DTE Electric Company; Fermi, Unit 2
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment to Renewed Facility Operating License No. NPF- 43, issued to DTE Electric Company (DTE), for operation of the Fermi, Unit 2. The proposed amendment revises technical specifications (TS) for emergency core cooling system (ECCS) instrumentation (TS 188.8.131.52) and reactor core isolation cooling (RCIC) system instrumentation (TS 184.108.40.206). The proposed changes add footnotes indicating that the injection functions of ``Drywell PressureHigh'' for high-pressure coolant injection (HPCI) and ``Manual Initiation'' for HPCI and RCIC are not required to be operable under low reactor pressure conditions.
Non-Light Water Reactor Security Design Considerations
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment preliminary draft guidance on non-light water reactor security design considerations. The Commission's ``Policy Statement on the Regulation of Advanced Reactors'' states that the design of advanced reactors should consider safety and security requirements together in the design process such that security issues (e.g., newly identified threats of terrorist attacks) can be effectively resolved through facility design and engineered security features, formulation of mitigation measures, and reduced reliance on human actions. The NRC's preliminary draft guidance document would set forth a set of ``security design considerations'' that a designer should consider while developing the facility design.
Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing a final revision to sections in Chapter 3, ``Design of Structures, Components, Equipment, and Systems Reactor Coolant System and Connected Systems'' of NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition.'' The changes to these Standard Review Plan (SRP) sections reflect responses to public comments and additional guidance based on current NRC staff review methods and practices based on lessons learned from the NRC's reviews of design certification and combined license applications completed since the last revision of this chapter.