Combined License Application

Combined License Application

USNRC Logo

The CFPP LLC continues to advance work necessary to submit a Combined License Application (COLA) in January 2024 to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) under 10 CFR 52. The COLA will include CFPP LLC’s qualifications, design safety, environmental impacts, operational programs, site safety, and verification of construction with ITAAC.

Field work began in 2019 with installation of an administrative area, improved roadways, and initial characterizations. Core boring work then occurred in 2020, along with installation of the met tower and significant surface seismic testing activities.  All of this work was conducted by the Tennessee Valley Authority, under contract to UAMPS.

January 2022 – A major milestone completed

In August of 2021, CFPP initiated field activities at the CFPP site at INL. This phase of field work involved detailed geotechnical surface and subsurface investigations to further characterize the geologic properties underlying the site and support the analysis of potential volcanic and seismic hazards. It also established a groundwater monitoring network to support protection of the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer and commissioned an on-site meteorological monitoring station to collect site-specific atmospheric data. The site work was successfully and safely completed in January 2022, a major milestone on the project. 

In parallel with the completion of field work at the CFPP Site, the project is also moving forward with the development of a COLA in accordance with 10 CFR 52 and requirements of the NRC. 

Analysis of the data collected from the site investigation campaign, as well as a two-year monitoring campaign, will be presented in the COLA to address key safety and environmental considerations associated with the siting and licensing for the reactor. The COLA will also provide additional project specific facility design information, which will support the NRC’s safety and environmental reviews as well as public consultations. 

In addition to addressing the suitability of the site and the environmental impacts assessment, the COLA will also present information related to the applicant's qualifications and the facility security and emergency plans.

On Site Well DrillingOn Site Well Drilling
On Site Well DrillingOn Site Well Drilling