United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 05/12/2005

Photograph of Farley Nuclear Plant

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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 License Renewal Application 09/15/03 09/15/03
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 10/06/03 10/06/03
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection 10/30/03 10/30/03
FRN Published for Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 11/07/03 11/07/03
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 11/21/03 11/21/03
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg 12/05/03 12/05/03
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 12/08/03 12/05/03
Environmental Scoping Meeting 01/08/04 01/08/04
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 02/06/04 02/06/04
Environmental RAIs Issued 02/25/04 12/17/03
Environmental RAI Responses Received 04/14/04 02/26/04
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued 08/13/04 08/06/04
FRN published for availability/comment on draft SEIS 08/20/04 08/12/04
Public Mtg to Discus Draft SEIS 09/30/04 09/30/04
SER with Open Items Issued 10/15/04 10/15/04
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period 11/05/04 11/05/04
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 11/03/04 11/03/04
SER Open Item Responses Received 12/17/04 11/30/04
Final EIS Issued 03/25/05 03/09/05
FRN published for availability of final SEIS 04/01/05 03/18/05
SER Issued 04/08/05 03/03/05
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 04/05 04/07/05
ACRS Letter Issued 04/05 04/14/05
Staff Recommendation to Director, NRR 07/08/05 05/10/05
Decision -Director, NRR (license issued, if approved) 07/15/05 05/12/05

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437 , "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 18, Regarding Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, was published March 2005.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Farley in support of the Southern 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 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.

Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review

Date Description
09/30/04 Meeting to discuss the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for license renewal at Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant.
01/08/04 Meeting to discuss the environmental scoping process for Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 & 2, license renewal application.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Farley 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 October 2004, as "Draft Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML042990211.

In March 2005, the report "Safety Evaluation Report related to the License Renewal of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2" was issued as NUREG-1825 . The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML050630571.

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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 Farley Nuclear Plant

Farley Nuclear PlantPMs
License Renewal Tilda Liu
Kimberley Corp
Lead Power Plant S. Peters
Environmental Jack Cushing

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