Fuel Cycle Sub-Arena

The Nation's fuel cycle facilities comprise one of two sub-arenas that the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) identified in considering which areas of the materials safety arena to target for greater use of risk information. This page summarizes the following aspects of this sub-arena with expanding menus:

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List of Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Activities

This list shows the ongoing licensing initiatives, projects, and activities that the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has targeted for greater use of risk information in the Fuel Cycle Facilities Sub-Arena within the Materials Safety Arena:

Rulemaking – Cybersecurity for Fuel Cycle Facilities

For more information see Planned Rulemaking Activities - Rule website.

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Building Smarter Fuel Cycle Licensing and Inspection Programs

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At the start of FY 2023, the staff completed the last of the procedural updates and process improvements needed to fully implement the recommendations. The staff is also leveraging lessons learned from other major projects like the consolidated interim storage facility reviews and new and advanced reactor reviews. FY 2023 was the first year of fully implementing the Smarter Fuel Facility Licensing Program.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, February 12, 2024