United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for Nichols Ranch

The following table summarizes the key milestones in the schedule that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established for its review of the application that Uranerz Energy submitted to obtain a license for its Nichols Ranch In Situ Recovery site.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 11/30/07 – A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
1/31/08 – A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
4/14/08 – A
Safety Review *
Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
9/11/08 – A
Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) completed
7/19/11 – A
Environmental Review
RAIs Issued to Applicant
3/12/09 – A
Draft SEIS issued to EPA
12/11/09 – A
Public comment period
3/3/10 – A
Final SEIS issued to EPA
1/21/11 – A
License
License issued
7/19/11 – A

* Timeline does not include extended lead times for applicants to respond to RAIs or open issues.

Information on Federal Register notices for receipt of the application and opportunity to request a hearing or petition to intervene can be found on the Hearing Opportunities page.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, June 06, 2014