Columbia Generating Station - License Renewal Application
Renewed License Issued on May 22, 2012
On this page:
- Application Information
- License Renewal Review Schedule
- Safety Evaluation Report
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Public Involvement
- Project Managers for Columbia
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)||01/19/10||01/20/10|
|Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability||01/26/10||02/02/10|
|Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing||03/10/10||03/11/10|
|Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting||03/10/10||03/11/10|
|Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting||04/06/10||04/06/10|
|Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention||05/14/10||05/14/10|
|Environmental scoping period ends||05/14/10||05/14/10|
|Audit – Scoping & Screening Audit Methodology||05/14/10||05/14/10|
|Audit – Aging Management Programs||06/04/10||05/28/10|
|Audit – Environmental||06/11/10||06/11/10|
|Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)||08/2011||08/23/11|
|Publish FRN – draft SEIS available for comments||08/2011||09/01/11|
|Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items||08/2011||08/30/11|
|Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting||09/27/11||09/27/11|
|Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting||10/2011||10/19/11|
|End of draft SEIS comment period||11/16/11||11/16/11|
|Issue final SER||02/2012||02/28/12|
|Issue final SEIS||04/2012||04/2012|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS||04/2012||04/2012|
|ACRS full committee meeting||04/2012||04/2012|
|Decision – Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation||06/2012||05/22/12|
Note: The Columbia Generating Station review schedule was revised as described in the letters below:
- Revised Schedule Letter (January 5, 2012)
- Revised Schedule Letter (June 14, 2011)
- Revised Schedule Letter (January 10,2011)
- Revised Schedule Letter (August 10,2010)
Safety Evaluation Report
The NRC staff reviewed the Columbia Generating Station license renewal application for compliance with the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," and prepared this report to document its preliminary findings. The document was issued on August 30, 2011, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Columbia Generating Station."
Subsequently, on February 28, 2012, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Columbia Generating Station" was issued.
In May 2012, the staff published the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Columbia Generating Station" as NUREG-2123.
Environmental Impact Statement
Environmental Impact Statement NUREG-1437, “Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Columbia Generating Station (NUREG-1437, Supplement 47) Final Report for Comment,” was published in April 2012. This supplement documents the NRC staff’s review of the environmental issues at Columbia Generating Station regarding the Energy Northwest application for license renewal of that facility. The supplement was prepared in accordance with 10 CFR 51.71. This supplemental environmental impact statement includes the NRC staff’s analysis that considers and weighs the environmental effects of the proposed action (license renewal), the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and potential mitigative measures for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. It also includes the NRC staff’s recommendation regarding the proposed action.
The public is encouraged to participate in the reactor license renewal process through public meetings, and public comment periods on rules, renewal guidance, and other documents. The Reactor License Renewal Public Involvement page provides general information to help the public participate.
Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review
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Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the environmental review for Columbia Generating Station.
Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Columbia Generating Station.
Project Managers for Columbia Generating Station
|Columbia Generating Station PMs|
|License Renewal – Safety||Arthur Cunanan|
|License Renewal – Environmental||Daniel Doyle|
|Lead Power Plant||Lauren Gibson|