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Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 - License Renewal Application

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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.

Milestone Schedule Actual
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
09/24-27/07
09/10-13/07
Public Meeting - Environmental Scoping 09/19/07 09/19/07
Audit - Scoping & Screening Methodology 10/9-12/07 10/9-12/07
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
02/11-15/08
01/28-02/01/08
02/11-15/08
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
Commission Decision (hearing pending) TBD  

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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.

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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, “Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3.”

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Timely Renewal for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit No. 2

"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 license for Indian Point 2 expires at midnight on September 28, 2013.  Because the licensee filed a timely and sufficient application, Indian Point 2 will continue to operate under its current license until the NRC makes a final determination on the license renewal application.

For further information on Indian Point 2 timely renewal activities, please refer to the Indian Point 2 Operating License web page.

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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
02/12/09

Meeting to discuss the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Regarding License Renewal of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3.

09/19/07

Meeting regarding the Indian Point license renewal environment review process.. The NRC will accept environmental scoping comments from members of the public.

09/19/07

Meeting to discuss environmental scoping for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3.

06/27/07

Meeting regarding the Indian Point operating licenses renewal application. The NRC will provide information describing the license renewal process and how the public can participate.

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Project Managers for Indian Point

Indian Point PMs
License Renewal - Safety TBD
License Renewal - Environmental Michael Wentzel
Lead Power Plant Douglas Pickett

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, September 03, 2014