United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for North Anna, Unit 3

Initially, Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion) submitted an application to obtain a combined license (COL) for an Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) designated as North Anna, Unit 3. On June 28, 2010, Dominion revised its application to change the reactor technology design to a United States - Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (US-APWR). On July 31, 2013, Dominion revised its application to revert back to the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) reactor technology for North Anna Unit 3.

The following table summarizes the key milestones in the schedule that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) established for its review of the application that Dominion submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for one US-APWR designated as North Anna Power Station, Unit 3.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 11/27/07 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
12/03/07 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
01/28/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
03/02/11 - A
Safety Review
Phase 1 - Preliminary Safety Evaluation Report (PSER) and Requests for Additional Information
08/08 - A
Phase 2 - SER with Open Items
07/09 - A
Phase 3 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Review of SER with no Open Items
11/09 - A
Phase 4 - Advanced SER with no Open Items
09/15 - T
Phase 5 - ACRS Review of SER with no Open Items
01/16 - T
Phase 6 - Final SER Issued
03/16 - T
Environmental Review
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issued
TBD
Final Supplemental EIS issued
TBD
Hearing
Commission hold mandatory hearing
TBD*
License
Commission decision on issuance of COL application
TBD*

* The NRC staff is planning to revise North Anna 3 COLA review schedule to implement recent changes in the reactor technology after the NRC Staff has received all necessary information.

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 Wednesday, April 16, 2014