United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Dresden and Quad Cities, Nuclear Power Stations - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 10/28/2004

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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 listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive Joint License Renewal Application 01/03/03 01/03/03
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 02/03/03 01/30/03
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 03/04/03 03/04/03
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg (Dresden) 03/14/03 03/14/03
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg (Quad Cities) 03/14/03 03/14/03
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 04/03/03 04/03/03
Environmental Scoping Mtg (Quad Cities) 04/08/03 04/08/03
Environmental Scoping Mtg (Dresden) 04/10/03 04/10/03
Environmental Scoping Period Ends (Quad Cities) 05/12/03 05/12/03
Environmental Scoping Period Ends (Dresden) 05/12/03 05/12/03
Environmental RAIs Issued (Quad Cities) 05/23/03 05/23/03
Environmental RAIs Issued (Dresden) 05/30/03 05/30/03
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audits Complete 06/02/03 05/23/03
Environmental RAI Responses Received (Quad Cities) 07/18/03 07/17/03
Environmental RAI Responses Received (Dresden) 07/25/03 07/23/03
Scoping Inspections Complete 08/07/03 08/01/03
Safety RAIs Issued 08/07/03 08/07/03
Safety RAI Responses Received 10/06/03 10/03/03
Aging Management Review Inspections Complete 10/24/03 10/17/03
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued (Quad Cities) 11/07/03 11/04/03
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS (Quad Cities) 11/07/03 11/04/03
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued (Dresden) 12/05/03 12/02/03
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS (Dresden) 12/05/03 12/02/03
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS (Quad Cities) 12/10/03 12/16/03
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS (Dresden) 01/14/04 01/14/04
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period (Quad Cities) 01/31/04 01/31/04
SER with Open Items Issued 02/16/04 02/12/04
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period (Dresden) 02/24/04 02/24/04
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 04/14/04 04/14/04
SER Open Item Responses Received 04/16/04 04/12/04
Optional Final Inspections Complete 06/25/04 03/17/04
Final SEIS Issued to EPA/Issue Notice of Availability (Quad Cities and Dresden) 07/09/04 06/29/04
FRN Published for Availability of final SEIS 07/09/04 06/30/04
SER Issued 07/26/04 07/23/04
Regional Administrator's Letter 08/25/04 08/25/04
ACRS Full Committee on SER 09/09/04 09/09/04
ACRS Letter 09/16/04 09/16/04
Staff Recommendation to Director, NRR 10/25/04 10/25/04
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued, if approved) 11/01/04 10/28/04

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 16, Regarding Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, was published June 2004. and Supplement 17, Regarding Dresden Nuclear Power Station was published June 2004.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Quad Cities in support of the Exelon 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 staff's analysis that considers and weighs the environmental effects of the proposed action, the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and alternatives available for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. It also includes the staff's recommendation regarding the proposed actions.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Dresden and Quad Cities 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 findings. The document was first issued in February 2004, as "License Renewal Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of the Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Unit 2 and 3 and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Unit 1 and 2". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML040440077.

In October 2004, the report "Safety Evaluation Report - Related to the License Renewal of the Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Units 2 and 3, and the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, Units 1 and 2" was issued as NUREG-1796. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML042050507.

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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.

Date Description
09/09/04 Meeting with Exelon to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Dresden, Units 2 and 3 and Quad Cities, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.
04/14/04 Meeting with Exelon to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with open items for the Dresden, Units 2 and 3 and Quad Cities, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.
01/14/03 Meeting with Exelon to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Dresden, Units 2 and 3.
01/05/03- 01/07/03 Forthcoming Meeting Between NRC and Exelon to discuss the License Renewal Application for Dresden, Units 2 and 3 and Quad Cities, Units 1 and 2.
12/16/03 Meeting with Exelon to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Quad Cities, Units 1 and 2.
10/22/03 Meeting with Exelon to report the results of the NRC's second regional inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program at Dresden and Quad Cities.
08/01/03 Meeting with Exelon to report the results of the NRC's first regional inspection (Scoping and Screening) of the company's license renewal program at Dresden and Quad Cities.
05/23/03 Meeting with Exelon to summarize the staff's audit findings associated with the scoping and screening methodology used in developing the license renewal application for Dresden Units 2 and 3, and Quad Cities Units 1 and 2.
04/10/03 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Dresden Nuclear Power Station, License Renewal Application.
04/08/03 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, License Renewal Application.
02/11/03 Meeting with Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Exelon) to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the Dresden and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Station, License Renewal Application.

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