Through GAIN, DOE – in close coordination with NRC – will provide nuclear technology developers with licensing support. While this will take a variety of forms and continue to evolve as technologies mature, a few initial actions are listed below.
Industry-Led Licensing Modernization Project (LMP) Status
April 19, 2018
The DOE is working with interested stakeholders to support activities related to the advanced reactor Licensing Modernization Project (LMP). This project is being led by Southern Company (on behalf of industry), coordinated with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and cost-shared by DOE. The project is developing technical non-LWR licensing methods that are technology-inclusive, risk-informed, and performance-based. A key LMP objective is to generate a document for NRC review and endorsement that can be subsequently used by advanced reactor license applicants as regulatory guidance.
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Guidance for Developing Principal Design Criteria for Non-Light-Water Reactors
Convening Third Workshop on Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors
The third in this series of workshops is scheduled for April 25 – 26, 2017, also at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Convention Center. Discussions/presentations among participants are expected to include regulatory review process options, use of modeling and testing in the design and licensing processes, development in industry consensus standards, and Quality Assurance Program development. For information on NRC workshops on Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors, please visit the link below.
NRC-DOE Advanced Non-Light Water Reactors Workshop
DOE-NRC Memorandum of Understanding