U.S. EPR Application Documents
This page provides access to the following documents, which AREVA NP, Inc. submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC), in connection with its application for certification of the U.S. EPR as a standard design for a 4,500-MWt pressurized-water reactor (PWR):
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Final Safety Analysis Report
The applicant's final safety analysis report (FSAR) provides information to support the NRC's approval and certification of the standard U.S. EPR design, under the provisions of Title 10, Part 52, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 52), "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants." The FSAR is divided into two parts (called "tiers"):
The Tier 1 material, which is derived from the more-detailed Tier 2 document, provides high-level
information on the plant design. As such, it includes the principal performance characteristics and safety
functions of the plant's structures, systems, and components (SSCs). It also includes inspections, tests,
analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) to provide reasonable assurance that the as-built plant will
operate in conformance with the combined license (COL), the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act,
and applicable NRC regulations. In addition, the Tier 1 document identifies significant site parameters and
requirements for significant interfaces between the standard U.S. EPR design and those aspects of the plant
design that are site-specific.
- The separate Tier 2 document provides more-detailed information on the plant design. This information is to be approved, but not certified, by the NRC.
|Tier 1||Cover Letter||Cover Letter|
|2||System Based Design Descriptions and ITAAC|
|3||Non-System Based Design Descriptions and ITAAC|
|Tier 2||1||Introduction and General Description of the plant|
|3||Design of Structures, Systems, Components and Equipment|
|5||Reactor Coolant and Connecting Systems|
|6||Engineered Safety Features|
|7||Instrumentation and Controls|
|10||Steam and Power Conversion System|
|11||Radioactive Waste Management|
|13||Conduct of Operations|
|15||Transient and Accident Analyses|
|17||Quality Assurance and Reliability Assurance|
|18||Human Factors Engineering|
|19||Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Severe Accident Evaluation|
The applicant's environmental report presents an evaluation of severe accident mitigation design alternatives (SAMDA) for the U.S. EPR design. This evaluation addresses the costs and benefits of the SAMDA, as well as the bases for not incorporating the SAMDA in the U.S. EPR design.
|09/11/09||ANP-10290, Revision 1, AREVA NP Environmental Report, Standard Design Certification|
This section lists the Safety Evaluations that the NRC has issued in connection with its review of the U.S EPR Design Certification submitted by AREVA NP.