2012 QA Inspection and Audit Reports

The purpose of inspection and audit reports is to document the inspection/audit scope, observation, and findings of inspections and audits conducted by the NRC. The NRC performs inspections and audits to oversee the commercial nuclear industry to determine whether its requirements are being met by licensees and applicants, and their contractors. The following early site permit and combined license (COL) application inspections, and Pre-Design Certification and Pre-COL audits have been conducted:

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NuScale Power LLC, Corvallis, Oregon, design certification inspection as it pertains to testing activities conducted at Stern Laboratories, Inc.


UniStar Nuclear Energy, LLC (UNE), Baltimore, MD, limited scope inspection was to assess UNE's compliance with selected portions of their quality assurance (QA) and 10 CFR Part 21 programs.


Engine Systems, Inc. (ESI) in Rocky Mount, NC, limited-scope inspection was to verify that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) effectively implemented quality assurance (QA) processes and procedures for testing activities performed in support of the U.S. Advanced Pressurized-Water Reactor design certification application.


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) in Wilmington, NC, limited scope inspection that focused on assessing GEH's compliance with selected portions of their quality assurance (QA) program, specifically associated with the design of spent fuel pool racks, and design calculations related to structures, systems, and components and associated codes used in the development of the economic simplified boiling-water reactor (ESBWR) design certification.