Systems, Foxboro Company Current USNRC Activities Related to the Phase 1 Report: Introductory Remarks Franklin Coffman, USNRC/RES, Chief, Controls, Instrumentation, and Human Factors Branch Strategic Issues Jared Wermiel, USNRC/NRR, Chief, Instrumentation and Controls Branch Technical Issues Matthew Chiramal, USNRC/NRR, Instrumentation and Controls Branch, Section Chief, Advanced Reactors Human-Machine Interface Issue Richard Eckenrode, USNRC/NRR, Staff Member, Human Factors Assessment Branch Strategic and Technical Issues Leo Beltracchi, USNRC/RES, Staff Member, Controls, Instrumentation, and Human Factors Branch Human-Machine Interface Issue Jay Persinski, USNRC/RES, Staff Member, Controls, Instrumentation, and Human Factors Branch Adequacy of Technical Infrastructure Steve Arndt, USNRC Technical Training Center Summary Remarks Franklin Coffman, USNRC/RES, Chief, Controls, Instrumentation, and Human Factors Branch Sixth Meeting/Workshop December 13–15, 1995 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Presentations: Discussions on Digital Instrumentation and Control and Each of the Eight Issues with Representatives from the U.S. Nuclear Industry Bruce Geddes, Baltimore Gas and Electric, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant; Charles Waite, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Salem Nuclear Power Plant; and Gerry Van Noordenen, Northeast Utilities, Millstone Nuclear Power Plant Discussion of Systems Aspects of Digital Instrumentation and Control Al Sudduth, Duke Power Discussion of Common-Mode Software Failure Potential Grady Lee, Consultant; Mike Brown, Naval Surface Warfare Center; John Knight, University of Virginia Discussion of Software Quality Assurance Paul Joannou, Ontario Hydro Seventh Meeting January 16–18, 1996 Bechtel Research and Development San Francisco, California Presentations: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Software Quality Assurance Process Mike DeWalt, FAA/Committee Member Discussions on Digital Instrumentation and Control and Each of the Eight Issues Masafumi Utsumi, Senior Engineer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan Digital I&C Upgrade Experience at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Bob Webb, Klemme Hermann, and John Hefler, Pacific Gas and Electric Company Discussions about the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Digital I&C Licensing Guideline Dan Wilkinson and Ray Torok, EPRI Current USNRC Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Guidance and Results from the Halden Reactor Project Leo Beltracchi and Dick Eckenrode, USNRC EPRI Research on the Effects of Digital Instrumentation and Control on HMI Lewis Hanes, EPRI NASA HMI Research Mike Shafto, NASA Ames Research Center Reliability Assessment Methods Applied to the Boeing 777 Avionics Program Frank McCormick, Consultant/Former Boeing Engineer Use of PRA and Other Reliability Assessment Methods Applied to Digital Instrumentation and Control George Apostolakis, MIT Eighth Meeting February 28–March 1, 1996 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center Irvine, California Presentations: Dedication of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Hardware and Software and the Electric Power Research Institute Working Group Ray Torok, EPRI

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Discussion of Systems Issues of Digital Instrumentation and Control Technology Barry Simon, General Electric Formal Methods, the Certification of Safety-Critical Systems, and Differences Between Safety and Reliability John Rushby, SRI International/Computer Science Laboratory Ninth Meeting April 16–18, 1996 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Presentations: Reliability Assessment Methods Applied to Other Safety-Critical Industries Joseph Profetta, Union Switch and Signal; Lynn Elliott, Guidant Cardiac Pacemakers Incorporated Discussion of Systems Issues of Digital Instrumentation and Control Technology, Eagle 21, and Sizewell-B Carl Vitalbo and William Ghrist, Westinghouse USNRC Position on Common-Mode Software Failure Potential Jared Wermiel, USNRC/NRR, Chief, Instrumentation and Controls Branch; Martin Malsch, Deputy General Counsel, USNRC Current State of Design Guidance for Human Factors in Digital Systems David Woods, Ohio State University Tenth Meeting May 20–22, 1996 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Committee discussions and deliberations. Eleventh Meeting June 24–26, 1996 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Committee discussions and deliberations. Twelfth Meeting October 15–17, 1996 National Research Council Washington, D.C. Committee discussions and deliberations.