The ASME Committee on Nuclear Risk Management (CNRM) has established a working group to pursue the development of a PRA standard that can be used for advanced non-LWR plants. The applications of such PRAs include the performance of PRAs to support licensing and design decisions, and to meet NRC requirements for Design Certifications and Construction and Operating Licenses. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the significant progress that has been made to date in developing a new PRA standard for non-LWRs from the personal point of view of the working group chairman.

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