United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Palisades Nuclear Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 01/17/2007

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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 03/31/05 03/31/05
Federal Register Notice (FRN) Published – Receipt & Availability Review 04/12/05 04/12/05
Public Information Meeting – LR Process & Safety Review Overview 04/28/05 04/28/05
Receive License Renewal Application Supplement 05/05/05 05/05/05
FRN Published – Acceptability/Opportunity for Hearing 06/05/05 060/8/05
FRN Published – Intent/Environmental Scoping Meeting 06/24/05 06/24/05
Public Exit Meeting – Scoping & Screening Methodology Audit 07/01/05 07/01/05
Public Meeting – Environmental Scoping 07/28/05 07/28/05
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 08/08/05 08/08/05
Environmental Scoping Periods Ends 08/22/05 08/22/05
Public Exit Meeting – AMP/AMR Audit 09/02/05 09/02/05
Environmental Requests for Additional information (RAIs) – Issued 09/19/05 09/19/05
Environmental RAIs – Responses Received 10/31/05 10/31/05
Public Exit Meeting – Scoping & Screening/AMP Inspections 12/01/05 12/01/05
Safety RAIs – Issued 12/09/05 11/30/05
Safety RAI – Responses Received 01/09/05 01/13/06
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Issued 02/25/06 02/14/06
FRN Published – Availability/Comment on draft SEIS 02/27/06 02/23/06
Public Meeting – draft SEIS 04/05/06 04/05/06
End of draft SEIS Comment Period 05/18/06 05/18/06
Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Item(s) – Issued 06/02/06 06/01/06
ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER with Open Item(s) 07/11/06 07/11/06
SER Open Item(s) – Response(s) Received 07/28/06 07/05/06
Final SEIS – Issued 10/13/06 10/12/06
SER – Issued 09/29/06 09/28/06
FRN Published – Availability of Final SEIS 10/20/06 10/19/06
ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER 11/01/06 11/01/06
Decision – Director, NRR (license issued, if approved and no hearing is granted – 23 months) 01/17/07 01/17/07

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 27, regarding Palisades Nuclear Plant, was published October 2006.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Palisades regarding Nuclear Management 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 Palisades 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 June 1, 2006, as "Safety Evaluation Report With a Confirmatory Item Related to the License Renewal of the Palisades Nuclear Plant." The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML061530042.

In January 2007, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Palisades Nuclear Plant" was issued as NUREG-1871. The report is available in ADAMS under accession numbers ML062710074.

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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 Palisades Nuclear Plant

Palisades PMs
License Renewal Juan Ayala
Lead Power Plant L. Mark Padovan
Environmental Bo Pham

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