10 CFR 72.146 - Design control.

§ 72.146 Design control.

(a) The licensee, applicant for a license, certificate holder, and applicant for a CoC shall establish measures to ensure that applicable regulatory requirements and the design basis, as specified in the license or CoC application for those structures, systems, and components to which this section applies, are correctly translated into specifications, drawings, procedures, and instructions. These measures must include provisions to ensure that appropriate quality standards are specified and included in design documents and that deviations from standards are controlled. Measures must be established for the selection and review for suitability of application of materials, parts, equipment, and processes that are essential to the functions of the structures, systems, and components which are important to safety.

(b) The licensee, applicant for a license, certificate holder, and applicant for a CoC shall establish measures for the identification and control of design interfaces and for coordination among participating design organizations. These measures must include the establishment of written procedures among participating design organizations for the review, approval, release, distribution, and revision of documents involving design interfaces. The design control measures must provide for verifying or checking the adequacy of design by methods such as design reviews, alternate or simplified calculational methods, or by a suitable testing program. For the verifying or checking process, the licensee and certificate holder shall designate individuals or groups other than those who were responsible for the original design, but who may be from the same organization. Where a test program is used to verify the adequacy of a specific design feature in lieu of other verifying or checking processes, the licensee and certificate holder shall include suitable qualification testing of a prototype or sample unit under the most adverse design conditions. The licensee, applicant for a license, certificate holder, and applicant for a CoC shall apply design control measures to items such as the following: criticality physics, radiation, shielding, stress, thermal, hydraulic, and accident analyses; compatibility of materials; accessibility for inservice inspection, maintenance, and repair; features to facilitate decontamination; and delineation of acceptance criteria for inspections and tests.

(c) The licensee, applicant for a license, certificate holder, and applicant for a CoC shall subject design changes, including field changes, to design control measures commensurate with those applied to the original design. Changes in the conditions specified in the license or CoC require prior NRC approval.

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United States Code

§ 2021 - Cooperation with States

§ 2071 - Determination of other material as special nuclear material; Presidential assent; effective date

§ 2073 - Domestic distribution of special nuclear material

§ 2077 - Unauthorized dealings in special nuclear material

§ 2092 - License requirements for transfers

§ 2093 - Domestic distribution of source material

§ 2095 - Reports

§ 2099 - Prohibitions against issuance of license

§ 2111 - Domestic distribution

§ 2201 - General duties of Commission

§ 2232 - License applications

§ 2233 - Terms of licenses

§ 2234 - Inalienability of licenses

§ 2236 - Revocation of licenses

§ 2238 - Continued operation of facilities

§ 2239 - Hearings and judicial review

§ 2282 - Civil penalties

§ 4332 - Cooperation of agencies; reports; availability of information; recommendations; international and national coordination of efforts

§ 5841 - Establishment and transfers

§ 5842 - Licensing and related regulatory functions respecting selected Administration facilities

§ 5846 - Compliance with safety regulations

§ 5851 - Employee protection

§ 10101 - Definitions

§ 10102 - Separability

§ 10103 - Territories and possessions

§ 10104 - Ocean disposal

§ 10105 - Limitation on spending authority

§ 10106 - Protection of classified national security information

§ 10107 - Applicability to atomic energy defense activities

§ 10108 - Applicability to transportation

§ 10137 - Consultation with States and affected Indian tribes

§ 10151 - Findings and purposes

§ 10152 - Available capacity for interim storage of spent nuclear fuel

§ 10153 - Interim at-reactor storage

§ 10154 - Licensing of facility expansions and transshipments

§ 10155 - Storage of spent nuclear fuel

§ 10157 - Transportation

§ 10161 - Monitored retrievable storage

§ 10162 - Authorization of monitored retrievable storage

§ 10165 - Site selection

§ 10168 - Construction authorization

§ 10198 - Research and development on spent nuclear fuel

Statutes at Large

Title 10 published on 19-May-2018 04:00

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 10 CFR Part 72 after this date.

  • 2018-03-22; vol. 83 # 56 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
    1. 83 FR 12504 - Requirements for the Indefinite Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel
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      Petition for rulemaking; notice of docketing, and request for comment.
      Submit comments by June 5, 2018. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the NRC is able to assure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.
      10 CFR Part 72