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Nuclear Power Plant – Construction Permit

Description: 
Authorization under 10 CFR Part 50, for which review under the National Environmental Policy Act is required, covers construction of a new nuclear power plant under the Atomic Energy Act. A construction permit does not allow operation but, if certain requirements are met, the applicant may convert the construction permit to an operating license as approved by the NRC.
Activity/Trigger: 
Application for a Construction Permit by an applicant and then subsequent application for an Operating License under 10 CFR Part 50.
Statute or Regulations: 
Atomic Energy Act is Sections 103 and 185(b)
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