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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2008. Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11998.
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Acronyms

ABR advanced burner reactor

ABTR advanced burner test reactor

ABWR GE advanced boiling water reactor

AFCF Advanced Fuel Cycle Facility

AFCI Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative

ALWR advanced light water reactor

AP600 Westinghouse passive 600-MWe advanced light water reactor

AP1000 Westinghouse passive 1,100-MWe advanced light water reactor

ASLB Atomic Safety and Licensing Board

ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineering

ATR Advanced test reactor

BEA Battelle Energy Alliance

BWR boiling water reactor

CFR Code of Federal Regulation

CFTC Centralized Fuel Treatment Center

COL combined construction and operating license

CR Continuing Resolution

DC USNRC design certification

DOE U.S. Department of Energy

EIA Energy Information Agency

EOI expression of interest

EPAct05 Energy Policy Act of 2005

EPC engineering, procurement, and construction

EPR French 1,600-MWe pressurized water reactor

EPRI Electric Power Research Institute

ESBWR GE economic simplified boiling water reactor

ESP early site permit

GFR gas-cooled fast reactor

GIF Generation IV International Forum

GNEP Global Nuclear Energy Partnership

HTR high-temperature reactor

ID Idaho Operations Office

IDB ITAAC determination base

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IHX intermediate heat exchanger

INL Idaho National Laboratory

INPO Institute for Nuclear Plant Operations

IGCC integrated gasification combined cycle

ITAAC inspection, testing, analyses, and acceptance criteria

JSW Japan Steel Works

LCOE levelized cost of electricity

LDRD laboratory-directed research and development

LFR lead-cooled fast reactor

LNG liquefied natural gas

LWR light water reactor

MOX mixed oxide

MSR molten salt reactor

NE Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE)

NEI Nuclear Energy Institute

NEPDG National Energy Policy Development Group

NEPO nuclear energy plant optimization

NERAC Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee

NERI Nuclear Energy Research Initiative

NESSP Nuclear Energy Systems Support Program

NGNP Next-Generation Nuclear Plant

NHI Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative

NOPR Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NP 2010 Nuclear Power 2010

NPOC New Plant Oversight Committee

NSSS Nuclear Steam Supply System

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2008. Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11998.
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NuStart industry consortium preparing to build new nuclear plants

OMB Office of Management and Budget

PSO program secretarial office

PWR pressurized water reactor

QA quality assurance

QC quality control

RAI request for additional information

RD&D research, development, and deployment

RPV reactor pressure vessel

S-I sulfur-iodine

SBWR GE simplified boiling water reactor

SCWR supercritical-water-cooled reactor

SER safety evaluation report

SFR sodium-cooled fast reactor

TRU transuranic

TVA Tennessee Valley Authority

UCO uranium oxycarbide

USNRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

VHTR very-high-temperature reactor

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2008. Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11998.
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There has been a substantial resurgence of interest in nuclear power in the United States over the past few years. One consequence has been a rapid growth in the research budget of DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). In light of this growth, the Office of Management and Budget included within the FY2006 budget request a study by the National Academy of Sciences to review the NE research programs and recommend priorities among those programs. The programs to be evaluated were: Nuclear Power 2010 (NP 2010), Generation IV (GEN IV), the Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative (NHI), the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP)/Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (AFCI), and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) facilities. This book presents a description and analysis of each program along with specific findings and recommendations. It also provides an assessment of program priorities and oversight.

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