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NRC Proposes Procedures for Conducting Hearings on Whether Acceptance Criteria in Combined Licenses are Met

The NRC is developing generic procedures for conducting hearings on whether acceptance criteria in combined licenses are met. These acceptance criteria are part of the inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria (ITAAC) included in the combined license for a nuclear reactor. Reactor operation may commence only if and after the NRC finds that these acceptance criteria are met. The proposed generic hearing procedures are being issued for public comment. After these generic hearing procedures are finalized, the Commission will use them (with appropriate modifications) in case- specific orders to govern hearings on conformance with the acceptance criteria. Comments are due by July 2, 2014. In addition to the comment request period, the NRC intends to hold a public meeting on May 21, 2014, to discuss the proposed procedures. This public meeting will be for information exchange purposes only; no comments will be received at the public meeting.

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