United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Hope Creek - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued on July 20, 2011

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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.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 08/18/09 08/18/09
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA availability 09/08/09 09/08/09
Publish FRN - acceptance and opportunity for hearing 10/23/09 10/23/09
Publish FRN - environmental scoping meeting 10/23/09 10/23/09
Public Meeting - License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting 11/05/09 11/05/09
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 12/22/09 12/22/09
Environmental scoping period ends 12/22/09 12/22/09
Audit – Scoping & Screening Audit Methodology 01/11/10 01/11/10
Audit – Aging Management Programs 02/08/10 02/08/10
Audit – Environmental 03/08/10 03/08/10
Safety RAIs – Issued 04/01/10 06/15/10
Inspection – Regional 08/12/10 08/12/10
Safety RAI - Responses Received 05/01/10 07/15/10
Inspection – Final 08/12/10 08/12/10
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 10/22/10 10/21/10
Publish FRN - draft SEIS available for comments 10/29/10 10/29/10
Public Meeting - draft SEIS meeting 11/17/10 11/17/10
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 09/30/10 09/30/10
End of draft SEIS comment period 12/17/10 12/17/10
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 11/03/10 11/03/10
Issue final SEIS 03/25/11 03/30/11
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published - availability of final SEIS 04/01/11 04/08/11
Issue final SER 03/15/11 03/09/11
ACRS full committee meeting 05/12/11 05/12/11
ACRS full committee meeting 06/08/11 06/08/11
Decision – Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 07/20/11 07/20/11

Note: The Hope Creek Generating Station review schedule was revised as described in the letter below:

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Hope Creek Generating Station and Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 45) Final Report," was published in March 2011. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Hope Creek Generating Station, regarding the PSEG Nuclear LLC 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 (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 Staff's recommendation regarding the proposed action.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Hope Creek Generating Station 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 September 30, 2010, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Hope Creek Generating Station."

Subsequently, on March 9, 2011, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Hope Creek Generating Station" was issued.

In June 2011, the staff published the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Hope Creek Generating Station" as NUREG-2102.

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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 Hope Creek

Hope Creek Station PMs
License Renewal Arthur Cunanan
License Renewal Leslie Perkins
Lead Power Plant Rick Ennis

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, April 26, 2013