United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Reactor License Renewal Review

This review relates to information in the reactor license renewal overview.

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Orientation Review

1. What is the length of the original license term for a nuclear power plant?

  1. 20 years
  2. 40 years
  3. 60 years

2. Up to how many years can be granted for each renewed license?

  1. 10 years
  2. 20 years
  3. 30 years

3. How many review paths are involved for license renewal?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

4. There are two principles of license renewal. One of them is the plant specific licensing basis must be maintained during the renewal term in the same manner and to the same extent as during the original licensing term. The other is:

  1. The plant must be rebuilt to meet the most up to date standard.
  2. The regulatory process is adequate to ensure the safety of all operating plants, with the possible exception of the detrimental effects of aging.
  3. All plant design and operating issues must be re-reviewed for license renewal.

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Safety Review

1. What is the focus of a safety review?

  1. Management of aging effects on the plant structures and components
  2. Design of the plant structures and components

2. Are structures and components relied on for emergency operating procedures (EOP) within the scope of license renewal?

  1. Yes
  2. No

3. Why is the aging management of "active" structures and components not addressed?

  1. "Active" structures and components do not age.
  2. Aging effects of "active" structures and components are more readily detected and corrected by surveillance and maintenance activities as required throughout the plant's operation.

4. The plant's current licensing basis states "Maximum wind speed of 100 mph is expected to occur once per 50 years." Is this a time-limited aging analysis?

  1. Yes
  2. No

5. Must an applicant meet everything in the GALL report?

  1. Yes
  2. No

6. Determine whether the following statements are true:

  • The staff uses the information in the Standard Review Plan as guidance in its review.
  • The applicant uses the information in the regulatory guide as guidance in preparation for its application.
  1. The first statement is true
  2. The second statement is true
  3. Both statements are true
  4. Neither statement is true

7. The review approach for scoping and screening is: (Pick one)

  1. Verify that what the applicant has identified to be long-lived, passive structures and components that are within the scope of license renewal are correct.
  2. Verify that the applicant has not omitted long-lived passive structures and components that are within the scope of license renewal.

8. Is there a difference between "AMR" and "AMP"?

  1. Yes
  2. No

9. When an applicant indicates that certain information is consistent with the GALL report, how is that information reviewed by the staff?

  1. Office review
  2. On-site audit

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Inspections Review

1. There are generally how many license renewal inspections?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

2. Which of the following are license renewal specific inspection guidance documents?

  • Manual Chapter 2516
  • Inspection Procedure 71002
  • Inspection Procedure 71003
  1. The first document
  2. The second document
  3. The third document
  4. All three documents

3. What is the purpose of the regional inspection?

  1. Verification of the applicant's implementation of and compliance with license renewal requirements
  2. Duplicative review of the license renewal application

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Environmental Review

1. How many times can the public provide comments on the environmental review process?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

2. When will Category 1 issues be evaluated?

  1. If there is new plant-specific information on the issue that might change the conclusion in the Generic Environmental Impact Statement
  2. If there is significant plant-specific information on the issue that might change the conclusion in the Generic Environmental Impact Statement
  3. If there is new and significant plant-specific information on the issue that might change the conclusion in the Generic Environmental Impact Statement

3. What is the resulting document for the environmental review?

  1. Site-specific supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal
  2. Environmental Assessment
  3. Generic Environmental Impact Statement

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, April 29, 2013