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NRC Updates Seismic Design Parameters in Standard Review Plan

The NRC has issued a final revision to Chapter 3 of the Standard Review Plan (NUREG-0800).  The revision updates Section 3.7.1 by making changes to the seismic design parameters to incorporate lessons learned from the staff’s review of design certification and COL applications.  Among the changes are enhanced guidance to the staff regarding its evaluation of seismic and structural design and updates to review interfaces to improve staff review.  The revisions take effect February 2, 2015, and will only affect future staff review of DCD or COL applications; the revisions will not affect current licensees.

To view the NRC’s Federal Register notice, click here.

To view revised Section 3.7.1, click here.