United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Design Certification Renewal Application Review - ABWR Toshiba

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 October 27, 2010, Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) submitted an application to renew the ABWR Design Certification (DC). The purpose of this renewal is to update the ABWR DC. By letter dated December 14, 2010, the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) docketed the application. By letter dated June 22, 2012, Toshiba submitted Revision 1 of their application to renew the ABWR DC. To review available documents related to Toshiba's ABWR DC renewal, please use the Advanced Web Search feature of our Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), and enter PROJ0775 or 05200044 in the "Docket Number" field. 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
10/27/10 - A
Received Design Certification Renewal Application Revision 1
06/22/12 - A
 
Acceptance Review
NRC to issue Acceptance Review Determination Letter
12/14/10 - 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 Toshiba's application to renew the ABWR DCR.

Date Description
06/22/12 ABWR Toshiba's Design Certification Rule Renewal Application Revision 1
06/22/12 Submittal of Revision 1 of the Toshiba Corporation Application for Renewal of the Design Certification Rule for the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
02/09/10 Proposed Schedule for Submittal and NRC Review of Revision 1 to Toshiba Corporation Application for Renewal of the Design Certification Rule for the US Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
10/27/10 ABWR Toshiba's Design Certification Rule Renewal Application Revision 0
10/27/10 Submittal of Toshiba Corporation, Application for Renewal and Amendment of the Design Certification Rule for the U.S. Advanced Boiling 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 Toshiba in association with Toshiba's application to renew the ABWR DCR.

Date Description
12/14/10 Acceptance Review for the ABWR Toshiba's Design Certification Rule Renewal Application and Associated Federal Register Notice
11/18/10 Acknowledgment of Receipt of the ABWR Toshiba's Design Certification Rule Renewal Application and Associated Federal Register Notice

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Contacts

Contacts for the ABWR Design Certification Renewal
Lead Project Manager David Misenhimer
Contact a Public Affairs Officer

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, April 18, 2013