Design certification

Certification and approval by the NRC of a standard nuclear power plant design independent of a specific site or an application to construct or operate a plant. A design certification is valid for 15 years from the date of issuance but can be renewed for an additional 10 to 15 years. For additional information, see the Backgrounder on New Nuclear Plant Designs and Design Certification Applications for New Reactors.

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