Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff Development of the License Application Review Plan for a High-Level Radioactive Waste Repository

by Robert L. Johnson, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, United States,
Joseph J. Holonich, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, United States,
Michael P. Lee, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, United States,
Mark S. Delligatti, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has recently started a new initiative to develop the License Application Review Plan (LARP) which the staff will use in its reviews of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) license application (LA) for a geologic repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW). This paper describes the staff's approach for developing the LARP, the development schedule and current status, the organization and content of the LARP, and the staff's LA review strategy. Therefore, it gives a preview of the draft LARP which will be made available in late 1993. It also describes how the LARP will be used as guidance to the staff in conducting review of regulatory and technical issues important to the licensing of a geologic repository. Finally, the benefits to the NRC staff, DOE, and other parties are discussed.

Subject Headings: Licensure and certification | Federal government | Radioactive wastes | Waste disposal | Geology | Scheduling | Business organizations | North America | Louisiana | United States

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