United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Kewaunee Power Station - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued on 02/24/2011

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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) 08/14/08 08/14/08
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA availability 08/26/08 08/29/08
Publish FRN - acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 10/01/08 10/01/08
Publish FRN – intent to conduct environmental scoping 10/08/08 10/09/08
Public Meeting – license renewal overview / environmental scoping meeting 10/22/08 10/22/08
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 12/01/08 12/01/08
Environmental scoping period ends 12/09/08 12/08/08
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 03/09/09 03/09/09
Audit – Environmental 05/26/09 05/26/09
Audit – Aging Management 06/08/09 06/08/09
Audit – Aging Management 10/19/09 10/19/09
Issue draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) 12/04/09 01/29/10
Publish FRN - draft SEIS available for comments 12/11/09 02/05/10
Public Meeting - draft SEIS meeting 01/13/10 03/24/10
End of draft SEIS comment period 02/16/10 04/23/10
Issue Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with open items 07/16/10 07/16/10
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 08/18/10 08/18/10
Issue final SEIS 09/01/10 08/19/10
U.S. EPA FRN Published - availability of final SEIS 09/11/10 09/03/10
Issue final SER 11/05/10 11/04/10
ACRS full committee meeting 12/02/10 12/04/10
Decision - Director NRR (30 months) 02/14/11 02/24/11

Note: The Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) schedule was revised as a result of the NRC operating under a Continuing Resolution for fiscal year 2009. The KPS revised schedule letters are available below:

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Kewaunee Power Station (NUREG-1437, Supplement 40) Final Report," was published in August 2010. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Kewaunee Power Station, regarding the Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc., application for license renewal of the facility. The supplement was prepared in accordance with 10 CFR 51.71 and 10 CFR 51.91. 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 mitigation 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 Kewaunee Power Station’s 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 July 16, 2010, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Kewaunee Power Station." Subsequently, on November 4, 2010, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Kewaunee Power Station" was issued.

In January 2011, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Kewaunee Power Station" was issued as NUREG-1958.

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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.

Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review

Date Description
03/24/10

Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the environmental review for Kewaunee Power Station.

10/22/08

Meeting to discuss the environmental scoping process for the License Renewal review of the Kewaunee Power Station.

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Project Managers for Kewaunee Power Station

Kewaunee Power Station PMs
License Renewal John Daily
License Renewal Daniel Doyle
Lead Power Plant Karl Feintuch

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, April 30, 2014