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Correspondence and Public Meetings Related to the US-APWR Design Certification Application

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Applicant Correspondence

Since December 2007, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has submitted the following correspondence in connection with its US-APWR design certification application:

Date Description
10/27/09 Submittal of US-APWR Design Control Document Revision 2 in Support of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.'s Application for Design Certification of the US-APWR Standard Plant Design.
08/29/08 Submittal of Environmental Report Revision 1 in Support of the US-APWR Design Certification Application
08/29/08 Submittal of US-APWR Design Control Document Revision 1 In Support of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd's Application for Design Certification of the US-APWR Standard Plant Design
04/16/08 Additional Information for NRC Review Schedule for US-APWR Design Certification Application
03/27/08 NRC Review Schedule for US-APWR Design Certification Application
12/31/07 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Application for Design Certification of the US-APWR Standard Plant Design
12/31/07 Submittal of US-APWR Design Control Document in Support of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.'s Application for Design Certification of the US-APWR Standard Plant Design
12/31/07 Submittal of Environmental Report in Support of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Application for Certification of the US-APWR Standard Plant Design
12/31/07 Probabilistic Risk Assessment Report for the US-APWR
12/31/07 Documents and Computer Programs Referenced in the US-APWR Design Control Document and Supporting Documents

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NRC Correspondence

Since January 2008, the NRC has issued the following correspondence in connection with its review of the US-APWR design certification application:

Date Description
02/29/08 Acceptance of the application for Standard Design Certification of the US-APWR
01/14/08 Acknowledgement of Receipt of the Standard Design Certification Application for the US-APWR, and Associated Federal Register Notice

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Public Meetings on Design Certification

The following table lists, in chronological order, the public meetings that NRC staff and MHI representatives have conducted, since January 2008, in connection with the staff's review of the US-APWR design certification application. For public meetings related to the staff's pre-application review activities, see US-APWR Design Certification Pre-Application Review.

Date Description
12/14/10 - 12/15/10 Notice of Forthcoming Public & Closed Meetings with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Discuss Chapter 16 Design Control Document for United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design.
12/10/10 Notice of Forthcoming Public & Closed Meetings with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Discuss Digital Instrumentation and Controls Review and Path Forward for United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design.
11/03/10 Notice of Forthcoming United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design Center Working Group Public and Closed Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD., Luminant Generation Company, LLC, and Dominion Virginia Power to Discuss Inspections, Tests, Analysis and Acceptance Criteria, Conceptual Design Interface, and Risk Managed Technical Specifications for the United States - Advanced Pressurizer Water Reactor Design
11/02/10 Notice of Forthcoming Public and Closed Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. to Discuss the United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Chapter 10 Design Control Document
10/20/10 Notice of Forthcoming Public Teleconference Call with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. to Discuss the United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Request for Additional Information 590-4753, Rev. 0, Response to the NRC staff Open Items for Standard Review Plan Section 16, "Technical Specifications"
10/04/10 Notice Of Forthcoming Public Follow-Up Teleconference Call With Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. To Discuss United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Request For Additional Information 598-4754, Revision 2, Response To Standard Review Plan Section 10.2, "Turbine Generator"
09/30/10 Notice of Meeting With Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., to Discuss United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Digital Instrumentation and Controls Review And Path Forward.
08/31/10 Notice of Forthcoming Conference Call With Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. to Discuss the United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Request for Additional Information 598-4754, Revision 2.
08/18/10 - 08/19/10 Notice of Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., to Discuss Key Issues Associated with the United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Digital Instrumentation and Controls.
08/05/10 - 08/06/10 Notice of Forthcoming Public & Closed Meetings with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Discuss Design of Piping Systems & Components for United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design.
07/28/10 - 07/29/10 Forthcoming meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to discuss RAI responses for the US-APWR Topical Reports MUAP-07001, "The Advanced Accumulator" and MUAP-07011, "Large Break LOCA Code Applicability Report for US-APWR."
07/27/10 Notice of Meeting with United States -Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design -Centered Working Group (DCWG).
07/27/10 Notice of Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., to discuss Key Issues Associated with the United States - Advanced Pressurized water Reactor Digital Instrumentation and Controls
07/13/10 - 07/15/10 Notice of Public and Closed Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. To Discuss The Review Of The United States-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Probabilistic Risk Assessment And Severe Accident Evaluation.
07/13/10 - 07/14/10 Forthcoming meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to discuss Open Items remaining from the NRC technical review of the non-loss-of-coolant accident Topical Report, MUAP-07010 and the MARVEL-M computer code.
04/07/10 - 04/09/10 Forthcoming meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to discuss the impacts of the recent modification to the M-RELAP5 computer code to the US-APWR Design Control Document, associated Topical and Technical reports, and previous RAI responses.
03/18/10 Forthcoming Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to Discuss Quality Assurance Issues, Hardware Lifecycle, and Recurring Hardware Dedication in the Safety Systems Digital Platform - Mitsubishi Electric Total Advanced Controller Topical Report
03/17/10 Forthcoming Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to Discuss Chapter 18 of the US-APWR Gas Design Control Document
03/16/10 Forthcoming meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to discuss information regarding Chapter 7 - Instrumentation and Controls, and Chapter 16 - the Technical Specifications associated with Instrumentation and Controls, as referenced in the US-APWR DCD.
02/03/10 Notice of Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to Discuss Safety Instrumentation & Controls & Safety Systems Digital Platform Meltac Topical Reports & US Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design Control Document Chapter 7.
12/08/09 Forthcoming public and closed meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. to discuss several Non-LOCA simulations utilizing the MARVEL-M computer code
11/16/09 Notice of Forthcoming Public and Closed Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LTD to Discuss Chapter 3 of the United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor Design Control Document
10/07/09 - 10/08/09 Forthcoming Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to discuss the Review Changes and Requests for additional information for the US-APWR DCD Chapter 7 and Safety System Digital Platform - MELTAC Topical Reports
09/28/09 Forthcoming Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to Discuss the US-APWR Technical Report, Qualification and Test Plan of Class 1E Gas Turbine Generator
08/06/09 Forthcoming Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to Discuss the US-APWR Gas Turbine Generator Testing and Diversity as an Alternate AC Power Source
07/16/09 Forthcoming US-APWR Design Center Working Group (DCWG) Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Luminant Generation Company, LLC to discuss Combined License (COL) Holder Items
07/16/09 Forthcoming Public Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to Discuss Revision 2 Modifications to the US-APWR Design Control Document
05/18/09 Forthcoming US-APWR Design Center Working Group Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., and Luminant Generation Company, LLC to discuss US-APWR Chapter 11 (Radioactive Waste Management Systems) Request for Additional Information
04/22/09 Forthcoming Meeting With Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Regarding Us-apwr Accident Analyses Topical Reports - Computer Codes And Confirmatory Analyses
04/14/09 - 04/15/09 Upcoming Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Discuss Level 1 PRA Internal/External Issues, Instrumentation and Control and Shutdown
04/13/09 Public Forthcoming Meeting with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Discuss US-APWR Gas Turbine Generator Reliability and Diversity as an Alternate AC Power Source
02/17/09 - 02/19/09 Public Meeting Regarding USAPWR Design Control Document, Chapter 19, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Level 2 and Low Power Shutdown) and Severe Accident Evaluation
01/22/09 - 01/23/09 Public Meeting Regarding US-APWR Design Control Document, Ch 7 Draft Requests for Additional Information (RAI's) and Safety Instrumentation and Control (I&C) and Safety System Digital Platform - MELTAC Topical Reports RAI Applicant Responses
06/25/08 Public Meeting Regarding US-APWR Design Control Document revision 1, Chapter 3 Piping, Components and Systems, and In-Service Testing
04/18/08 Public Meeting Regarding the Gas Turbine Generator for the US-APWR Design Certification Application
04/15/08 Public Meeting Regarding on US-APWR Updated Design Certification Scheduling Information
03/25/08 Public Meeting Regarding US-APWR Design Certification Review Schedule
01/15/08
01/16/08
Public Meeting Regarding US-APWR Design Certification Orientation

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