United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Diablo Canyon - 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) 11/24/09 11/24/09
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA availability 12/11/09 12/11/09
Publish FRN - acceptance and opportunity for hearing 01/21/10 01/21/10
Publish FRN - environmental scoping meeting 01/21/10 01/27/10
Audit – Environmental 04/19/10 04/19/10
Public Meeting - License Renewal Overview 02/09/10 02/09/10
Public Meeting – Environmental Scoping 03/03/10 03/03/10
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 03/22/10 03/22/10
Environmental scoping period ends 04/12/10 04/12/10
Audit – Scoping & Screening Audit Methodology 03/15/10 03/15/10
Audit – Aging Management Programs 04/12/10 04/12/10
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 12/10/10 01/10/11
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 02/2011 02/09/11
Issue SER 06/2011** 06/02/11
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) TBD  
Publish EPA FRN - draft SEIS available for comments TBD  
Public Meeting - draft SEIS meeting TBD  
ACRS Full Committee meeting TBD  
End of draft SEIS comment period TBD  
Issue final SEIS TBD  
Publish EPA FRN - availability of final SEIS TBD  
License Renewal decision TBD*  

* Pending outcome of adjudicatory hearings and Coastal Zone Management Act consistency certification.
**Supplement to the final SER will be issued, as required.

Note: The review schedule was revised as described in the letters below: 

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2, 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 January 10, 2011, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2."

Subsequently, on June 2, 2011, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Units 1 and 2" was issued.

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Public Involvement

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.

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Project Managers for Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon PMs
Environmental Leslie Perkins
License Renewal Rick Plasse
Lead Power Plant James Polickoski

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013