UK ABWR – ONR started step 4 of GDA for the UK ABWR, with our focus on trying to identify any further design or safety/security case changes that may be required, as early in this step as possible. The Environment Agency has had continued regular interactions with Hitachi-GE on a range of on-going topics during this period, in preparation to receive an updated environment submission during February. AP1000 – The regulators have continued to assess the outstanding GDA Issues and there has been an increase in management attention from all parties in this reporting period. There has been some further slippage in some topic areas and we requested Westinghouse Senior Executives attend a meeting to discuss the on-going viability of its closure programme and expected date for achieving a Design Acceptance Confirmation and Statement of Design Acceptability. Post-Quarterly Report note – Since the reporting period, Westinghouse issued a revised closure programme for GDA in response to our request. This schedule shows a projected GDA completion date of March 2017.
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