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
- Applicant Documents
- NRC Documents
- Requests for Additional Information
Application Review Schedule
|Key Milestones||Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Received Design Certification Renewal Application
|10/27/10 - A|
Received Design Certification Renewal Application Revision 1
|06/22/12 - A|
NRC to issue Acceptance Review Determination Letter
|12/14/10 - A|
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.
|05/25/15||Submittal of Response to NRC Request for Additional Information Letter Number 1 Related to Chapter 6 for Toshiba Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Design Certification Rule Renewal Application|
|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|
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.
|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|
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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