United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Managing Aging Processes In Storage (MAPS) Report: Final Report (NUREG-2214)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2019
Date Published: July 2019

Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This Managing Aging Processes in Storage (MAPS) Report provides guidance for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) technical reviewer. It establishes a technical basis for the safety review of renewal applications for specific licenses of independent spent fuel storage installations and certificates of compliance for dry storage systems, as codified in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 72, "Licensing Requirements for the Independent Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level Radioactive Waste, and Reactor-Related Greater Than Class C Waste."

The MAPS Report evaluates known aging degradation mechanisms to determine if they could affect the ability of dry storage system components to fulfill their safety functions in the 20- to 60-year period of extended operation. The guidance also provides examples of aging management programs that are considered generically acceptable to address the credible aging mechanisms to ensure that the design bases of dry storage systems will be maintained. An applicant for a renewed license or certificate of compliance may reference the information in the MAPS Report to support its aging management review and proposed aging management programs. As new information on materials aging becomes available, applicants may need to supplement the information in the MAPS Report to ensure that newly identified aging mechanisms are appropriately managed.

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