United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

McGuire and Catawba, Nuclear Stations - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 12/05/2003

McGuire Facility Catawba Facility
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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.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive Joint License Renewal Application 06/14/01 06/14/01
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 07/16/01 07/16/01
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 08/15/01 08/15/01
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg (McGuire) 08/22/01 08/23/01
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg (Catawba) 09/13/01 09/20/01
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 09/14/01 09/14/01
Environmental Scoping Mtg (McGuire) 09/25/01 09/25/01
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 10/19/01 10/19/01
Environmental Scoping Period Ends (McGuire) 10/21/01 10/21/01
Environmental Scoping Mtg (Catawba) 10/23/01 10/23/01
Environmental Scoping Period Ends (Catawba) 11/22/01 11/22/01
Environmental RAIs Issued (McGuire) 11/23/01 11/19/01
Environmental RAIs Issued (Catawba) 12/14/01 12/12/01
Environmental RAI Responses Received (McGuire) 02/01/02 01/31/02
Safety RAIs Issued 01/30/02 01/30/02
Environmental RAI Responses Received (Catawba) 02/11/02 02/08/02
Scoping Inspection Complete 03/29/02 03/22/02
Safety RAI Responses Received 04/15/02 04/15/02
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued (McGuire) 05/17/02 05/06/02
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS (McGuire) 05/17/02 05/10/02
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued (Catawba) 06/07/02 05/13/02 05/17/02
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS (Catawba) 06/07/02 05/17/02
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS (McGuire) 06/12/02 06/12/02
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS (Catawba) 06/27/02 06/27/02
Aging Management Review Complete 07/26/02 07/26/02
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period (McGuire) 08/02/02 08/02/02
SER with Open Items Issued 08/12/02 08/14/02
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period (Catawba) 08/09/02 08/09/02
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 10/08/02 10/08/02
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER with Open Items 10/10/02 10/10/02
SER Open Item Responses Received 10/28/02 10/28/02
Optional Final Inspection Complete 11/29/02 ---
SER Issued 01/06/03 01/06/03
Final SEIS Issued (McGuire and Catawba) 01/17/03 12/24/02
FRN Published for Availability of final SEIS (McGuire and Catawba) 01/17/03 12/24/02
Regional Administrator's Letter Issued 01/17/03 12/30/02
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 02/06/03 02/06/03
ACRS Letter Issued 02/14/03 02/14/03
Commission Paper with Staff Recommendations 09/08/03 11/18/03
Commission Decision 12/12/03 12/03/03

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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
10/10/02 Advisory Full-Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting to discuss Plant License Renewal (McGuire 1 & 2 and Catawba 1 & 2).
10/08/02 Advisory Sub-Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting to discuss Plant License Renewal (McGuire 1 & 2 and Catawba 1 & 2).
10/01/02 Meeting with Duke Energy (Duke) to discuss open items associated with the scoping and screening of fire protection equipment identified in the License Renewal Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for Catawba and McGuire Nuclear Stations.
09/17/02 09/18/02 09/19/02 Meeting with Duke Energy (Duke) to discuss open and confirmatory items identified in the License Renewal Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for Catawba and McGuire Nuclear Stations.
07/26/02 Meeting with Duke Energy (Duke) to present the results of the NRC's second regional inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program at Catawba and McGuire.
06/27/02 Meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Catawba Nuclear Stations, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal.
06/12/02 Meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the McGuire Nuclear Stations, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal.
03/22/02 Meeting with Duke Energy (Duke) to present the results of the NRC's first regional inspection (Scoping and Screening) of the compnay's license renewal program at Catawba and McGuire.
10/23/01 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.
10/18/01 Meeting with Duke Energy (Duke) to discuss the results of the NRC's initial inspection (Scoping Methodology) of the company's license renewal program at Catawba and McGuire.
09/25/01 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.
07/12/01 Meeting with Duke Energy (Duke) to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, and the Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 8, Regarding McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 & 2, was published December 2002 and Supplement 9,Regarding Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 & 2, was published December 2002.

These supplements document the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the McGuire and Catawba Nuclear Stations, Units 1 & 2 in support of Duke Energy's application for license renewal of those facilities. The supplements were prepared in accordance with 10 CFR 51.71. These supplemental environmental impact statements include the staff's analysis that considers and weighs the environmental effects of the proposed action, the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and alternatives available for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. They also include the staff's recommendation regarding the proposed actions.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the McGuire and Catawba license renewal applications 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 first issued in August 2002, as "Safety Evaluation Report with open items related to the license renewal of McGuire and Catawba Nuclear Stations, Units 1 & 2". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML022260949.

In March 2003, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of McGuire Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2, and Catawba Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2," was issued as NUREG-1772. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML030850251.

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