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Regulatory Update

NRC Provides an Update on its Advanced Reactor Program

February 1, 2021

The NRC’s technical staff recently issued SECY-21-0010 to provide the Commission with an update on the staff’s ongoing activities to make the safe use of advanced nuclear reactor technology possible.

The paper informs the Commission about the progress and the path forward on NRC advanced reactor licensing and readiness activities such as the resolution of key technology-inclusive policy issues, development of risk-informed and performance-based licensing approaches, and interactions with prospective applicants and other stakeholders. This thorough overview is a good resource for industry stakeholders pursuing near-term advanced reactor technology deployments.​

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