Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Determination of inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria completion.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) E.2.5.04.05.05.01, for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3.
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Licensee Notification of Completion of ITAAC
On February 1, 2013, Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc. (the licensee) submitted an ITAAC closure notification (ICN) under section 52.99(c)(1) of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), informing the NRC that the licensee has successfully performed the required inspections, tests, and analyses for ITAAC E.2.5.04.05.05.01, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3 Start Printed Page 36278(ADAMS Accession No. ML13032A592). This ITAAC was approved as part of the issuance of the combined license, NPF-91, for this facility.
NRC Staff Determination of Completion of ITAAC
The NRC staff has determined that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed, and that the specified acceptance criteria are met for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Unit 3, ITAAC E.2.5.04.05.05.01. This notice fulfills the staff's obligations under 10 CFR 52.99(e)(1) to publish a notice in the Federal Register of the NRC staff's determination of the successful completion of inspections, tests and analyses.
The documentation of the NRC staff's determination is in the ITAAC Closure Verification Evaluation Form (VEF), dated March 19, 2013 (ADAMS Accession No. ML13109A243). The VEF is a form that represents the NRC staff's structured process for reviewing ICNs. The ICN presents a narrative description of how the ITAAC was completed, and the NRC's ICN review process involves a determination on whether, among other things, (1) the ICN provides sufficient information, including a summary of the methodology used to perform the ITAAC, to demonstrate that the inspections, tests, and analyses have been successfully completed; (2) the ICN provides sufficient information to demonstrate that the acceptance criteria are met; and (3) any required inspections for the ITAAC have been completed and any ITAAC findings associated with the ITAAC have been closed.
The NRC staff's determination of the successful completion of this ITAAC is based on information available at this time and is subject to the licensee's ability to maintain the condition that the acceptance criteria are met. If new information disputes the NRC staff's determination, this ITAAC will be reopened as necessary. The NRC staff's determination will be used to support a subsequent finding, pursuant to 10 CFR 52.103(g), at the end of construction that all acceptance criteria in the combined license are met. The ITAAC closure process is not finalized for this ITAAC until the NRC makes an affirmative finding under 10 CFR 52.103(g). Any future updates to the status of this ITAAC will be reflected on the NRC's Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/oversight/itaac.html.
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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 10th day of June 2013.
For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Senior Project Manager, Licensing Branch 4, Division of New Reactor Licensing, Office of New Reactors.
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