United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Standard Review Plan for Evaluating Nuclear Power Reactor License Termination Plans (NUREG-1700, Revision 1)

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Publication Information

Manuscript Completed: March 2003
Date Published:
April 2003

Prepared by:
C.L. Pittiglio

Division of Waste Management
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This standard review plan (SRP) guides the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in conducting safety reviews of license termination plans (LTPs). The principal purpose of this SRP is to ensure the quality and uniformity of NRC staff reviews and to present a well-defined base from which to evaluate the requirements for terminating the license of a nuclear power plant. It is also the purpose of this SRP to make information about regulatory matters widely available, so that interested members of the public and the nuclear industry can gain a better understanding of the staff's review process. Licensees may also use this SRP to assist in developing an LTP. Each SRP presents the acceptance criteria for all areas of review for license termination, and identifies the matters to be reviewed, the basis for the review, and the conclusions that are sought. For example, NUREG-1757, “Consolidated NMSS Decommissioning Guidance” provides additional guidance on how to demonstrate compliance with the unrestricted release, restricted release, and alternative criteria for license termination, in accordance with Subpart E of Title 10, Part 20, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 20). When the three volumes of NUREG-1757 are complete, the consolidated guidance will completely replace NUREG-1727. To avoid duplication of information, this SRP references applicable sections of NUREG-1757 for additional guidance. Once NUREG-1757 is complete, the NRC will revise this SRP to reference the additional sections of NUREG-1757, if necessary. In addition, the NRC will also issue supplemental guidance which will subsequently be consolidated into NUREG-1757 to address partial site release prior to LTP approval, and compliance with Subpart E.

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