Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review
A Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review is an optional service provided by the CNSC when requested by a vendor.
This service does not certify a reactor design or involve the issuance of a licence under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and it is not required as part of the licensing process for a new nuclear power plant. The conclusions of any design review do not bind or otherwise influence decisions made by the Commission.
A pre-licensing vendor design review is an assessment of a nuclear power plant design based on a vendor’s reactor technology. The words “pre-licensing” signifies that a design review is undertaken prior to the submission of a licence application to the CNSC by an applicant seeking to build and operate that design.
A vendor who has completed a phase 2 pre-licensing vendor design review, has committed to increased regulatory efficiencies at the time of licensing. The results of Phase 2 will be taken into account mainly for the Construction Licence Application and is likely to result in increased efficiencies of technical reviews.
More details are available under:
- What a Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review Does and Does Not Do
- How is a Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review Conducted?
- Status of Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Reviews
Need more information?
Please contact the CNSC:
Telephone: 613-995-5894 or 1-800-668-5284 (Canada only)