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Issued Combined Licenses for South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4

By letter dated September 20, 2007, STPNOC, acting on behalf of itself and the proposed owners, including NINA Texas 3 LLC, NINA Texas 4 LLC, and the City of San Antonio, Texas, acting by and through the City Public Service Board, submitted its application to the NRC for two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) Part 52, "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants." The STP 3 and 4 reactors will be located on the existing South Texas Project Electric Generating Station site in Matagorda County, Texas.

On January 24, 2011, NINA became the lead applicant for the STP 3 and 4 COL application, with STPNOC remaining as the operator. NINA assumed responsibility for design, construction, and licensing prior to operation of STP 3 and 4. STPNOC would be the licensed operator for the STP 3 and 4, as it currently is for the existing STP Units 1 and 2.

For detail (including the latest submittal of the application, the related review schedule, and the associated staff documentation), see the following topics on this page:

Application Information

The following table provides access to the COL Application that NINA submitted for South Texas Project, Units 3 & 4.

Some combined license applications were submitted with hyperlinks to various reference documents. Currently, the hyperlinks in those applications are not active. These hyperlinks represent an advanced feature that could be activated when the agency upgrades to web-based ADAMS, at which point these applications and documents such as the Final Safety Analysis Report and associated Technical/Topical Reports would be linked together. In the interim, and for those applications that do not have the hyperlink feature, the reference documents may be viewed under the Reference Documents section of the combined license application page. In addition, DVDs of the various documents are available by contacting the Public Document Room staff.

Part Description Revision
1 General and Financial Information Rev. 12
Rev. 11
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2 Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Rev. 13
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3 Environmental Report Rev. 12
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4 Technical Specifications Rev. 12
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5 Emergency Plan Rev. 12
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6 Site Redress Plan Rev. 12
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7 Departures Report Rev. 13
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8 Security TQ Safeguards Rev. 12
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9 Inspection, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Rev. 12
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10 Proprietary Information Rev. 12
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11 Mitigative Strategies Rev. 12
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Incorporated by Referenced Documents:

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Review Schedule

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 09/20/07 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
10/01/07 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
11/29/07 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
02/10/09 - A
Safety Review
Phase 1 - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
09/17/09 - A
Phase 2 - SER with Open Items issued
10/29/10 - A
Phase 3 - ACRS Review of SER with Open Items Complete
11/30/10 - A
Phase 4 - Advanced SER with no Open Items Issued
09/29/14 - A
Phase 5 - ACRS Review of SER with no Open Items Complete
12/03/14 - A
Phase 6 - Final SER Issued
09/29/15 - A
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - EIS Scoping Summary Report issued
09/26/08 - A
Phase 2 - Draft EIS issued to EPA
03/19/10 - A
Phase 3 - Response to public comments on draft EIS resolved
09/03/10 - A
Phase 4 - Final EIS issued to EPA
02/24/11 - A
Hearing
ASLB holds contested hearing
08/17-18/11 - A
10/31/11 - A
Commission holds mandatory hearing
11/19/15 - A
License
Commission decision on issuance of COL application
02/09/16 - A

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Final Safety Evaluation Report

This section lists the Safety Evaluations that the NRC has issued in connection with its review of the COL application that NINA submitted for South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4.

Date Description
09/29/15 Final Safety Evaluation Report for South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4 Application

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Final Environmental Impact Statement

This section lists the final Environmental Impact Statement that the NRC has issued in review of the COL application that NINA submitted for South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4.

Date Description
02/24/11 NUREG-1937, Final Environmental Impact Statement

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Combined Licenses (COLs)

This section lists the COLs for the South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4 were issued on February 12, 2016.

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Contacts for the South Texas Project COL Application
Safety Project Manager Tom Tai
Environmental Project Manager Patricia Vokoun
Contact a Public Affairs Officer

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, July 15, 2016