AP1000 Design Certification Amendment

Docket ID: NRC-2010-0131
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The final rule amends the Commission's regulations to certify an amendment to the AP1000 standard plant design. The amendment replaces the combined license (COL) information items and design acceptance criteria (DAC) with specific design information, addresses the effects of the impact of a large commercial aircraft, incorporates design improvements, and increases standardization of the design. This action is necessary so that applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate an AP1000 design may do so by referencing this regulation (AP1000 design certification rule (DCR)), and need not demonstrate in their applications the safety of the certified design as amended. The applicant for this amendment to the AP1000 design is Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (Westinghouse).
RIN: 3150-AI81
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 52
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 2201; 42 USC 5841
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/24/201176 FR 10269
NPRM Comment Period End05/10/2011
Final Rule12/30/201176 FR 82079
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): AP1000, design certification , RIN 3150-AI81
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
May 10, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/24/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 09/12/2012
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0107
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 12/30/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0105
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/09/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0100

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 06/17/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0089
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/08/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0017
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/28/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0131-0016


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Serita Sanders
301 415-2956
Office of New Reactors, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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