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Pre-Application Documents for the NuScale Design

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Topical and Technical Reports

The following table provides access to topical and technical reports that NuScale Power has submitted for the NuScale SMR design.

Date Description
09/20/13 NP-LO-0913-4695, NuScale Comments on Draft Design-Specific Review Standard (DSRS) For the mPower Design
09/16/13 NP-ER-0000-1198-NP, "NuScale Plant Design Overview"
08/23/13 NuScale Design Specific Review Standard (DSRS) Preparation Status August 2013
05/06/13 Preliminary Structure, System, and Component Categorization Report
01/28/13 Acceptance for Review of NuScale Topical Report NP-TR-1010-867-P, Revision 2, "The Dynamical System Scaling Methodology" for Design Certification of the NuScale Power Reactor
01/25/13 NuScale Module Small-Break Loss-of-Coolant Accident Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table
01/18/13 NuScale Codes and Methods Framework Description Report
08/31/12 NP-TR-1010-867-NP, Rev. 2, "The Dynamical System Scaling (DSS) Methodology"
07/31/12 NP-TR-0112-1398-NP, Rev. 0, "Instrumentation and Control Diversity and Defense-in-Depth Technical Report"
07/31/12 NP-RP-0612-023, Rev. 0, "Gap Analysis Summary Report"
08/03/11 NP-ER-0000-1198, Rev. 0, "NuScale Plant Design Overview"
03/07/11 NP-TR-1010-859-NP, Rev. 1, "NuScale Topical Report: Quality Assurance Program Description for Design Certification of the NuScale Power Reactor" (Non-Proprietary Version)
02/28/11 NP-TR-1010-867-NP, Rev. 1, "The Dynamical System Scaling Methodology" (Non-Proprietary Version)
12/31/10 NP-TR-1010-867-NP, Rev. 0, "The Dynamical System Scaling Methodology" (Non-Proprietary Version)
10/31/10 NP-PL-0910-812-NP, Rev.0, "Human Factors Engineering Analysis Phase Implementation Plan" (Non-Proprietary Version)
10/27/10 NP-TR-1010-859-NP, Rev. 0, "NuScale Topical Report: Quality Assurance Program Description for Design Certification of the NuScale Power Reactor" (Non-Proprietary Version)
06/30/10 NP-TR-0610-290-NP, Rev. 0, "Human Factors Engineering (HFE), Program Management Plan (PMP)." (Non-Proprietary Version)
06/25/10 NP-TR-0610-289-NP, Rev. 0, "NuScale Preliminary Loss-of-Coolant Accident (LOCA) Thermal-Hydraulic and Neutronics Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT)." (Non-Proprietary Version)

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Letters and Other Pre-Application Correspondence

The following table provides access to letters and other pre-application correspondence between NuScale Power and NRC regarding the NuScale SMR design.

Date Description
10/02/13 Audit Plan to Review NuScale Small Modular Reactor Design Data and Specifications to Assist NRC Staff in Preparing Design Specific Review Standard (October 1, 2013-December 31, 2013).
09/20/13 NuScale Power, LLC Design-Specific Comments on the Draft mPower Design-Specific Review Standard (DSRS) for Development of the NuScale DSRS.
08/20/13 NuScale Design Specific Review Standard (DSRS) Preparation Status August 2013
06/06/13 NuScale's Response to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspection Report No. 99901418/2013-201-01 Notice of Violation
06/03/13 Audit Plan to Review NuScale Small Modular Reactor Design Data and Specifications to Assist NRC Staff in Preparing Design Specific Review Standards
02/11/13 NuScale Power Response to Regulatory Information Summary 2012-12-NRC Project No. 0769
12/06/12 Revised Announcement Inspection of Nuscale's Design Certification Testing at the Stern Laboratories, Inc
08/01/12 NuScale Request for Approval of Reviewing Official in Accordance with Order Imposing Safeguards Information Protection Requirements for Access to Safeguards Information
05/01/12 Revision of Requested Review Actions for Previous Licensing Documents
02/10/12 NuScale Power Response to RIS 2011-02, Revision 1
01/09/12 Submission of Additional Meeting Materials from NuScale Power "Resumption of Pre-Application Activities" Meeting
11/04/11 Steam generator information
09/20/11 Design information as requested by NSIR
03/07/11 Letter from NuScale to NRC, Subject: Request for Additional Information No. 5452 (NRC Project 0769).
02/09/11 Letter from NRC Yanely Malave, Project Manager, Advanced Reactor Branch 2 to NuScale, Subject: Request For Additional Information Letter No.1 for the Review of NuScale Topical Report: Quality Assurance Program Description for Design Certification of the NuScale Power Reactor (TAC No. RN6086).
12/09/10 Letter from NRC Stewart L. Magruder, Branch Chief, Advanced Reactor Branch 2 to NuScale, Subject: Acceptance for Review of NuScale Topical Report NP-TR-1010-859-NP, Revision 0, "Quality Assurance Program Description for Design Certification of the NuScale Power Reactor".
10/15/10 Letter from NRC Michael E. Mayfield, Director, Division of Advanced Reactors, to NuScale, Subject: Preparations for Design Certification Reviews.
09/23/10 Letter from NuScale to NRC, Subject: Updated Schedule for Third Quarter 2010 Pre-Application Submittals.
05/18/10 Letter from NRC Michael E. Mayfield, Director, Division of Advanced Reactors, to NuScale, Subject: Response to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Issue Summaries 2010-01 and 2010-03.
03/22/10 Letter from NuScale to NRC, Subject: Regulatory Issue Summary 2010-03, "Licensing Submittal Information for SMR Designs."
02/24/10 Letter from NuScale to NRC, Subject: Response to NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2010-01, "Process for Scheduling Acceptance Reviews of New Reactor Licensing Applications and Process for Determining Budget Needs for Fiscal Year 2012."
02/12/10 Letter from NuScale to NRC, Subject: Response to NRC Request for Licensing Topical Report Schedule.
09/16/08 Letter from NRC Edward T. Baker, Director, Advanced Reactor Project to NuScale, Subject: Review Activities for the NuScale Power Reactor During Fiscal Year 2009.
08/19/08 Letter from NuScale to NRC, Subject: Requesting to Schedule the Second Pre-Application Meeting During the First Quarter of FY 2009.
01/23/08 Letter from NuScale to R. W. Borchardt, Office of New Reactors, Subject: Pre-Application Request for Design Approval of NuScale Reactor.

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