United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 – 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) 08/30/10 08/30/10
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA receipt and availability 09/17/10 09/20/10
Publish FRN - LRA acceptability and opportunity for hearing 10/20/10 10/25/10
Publish FRN - intent to conduct environmental scoping 10/20/10 10/28/10
Public Meeting - license renewal process and environmental scoping 11/04/10 11/04/10
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 12/24/10 12/24/10
Environmental scoping periods ends 12/27/10 12/27/10
Audit - scoping and screening methodology 01/24/11 01/24/11
Audit - aging management programs (AMPs) 02/14/11 02/14/11
Audit - environmental 03/07/11 03/07/11
Inspection - scoping, screening, and AMPs 04/2011 04/25/11
Environmental Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) - Issued 04/08/11 02/23/11
Safety RAIs - Issued 04/29/11 04/29/11
Environmental RAIs - Response Received 05/13/11 03/23/11
Safety RAI - Responses Received 05/30/11 05/30/11
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open item(s) 07/2012 07/31/12
ACRS subcommittee meeting on SER with open item(s) 09/19/12 09/19/12
Issue SER 09/2013 09/03/13
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 02/2014 02/26/14
ACRS second subcommittee meeting on SER TBD  
Public Meeting - draft SEIS 03/2014  
End of comment period for the draft SEIS 04/2014  
ACRS full committee meeting on SER TBD  
Issue final SEIS 09/2014  
Decision - Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation TBD  
Commission decision (hearing pending) TBD  

Note: The Davis-Besse review schedule was revised as described in the letter below:

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power 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 July 31, 2012, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station." Subsequently, on September 3, 2013, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station" was issued.

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 52) Draft Report for Comment," was published in February 2014. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 regarding the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company 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 preliminary recommendation regarding the proposed action.

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Project Managers for Davis-Besse

Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Juan Uribe
License Renewal (Environmental) Elaine Keegan
Lead Power Plant Eva Brown

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, March 10, 2014