United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3

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 South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) designated as Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3.

Detailed Review Schedule for COL Application: On August 02, 2011, the staff issued a revised safety schedule for SCE&G's COL application for the Summer Nuclear Station Units 2 and 3. The NRC revised the safety review schedule to reflect the revised review schedule for the AP1000 design certification amendment. The previous projected completion date for the final safety evaluation report (FSER) was June 2011. The new projected completion date is September 2011.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 03/27/08 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
06/02/08 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
07/31/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
09/26/08 - A
Safety Review
Phase A - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) and Supplemental RAIs
(Formerly Phase 1 and 2)
09/10/09 - A
Phase B - Advanced Final safety evaluation report (SER) without Open Items
(Formerly Phase 4)
12/10/10 - A
Phase C - ACRS Review of Advanced Final SER
(Formerly Phase 5)
03/26/11 - A
Phase D - Final SER
(Formerly Phase 6)
08/17/11 - A
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - Scoping
07/15/09 - A
Phase 2 - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
04/16/10 - A
Phase 3 - Response to Public Comments on DEIS completed
08/10 - A
Phase 4 - Final Environmental Impact Statement
04/11 - A
Mandatory Hearing Complete
01/12 - T*
Commission decision on issuance of COL application

* The target date for completion of the mandatory hearing is based on guidance in the SRM for SECY-10-0082, dated December 23, 2010. The SRM states that the objective for completing the mandatory hearing will be four months after the issuance of the FSER or FEIS. The target date assumes that the AP1000 design certification amendment rulemaking affirmation will be completed prior to the January 2012 target date for completion of the mandatory hearing.

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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