[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 187 (Wednesday, September 28, 2005)]
[Pages 56745-56746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-5285]



General Electric Company; Notice of Receipt of Application for 
Final Design Approval and Standard Design Certification of the ESBWR 
Standard Plant Design

    Notice is hereby given that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, 
the Commission) has received an application from the General Electric 
Company (GE) dated August 24, 2005, filed pursuant to Section 103 of 
the Atomic Energy Act and Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(10 CFR) part 52, for the final design approval and standard design 
certification of the ESBWR Standard Plant Design.
    The ESBWR design is an approximately 1550 megawatts electric 
boiling water reactor plant design in which passive safety systems are 
used for the ultimate safety protection of the plant. All of the safety 
systems are designed to be passive, where natural forces, such as 
gravity, natural circulation, and stored energy (in the form of 
pressurized accumulators and batteries), are used as the motive forces 
of these systems. The ESBWR application includes the entire power 
generation complex, except those

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elements and features considered site-specific. The acceptability of 
the tendered application for docketing and other matters relating to 
the requested rulemaking pursuant to 10 CFR 52.51 for design 
certification, including provisions for participation of the public and 
other parties, will be the subject of subsequent Federal Register 
    A copy of the application will be available on CD-ROM for public 
inspection at the Commission's Public Document Room (PDR), located at 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland. Publicly available records will be accessible from the 
Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public 
Electronic Reading Room on the Internet at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The accession number for the 
application is ML052450245. Future publicly available documents related 
to the application will also be posted in ADAMS. Persons who do not 
have access to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing the 
documents located in ADAMS, should contact the NRC Public Document Room 
Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737 or by e-
mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 19th day of September 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William D. Beckner,
Program Director, New, Research and Test Reactors Program, Division of 
Regulatory Improvement Programs, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. E5-5285 Filed 9-27-05; 8:45 am]