United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

North Anna and Surry, Power Stations - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 03/20/2003

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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 05/29/01 05/29/01
FRN Published for Receipt and Acceptability 06/28/01 06/28/01
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/Opportunityfor Hearing of LRA 07/27/01 07/27/01
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg (Surry) 08/15/01 08/15/01
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 08/27/01 08/27/01
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg (North Anna) 09/05/01 09/05/01
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audits Complete 09/14/01 09/14/01
Environmental Scoping Mtg (Surry) 09/19/01 09/19/01
Environmental Scoping Period Ends (Surry) 10/15/01 10/15/01
Environmental Scoping Mtg (North Anna) 10/18/01 10/18/01
Environmental Scoping Period Ends (North Anna) 11/05/01 11/05/01
Environmental RAIs Issued (Surry) 11/09/01 10/17/01
Safety RAIs Issued 11/26/01 11/26/01
Environmental RAIs Issued (North Anna) 12/07/01 10/17/01
Environmental RAI Responses Received (Surry) 12/21/01 12/10/01
Environmental RAI Responses Received (North Anna) 01/21/02 12/10/01
Safety RAI Responses Received 02/08/02 02/05/02
Scoping Inspections Complete 02/15/02 02/08/02
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued (Surry) 04/26/02 04/25/02
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS (Surry) 04/26/02 04/25/02
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued (North Anna) 05/17/02 05/08/02
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS (North Anna) 05/17/02 05/08/02
Aging Management Review Inspections Complete 05/31/02 05/17/02
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS (Surry) 06/06/02 05/29/02
SER with Open Items Issued 06/10/02 06/06/02
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS (North Anna) 06/25/02 06/25/02
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 07/09/02 07/09/02
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period (Surry) 07/18/02 07/18/02
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period (North Anna) 08/01/02 08/01/02
SER Open Item Responses Received 08/22/02 07/25/02
Optional Final Inspections Complete 09/27/02 09/25/02
SER Issued 11/05/02 11/05/02
ACRS Full Committee on SER 12/05/02 12/05/02
Final SEIS Issued to EPA/Issue Notice of Availability (Surry and North Anna) 12/13/02 12/04/02
FRN Published for Availability of Final SEIS 12/13/02 12/13/02
ACRS Letter 12/13/02 12/18/02
Regional Administrator's Letter 01/20/03 11/12/02
Staff Recommendations to Director, NRR 03/21/03 03/14/03
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued, if approved) 03/28/03 03/20/03

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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. The table below outlines the public involvement for the review process for North Anna and Surry Power Stations.

Date Description
12/05/02 Advisory Full-Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting to discuss Plant License Renewal (Surry 1 & 2 and North Anna 1 & 2) and the associated NRC staff's final Safety Evaluation Report.
08/08/02 Meeting to discuss the comments received during the staff's July 9, 2002, ACRS subcommittee meeting related to the license renewal of the North Anna and Surry Nuclear Power Plants.
07/09/02 Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting to discuss Plant License Renewal(Surry 1 & 2 and North Anna 1 & 2).
06/25/02 Meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the North Anna Power Stations, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal.
05/29/02 Meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Surry Power Stations, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal.
05/03/02 Meeting with Virginia Power Company to present the results of the NRC's second inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program.
02/08/02 Meeting with Virginia Power Company to discuss the results of the NRC's initial inspection (Scoping Methodology) of the company's license renewal program at North Anna and Surry.
10/18/01 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.
09/19/01 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2, License Renewal Application.
06/27/01 Meeting with Virginia Power Company to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2, and the Anna Power 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 6, Regarding Surry Power Station, Units 1 & 2, was published December 2002 and Supplement 7, Regarding North Anna Power Station, Units 1 & 2, was published December 2002.

These supplements document the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the Surry and North Anna Power Stations, Units 1 & 2 in support of Virginia Electric and Power Company'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 North Anna and Surry 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 June 2002, as "Safety Evaluation Report with open items related to the License Renewal of North Anna and Surry Power Stations, Units 1 & 2." The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML021580123.

In December 2002, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of North Anna Power Station, Units 1 and 2, and Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2 " was issued asNUREG-1766. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML030160853.

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