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Title: Management Plan for the Development of the License Application for a High Level Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Rev. 0

Abstract

If the Yucca Mountain Site is recommended and approved for development as a repository, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to file a License Application (LA) with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) pursuant to 10 CFR 60, Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories. The NRC, in accordance with 10 CFR 60, will evaluate DOE's application and adopt, to the extent practicable, the accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), in connection with the issuance of an authorization to construct the proposed geologic repository. The NRC can issue a license to DOE under 10 CFR 60 only after construction of the geologic repository operations area is substantially complete and the initial LA has been updated in accordance with 10 CFR 60.24. In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the NRC is, by rule, to modify its technical requirements and criteria as necessary to be consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new site-specific standards. The NRC staff has proposed to achieve this by drafting a new, separate, site-specific part of the Code of Federal Regulations to be promulgated as 10 CFR 63. While adopting the definitions, administrative, preclosure, retrievability, and quality assurance portions of 10 CFR 60,more » the NRC staff's proposal for this new part would focus on total-system performance and place no quantitative requirements on the performance of individual subsystems or their components. When the NRC issues a final rule, the DOE will modify its licensing strategy and LA development efforts to conform to the new requirements. Until that time, the applicable repository licensing requirements are those in 10 CFR 60, and the DOE will continue to plan to these requirements. DOE management will, as deemed appropriate, undertake activities to prepare for the eventual issuance of new regulations. The first draft of the LA may be developed to show compliance with the draft regulations prepared by the NRC staff as draft 10 CFR Part 63. This document provides guidance for managing the process for developing an LA under 10 CFR 60, or draft 10 CFR Part 63, that will enable the NRC to issue DOE a construction authorization pursuant to 10 CFR 60.31.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
763065
Report Number(s):
YMP/97-02
TRN: US0108847
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-91RW00134
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Jan 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; LICENSE APPLICATIONS; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; QUALITY ASSURANCE; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL

Citation Formats

Brocoum, Stephan J. Management Plan for the Development of the License Application for a High Level Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Rev. 0. United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.2172/763065.
Brocoum, Stephan J. Management Plan for the Development of the License Application for a High Level Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Rev. 0. United States. doi:10.2172/763065.
Brocoum, Stephan J. Fri . "Management Plan for the Development of the License Application for a High Level Waste Repository at Yucca Mountain, Rev. 0". United States. doi:10.2172/763065. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/763065.
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abstractNote = {If the Yucca Mountain Site is recommended and approved for development as a repository, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to file a License Application (LA) with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) pursuant to 10 CFR 60, Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes in Geologic Repositories. The NRC, in accordance with 10 CFR 60, will evaluate DOE's application and adopt, to the extent practicable, the accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), in connection with the issuance of an authorization to construct the proposed geologic repository. The NRC can issue a license to DOE under 10 CFR 60 only after construction of the geologic repository operations area is substantially complete and the initial LA has been updated in accordance with 10 CFR 60.24. In accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the NRC is, by rule, to modify its technical requirements and criteria as necessary to be consistent with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new site-specific standards. The NRC staff has proposed to achieve this by drafting a new, separate, site-specific part of the Code of Federal Regulations to be promulgated as 10 CFR 63. While adopting the definitions, administrative, preclosure, retrievability, and quality assurance portions of 10 CFR 60, the NRC staff's proposal for this new part would focus on total-system performance and place no quantitative requirements on the performance of individual subsystems or their components. When the NRC issues a final rule, the DOE will modify its licensing strategy and LA development efforts to conform to the new requirements. Until that time, the applicable repository licensing requirements are those in 10 CFR 60, and the DOE will continue to plan to these requirements. DOE management will, as deemed appropriate, undertake activities to prepare for the eventual issuance of new regulations. The first draft of the LA may be developed to show compliance with the draft regulations prepared by the NRC staff as draft 10 CFR Part 63. This document provides guidance for managing the process for developing an LA under 10 CFR 60, or draft 10 CFR Part 63, that will enable the NRC to issue DOE a construction authorization pursuant to 10 CFR 60.31.},
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