United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4

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 STP Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWR) designated as South Texas Project, Units 3 and 4.

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
09/30/15 - T
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
ASLB holds contested hearing
08/17-18/11 - A
10/31/11 - A
Commission holds mandatory hearing
Commission decision on issuance of COL application

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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