United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Issued Early Site Permit - Vogtle Site

Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) submitted an application for an early site permit (ESP) for the Vogtle site on August 15, 2006. On August 16, 2007, SNC submitted to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) a supplement to its ESP application expanding the scope of the application to include a request for approval to perform selected construction activities, generally labeled limited work authorization (LWA). On August 26, 2009, the NRC issued the Vogtle site ESP and LWA. For detail (including Revision 5 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 - Overall Project

Milestone Completion Date Actual - A
Target - T
Receive early site permit application 08/15/06 - A
Press Release Announcing Receipt & Availability 08/15/06 - A
FRN published for receipt and availability 08/29/06 - A
Issue Applicant Letter of Acceptance of the Application for Docketing 09/19/06 - A
Press Release Announcing Notice of Acceptance for Docketing 09/19/06 - A
FRN Published Announcing Acceptance & Docketing 09/26/06 - A
FRN Published for Notice of Intent (Environmental Scoping Process) 10/05/06 - A
FRN Published for Notice of Hearing 10/12/06 - A
Press Release Announcing Notice of Hearing 10/06/06 - A
Inspection of Quality Assurance Program Implementation Complete 10/05/06 - A
Environmental Site Audit 10/17/06 - A
Environmental Scoping Meeting 10/19/06 - A
Deadline for Filing Petitions for Intervention & Contentions 12/11/06 - A
Scoping Period Ends 12/04/06 - A
Environmental Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) issued to applicant 12/29/06 - A
Applicant Submits Response to Environmental RAIs 01/30/07 - A
Safety and Emergency Planning (EP) RAIs Issued to the Applicant 03/15/07 - A
Applicant Submits Responses to Safety and EP RAIs 04/16/07 - A
Safety Evaluation Report (SER) issued W/OI 08/30/07 - A
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Notice of Availability 09/14/07 - A
Public Meeting to Discuss Draft EIS 10/04/07 - A
Applicant Submits Responses to SER Open Items 10/15/07 - A
Initial ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER W/OI 10/24/07 - A
Initial ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER W/OI 11/01/07 - A
ACRS Interim Letter to Commission 11/20/07 - A
End of Draft EIS Comment Period 12/28/07 - A
Advanced SER with no open items issued 11/12/08 - A
Post Advanced SER with no open items on NRC Public Website 11/17/08 - A
Final ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on Advanced SER with no open items 12/03/08 - A
Final ACRS Full Committee Meeting on Advanced SER with no open items 12/04/08 - A
ACRS Final Letter Report to the Commission 12/22/08 - A
Final EIS Issued 08/22/08 - A
Final SER Issued 02/05/09 - A
Contested Hearing on Environmental Issures 03/16/09 -
03/19/09 - A
Mandatory Hearing 03/23/09 -
03/25/09 - A
ASLB Initial Decision 08/17/09 - A
Issuance of the ESP and LWA 08/26/09 - A

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Review Schedule - Limited Work Authorization Request

Milestone Completion Date Actual - A
Target - T
Receipt of LWA Supplemental 08/16/07 - A
Issue Applicant Letter with Review Schedule 09/12/07 - A
Issue 1st Round Safety RAIs to Applicant 10/26/07 - A
Applicant Responds to 1st Round Safety RAIs 11/28/07 - A
Issue 2nd Round Safety RAIs to Applicant 01/11/08 - A
Applicant Responds to 2nd Round Safety RAIs 02/13/08 - A
Isssue 3rd Round Safety RAIs to Applicant 07/21/08 - A
Applicant Responds to 3rd Round Safety RAIs 08/14/08 - A
08/21/08 - A

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Final Safety Evaluation Report for an ESP and LWA at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site

The NRC issued the Final Safety Evaluation Report for the Vogtle ESP application on February 5, 2009

NUREG-1923, containing the safety evaluation report for the VEGP ESP Application, was issued August 2009

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Final Environmental Impact Statement

See NUREG-1872, "Final Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site." (August 2008)

See Errata to NUREG-1872, " Final Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Site." (August 2008) (Errata)

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Vogtle Early Site Permit

On August 26, 2009, the NRC issued the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant ESP for a site located approximately 26 miles southeast of Augusta, Georgia.

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Contacts

For additional information regarding the Vogtle site ESP and LWA, please Contact a Public Affairs Officer.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, April 18, 2013