United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant

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 PPL Bell Bend, LLC submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for an AREVA U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (U.S. EPR) designated as Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 10/10/08 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
10/14/08 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
12/19/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
05/27/09 - A
Safety Review *
Phase A - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant (Formerly Phases 1, and 2)
03/20/2011 - T
Phase B - Advanced Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) without Open Items (Formerly Phase 4)
03/2012 - T
Phase C - ACRS Review of Advanced Final SER (Formerly Phase 5)
06/2012 - T
Phase D - Final SER (Formerly Phase 6)
08/2012 - T
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - Environmental impact statement (EIS) summary report issued
07/22/2009 - A
Phase 2 - Draft EIS issued to EPA
04/23/2010 **
Phase 3 - Response to public comments on draft EIS completed
11/04/2010 **
Phase 4 - Final EIS issued to EPA
03/31/2011 **
Hearing
Commission or ASLB hold mandatory hearing
 
License
Commission decision on issuance of COL application
 

* By letter dated January 9, 2014, PPL Bell Bend, LLC requested NRC withhold the safety review until late 2015.

** Based on the NRC staff's September 17, 2012, schedule letter, these dates will be revised upon receipt of sufficient water availability information for the project.

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.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, March 18, 2014