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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued on May 29, 2012

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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 01/27/06 01/27/06
Federal Register Notice (FRN) Published - Receipt & Availability Review 01/31/06 01/31/06
Public Information Meeting - LR Process & Safety Review Overview 03/08/06 03/08/06
FRN Published - Acceptability/Opportunity for Hearing 03/28/06 03/27/06
FRN Published - Intent/Environmental Scoping Meeting 04/14/06 04/14/06
Environmental Site Audit 05/01/06 05/01/06
Public Meeting - Environmental Scoping 05/17/06 05/17/06
Audit - Aging Management Programs (AMPs) 05/22/06 05/22/06
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 05/27/06 05/27/06
Audit - Scoping and Screening Methodology 06/05/06 06/05/06
Public Exit Meeting - Scoping & Screening Methodology Audit 07/19/06 07/19/06
Environmental Scoping Periods Ends 06/16/06 06/16/06
Audit - Aging Management Reviews (AMRs) 06/19/06 06/19/06
Environmental Requests for Additional information (RAIs) - Issued 07/14/06 07/14/06
Public Exit Meeting - AMP/AMR Audit (Opt. 7/24-27/06) 07/27/06 07/19/06
Environmental RAIs - Responses Received 08/24/06 08/24/06
Safety RAIs - Issued 09/10/06 09/08/06
Safety RAI - Responses Received 10/10/06 10/06/06
Inspection - Scoping and Screening/AMP 09/18-22/06 09/18-22/06
Public Exit Meeting - Scoping & Screening/AMP Inspections 10/02-06/06 10/02-06/06
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Issued 12/08/06 12/08/06
FRN Published - Availability/Comment on draft SEIS 12/15/06 12/14/06
Public Meeting - draft SEIS 01/24/07 01/24/07
Public Exit Meeting - Scoping & Screening/AMP Inspections 01/30/07 01/30/07
End of draft SEIS Comment Period 02/28/07 02/28/07
Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Item(s) - Issued 03/01/07 03/01/07
ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER with Open Item(s) 04/04/07 04/04/07
SER Open Item(s) - Response(s) Received 05/01/07 05/01/07
SER - Issued 07/01/07 06/28/07
Final SEIS - Issued 07/27/07 07/27/07
FRN Published - Availability of Final SEIS 08/03/07 08/03/07
ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER 09/06/07 09/06/07
Decision Director, NRR (license issued, if approved and no hearing is granted - 22 mo) N/A N/A
Commission Decision (if hearing is granted - 30 months) TBD 05/29/12

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Final Supplement 29, regarding Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Final Report, was published July 2007.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station regarding Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., 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 Pilgrim 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 March 1, 2007, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station".

In June 2007, the NRC staff issued the final report,"Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station." In September 2007, a supplement to the "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station" was issued.

In November 2007, the report, "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station", was issued as NUREG-1891. In July 2011, a supplement to the "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station" was issued.

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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 Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station PMs
License Renewal Nathaniel Ferrer
Lead Power Plant Richard Guzman

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, April 26, 2013