Design Certification Renewal Application Review - ABWR GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy
On July 13, 1994, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued the final design approval (FDA), along with the "Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) related to certification of the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Design" (NUREG-1503). On May 12, 1997, the NRC issued the final design certification rule (DCR) for the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) design in the Federal Register (62 FR 25800). Applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate a plant based on the ABWR design may do so by referencing its DCR, as set forth in Appendix A to Title 10, Part 52, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 52, Appendix A). A DCR is valid for 15 years from the date of issuance under 10 CFR 52.55(a). A DCR may be renewed for a period of 10 to 15 years.
By letter dated December 7, 2010, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy submitted an application to renew the ABWR Design Certification (DC). The purpose of this renewal is to update the ABWR DC. For additional detail, see the following topics on this page:
- Application Review Schedule
- Applicant Documents
- NRC Documents
- Requests for Additional Information
Application Review Schedule
|Key Milestones||Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Received Design Certification Renewal Application
|12/07/10 - A|
NRC to issue Acceptance Review Determination Letter
|02/14/11 - A|
The following table provides access to the documents submitted to support the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff's review of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy application to renew the ABWR DC.
|02/19/16||ABWR Standard Plant Design Certification Renewal Application Design Control Document, Revision 6, Tier 1 and Tier 2|
|02/19/16||GE-Hitachi ABWR Design Control Document Tier 1 & 2, Revision 6|
|03/17/14||GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy - United States Advanced Boiling Water Reactor ABWR) Design Certification Renewal Application - Submittal Date for ABWR DCD Revision 6|
|10/31/13||NRC Review of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy - US Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Design Certification Renewal Application|
|12/07/10||GE-Hitachi ABWR Design Control Document Tier 1 & 2, Revision 5|
|12/07/10||Submittal of GE Hitachi, Application for Renewal of the Design Certification Rule for the U.S. Advanced Boling Water Reactor|
This section lists documents in which the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) sent documents to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy in association with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy's application to renew the ABWR DCR.
|07/20/12||GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy - U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Design Certification Renewal Application|
|02/14/11||Acceptance Review In The GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Design Certification Renewal Application For The U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor|
|01/19/11||Acknowledgment of Receipt of The Design Certification Renewal Application For The U.S. ABWR and Associated Federal Register Notice|
Requests for Additional Information
For all safety-related RAIs and the applicant's related responses, please refer to the eRAI Safety Report. Note that some RAIs and related responses may not be publicly available because they contain sensitive information.
|Contacts for the ABWR Design Certification Renewal|
|Lead Project Manager||Adrian Muniz|
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