Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 - License Renewal Application
On this page:
- Application Information
- License Renewal Review Schedule
- Safety Evaluation Report
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Timely Renewal for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
- Public Involvement
- Project Managers for Indian Point
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- License Renewal Application
- 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 listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.
|Receive License Renewal (LR) Application||04/30/07||04/30/07|
|Federal Register Notice (FRN) Published - Receipt & Availability||05/14/07||05/11/07|
|Public Meeting - LR Overview||06/27/07||06/27/07|
|FRN Published - Notice of Acceptability/Opportunity for Hearing||08/01/07||08/01/07|
|FRN Published - Notice of Intent to Conduct Environmental Scoping||08/10/07||08/10/07|
|Audit - Aging Management Programs (AMPs/TLAAs)||08/27-31/07||08/27-31/07|
|Audit - Environmental||09/10-13/07
|Public Meeting - Environmental Scoping||09/19/07||09/19/07|
|Audit - Scoping & Screening Methodology||10/09-12/07||10/09-12/07|
|Environmental Scoping Period Ends||10/12/07||10/12/07|
|Audit - Aging Management Reviews (AMRs)||10/22-26/07||10/22-26/07|
|Audit - 3rd AMP/TLAA/AMR||11/27-29/07||11/27-29/07|
|Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention||11/30/07||11/30/07|
|Environmental Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued||12/10/07||12/05/07|
|Environmental RAIs - Response Received||01/14/08||01/05/08-03/07/08|
|Inspection - Scoping Screening/AMP||01/28-02/01/08
|Audit - 4th Optional AMP/TLAA/AMR||02/19-21/08||02/19-21/08|
|Safety RAIs - Issued||03/28/08||05/28/08|
|Safety RAI - Responses Received||04/28/08||06/26/08|
|Entergy Commitment to install SBO/Appendix R Diesel Generator for Unit 2||04/30/08||04/30/08|
|Inspection - Scoping Screening/AMP - Exit Meeting||06/18/08||06/18/08|
|Draft Supplemental Environment Impact Statement (SEIS) Issued||12/12/08||12/22/08|
|FRN Published - Availability/Comment on draft SEIS||12/19/08||12/31/08|
|Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Items - Issued||01/05/09||01/15/09|
|Public Meeting - draft SEIS||02/09||02/12/09|
|ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER with Open Item(s)||03/04/09||03/04/09|
|SER Open Item(s) - Response(s) Received||03/16/09||03/12/09|
|End of Draft SEIS Comment Period||03/18/09||03/18/09|
|SER - Issued||07/27/09||08/11/09|
|ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER||09/10/09||09/10/09|
|Final SEIS - Issued||11/19/10||12/03/10|
|FRN Published - Availability of Final SEIS||12/03/10||12/17/10|
|Issue draft first supplement to the final environmental impact statement (FSEIS)||N/A*||06/26/12|
|Publish FRN - availability and comment on draft first supplement to the FSEIS||N/A*||06/26/12|
|End of comment period for the draft first supplement to the FEIS||N/A*||08/20/12|
|Issue final first supplement to the FSEIS||N/A*||06/13/13|
|Publish FRN - availability of final first supplement to the FSEIS||N/A*||06/20/13|
|Publish FRN – Notice of Intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement||N/A*||09/04/14|
|Issue draft second supplement to the final environmental impact statement (FSEIS)||01/2016|
|Publish FRN - availability and comment on draft second supplement to the FSEIS||01/2016|
|End of comment period for the draft second supplement to the FEIS||03/2016|
|Issue final second supplement to the FSEIS||09/2016|
|Publish FRN - availability of final second supplement to the FSEIS||09/2016|
|Commission Decision (hearing pending)||TBD|
*The NRC did not issue an official schedule for the first supplement to the FSEIS.
Note: The Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 review schedule was revised as described in the letters below:
- Schedule Change Letter (June 11, 2015)
- FSEIS Second Supplement Schedule Letter (November 3, 2014)
- Schedule Change Letter (August 31, 2010)
- Schedule Change Letter (May 25, 2010)
- Schedule Change Letter (February 2, 2010)
- Schedule Change Letter (September 2, 2008)
- Schedule Change Letter (April 23, 2008)
- Schedule Change Letter (January 24, 2008)
- Original Schedule Letter (July 25, 2007)
Safety Evaluation Report
The NRC staff reviewed the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 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 on August 11, 2009, as "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3."
In November 2009, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3" was issued as NUREG-1930.
On August 30, 2011, the staff issued Supplement 1 to NUREG-1930. This supplement documents the NRC staff’s review of supplemental information provided by the applicant since the issuance of NUREG-1930, including annual updates required by 10 CFR 54.21(b), and updated information and commitments in response to NRC staff requests for additional information.
On July 7, 2015, the NRC staff issued Supplement 2 to NUREG-1930. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of supplemental information provided by the applicant since the issuance of Supplement 1, including information committed to by Entergy as documented in Commitment No. 30 (pertaining to reactor vessel internals), information required by 10 CFR 54.21(b), updated information and commitments, as well as information provided in response to NRC staff requests for additional information.
Environmental Impact Statement
NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 38) Final Report," was issued in December 2010. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the Indian Point Nuclear Generating, Unit Nos. 2 and 3 regarding the Entergy 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 preliminary recommendation regarding the proposed action.
On June 20, 2013, the staff issued NUREG 1437, Supplement 38, Volume 4 Final Report. This supplement includes corrections to impingement and entrainment data presented in the final SEIS, revised conclusions regarding thermal impacts based on newly available thermal plume studies, and an update of the status of the NRC's consultation under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding the shortnose sturgeon and Atlantic sturgeon.
Timely Renewal for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
"Timely renewal," is a term used to refer to the period beyond the original license expiration date during which a plant can continue to operate without a renewed license until the NRC makes a final determination on the license renewal application. In order to enter "timely renewal," the licensee must have filed a sufficient application for renewal of its license at least five years before the expiration of its existing license.
The NRC received the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 license renewal application on April 30, 2007, and determined it was sufficient for review on July 25, 2007.
The current operating licenses for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 were set to expire at midnight on September 28, 2013, and December 12, 2015, respectively. Because Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. filed a timely and sufficient application, it will be allowed to continue to operate Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 under its existing licenses until the NRC makes a final determination on the license renewal application.
For further information on timely renewal activities for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3, please refer to the Indian Point Timely Renewal web page.
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.
Meeting to discuss the draft preliminary results of the environmental review for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
Meeting regarding the Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 operating licenses renewal application and public participation opportunities during the license renewal review process
Project Managers for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3
|Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 PMs|
|License Renewal - Safety||Michael Wentzel|
|License Renewal - Environmental||Michael Wentzel|
|Lead Power Plant||Douglas Pickett|