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The NRC staff and industry have developed a number of guidance documents related to license renewal that are applicable to the containment structures.

NRC Guidance Documents

In addition to the Rule (10 CFR Part 54), the basic documents, that provide the regulatory requirements and regulatory framework for ensuring continued plant safety for license renewal include, Regulatory Guide

1.188, Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses [5], the Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report [6], and the Standard Review Plan (SRP) for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants [7]. These guidance documents are living documents that are periodically updated. Additional sources of guidance related to license renewal include: inspection manual chapters, inspection procedures, information notices, license renewal interim staff guidance, regulatory guides, office instructions, nuclear plant aging research reports, and technical reports in NUREG series. Provided below are brief descriptions of selected basic and guidance documents related to license renewal.

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