[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 246 (Thursday, December 23, 2010)]
[Pages 80854-80855]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32253]



[Docket No. 52-044; NRC-2010-0361]

Toshiba Corporation; Acceptance for Docketing of an Application 
for Renewal of the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water Reactor Design 

    On November 2, 2010, Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) submitted an 
application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a 
design certification (DC) renewal for the U.S. Advanced Boiling Water 
Reactor (ABWR) in accordance with the requirements contained in 10 CFR 
part 52, ``Licenses, Certifications and Approvals for Nuclear Power 
Plants.'' A notice of receipt and availability of this application was 
previously published in the Federal Register (75 FR 71744) on November 
24, 2010.
    The NRC staff has determined that Toshiba has submitted information 
in accordance with 10 CFR part 52 that is acceptable for docketing. The 
Docket Number established for the Toshiba ABWR DC renewal is 52-044.

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    The NRC staff will perform a detailed technical review of the 
application. Docketing of the application does not preclude the NRC 
from requesting additional information from the applicant as the review 
proceeds, nor does it predict whether the Commission will grant or deny 
the application. The Commission will receive a report on the DC renewal 
application from the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards in 
accordance with 10 CFR 52.57, ``Application for Renewal.'' The 
Commission will announce in a future Federal Register notice the 
opportunity to comment on a proposed rulemaking to issue the renewal. 
If the Commission finds that the DC renewal application meets the 
applicable standards of the Atomic Energy Act and the Commission's 
regulations, and that required notifications to other agencies and 
bodies have been made, the Commission will issue a DC renewal, in the 
form and containing conditions and limitations that the Commission 
finds appropriate and necessary.
    Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's 
Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Public 
File Area O1 F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, 
Maryland, and will be accessible electronically through the Agencywide 
Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Public Electronic 
Reading Room link at the NRC Web site http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. The application is also available at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/design-cert.html. Persons who do not have access 
to ADAMS or who encounter problems in accessing documents located in 
ADAMS should contact the NRC PDR Reference staff by telephone at 1-800-
397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to [email protected].

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this day of December.

    For The Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David Misenhimer,
Project Manager, BWR Projects Branch, Division of New Reactor 
Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
[FR Doc. 2010-32253 Filed 12-22-10; 8:45 am]