[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 116 (Tuesday, June 16, 2020)]
[Page 36427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12903]



[Docket No. 52-049; NRC-2020-0088]

Oklo Power LLC

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Combined license application; acceptance for docketing.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff accepts and 
dockets an application for a combined license (COL) submitted by Oklo 
Power LLC (Oklo), a subsidiary of Oklo, Inc. dated March 11, 2020. The 
reactor is to be identified as the Aurora. The Docket Number 
established for this application is 52-049.

DATES: This action became effective on June 5, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2020-0088 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may obtain publicly-available information related to this document 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2020-0088. Address 
questions about NRC docket IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; 
telephone: 301-287-9127; email: [email protected]. For technical 
questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly-available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS 
Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected]. The letter of acceptance is available 
in ADAMS under Accession No. ML20149K616.
     NRC's Public Website: The combined license application is 
available under the NRC's Aurora--Oklo Application public website at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Mazza, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-
0001; telephone: 301-415-0498; email: [email protected].


I. Discussion

    On March 11, 2020, Oklo filed with the NRC pursuant to Section 103 
of the Atomic Energy Act and part 52 of title 10 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (10 CFR), ``Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for 
Nuclear Power Plants,'' an application for a combined license for one 
micro-reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory located in Idaho. The 
reactor is to be identified as the Aurora.
    A notice of receipt and availability of this application was 
previously published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2020 (85 FR 
    The NRC staff has determined that Oklo has submitted information in 
accordance with 10 CFR part 2, ``Agency Rules of Practice and 
Procedure,'' and 10 CFR part 52 that is acceptable for docketing. The 
Docket Number established for this application is 52-049.
    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 conduct a hearing in accordance 
with subpart L, ``Informal Hearing Procedures for NRC Adjudications,'' 
of 10 CFR part 2 and will receive a report on the COL application from 
the Advisory Committee on Reactors Safeguards in accordance with 10 CFR 
52.87, ``Referral to the Advisory Committee on Reactors Safeguards 
(ACRS).'' If the Commission finds that the COL 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 COL, in the form and 
containing conditions and limitations that the Commission finds 
appropriate and necessary.
    Finally, the Commission will announce in a future Federal Register 
notice of hearing and opportunity to petition for leave to intervene as 
required by 10 CFR 52.85.

    Dated: June 10, 2020.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Jan M. Mazza,
Project Manager, Advanced Reactors Licensing Branch, Division of 
Advanced Reactors and Non-Power Production and Utilization Facilities, 
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
[FR Doc. 2020-12903 Filed 6-15-20; 8:45 am]