United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems and Facilities, Draft Report for Comment (NUREG-2215)

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Manuscript Completed: September 2017
Date Published: November 2017

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

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This Standard Review Plan (SRP) provides guidance to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff for reviewing safety analysis reports (SARs) for (1) a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) for a dry storage system for use at a general license facility and (2) a specific license for a dry storage facility that is either an independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) or a monitored retrievable storage installation (MRS). This SRP does not apply to wet storage ISFSIs or MRSs (e.g., GE-Morris).

The objectives of this SRP are to assist the NRC staff in its reviews by doing the following:

  • promoting a consistent regulatory review of a SAR for an ISFSI or MRS license, or for a CoC
  • promoting quality and uniformity of these reviews across each technical discipline
  • presenting a basis for the review's scope
  • identifying acceptable approaches to meeting regulatory requirements
  • suggesting possible evaluation findings that can be used in the safety evaluation report

This SRP may be revised and updated as the need arises on a chapter-by-chapter basis to clarify the content, correct errors, or incorporate modifications approved by the Director of the Division of Spent Fuel Management. Comments, suggestions for improvement, and notices of errors or omissions should be sent to and will be considered by the Director, Division of Spent Fuel Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

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