First Update to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Program
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has updated its initial regulatory strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program. The update describes changes to the...

Regulatory Issues Impacting the U.S. High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Program
This paper addresses current key regulatory issues impacting the U.S. high-level radioactive waste management program. The following issues pertain to the licensing of a geologic repository:...

Approach for Implementing Burnup Credit in High-Capacity Truck Casks
General Atomics (GA) will be submitting an application for certification to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the GA-4 and GA-9 Casks in 1992. To maintain a capacity of...

Design Reviews From a Regulatory Perspective
This paper presents views on the role of the licensing engineer in the design process with specific emphasis on design reviews and the automated information management tools that support...

How Much Must the Geologic Barrier Contribute to Safe HLW Disposal?
As a prerequisite of a potential repository site, it is important to assess the role of each system component in providing safety and, in particular, to establish the specific geological...

Standardized, Utility-DOE Compatible, Spent Fuel Storage-Transport Systems
Virginia Power has developed and licensed a facility for dry storage of spent nuclear fuel in metal spent fuel storage casks. The modifications to the design of these casks necessary for...

The Role of Effective Communications in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing
Communications are essential to the licensing and general regulatory program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper attempts to identify and address certain aspects of, and approaches...

A Case History of Successful Nuclear Power Plant Licensing
Statewide siting studies, site-selection, site characterization and receipt of a construction permit for the Palo Verde Project were accomplished in 50 months. This achievement was made...

How Can the St. Lucie Unit 2 Licensing Experience Benefit the Licensing of a Nuclear Spent Fuel Repository
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a full power operating license for St. Lucie Unit 2 on June 10, 1983, just six years after construction began. The industry average for...

Industry Experience and Programs that Benefit the Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Facility Design
The design objectives and criteria for an MRS must be responsive to the needs and concerns of the public and the industry. It is shown here that to the maximum extent, existing industry...

Disposal of Vitrified Waste in an Unsaturated Environment
An experimental program is described wherein the effect of important independent variables on glass reaction under conditions that may exist for unsaturated storage is examined. The effect...

Monitoring Compliance with Requirements During Site Characterization
The question of when a program of Regulatory Compliance should be applied and what it should be applied to, when the subject of compliance is a High Level Radioactive Waste Repository,...

The Licensing Support System (LSS): Who Should Operate it and Will it Work?
The development of the mammoth Licensing Support System (LSS), a management information system intended to handle documentation relevant to the licensing application of the DOE for the...

The Licensing Support System: Institutional Challenges and Opportunities
The Licensing Support System (LSS) is an electronic information management system which will be used in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) review of the Department...

Regulatory Systems-Based Licensing Guidance Documentation
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has developed a series of licensing guidance documents based on the regulatory requirements in Part 60 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations...

Economic Evaluation of Minimum Flow at Rockton
The Rockton Hydroelectric Project is a two-unit, 1,100 kW plant operated by South Beloit Water, Gas & Electric Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wisconsin Power & Light...

Evaluating Hydro Relicensing Alternatives—Impacts on Power and Non-Power Values
The relicensing of 300 hydroelectric plants in the next decade involves a total capacity of about 4,000 MW - a $10 billion value. A methodology recently developed by Decision Focus Incorporated...

The Impact of No Net Loss of Wetlands on Water Power Development Alternatives
Federal commitment to wetlands protection is increasing. The Bush Administration has embraced an as yet undefined goal of 'no net loss of wetlands' and various...

Fish Entrainment and Relicensing: Truths and Consequences
The states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued guidelines that presuppose entrainment/turbine-induced mortality at most hydroelectric projects are...

Where's the Competition?: The Real Threats to Project Relicensing
The real potential competition in relicensing hydroelectric facilities is for use of the water and land resources currently dedicated to hydro power production. Relicensing applicants...

 

 

 

 

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