United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for the NuScale Design

The following table summarizes the key milestones in the schedule that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established for its review of the design certification application for the NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Received design certification application
01/06/17 - A
Acceptance Review
Issue acknowledgement letter to applicant
01/18/17 - A
Publish Federal Register Notice of receipt of application
02/15/17 - A
Issue acceptance letter to applicant
03/23/17 - A
Publish Federal Register Notice of docketing of application
03/20/17 - A
Safety Review
Phase 1 - Preliminary Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Requests for Additional Information
04/16/18 - A
Phase 2 - SER with Open Items
07/12/19* - A
Phase 3 - ACRS Review of SER with Open Items
07/12/19 - A
Phase 4 - Advanced SER with No Open Items
12/12/19 - A
Phase 5 - ACRS Review of Advanced SER with No Open Items
06/23/20 - T
Phase 6 - Final SER with No Open Items
09/08/20 - T
 *Note: Phase 2 is considered complete.  However, due to some unresolved issues, the SERs for Chapters 15 and 20 will remain preliminary and a final Phase 2 SER will not be issued. Any remaining issues and associated open items will be resolved before completion of Phase 4.   
Issue proposed rule
Issue final draft rule
Issue final rule
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, December 18, 2019