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.
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)