United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

TH39 New Reactors Licensed Under 10 CFR Part 52, “Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants": Changes during Construction (CdC) and Post-Combined License (COL) Licensing Basis Maintenance

Once an applicant completes the licensing process and receives a COL, it becomes an NRC licensee. One of the principal impacts of that transition is the establishment of the licensing basis and a licensee’s immediate assumption of responsibility for maintaining that basis—a responsibility that extends from the date of COL issuance, through the construction period, and into operational status—for the duration of the license term. Maintenance of the licensing basis during construction is a new experience, both for the NRC and the expected licensees. This session will address the challenges that licensees, constructors, and regulators will face regarding licensing processes, such as Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 50.59* like screenings and evaluations, exemptions, and 10 CFR 50.90, “Application for Amendment of License, Construction Permit, or Early Site Permit” amendments. *(10 CFR 50.59, “Changes, Tests, and Experiments”).



David Matthews, Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, NRC/NRO





Amy Snyder, NRC/NRO, tel: (301) 415-6822, e-mail: Amy.Snyder@nrc.gov

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