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R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 05/19/2004

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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 License Renewal Application 08/01/02 08/01/02
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 08/30/02 08/26/02
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 09/30/02 09/30/02
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg 10/10/02 10/10/02
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 10/30/02 10/30/01
Environmental Scoping Meeting 11/06/02 11/06/02
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 12/11/02 12/11/02
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 12/13/02 12/13/02
Environmental RAIs Issued 01/15/03 01/15/03
Environmental RAI Responses Received 03/14/03 03/13/03
Safety RAIs Issued 03/28/03 03/21/03
Safety RAI Responses Received 06/12/03 06/12/03
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued 06/25/03 06/25/03
Scoping Inspection Complete 06/27/03 06/27/03
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS 07/02/03 07/03/03
Public Mtg to Discus Draft SEIS 08/07/03 08/07/03
Aging Management Review Inspection Complete 08/15/03 08/08/03
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period 09/16/03 09/16/03
SER with Open Items Issued 10/09/03 10/09/03
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 11/04/03 11/04/03
SER Open Item Responses Received 12/24/03 12/24/03
Optional Final Inspection Complete 01/04 ---
Final SEIS Issued 02/06/04 01/23/04
FRN Published for availability of Final SEIS 02/13/04 02/13/04
SER Issued 03/08/04 03/03/04
Regional Administrator's Letter Issued 03/19/04 03/18/04
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 04/16/04 04/16/04
ACRS Letter Issued 04/04 04/23/04
Staff Recommendation to Director, NRR 05/28/04 05/13/04
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued, if approved) 06/04/04 05/19/04

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 14, Regarding R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, was published February 2004.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Ginna in support of the Rochester Gas and Electric's (RGE) 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 Ginna 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 2003, as "License Renewal Safety Evaluation Report for the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML032820021.

In May 2004, the report "Safety Evaluation Report - Related to the License Renewal of the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant,"was issued as NUREG-1786. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML040640687.

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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
04/16/04 Meeting with RGE to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, License Renewal Application
11/04/03 Meeting with RGE to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with open items for the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, License Renewal Application
10/22/03 Meeting with RGE to present the results of the NRC's second regional inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program at R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.
08/07/03 Meeting with RGE to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, License Renewal.
07/08/03 Meeting with RGE to present the results of the NRC's first regional inspection (Scoping and Screening) of the company's license renewal program at R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.
05/22/03 Meeting with RGE to discuss the pressurizer surge line fatigue analysis for the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.
02/10/03 02/11/03 Meeting with RGE to discuss the draft request for additional information for the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant license renewal.
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02/03/03 02/04/03 Meeting with RGE to discuss the draft request for additional information (RAI) for the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant license renewal.
12/17/02 Meeting with Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE) to discuss the details regarding installation of an automated fatigue monitoring system, Fatigue Pro, at the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant used to quantify fatigue calculation for the pressurizer surge line.
12/13/02 Meeting with the Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE) to discuss the results of the NRC's initial inspection (Scoping Methodology) of the Company's license renewal program at Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.
11/06/02 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Ginna Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
10/15/02 Meeting with Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE) to discuss the electrical area of the license renewal application.
08/27/02 Meeting with Rochester Gas and Electric (RGE) to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal Application.

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