Palo Verde - License Renewal Application
Renewed Licenses Issued on April 21, 2011
On this page:
- Application Information
- License Renewal Review Schedule
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Safety Evaluation Report
- Public Involvement
- Project Managers for Palo Verde
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- License Renewal Application
- Applicant's Environmental Report
- Supplement 1 to the License Renewal Application
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 below listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.
|Milestones||Schedule Date||Actual Date|
|Receive license renewal application (LRA)||12/15/08||12/15/08|
|Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA availability||01/10/09||01/21/09|
|Publish FRN - acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing||05/15/09||05/15/09|
|Publish FRN - environmental scoping meeting||05/26/09||05/26/09|
|Public Meeting - License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting||06/25/09||06/25/09|
|Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention||07/15/09||07/15/09|
|Environmental scoping period ends||07/27/09||07/27/09|
|Audit – Scoping & Screening Audit Methodology||10/19/09||10/19/09|
|Audit – Environmental||10/26/09||10/26/09|
|Audit – Aging Management Programs||12/07-11/09||12/07-11/09|
|Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)||08/12/10||08/12/10|
|Publish FRN - draft SEIS available for comments||08/23/10||08/20/10|
|Public Meeting - draft SEIS meeting||09/15/10||09/15/10|
|End of draft SEIS comment period||10/29/10||10/29/10|
|Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items||07/30/10||08/06/10|
|Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting||09/08/10||09/08/10|
|Issue final SEIS||01/11/11||01/03/11|
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published - availability of final SEIS||01/24/11||01/21/11|
|Issue final SER||12/17/10||01/11/11|
|ACRS full committee meeting||02/10/11||02/10/11|
|Decision – Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (22 months if no hearing)||04/21/11||04/21/11|
Environmental Impact Statement
NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 43)Final Report," was published in January 2011. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station Units 1, 2, and 3, regarding the Arizona Public Service Company 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 (license renewal), the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and potential mitigative measures for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. It also includes the Staff's preliminary recommendation regarding the proposed action.
Safety Evaluation Report
The NRC staff reviewed the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, 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 preliminary findings. The document was issued on August 6, 2010, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3."
Subsequently, on January 11, 2011, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station, Units 1, 2, and 3" was issued.
In April 2011, the staff published the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3" as NUREG-1961.
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.
Meeting to discuss the preliminary site-specific results of the license renewal environmental review for Palo Verde Nuclear Station.
Project Managers for Palo Verde
|Palo Verde Station PMs|
|License Renewal - Safety||Lisa Regner|
|License Renewal - Environmental||David Drucker|
|Lead Power Plant||Lauren Gibson|