Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment a draft regulatory guide (DG), DG-1325, ``Applications for Nuclear Power Plants.'' This guidance is proposed Revision 1 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.206, ``Combined License Applications for Nuclear Power Plants (LWR Edition),'' dated June 2007. This proposed revision of RG 1.206 provides revised guidance for prospective applicants regarding the format and content of applications for new nuclear power plants. The proposed revision reflects the lessons learned regarding the review of nuclear power plant applications since 2007. The major change in this revision is the removal of detailed technical information on the format and content of a safety analysis report. Guidance on moving that information to NUREG-0800, ``Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants: LWR Edition,'' is included in DG-1325.
Decoupling an Assumed Loss of Offsite Power From a Loss-of-Coolant Accident
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is discontinuing the rulemaking activity, ``Decoupling an Assumed Loss of Offsite Power from a Loss-of-Coolant Accident'' (the LOOP/LOCA rulemaking), and denying the associated petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-50-77. The purpose of this action is to inform members of the public of the discontinuation of the rulemaking activity and the denial of the PRM, and to provide a brief discussion of the NRC's decision regarding the rulemaking activity and PRM. The rulemaking activity will no longer be reported in the NRC's portion of the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the Unified Agenda).