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Issued Combined Licenses and Limited Work Authorizations for Vogtle, Units 3 and 4

On March 28, 2008, Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) submitted its application for combined licenses for two AP1000 advanced passive pressurized-water reactors for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP) Units 3 and 4. On October 22, 2009, SNC supplemented its COL application by requesting a limited work authorization request for approval to perform selected construction activities. These activities include:

  • Installation of reinforcing steel, sumps and drain lines and other embedded items in the Nuclear Island (NI) foundation base slab.
  • Placement of concrete for the NI foundation base slab.

For additional details (including submittal number 8 of the application, the related review schedule, and the associated staff documentation), please see the following topics on this page:

Application Information

The following table provides access to the COL Application that SNC submitted for Vogtle, Units 3 and 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
0 Cover Letter, Affidavits, etc. Submittal 8
1 Administrative and Financial Information Rev. 4
2 Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Rev. 5
3 Environmental Report Rev. 1
4 Technical Specifications Rev. 3
5 Emergency Plan Rev. 4
6 Limited Work Authorization (LWA) Rev. 2
7 Departures and Exemption Requests Rev. 5
8 Security Plan [This Part contains safeguards information which is withheld from public availability]  
9 [This Part contains other information which is withheld from public availability]  
10 License Conditions and Inspection, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Rev. 5
11 Enclosures Rev. 4

Incorporated by Referenced Documents:

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Review Schedule

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 03/28/08 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
04/07/08 - A*
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
05/30/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
06/27/08 - A
Safety Review
Phase 1 - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
01/14/09 - A
Phase 2 - Supplemental RAIs
07/22/09 - A
Phase 3 - ACRS Review of SER with Open Items Complete
N/A
Phase 4 - Advanced SER with no Open Items Issued
12/01/10 - A
Phase 5 - ACRS Review of SER with no Open Items Complete
03/03/11 - A
Phase 6 - Final SER Issued
08/05/11 - A
Environmental Review
Environmental impact statement (EIS) summary report issued
N/A**
U.S. EPA issuance of FR Notice of Availability of Draft SEIS
09/10/10 - A
Public Comment Period for Draft Supplemental EIS ends
11/24/10 - A
U.S. EPA issuance of FR Notice of Availability of Final SEIS
04/01/11 - A
Hearing
Mandatory Hearing Complete
9/27-28/11 - A
License
Commission decision on issuance of COL application
02/09/12 - A

* Acceptance review start date is consistent with the guidance provided in RIS 2008-01.

** 10 CFR 51.26(d) states that scoping is not required for a supplement to an EIS for a COL application that is submitted following a submittal of an early site permit application.

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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 SNC submitted for Vogtle, Units 3 and 4.

Date Description
08/05/11 NUREG-2124, Final Safety Evaluation Report "Related to the Combined Licenses for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 3 and 4"

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Final Environmental Impact Statement

This section lists the final supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that the NRC has issued in review of the COL application that SNC submitted for Vogtle Units 3 and 4.

Date Description
03/31/11 Final Environmental Impact Statement

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Combined Licenses (COLs) and Limited Work Authorizations (LWAs)

This section lists the COLs and LWAs for the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant (VEGP), Units 3 and 4 were issued on February 10, 2012.

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Contacts

Contacts for the Vogtle COL Application
Safety Project Manager Ravi Joshi
Environmental Project Manager Mallecia Sutton
Contact a Public Affairs Officer

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, February 25, 2014