United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Peach Bottom, Units 2 & 3 - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 05/07/2003

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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 License Renewal Application 07/02/01 07/02/01
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 08/01/01 07/25/01
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/ Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 08/31/01 08/31/01
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg 09/24/01 09/24/01
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 10/01/01 10/01/01
Environmental Scoping Mtg 11/07/01 11/07/01
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 11/26/01 11/26/01
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 12/14/01 12/07/01
Environmental RAIs Issued 12/28/01 12/20/01
Environmental RAIs Responses Received 02/26/02 01/30/02
Safety RAIs Issued 03/12/02 03/12/02
Safety RAI Responses Received 05/27/02 05/22/02
Scoping Inspection Complete 06/24/02 05/31/02
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued 07/05/02 07/05/02
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS 07/05/02 07/05/02
Public Mtg to Discuss Draft SEIS 07/31/02 07/31/02
Aging Management Review Complete 08/09/02 07/25/02
SER with Open Items Issued 09/16/02 09/13/02
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period 09/17/02 09/17/02
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 10/30/02 10/30/02
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER with Open Items 11/07/02 11/07/02
SER Open Item Responses Received 11/29/02 11/27/02
Optional Final Inspection Complete 01/02/03 12/11/02
SER Issued 02/06/03 02/06/03
Final SEIS Issued 01/31/03 01/22/03
FRN Published for Availability of Final SEIS 02/07/03 01/31/03
Regional Administrator's Letter 02/19/03 02/14/03
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER --- ---
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 03/06/03 03/06/03
ACRS Letter 03/03 03/14/03
Staff Recommendations to Director, NRR 05/05/03 04/25/03
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued, if approved) 05/12/03 05/07/03

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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 Peach Bottom, Units 2 & 3.

Date Description
11/07/02

Advisory Full-Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting to discuss Plant License Renewal (Peach Bottom 2 & 3).

10/30/02

Advisory Sub-Committee on Reactor Safeguards Meeting to discuss Plant License Renewal (Peach Bottom 2 & 3).

08/15/02

Meeting with Exelon Generation Company (Exelon) to present the results of the NRC's second inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program.

07/31/02

Meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3, License Renewal.

12/07/01

Meeting with Exelon Generation Company (Exelon) to discuss the results of the NRC's initial inspection (Scoping Methodology) of the company's license renewal program at Peach Bottom.

11/07/01

Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 and 3, License Renewal Application.

10/22/01

Meeting with Exelon Generation Company (Exelon) on License Renewal for Peach Bottom, Units 2 and 3, License Renewal Application.

08/14/01

Meeting with Exelon Generation Company (Exelon) to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the Peach Bottom, Units 2 and 3, License Renewal Application.

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 10, Regarding Peach Bottom Nuclear Reactor, Units 2 & 3, was published January 2003.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the Peach Bottom Nuclear Reactor, Units 2 & 3 in support of Exelon Generation Company'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 Peach Bottom 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 September 2002, as "Safety Evaluation Report with confirmatory items related to the license renewal of Peach Bottom Nuclear Reactor, Units 2 & 3". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML022590468. The applicant has until November 29, 2002, to review this report, verify its accuracy, provide comments, and respond to the open and confirmatory items.

In March 2003, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Units 2 & 3 " was issued as NUREG-1769. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML030300673.

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