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Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 04/08/2009

Photograph of Oyster Creek

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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 License Renewal (LR) Application 07/22/05 07/22/05
Federal Register Notice (FRN) published - Receipt & Availability review 07/29/05 07/29/05
Public Information Meeting - LR Process & Safety Review Overview 08/24/05 08/24/05
FRN published - Acceptability/Opportunity for Hearing 09/15/05 09/15/05
FRN published - Intent/Environmental Scoping Meeting 09/16/05 09/22/05
Public Exit Meeting - Scoping & Screening Methodology Audit 10/20/05 10/20/05
Public Meeting - Environmental Scoping 11/01/05 11/01/05
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 11/14/05 11/14/05
Environmental Scoping Periods Ends 11/25/05 11/25/05
Environmental Requests for Additional information (RAIs) - issued 12/16/05 12/08/05
Environmental RAIs - responses received 03/08/06 03/08/06
Safety RAIs - issued 02/06/06 03/15/06
Safety RAI - responses received 03/11/06 06/12/06
Public Exit Meeting - Scoping & Screening/AMP-AMR Audits 04/20/06 04/20/06
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Issued 06/23/06 06/08/06
FRN Published - Availability/Comment on draft SEIS 06/30/06 06/16/06
Public Meeting - draft SEIS 07/12/06 07/12/06
Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Item(s) - Issued 08/20/06 08/18/06
End of draft SEIS comment period 09/08/06 09/08/06
ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER with Open Item(s) 10/03/06 10/03/06
SER Open Item(s) - Response(s) Received 10/20/06 10/20/06
Updated SER - issued 12/29/06 12/29/06
2nd ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on updated SER 01/18/07 01/18/07
Final SEIS - issued 01/19/07 01/19/07
FRN published - Availability of Final SEIS 01/26/07 01/26/07
ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER 02/01/07 02/01/07
Final SER - issued 03/30/07 03/30/07
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued, if approved and no hearing is granted - 22 months) 05/22/07 N/A
Commission Decision (if hearing is granted - 30 months) 01/22/08 04/08/09

*Assuming no open items when SER with Open Items issued. If there are open items, the milestone will be rescheduled.

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Final Supplement 28, regarding Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Draft Report for Comment, was published January 2007.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Oyster Creek regarding AmerGen Energy Company, LLC'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 Oyster Creek 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 in August 2006, as "Safety Evaluation Report With Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Oyster Creek Generating Station". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML062300330.

In December 2006, the NRC staff issued an updated version of the "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Oyster Creek Generating Station". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML063630424.

In March 2007, the NRC staff issued the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Oyster Creek Generating Station." The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML070890637.

In September 2008, a supplement to the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station" was issued. The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML080230078.

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Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) Initial Decision

On September 24 and 25, 2007, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) conducted an evidentiary hearing at Toms River, NJ to consider whether AmerGen's aging management programs were sufficient to maintain an adequate safety margin. On December 18, 2007, The ASLB rendered it's initial decision that "AmerGen has demonstrated that the fequency of its planned UT measurements, in combination with the other elements of its aging management program, provide assurance that the sand bed region of the drywell shell will maintain the necessary safety margin during the period of extended operation." The decision is available in ADAMS under accession number ML073520402.

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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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Project Managers for Oyster Creek

Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station PMs
License Renewal Lisa Regner
Lead Power Plant G. Edward Miller
Environmental Michael Masnik

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