Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facilities Regulations and Legislation

The NRC anticipates licensing the MOX fuel fabrication facility (FFF) under existing regulations. However, some changes to the regulations and guidance are expected before the NRC license application is received. The NRC has developed a facility-specific Standard Review Plan (NUREG-1718) to assist the NRC staff in its review of the application.

"Standard Review Plan for the Review of an Application for a Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility" (NUREG-1718)
Part One - ML003741461
Part Two - ML003741581

See the following regulations and legislation related to licensing a MOX FFF. See also Fuel Cycle Facilities Regulations, Guidance, and Communications.


NRC's regulations are found in Chapter I of Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Chapter I is divided into Parts 1 through 199. The following are the principal part governing the licensing and operation of nuclear reactors:

  • Part 20 - Standards for Protection Against Radiation

  • Part 51 - Environmental Protection Regulations

  • Part 70 - Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material

  • Part 73 - Physical Protection of Plants and Materials

  • Part 74 - Material Control and Accounting for Special Nuclear Material

See also SECY 00-0111, Staff Requirements Memorandum from Commission on the Final Rule to Amend 10 CFR Part 70.