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Combined License Application Documents for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 and 4

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) considers public involvement in, and information about, our activities to be a cornerstone of strong, fair regulation of the nuclear industry. As such, the NRC believes that nuclear regulation should be transacted as openly and candidly as possible to maintain and enhance the public's confidence. Ensuring appropriate openness explicitly recognizes that the public must be informed about, and have a reasonable opportunity to participate meaningfully in, the NRC's regulatory processes. Toward that end, this page provides access to documents and correspondence related to the application that Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) designated as Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4:

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Reference Documents

In accordance with Title 10, Part 52, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 52), "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants," a COL application may reference a standard design certification, an early site permit, both, or neither. Many COL applications have referenced an application for design certification, in accordance with 10 CFR 52.55(c). On that basis, TVA referenced Westinghouse's application to amend the AP1000 standard design certification and cited the following amended design control document (DCD) in its COL original application for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4:

  • AP1000 DCD - Westinghouse Revision 16 (for comparison to the DCD associated with the certified design, see DCD Revision 15)

In Revision 1 to the Bellefonte Nuclear Station Unit 3 and 4 COL application dated January 21, 2009, TVA updated the application to reflect that its application now incorporates by reference AP1000 DCD Revision 17.

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Application

The following table provides access to the COL Application that TVA submitted for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4.

Some combined license applications were submitted with hyperlinks to various reference documents. Currently, the hyperlinks in those applications are not active. These hyperlinks represent an advanced feature that could be activated when the agency upgrades to web-based ADAMS, at which point these applications and documents such as the Final Safety Analysis Report and associated Technical/Topical Reports would be linked together. In the interim, and for those applications that do not have the hyperlink feature, the reference documents may be viewed under the Reference Documents section of the combined license application page. In addition, DVDs of the various documents are available by contacting the Public Document Room staff.

Part Description Revision
0 Cover Letter, Affidavits, etc Rev. 1*
Rev. 0
1 Administrative and Financial Information Rev. 1
Rev. 0
2 Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Rev. 1
Rev. 0
3 Environmental Report Rev. 1
Rev. 0
4 Technical Specifications Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
5 Emergency Plan Rev. 1
Rev. 0
6 Limited Work Authorization (LWA) [Not used. Reserved for applicants requesting Limited Work Authorization.] Rev. 0
7 Departures and Exemption Requests Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
8 Safeguards/Security Plans [This Part contains safeguards information which is withheld from public availability] Rev. 0
9 [This Part contains other information which is withheld from public availability]  
10 License Conditions and Inspection, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
11 Information Incorporated By Reference Rev. 1
Rev. 0

* A "roadmap" providing a discussion of the Revision 1 changes to the application was provided in a TVA letter dated January 27, 2009

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Applicant Documents

This section lists, in chronological order, the years in which TVA submitted documents to support the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff's review of TVA's application to obtain a combined license (COL) for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4. You may click on a year in the list below to see a listing of the documents that were submitted in that year.

2000s: 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007

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NRC Documents

This section lists, in chronological order, the years in which the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sent documents to TVA in association with TVA's application to obtain a combined license (COL) for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4. You may click on a year in the list below to see a listing of the documents that were sent in that year.

2000s: 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

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Safety Evaluations

This section lists the Safety Evaluations that the NRC has issued in connection with its review of the COL application that TVA submitted for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4.

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Topical Reports

This section lists the Topical Reports that the NRC has issued in connection with its review of the COL application that TVA submitted for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, December 03, 2013