NuScale Status in the Regulatory Process
NuScale is a pioneer in pre-application NRC engagement, having begun the process in July 2008. NuScale has made over 65 presentations to the NRC, and plans an additional 21 pre-application engagements in 2016. NuScale has submitted six topical reports and eight more will be submitted in 2016. NuScale engages the NRC on topics such as safety analysis, nuclear fuel, test programs, seismic analysis, and control room staffing. Pre-application will continue through DCA submittal scheduled for December 2016.
While the DCA review process is underway, NuScale expects one or more applicants to file a combined construction and operation license application (COLA) in 2018, allowing the DCA and COLA review processes to proceed on parallel paths. The design ultimately certified by the NRC will be incorporated in the COL. This supports the likely commercial dates of interest in the marketplace.
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