The Department established the SMR Licensing Technical Support (LTS) program in fiscal year (FY) 2012 to work directly with industry, research institutions, the national laboratories, and academia through private/public partnerships to promote the accelerated deployment of more near-term SMRs with improved and advanced safety, operational, and security features. Through this program, the Department focused research and development (R&D) activities toward cost-shared efforts that would accelerate the certification, licensing, and siting of domestic advanced SMR designs and reduce economic, technical, and regulatory barriers to their deployment. FY2017 was the final year of funding for this successful program.

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