Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project

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Purpose

The purpose of the Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project (ARCAP) is to develop technology-inclusive, risk-informed and performance-based application guidance. The ARCAP is broader and encompasses the industry-led Technology-Inclusive Content of Application Project (TI-CAP). These projects build on the outcome of the Licensing Modernization Project.

The ARCAP guidance is intended to be used for an advanced reactor application for a combined license, construction permit, operating license, design certification, standard design approval, or manufacturing license. The industry-led TI-CAP's purpose is to develop the content for specific portions of the safety analysis report (SAR) that would be used to support an advanced reactor application. The TI-CAP portion of the SAR will be informed by the guidance found in in NEI 18-04, Revision 1, "Risk-Informed Performance-Based Technology-Inclusive Guidance for Non-Light Water Reactor Licensing Basis Development."

ARCAP is a long-term project that will support the near-term advanced reactor applicants under 10 CFR Part 50 and Part 52, and also support the 10 CFR Part 53 rulemaking effort.  NRC staff has developed the "Non-Light Water Reactor Review Strategy Staff White Paper," dated September 2019, to provide internal guidance for the review of non-LWR applications in the near-term.

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Table 1 – ARCAP/TI-CAP Public Meetings

Date Description
01/18/22 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project
12/14/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project
11/09/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project
10/05/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project
09/30/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP) For Non-Light Water Reactors Westinghouse eVinci; Micro-Reactor Tabletop Exercise Report
08/17/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project
08/16/21 TerraPower Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP) Tabletop Exercise Report 
08/05/21 X-energy Xe-100 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP) Tabletop Exercise Report
06/23/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project
05/26/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project Public Workshop #3
05/25/21 Industry Consolidated Response to NRC Feedback on Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment, eVinci Microreactor, Versatile Test Reactor, and Xe-100 TICAP Tabletop Exercises
05/19/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project Public Workshop #2
05/11/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project Public Workshop
05/05/21 NRC Observation Team’s Consolidated Feedback on TICAP Tabletop Exercises for: 1) TerraPower’s Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment, 2) Westinghouse’s eVinci microreactor, 3) Versatile Test Reactor, and 4) X-energy’s Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor
04/29/21 Potential List of Topics to be Discussed During Upcoming Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project Public Workshops
04/12/21 Industry Response to NRC Feedback on X-energy and Versatile Test Reactor TICAP Tabletop Exercises
04/01/21 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP) For Non-Light Water Reactors Versatile Test Reactor TICAP Tabletop Exercise Report
03/30/21 NRC Observation Team Feedback on March 5, 2021, Versatile Test Reactor TICAP Tabletop Exercise
02/25/21 Power Reactor Construction Permit Guidance, and Advanced Reactor Topics Including: Applicability of Regulations, Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project, and Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project
12/14/20 Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) letters to industry encouraging early engagement from potential advanced reactor applicants to support their plans for the fabrication and transportation of advanced reactor fuels.
12/10/20 Technology Inclusive Contents of Application Project and Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project
10/22/20 Technology Inclusive Contents of Application Project, and Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project
08/27/20 Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project, Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project, and Construction Permit Guidance Meeting

07/31/20

Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project Meeting

07/30/20

Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project Meeting

06/12/20

Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project

06/11/20

Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project

04/22/20

Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project

01/21/20

NRC Staff Comments on Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project Definition of Fundamental Safety Functions for Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors – Draft Report Revision B

11/25/19

Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project for Non-Light Water Reactors Definition of Fundamental Safety Functions for Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors - Draft Report Revision B

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Table 2 – Draft ARCAP/TI-CAP Publicly Issued Documents

(Note:  The documents in Table 2 are provided for information and should not be considered
as official NRC regulatory guidance, unless otherwise endorsed or published as such.) 

Date Description
03/01/22 NEI 21-07, Revision 1, Technology Inclusive Guidance for Non-Light Water Reactors Safety Analysis Report Content for Applicants Utilizing NEI 18-04 Methodology
12/08/21 NEI 21-07, Revision 0-B, Technology Inclusive Guidance for Non-Light Water Reactors Safety Analysis Report Content for Applicants Utilizing NEI 18-04 Methodology
12/02/21 Draft White Paper TICAP Regulatory Guide
12/02/21 Draft White Paper ARCAP Roadmap Interim Staff Guidance
11/05/21 Draft White Paper on Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project – Revised Chapter 11, “Organization and Human-System Considerations“
10/21/21 Draft White Paper on Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project – Revised Chapter 12, "Post-construction Inspection, Testing, and Analysis Program"
09/10/21 Draft White Paper on Advanced Reactor Content of Application Project - Risk-informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection Program
08/30/21
08/25/21 Southern Company Document - Follow-on Risk-Informed Performance-Based Implementation Guidance Needed for Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors 
08/04/21 Draft White Paper on a licensing modernization project based approach for developing application content for risk informed inservice inspection and inservice testing
07/30/21 Southern Company Document - Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP) Proposal for Non-LWR Principal Design Criteria (PDC) White Paper
07/06/21 ARCAP Chapter 2, “Site Information”
07/06/21 ARCAP Chapter 9, “Control of Routine Plant Radioactive Effluents, Plant Contamination and Solid Waste”
07/06/21 ARCAP Chapter 10, “Control of Occupational Dose”
07/02/21 Southern Company Document – Sufficiency of Needed Information for Construction Permit Applications
05/10/21 Draft White Paper on a licensing modernization project based approach for developing technical specifications
  Previous Versions of Documents
08/03/21 Southern Company Document – Technology Inclusive Content of Application Project (TICAP) Revision E
07/08/21 Draft White Paper ARCAP Roadmap Interim Staff Guidance
07/08/21 Draft White Paper TICAP Regulatory Guide
05/14/21 Draft White Papers including ARCAP roadmap interim staff guidance and TICAP regulatory guide
04/15/21 Southern Revision B of TICAP Guidance Document
02/18/21 ARCAP Chapter 11, “Organization,” and ARCAP Chapter 12, “Initial Startup Program”
11/05/20 ARCAP Chapter 2, “Site Information”
09/16/20 ARCAP Chapter, “Liquid and Gaseous Radioactive Waste Requirements,” and draft ARCAP Chapter, “Control of Occupational Dose”

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