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NRC Proposes Revisions to NUREG-0800 Section 19.0, Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Severe Accident Evaluation for New Reactors

The NRC is seeking public comment on NUREG–0800, Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants, Section 19.0, Revision 3, Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Severe Accident Evaluation for New Reactors.  The proposed revision (1) deletes certain considerations for the design certification rule, (2) creates new criteria and review procedures for review of applicants’ assessment of accidents that could affect multiple modules in facilities with small modular iPWRs, and (3) adds procedures for review of applicants’ Probabilistic Risk Assessment for non-power modes of operation.  Comments are due by February 6, 2015. 

To view the Federal Register notice, click here.

To view Section 19.0, Revision 3, click here.