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Certrec Corporation Supports NuScale Power Submit its Design Certification Application Revision 1

NuScale’s SMR DCA Revision 1 Submittal Incredibly Efficient with Help of Certrec

FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) April 02, 2018 — Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, is pleased to announce its participation in the electronic processing and preparation of Revision 1 of the small modular reactor Design Certification Application (DCA) for NuScale Power’s submission to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on March 15, 2018. 

NuScale Power is continuing its efforts to license a safer, smaller, scalable version of a small modular reactor (SMR) – an advanced nuclear technology initially developed and tested at Oregon State University. NuScale’s DCA is the first and only SMR design to undergo the NRC review and is on track to be the U.S.’ first SMR to market. 

In partnership with NuScale, Certrec deployed its TAKTIX® web-based workflow platform to manage and control the electronic processing of all Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) from the NRC. Certrec personnel processed the final electronic files, meeting exacting government archival standards, and generated the submittal files and disks based on content provided by NuScale personnel, that NuScale Power provided to the NRC. 

Certrec’s web-based, project collaboration tools, technical editing assistance, and document processing services were used throughout the project to support the successful development and submission of the DCA. 

“Our team worked very hard to manage and support the timely processing of the Request for Additional Information (RAI) responses,” stated Michelle Thomas, Certrec Operations Director. ”I am very proud of our team, their capabilities and accomplishments, and our ability to support NuScale in its mission to present this innovative nuclear technology to the world.” 

”We appreciate the hard work Certrec has offered in helping us reach this significant milestone,” said Tom Bergman, NuScale Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. “This planned revision to our DCA includes very few changes, reflecting the inherent stability of NuScale’s design and our extensive dialogue with the NRC to expedite the path to certification.” 

Processing RAIs by teams of people scattered across the country presents a number of time-sensitive and logistical challenges. Certrec’s TAKTIX web-based platform allowed NuScale project personnel continuous and real-time access to all project materials, regardless of their physical location, significantly streamlining the response process. 

“We are extremely pleased and proud to be a major partner with NuScale,” said Thomas. “NuScale’s design is a game-changer for the nuclear industry and we appreciate the opportunity to be an integral part of its success.” 

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. 

About Certrec:
Certrec is a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions for the energy industry with the mission of helping ensure a stable, reliable, bulk electric supply. Since 1988, Certrec’s SaaS applications and consulting know-how have helped hundreds of power-generating facilities manage their regulatory compliance and reduce their risks.

Certrec’s engineers and business teams bring a cumulative 1,500 years of working experience in regulatory areas of compliance, engineering, and operations, including nuclear, fossil, solar, wind facilities, and other Registered Entities generation and transmission.

Certrec has helped more than 200 generating facilities establish and maintain NERC Compliance Programs. We manage the entire NERC compliance program for 80+ registered entities in the US, Canada, and Mexico that trust us to decrease their regulatory and reputational risk. Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certified and has successfully completed annual SOC 2 Type 2 examinations.

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