Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, is pleased to announce its participation in the electronic processing and preparation of Revision 5 of NuScale Power’s small modular reactor Design Certification Application (DCA) submission to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on July 30, 2020. Revision 5 is the version of the DCA that will be used in the design certification rulemaking.
All work on Revision 5 was initiated, approved, and processed electronically using Certrec’s TAKTIX® web-based project management tool. Technical editing assistance and document processing services were also used in conjunction with Taktix to manage and control the electronic processing of all changes to the DCA and Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) from the NRC.
“Certrec has been central to our success, innovation, and flexibility, as we have worked through the licensing cycle of the design certification. We are grateful to the team at Certrec for their contributions to our effort to achieve certification approval for our small modular reactor (SMR) design” said Tom Bergman, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NuScale Power.
“This was the final revision of a large and complex document that has high importance in the nuclear industry. We worked closely with NuScale throughout the entire licensing cycle of the DCA from the highly charged activity in Revision 0 through the application of finishing touches in Revision 5,” commented Brett McLain, Electronic Documents Manager. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and all of their hard work to help accomplish this major milestone.”
A solid relationship has been forged between NuScale and Certrec, as has a highly efficient process for managing the development of the DCA. Using Certrec’s TAKTIX® platform, teams of people in different parts of the country were able to bypass typical logistical challenges of processing time-sensitive RAIs and changes to the DCA with ease.
“Certrec’s partnership with NuScale has been and continues to be exhilarating,” said Michelle Thomas, Certrec Executive Director of Operations. “Innovative, technology-based problem solving is at the core of both companies and has been a large contributor to the success of the project. We are very proud to have such a great partnership with the NuScale team and look forward to years of collaborations.”
Certrec’s large-document processing services are in demand. The company currently is involved in several DCA/DCD/COLA projects as well as supporting the ongoing maintenance of several plant UFSARs.
Founded in 1988, Certrec is a leading regulatory compliance and advanced on-line technology service provider. Certrec’s highly skilled, experienced industry professionals possess degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines—such as civil, electrical, mechanical, and nuclear—as well as in physics, communications, business, and information technology. This accomplished team has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering, including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission. This combination of direct industry experience with our innovative information technology capabilities has led to the development of advanced, web-based technology solutions and tools that help our clients manage the regulatory process.
Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001 certified, ensuring that its web tools and facilities comply with an internationally recognized standard of best practices regarding business, cyber and physical security, and control. Also, Certrec successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 2 examination where the scope of Document Management and Regulatory Services was examined against the Trust Services principles of Security, Availability, and Confidentiality. Certrec is committed to undergoing similar annual examinations and audits to maintain or exceed current levels of service.
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NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale's scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.
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