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Information regarding the cROP and licensee performance can be found at
The mission of the NRC is to license and regulate the Nation's civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, promote the common defense and security, and protect the environment. Specifically, for an application to construct a nuclear plant as specified in part 52 of Title 10 of the
1. The NRC issues a combined license (COL) for the construction and operation of a nuclear facility following a detailed safety review;
2. The NRC inspects licensee construction activities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and the law.
It is the responsibility of the COL holder to ensure that the facility is constructed in accordance with the license and regulations. The NRC will inspect and assess licensee construction activities to provide reasonable assurance that the plant is constructed in accordance with the licensing basis. The NRC has applied lessons-learned from the prior plants constructed under 10 CFR part 50 in the development of the current construction regulatory oversight process. The cROP currently being piloted consists of many of the same objective elements as those used in the reactor oversight process (ROP), starting with a construction regulatory framework and including a construction significance determination process, a construction action matrix, and a similar enforcement approach to that which is in use in the ROP. The NRC engaged Regional and Headquarters staff and external stakeholders in the development of all portions of the new cROP, including the solicitation and appropriate disposition of all stakeholder comments received. Since the development and implementation of the cROP pilot program, the NRC has continued to solicit stakeholder input and has frequently communicated with the public and industry by various initiatives such as: conducting public meetings in the vicinity of each licensed commercial nuclear power plant, conducting public meetings and workshops, and placing pertinent background information and maintaining an NRC Web site containing easily accessible information about the cROP and licensee performance.
The NRC is seeking feedback and lessons-learned from members of the public, public interest groups, and the nuclear industry on their insights regarding the effectiveness of the cROP pilot program which is being conducted during Calendar Year (CY) 2012. Responses received will provide important information for ongoing program staff, evaluation and improvement. A summary of the survey results obtained will be provided to the Commission via the staff evaluation, and will be used during the decision of whether or not the new cROP should be fully implemented.
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