Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 – License Renewal Application
On this page:
- Application Information
- License Renewal Review Schedule
- Safety Evaluation Report
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Public Involvement
- Project Managers for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1
- License Renewal Application
- Applicant's Environmental Report
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)||11/01/11||11/01/11|
|Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability||11/2011||11/17/11|
|Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing||12/2011||12/27/11|
|Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting||12/2011||12/29/11|
|Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology||01/09/12||01/09/12|
|Audit – Aging Management Programs||01/23/12||01/23/12|
|Public meeting – environmental scoping meeting||01/31/12||01/31/12|
|Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention||02/2012||02/27/12|
|Environmental scoping period ends||02/2012||02/27/12|
|Audit – Environmental||03/26/12||03/27/12-03/29/12|
|Inspection – Regional||08/2012||08/06/12|
|Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items||01/2013||01/2013|
|Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)||01/2014||11/30/13|
|Public meeting – draft SEIS meeting||01/29/14||01/29/14|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN published – draft SEIS available for comment||02/2014||12/20/13|
|End of draft SEIS comment period||02/11/14||02/11/14|
|Issue final SEIS||11/2014||11/28/14|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN published – availability of final SEIS||12/2014||12/12/14|
|Issue final SER||04/2016||04/04/16|
|Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) subcommittee meeting||05/04/16||05/04/16|
|ACRS full committee meeting||10/06/16||10/06/16|
|Decision – Director, NRR||12/2016|
|Commission decision (if hearing is granted)||TBD|
Note: The Grand Gulf Nuclear Station review schedule was revised as described in the letter below:
- Revised Schedule Letter (February 3, 2016)
- Revised Schedule Letter (October 30, 2013)
- Revised Schedule Letter (August 15, 2013)
- Revised Schedule Letter (May 23, 2013)
- Revised Schedule Letter (February 26, 2013)
- Revised Schedule Letter (September 7, 2012)
- Original Schedule Letter (December 16, 2011)
Safety Evaluation Report
The NRC staff reviewed the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1, 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 31, 2013, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1." Upon further review and resolution of open items, the staff prepared a final report to document its findings. The document was issued in April 2016, as "Final Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1," and an updated SER was issued in September 2016.
Environmental Impact Statement
NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Unit 1 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 50) Final Report," was published in November 2014. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station regarding the Entergy 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 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 recommendation regarding the proposed action.
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.
Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review
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Meeting to discuss the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.
Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.
Project Managers for Grand Gulf
|Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 PMs|
|License Renewal (Safety)||Emmanuel (Manny) Sayoc|
|License Renewal (Environmental)||David Drucker|
|Lead Power Plant||James Kim|