United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2 & 3- License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 05/23/2000

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License Renewal Review Schedule

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive License Renewal Application 07/07/98 07/07/98
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 07/22/98 07/08/98
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 08/06/98 08/05/98
Environmental Scoping Meeting 10/19/98 10/19/98
Deadline for Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 10/30/98 10/30/98
Safety RAIs Issued 12/04/98 12/04/98
Environmental RAIs Issued 01/03/99 12/29/98
Safety RAI Responses Received 02/17/99 02/17/99
Environmental RAI Responses Received 03/04/99 03/04/99
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued 06/02/99 05/20/99
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS 06/02/99 05/20/99
SER with Open Items Issued 06/17/99 06/16/99
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 06/30/99-07/01/99 06/30/99-07/01/99
Public Mtg to Discus Draft SEIS 07/02/99 07/08/99
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER with Open Items not required ---
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period 08/16/99 08/16/99
SER Open Item Responses Received 10/15/99 10/15/99
Final SEIS Issued 02/12/00 12/09/99
FRN Published for Availability of Final SEIS 02/12/00 12/09/99
SER Issued 02/12/00 02/03/00
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER 02/00 02/24/00
Optional Final Inspection Complete 02/28/00 02/28/00
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 03/03/00 03/02/00
ACRS Letter Issued 03/10/00 03/13/00
Regional Administrator's Letter Issued 03/31/00 03/16/00
Commission Paper with Staff Recommendations 04/14/00 04/10/00
Commission Meeting 06/15/00 05/02/00
Commission Decision 06/26/00 05/23/00

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 2, Regarding Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2 & 3, was published December 1999.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2 in support of Duke Energy's 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, the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and alternatives available for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. It also includes the staff's recommendation regarding the proposed actions.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Oconee'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 first issued in June1999, as "Safety Evaluation Report with open items related to the license renewal of Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML022690417.

In March 2000, the "Final Safety Evaluation Report related to the license renewal of Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2 and 3" was issued as NUREG-1723.

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