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The Office of New Reactors and Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation are revising Sections 12.1—12.5 of the current Standard Review Plan (SRP). Details of specific revisions are included in the end of each of the revised sections themselves and are shown in the description of changes.
The changes to this SRP Chapter reflect current staff review methods and practices based on lessons learned from NRC reviews of design certification (DC) and combined license (COL) applications completed since the last revision of this chapter in March 2007. Changes include: (1) Guidance to the staff for evaluating the acceptability of the radiation protection program, including the applicant's use of generic radiation protection and groundwater program templates, (2) additional guidance for review of existing regulatory requirements related to the material covered in Chapter 12 of the SRP, (3) updating the review interfaces to improve the efficiency and consistency of staff reviews, and (4) updating references covered in SRP Chapter 12.
The NRC staff is issuing this notice to solicit public comments on the proposed SRP revisions to Chapter 12. After the NRC staff considers any public comments, it will make a determination regarding the proposed SRP Sections in Chapter 12.
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