United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Robinson Nuclear Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 04/19/2004

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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 06/17/02 06/17/02
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 07/18/02 02/12/02
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/ Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 08/19/02 08/16/02
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg 08/25/02 08/22/02
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 09/19/02 09/19/02
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 09/20/02 09/20/02
Environmental Scoping Meeting 09/25/02 09/25/02
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 10/25/02 10/25/02
Environmental RAIs Issued 12/02/02 10/23/02
Environmental RAI Responses Received 01/20/03 01/20/03
Safety RAIs Issued 02/11/03 02/11/03
Scoping Inspection Complete 04/04/03 04/04/03
Safety RAI Responses Received 04/28/03 04/28/03
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued 05/16/03 05/05/03
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS 05/16/03 05/14/03
Public Mtg to Discus Draft SEIS 06/25/03 06/25/03
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period 07/30/03 07/30/03

Aging Management Review Inspection Complete 07/03 06/27/03
SER with Open Items Issued 08/25/03 08/25/03
Optional Final Inspection Complete 09/10/03 09/10/03
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 09/30/03 09/30/03
SER Open Item Responses Received 11/07/03 11/07/03
Final SEIS Issued 12/31/03 12/12/03
FRN Published for Availability of Final SEIS 01/02/04

12/15/03

SER Issued 01/21/04 01/20/04
Regional Administrator's Letter Issued 02/03/04 12/17/03
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 03/04/04 03/04/04
ACRS Letter Issued 03/04 03/18/04
Staff Recommendations to Director, NRR 04/12/04 04/09/04
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued) 04/19/04 04/19/04

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 13, Regarding H.B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit No. 2, was published December 2003

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Robinson, Unit 2 in support of Carolina Power and Light Company's (CP&L) 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 Robinson 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 August 2003, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of H.B. Robinson, Unit 2". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML032370382.

In March 2004, the report "Safety Evaluation Report - Related to the License Renewal of the H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2," was issued as NUREG-1785. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML040200981.

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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.

Date Description
03/04/04 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Robinson Nuclear Plant, License Renewal Application
09/30/03 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with open items for the Robinson Nuclear Plant, License Renewal Application
06/27/03 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to present the results of the NRC's second regional inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program at Robinson.
06/25/03 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
05/20/03 05/21/03 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to discuss and clarify the final requests for additional information (RAI) response.
04/04/03 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to present the results of the NRC's first regional inspection (Scoping and Screening) of the company's license renewal program at Robinson.
01/08/03 01/09/03 Meeting with Carolina Power & Light to discuss draft request for additional information (RAI) for the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
12/17/02 12/18/02 12/19/02 Meeting with the Carolina Power & Light to discuss draft requests for addition information for the Safety Evaluation Report of the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
10/23/02 10/24/02 Meeting with the Carolina Power & Light to discuss the review tools provided by the applicant for the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
10/23/02 Meeting with the Carolina Power & Light to discuss the electrical area of the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
09/25/02 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.
09/20/02 Meeting with the Carolina Power & Light to discuss the results of the NRC's initial inspection (Scoping Methodology) of the Company's license renewal program at Robinson Nuclear Plant.
07/18/02 Meeting with the Carolina Power & Light to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the Robinson Nuclear Plant License Renewal Application.

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