Licensing Actions for Accident Tolerant Fuels

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Coated Cladding

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
License Amendment Request 12/12/19 Calvert Cliffs Request to use lead test assemblies that contain chromium-coated cladding and doped pellets. 01/26/21
Certificate of Compliance Revision 04/06/20 Westinghouse Traveller transportation package to include coated cladding, doped pellets, and 7 weight percent U-235 enriched fuel 09/15/20
Letter Authorization Request 06/15/20 Framatome Request to transport a small number of ATRIUM 10 fuel assemblies equipped with inert test rods in a TN-B1 transportation package 10/09/20
Topical Report 03/31/21 Westinghouse WCAP-18546-P/NP, "Westinghouse AXIOM Cladding for Use in Pressurized Water Reactor Fuel" 12/16/22
License Amendment Request 08/31/22  Byron Station, Unit 2 Amendment to allow a previously irradiated Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF) Lead
Test Assembly (LTA) to be further irradiated.
07/20/23

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Doped Pellets

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
Topical Report 12/31/15 Global Nuclear Fuel – Americas NEDO-33406-A, Revision 3 11/09/15
Topical Report 04/29/16 Framatome ANP-10340P, Revision 0 05/31/18
Transportation Authorization 09/06/18 Westinghouse Special authorization to transport fuel rods containing uranium silicide pellets and doped pellets in a Traveller transportation package 12/20/18
License Amendment Request 03/08/18 Byron Request to utilize accident tolerant fuel lead test assemblies 04/03/19
License Amendment Request 10/11/18 Brunswick Request to revise technical Specification 5.6.5b to allow application of advanced Framatome Atrium 11 fuel methodologies 03/06/20
License Amendment Request 07/15/19 Susquehanna Units 1 and 2 Request to allow application of advanced Framatome Atrium 11 Fuel methodologies. 01/21/21
License Amendment Request 12/12/19 Calvert Cliffs Request to use lead test assemblies that contain chromium-coated cladding and doped pellets. 01/26/21
Certificate of Compliance Revision 04/06/20 Westinghouse Traveller transportation package to include coated cladding, doped pellets, and 7 percent enriched fuel 09/15/20
Topical Report 05/08/20 Westinghouse WCAP-18482-P/WCAP-18482-NP, Revision 0, "Westinghouse Advanced Doped Pellet Technology (ADOPTTM) Fuel" 06/13/22
Topical Report 06/28/21 Framatome ANP-10340P, Rev. 0, "Incorporation of Chromia-Doped Fuel Properties in Framatome PWR Methods" 10/16/23
License Amendment Request 07/23/21 Browns Ferry Units 1, 2, and 3 Request to allow application of advanced Framatome methodologies and adoption of TSTF-564-A, Revision 2, “Safety Limit MCPR” in support of ATRIUM 11 fuel use. 01/13/23
License Amendment Request 07/29/21 Monticello Request to allow revised methodologies for determining the core operating limits, to support ATRIUM 11 fuel use. 01/13/23

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FeCrAl Cladding

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
Transportation Authorization 10/19/18 Global Nuclear Fuel – Americas Special authorization to transport FeCrAl fuel rods in Model No. RAJ-II transportation package 02/05/19
Certificate of Compliance Revision 07/31/19 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Revision No. 28 of Certificate of Compliance No. 9228 for the GE Model No. 2000 (GE2000) transportation package. Allows the transport of FeCrAl lead test assemblies 04/23/20

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Increased Enrichment

In-Reactor

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
Topical Report 01/29/21 Framatome ANP-10353P, Revision 0, "Increased Enrichment for PWRs" 03/22/23
Topical Report (3 Total Actions) 12/17/21 Global Nuclear Fuel Revision 4 of LANCR02 Lattice Physics Model Description and
Revision 0 of the LANCR02/PANAC11 Application Methodology
08/21/23
License Amendment Request 06/30/22 Vogtle Units 1 and 2 Request to allow use of four LTAs with coated cladding, doped pellets, and fuel pellets enriched up to 6 weight percent U-235. 08/01/23
Topical Report 10/31/22 Global Nuclear Fuel Implementation of LANCR02/PANAC11  
Topical Report 06/28/23 Westinghouse WCAP-18773, Higher Enrichment for Westinghouse and Combustion Engineering Fuel Designs  

Transportation

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
Certificate of Compliance Revision 04/06/20 Westinghouse Traveller transportation package to include coated cladding, doped pellets, ATF and 7 weight percent U-235 enriched fuel 09/15/20
Certificate of Compliance Revision 03/30/21 Framatome Revision No. 13 to Certificate of Compliance No. 9319 for the MAP-12 and MAP-13 packages. Request to transport fresh fuel assemblies with enrichments up to 8 weight percent U-235 12/16/21
Certificate of Compliance Revision 06/29/21 Orano NCS DN30-X transportation package to transport uranium hexafluoride with enrichments up to 20 weight percent U-235 03/27/23
Certificate of Compliance Revision 08/02/21 Westinghouse Request to transport fresh fuel rods with enrichments up to 7 weight percent U-235 in Traveller STD & XL transportation packages 04/27/22
Certificate of Compliance Revision 09/23/22 Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas Request to transport fresh fuel assemblies with enrichments up to 8 weight percent U-235 in the RAJ-II transportation package  
Certificate of Compliance Revision 01/31/23 Framatome Request to transport fresh fuel assemblies with enrichments up to 8 weight percent U-235 in the TN-B1 transportation package  

Fuel Cycle Facilities

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
License Amendment Request 11/12/19 Louisiana Energy Services Increase enrichment to 5.5 weight percent U-235 05/19/20
License Amendment Request 06/23/20 – Request Letter
10/31/19 – Document to be reviewed
Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas Review of minimum margin of subcriticality for enrichments up to 8 weight percent U-235 08/13/20
License Review 01/20/22 Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas Review of minimum margin of subcriticality for enrichments up to 20 weight percent U-235 08/02/22
License Review 11/29/21 Framatome Framatome Inc. Richland Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facility’s Request to Amend License No. SNM-1227; Docket No. 70-1257 and Approval of Criticality Safety Methods 07/11/22
License Amendment Request 06/24/22 Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas Increase enrichment up to 8 weight percent U-235 at the GNF-A Facility  
License Amendment Request 12/05/19 Centrus Amendment to materials license SNM-2011 for the American Centrifuge Plant for a HALEU demonstration project with enrichments up to 20 weight percent U-235 for future use in DOE’s research and development activities 06/11/21

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Higher Burnup

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
Topical Report 04/26/24 EPRI EPRI Report 3002023895, “xLPR Estimation of PWR LOCA Frequencies (MRP-480)”  
Topical Report 04/26/24 EPRI EPRI Report 3002028675, “LOCA Analysis of FFRD for Westinghouse 2-Loop, 3-Loop, and 4-Loop Plants”  
Topical Report 04/26/24 EPRI EPRI Report 3002028673, “LOCA Induced FFRD with Leak Before Break Credit”  
Topical Report 02/29/24 Westinghouse WCAP-18850, “Adaption of the FULL SPECTRIM LOCA (FSLOCA) Evaluation Methodology to Perform Analysis of Cladding Rupture for High Burnup Fuel”  
White Paper 08/04/23 Framatome Regulatory Engagement for High Burnup Fuel Fragmentation, Relocation and Dispersal 10/27/23
Topical Report Revision 03/17/20 Global Nuclear Fuel – Americas Proposed Amendment #51 to NEDE-24011-P-A-29, General Electric Standard Application for Reactor Fuel (GESTAR II). Proposes new Appendix B that has a small section to allow higher burnup lead use test assemblies. 10/19/20
Topical Report 12/14/20 Westinghouse WCAP-18446-P / WCAP-18446-NP, Revision 0, "Incremental Extension of Burnup Limit for Westinghouse and Combustion Engineering Fuel Designs"  
Topical Report 12/31/19 Framatome BAW-10227P, Revision 2, "Evaluation of Advanced Cladding and Structural Material (M5) in PWR reactor Fuel" 01/13/23

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Miscellaneous

Action Type Submittal Requestor Description NRC
Evaluation
Certificate of Compliance Revision 12/12/18 Framatome Revision 11 to Certificate of Compliance No. 9319 for the Model Nos. MAP-12 and MAP-13 Transportation Packages 01/10/19
License Amendment Request 07/01/20 GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Amendment to allow irradiated ATF fuel rods to be transported to Oak Ridge National Laboratory 07/16/20

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