§ 52.55 Duration of certification.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph
(b) of this section, a standard design
certification issued under this subpart is
valid for 15 years from the date of issuance.
(b) A standard design certification
continues to be valid beyond the date of
expiration in any proceeding on an
application for a combined license or an operating license that references the standard design certification and is
docketed either before the date of expiration of the certification, or, if a timely application for renewal of the certification has been filed, before the Commission has determined whether to renew the certification. A design
certification also continues to be valid beyond the date of expiration in any hearing held under § 52.103 before
operation begins under a combined license that references the design certification.
(c) An applicant for a construction
permit or a combined license may, at its
own risk, reference in its application a
design for which a design certification application has been docketed but not granted.
[72 FR 49529, Aug. 28, 2007]