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James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 09/08/2008

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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.

Milestone Schedule Actual
Receive License Renewal Application (LRA) 08/01/06 08/01/06
Federal Register Notice (FRN) Published - Receipt & Availability Review 08/11/06 08/11/06
FRN Published - Acceptability/Opportunity for Hearing & Intent/Environmental Scoping Meeting 09/20/06 09/20/06
Audit - Scoping and Screening Methodology 09/25/06 09/25/06
Public Meeting - License Renewal Process & Environmental Scoping 10/12/06 10/12/06
Audit - Aging Management Programs (AMPs) 11/13/06 11/13/06
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 11/20/06 11/20/06
Environmental Scoping Periods Ends 11/14/06 11/14/06
Environmental Site Audit 12/04-08/06 12/04-08/06
Audit - Aging Management Reviews (AMRs) 12/11/06 12/11/06
Environmental Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) - Issued 01/19/07 11/29/06
Safety RAI(s) Issued 01/22/07 01/19/07
Environmental RAIs - Responses Received 03/05/07 01/29/07
Safety RAI(s) Responses Received 03/05/07 03/05/07
Inspection - Scoping and Screening/AMP 04/09-17/07
04/23-26/07
04/09-17/07
04/23-26/07
Inspection - Scoping and Screening/AMP - Exit Meeting 06/21/07 06/21/07
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Issued 06/15/07 06/08/07
EPA FRN Published - Availability/Comment on draft SEIS 06/22/07 06/15/07
Public Meeting - draft SEIS 08/01/07 08/01/07
End of draft SEIS Comment Period 09/05/07 09/05/07
Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Item(s) - Issued 07/31/07 07/31/07
ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER with Open Item(s) 09/07 09/05/07
SER Open Items - Response Received 09/03/07 08/30/07
SER - Issued 01/26/08 01/24/08
ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER 03/08 03/06/08
ACRS Letter issued 03/08 03/20/08
Final SEIS - Issued 01/30/08 01/18/08
EPA FRN Published - Availability of Final SEIS 02/08/08 01/25/08
Staff Recommendation to Director, NRR 05/08 08/27/08
NRR Director Decision 05/31/08* 09/08/08

* pending resolution of both the 401 water quality certification and Coastal Zone Management Act consistency certification

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (NUREG-1437, Supplement 31) Final Report," was published in January 2008.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant regarding Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 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 James A. Fitzpatrick 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 issued in July 2007, as "Safety Evaluation Report With Open Items Related to the License Renewal of James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML072110136.

On January 24, 2008, the NRC staff issued the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant." The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML080250372.

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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 James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant

FitzPatrick PMs
License Renewal Kent Howard
Lead Power Plant Bhalchandra Vaidya
Environmental Jessie Muir

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