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Oklo Submits Licensing Project Plan to Prepare for Effective and Efficient License Application Reviews

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oklo Inc. has submitted a Licensing Project Plan (LPP) to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to support its preparations to submit additional license applications. The LPP outlines Oklo’s proposed commitment to support future licensing activities. The LPP outlines pre-licensing interactions that will help the NRC and Oklo establish an effective and efficient review process, including the elements necessary for advanced fission designs. An efficient and effective license application review schedule with the NRC will help unlock the commercialization of American innovation in advanced fission technologies to accelerate America’s ability to deploy clean energy technologies while ensuring energy safety and security.

“Oklo’s reactor design has excellent safety features and robust performance. We strive to present these features in a manner similar to what NRC is used to licensing light water reactors,” said Jacob DeWitte, co-founder and CEO of Oklo. Oklo achieved approval for its quality assurance program in 2020. Oklo also submitted the first-ever Combined Custom Advanced Fission (COLA) License Application, which contained over 200 new license items developed by the company. “To achieve a transparent and efficient review process, Oklo responded quickly to all of NRC’s inquiries, and we look forward to continuing to engage with NRC as we prepare for upcoming nomination submissions. “, added DeWitte. “Our interactions, including in-person discussions, and our LPP submission have set the tone for successful reviews while ensuring that feedback from these interactions is incorporated into future regulatory interactions,” said Tracy Orf, Senior Licensing Manager. from Oklo. “We have enjoyed productive and constructive pre-application engagements with NRC leading to our Aurora Idaho National Laboratory COLA from 2016-2020, and our use of LPPs has been a valuable tool to guide this process. Oklo’s technology is backed by decades of operational data. Oklo’s experience and familiarity with NRC staff through our history of licensing engagement and our intentional and focused licensing interactions will help prepare for effective application reviews,” said Ross Moore, director of regulatory affairs at Oklo.

Oklo’s submission of the LPP represents an important step towards the submission of future applications and the establishment of effective and efficient application reviews, which directly influence the ability of the country and the world to deploy clean energy technologies.

About Oklo Inc.: Oklo Inc. (Oklo) is a California-based company that develops advanced fission power plants to provide emission-free, reliable and affordable energy. Oklo received site use permit from U.S. Department of Energy, successfully completed fuel prototype fabrication, received fuel material from Idaho National Laboratory, developed first combined license application fission reactor accepted and registered by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and is developing waste-to-energy in collaboration with the United States Department of Energy and several national laboratories.