For the NRC’s New Reactor Program,
2011 was a year of significant progress. By year’s end, we had
completed reviews of the first combined license application, one design
certification and two design certification amendments. We also started
on the first design certification renewal review.
addition, we began addressing substantial policy issues related to the
licensing of advanced reactors, while markedly refining the processes
for overseeing construction acitivities, such as those underway at
Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear power plant.
can find comprehensive information on these developments and many
others in the just-published second Office of New Reactors (NRO) annual
review. The publication, “2011 New Reactor Program,” makes finding timely and accurate information on the agency’s new reactor activities easy and fast.
review is written in plain language and covers NRO’s three main areas
of focus: new reactor licensing, construction oversight and the Advanced
Reactor Program. In addition, the publication features an
“International Cooperation” section, as well as an “Overview” summary
and “A Look Ahead” write-up. It concludes with “At a Glance,” an
organizational summary of divisions within the office, their branches