United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Issued Early Site Permit - North Anna Site

Dominion Nuclear North Anna, LLC submitted its application for an early site permit (ESP) for the North Anna site on September 25, 2003. Then, on April 13, 2006, Dominion submitted Revision 6 of the application to propose a change tothe cooling system for postulated Unit 3, and an increase in the power level for both postulated Units 3 and 4. Revision 9, submitted on September 12, 2006, was the final revision of the application,and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued the North Anna ESP on November 27, 2007. For detail (including Revision 9 of the application, the related review schedule, and the associated staff documentation), see the following topics on this page:

Application Information

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Review Schedule

Milestone Completion Date Actual - A
Target - T
Receive early site permit application 09/25/03 - A
Press Release announcing receipt and availability 10/09/03 - A
FRN published for receipt and availability 10/16/03 - A
FRN published announcing acceptance 10/30/03 - A
1st inspection complete 11/21/03 - A
FRN published for Notice of Intent (environmental scoping process) 11/24/03 - A
FRN published for mandatory hearing 12/02/03 - A
Environmental scoping meeting 12/08/03 - A
Deadline for filing petitions for intervention 01/02/04 - A
Scoping period ends 01/09/04 - A
Environmental requests for additional information (RAIs) issued to applicant 03/12/04 - A
Deadline for submitting contentions 05/03/04 - A
Safety and emergency planning (EP) RAIs issued to the applicant 06/03/04 - A
Applicant submits response to environmental RAIs 08/12/04 - A
Applicant submits responses to safety and EP RAIs 08/19/04 - A
Draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to EPA, Issue Notice of Availability 12/10/04 - A*
Draft safety evaluation report (SER) issued 12/20/04 - A
2nd inspection complete 02/08/05 - A
Public meeting to discuss draft EIS 02/17/05 - A
End of draft EIS comment period 03/01/05 - A
ACRS subcommittee meeting on draft SER 03/02/05 - A
ACRS full committee meeting on draft SER 03/03/05 - A
ACRS interim letter to Commission 03/11/05 - A
Applicant submits responses to SER open items 03/31/05 - A
Optional final inspection complete N/A 1
Final SER issued 06/16/05 - A*
ACRS subcommittee meeting on final SER N/A 1
ACRS full committee meeting on final SER 07/06/05 - A*
Regional Administrator's Letter N/A 1
ACRS letter to Commission 07/18/05 - A
Final SER issued as NUREG 09/30/05 - A*
Final EIS issued to EPA/Issue Notice of Availability 12/14/06 - A
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) initial decision 06/29/07 - A
Commission decision 11/20/07 - A

1 Optional final inspection and ACRS subcommittee review of final SER not needed.

Review Schedule (Revision 09)

The following is the schedule for issuing the Supplement to the Draft EIS and Final SER due to Revision 9 of the application.

Milestone Completion DateActual - A
Target - T
FRN for Notice of Intent to prepare a supplement to the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) 05/16/06 - A
Supplemental draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to EPA, Issue Notice of Availability 07/03/06 - A
Supplemental Final safety evaluation report (SER) issued 08/15/06 - A
Public Meeting to discuss Supplemental draft EIS
08/15/06 - A
End of Supplemental draft EIS comment Period 09/12/06 - A
ACRS full committee on Supplemental Final SER 11/08/06 - **
Supplemental Final SER issued as NUREG 11/20/06 - A
Final EIS issued 12/22/06 - A
Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) initial decision 06/29/07 - A
Commission Decision 11/20/07 - A

** ACRS Full Committee review not needed

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Safety Evaluation Report

NUREG-1835, containing the safety evaluation report for the North Anna ESP Application, was issued in September 2005, followed by Supplement 1 to NUREG-1835 in November 2006.

Final Environmental Impact Statement

See NUREG-1811, "Final Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the North Anna ESP Site."

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North Anna Early Site Permit

On November 27, 2007, the NRC issued the North Anna ESP for a site located approximately 40 miles north-northwest of Richmond, Virginia.

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Contacts

For additional information regarding the North Anna ESP, please Contact a Public Affairs Officer.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, April 18, 2013