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Byron and Braidwood Nuclear Stations, Units 1 and 2: License Renewal Application

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License Renewal Review Schedule*

*These schedules reflect work plans that are subject to change. Early completion of a milestone may affect the target date of future milestones. Subsequent meetings and comment periods may change based on the revised schedule. This work plan will be updated on a periodic basis. Please see the NRC Public Meetings Page or contact the below listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 05/29/13 05/29/13
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 06/2013 06/13/13
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 07/2013 07/24/13
Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting 07/2013 08/06/13
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 1 (at Byron) 07/2013 07/2013
Audit – Aging Management Programs 1 (at Byron) 08/2013 08/2013
Public Meeting - License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meetings 08/20/13-08/21/13 08/20/13
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 09/2013 09/23/13
Audit – Environmental (Byron) 09/2013 09/19/13
Environmental scoping period ends* 09/2013 09/27/13
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 2 (at Braidwood) 10/2013 12/02/13-12/04/13
Audit – Aging Management Programs 2 (at Braidwood) 10/2013 12/02/13-12/06/13
Audit – Environmental (Braidwood) 11/2013 11/19/13
Regional Inspection (Byron) 08/2014  
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) - Byron 08/2014  
Publish FRN – Byron draft SEIS available for comments 08/2014  
Public Meeting – Byron draft SEIS meeting 09/2014  
Regional Inspection (Braidwood) 09/2014  
End of draft SEIS comment period – Byron 10/2014  
Issue draft SEIS - Braidwood 10/2014  
Publish FRN – Braidwood draft SEIS available for comments 10/2014  
Public Meeting – Braidwood draft SEIS meeting 11/2014  
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 11/2014  
End of draft SEIS comment period – Braidwood 12/2014  
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 12/2014  
Issue final SER 04/2015  
Issue final SEIS – Byron 05/2015  
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS – Byron 05/2015  
ACRS full committee meeting 05/2015  
Issue final SEIS – Braidwood 06/2015  
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS – Braidwood 06/2015  
Decision – Director, NRR 08/2015  
Commission decision, if hearing granted TBD  

* Scoping Summary Report

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Project Managers for Byron-Braidwood Nuclear Stations

Byron-Braidwood Plant PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Lindsay Robinson
License Renewal (Environmental-Byron) Lois James
License Renewal (Environmental-Braidwood) Tam Tran
Lead Power Plant Joel Wiebe

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, April 16, 2014