ESBWR Design Certification

Docket ID: NRC-2010-0135
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
This rulemaking amends the Commission's regulations to part 52 by issuing a new appendix for the initial certification of the ESBWR standard plant design. Applicants or licensees intending to construct and operate a nuclear power plant using the ESBWR design may do so by referencing this design certification rule.
RIN: 3150-AI85
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 52
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2014
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
NPRM03/24/201176 FR 16549
NPRM Comment Period End06/07/2011
Supplemental Proposed Rule05/06/201479 FR 25715
Comment Period End06/05/2014
Final Rule10/15/201479 FR 61944
Final Rule Effective11/14/2014
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): ESBWR Design Certification, ESBWR, Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor, RIN 3150-AI85
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 05, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/06/2014
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0014
Comment Period Closed
Jun 07, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 03/24/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 10/15/2014
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0016
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 05/09/2014
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0015

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/24/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/24/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0002
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/24/2011
ID: NRC-2010-0135-0004


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
George M. Tartal
301 415-0016
Office of New Reactors, Washington, DC 20555-0001
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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