Nuclear Regulatory Commission August 10, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Document Number: E9-19056
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Risk-Informed Changes to Loss-of-Coolant Accident Technical Requirements
Document Number: E9-18547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-10
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations that govern domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities and licenses, certifications, and approvals for nuclear power plants to allow current and certain future power reactor licensees and applicants to choose to implement a risk-informed alternative to the current requirements for analyzing the performance of emergency core cooling systems (ECCS) during loss-of-coolant accidents (LOCAs). The proposed amendments would also establish procedures and acceptance criteria for evaluating certain changes in plant design and operation based upon the results of the new analyses of ECCS performance.