Construction Permit Workshop for AAEA in Rockville, Maryland

October 29th, 2014 — 

During the week of October 20-24, 2014, the NRC’s IRDP conducted a Construction Permit (CP) Application Review Workshop for the Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA) in Rockville, Maryland. The workshop covers the regulatory prerequisites necessary to effectively review a construction permit application, explains safety objectives and concepts, and provides an overview of the licensing process. The content of each chapter of the Preliminary Safety Analysis Report (PSAR) is summarized, the regulatory review procedures are described, and example regulatory findings are provided. The workshop contains interactive exercises on classifying safety-related components, prioritizing PSAR sections for regulatory review, and actually performing regulatory reviews. There were a total of 13 participants at the workshop from the following 7 countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Yemen.