During the review
the Yucca Mountain License Application by the staff
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), theU.S. Department
Energy (DOE) made commitments related to the construction and operation
the geologic repository at YuccaMountain. These commitments were identified
DOE's Safety Analysis Report (SAR) and/or in response to Requests for AdditionalInformation (RAls). The following table lists a description
these commitments along with the referenced sources andimplementation schedules for each.
DOE commits to controlling the parametersSection 126.96.36.199.1.3.2 Section 188.8.131.52After Construction Authorizationidentified
SAR Table 1.9-9 to ensure theand before License to Receive andTSPA analysis basis is met.Possess
DOE commits to excluding from repository Section 184.108.40.206.1.3.2 Section 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1After Construction Authorizationdisposal, BWR fuel assemblies that containand before License
Receive andenrichment greater than 4.5 wt% in U-235. Possess
DOE commits to validating its criticality Section 22.214.171.124.1.3.2 Section 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2After Construction Authorizationanalyses for DOE SNF using the acceptedand before License
al. (2007aa) methodology andPossesssubmitting the analyses for NRC staff's reviewand approval, or providing other methods forNRC staff's review and approval, prior
emplacement of DOE SNF into the drifts.
4. DOE commits to revising the PWR loadingSection 184.108.40.206.1.3.2After Construction Authorizationcurves subject to the following:and before License
Receive andSection 220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Possess-No burn up credit for
Incorporate a penalty on
thecritical limit analysis. This penaltyshall also be applied to DOESNF group three.