NRC Projects Office

NRC Projects Office

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the facilities and activities associated with the U.S. commercial nuclear fuel cycle, including the operation of nuclear power plants, production of nuclear fuel assemblies, and storage and transport of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and radioactive waste. Nuclear materials for medical or industrial purposes are also regulated by the NRC. In performing these activities, the NRC utilizes the technical resources (personnel, codes, facilities, etc.) of U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, such as ORNL. The NRC relies on ORNL expertise in current and advanced reactor systems, storage and transport of SNF, instrumentation and controls, reactor physics, criticality safety, radiation transport, and material and environmental sciences. The NRC Projects Office is responsible for coordinating the effort between the NRC and ORNL to facilitate the ease of the endeavors undertaken by this partnership.  

Publications

U.S. Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Assembly Characteristics: 1968-2013 (NUREG/CR-7227)

Activities related to management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) are increasing in the US and many other countries. Over 240,000 SNF assemblies have been discharged from US commercial reactors since the...

Axial Moderator Density Distributions, Control Blade Usage, and Axial Burnup Distributions for Extended BWR Burnup Credit (NUREG/CR-7224, ORNL/TM-2015/544)

Applications for certificates of compliance for spent nuclear fuel (SNF) dry storage and transportation systems must include criticality safety analyses demonstrating that these systems are...

Bias Estimates Used in Lieu of Validation of Fission Products and Minor Actinides in MCNP Keff Calculations for PWR Burnup Credit Casks (NUREG/CR-7205, ORNL/TM-2012/544)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Division of Spent Fuel Management issued Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) 8, Revision 3 in September 2012. This ISG provides guidance for NRC Staff review of burnup...

Mission:

Provide technical support to the NRC to assist them in ensuring the safe, secure and environmentally responsible use of radioactive materials in meeting U.S. energy, medical, industrial and academic needs. 

Strategy:

Promote ORNL capabilities to NRC, identify NRC support opportunities for ORNL consideration, facilitate collaboration within ORNL and between ORNL and other national laboratories on NRC projects, and overview NRC-sponsored work at ORNL in accordance with technical and business requirements.

Major Sponsor:

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Contact

Bruce Bevard

Bruce Balkcom Bevard

Manager, NRC Projects Office

 

Lindsey Aloisi

NRC Projects Office Business Operations Manager