United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 – 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 below listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

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Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 06/22/11 06/22/11
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 07/2011 07/26/11
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 08/2011 08/24/11
Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting 08/2011 08/26/11
Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting 09/22/11 09/22/11
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 09/19-23/11 09/19-23/11
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 10/24/11 10/24/11*
Environmental scoping period ends 10/28/11 10/28/11
Audit – Aging Management Programs 10/03-14/11 10/03-14/11
Audit – Environmental 11/07-10/11 11/07-10/11
Inspection – Regional 06/04-08/12
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 07/2012 07/31/12
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 09/2012 09/05/2012
Issue final SER 01/2013 01/10/2013
ACRS full committee meeting 02/2013 02/07/2013
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 04/2013 04/30/2013
Publish FRN – draft SEIS available for comments 04/2013 05/10/2013 
Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting 05/2013 05/23/2013 
End of draft SEIS comment period 06/2013 06/27/2013
Issue final SEIS 08/2014 08/27/2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS 09/2014 09/12/2014
Decision – Director, NRR (22 months if no hearing) TBD  

*Extended to 11/22/2011 for the Natural Resources Defense Council per Order of the Secretary of the Commission.

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

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2, 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 July 31, 2012, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2."

Subsequently, on January 10, 2013, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Limerick Generating Station" was issued. On August 12, 2014, the staff issued Supplement 1 to "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2."

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Limerick Generating Station Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 49) Final Report," was published in August 2013. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Limerick Generating Station regarding the Exelon Generation Company, 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 NRC 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 NRC staff's recommendation regarding the proposed action.

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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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Date Description

Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Limerick Generating Station.


Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the environmental review for Limerick Generating Station.

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Project Managers for Limerick

Limerick Generating Station, Units 1 and 2 PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Rick Plasse
License Renewal (Environmental) Leslie Perkins
Lead Power Plant Rick Ennis

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, September 23, 2014