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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

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application
Received Design Certification Renewal Application
12/07/10 - A
 
Acceptance Review
NRC to issue Acceptance Review Determination Letter
02/14/11 - A

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Applicant Documents

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.

Date Description
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

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NRC Documents

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.

Date Description
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

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Contacts

Contacts for the ABWR Design Certification Renewal
Lead Project Manager Adrian Muniz
Contact a Public Affairs Officer

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