[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 236 (Friday, December 9, 2005)]
[Page 73311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7118]



[Docket No. 52-010]

General Electric Company; Notice of Acceptance 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 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 Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) 
Standard Plant Design. GE supplemented its application by letters dated 
September 19 and 20, 2005, and October 6, 12, 17, 20, 22 (2 letters), 
24 (5 letters), and 28, 2005. The application, as revised and 
supplemented, is considered sufficiently complete to be accepted 
formally as a docketed application for design certification. The docket 
number established for this application is 52-010. A notice relating to 
the rulemaking pursuant to 10 CFR 52.51 for design certification, 
including provisions for participation of the public and other parties, 
will be published in the future.
    The ESBWR design is an approximately 1550 megawatt 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 elements and features considered site-specific, 
and is not a modular design in which major components are shared.
    A copy of the application is 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 are 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, December 1, 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
William D. Beckner,
Deputy Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear 
Reactor Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E5-7118 Filed 12-8-05; 8:45 am]