Seabrook Station, Unit 1 - License Renewal Application
On this page:
- Application Information
- License Renewal Review Schedule
- Safety Evaluation Report
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Public Involvement
- Project Managers for Seabrook Station, Unit 1
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)||06/01/10||06/01/10|
|Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability||06/14/10||06/16/10|
|Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing||07/23/10||07/21/10|
|Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting||07/23/10||07/20/10|
|Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting||08/19/10||08/19/10|
|Audit – Scoping & Screening Audit Methodology||09/20/10||09/20/10|
|Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention||09/20/10*||10/20/10|
|Environmental scoping period ends||09/21/10||09/21/10|
|Audit – Environmental||10/04/10||10/05/10|
|Audit – Aging Management Programs||10/12/10||10/12/10|
|Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)||08/2011||08/01/11|
|Publish FRN – draft SEIS available for comments||08/2011||08/12/11|
|Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting||08/2011||09/15/11|
|End of draft SEIS comment period||11/2011||10/26/11|
|Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items||06/2012||06/08/12|
|Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting||07/2012|
|Issue draft supplement to the Seabrook draft SEIS||04/2013||04/2013|
|Publish FRN – draft supplement to the Seabrook draft SEIS available for comments.||04/2013||05/2013|
|Issue final SER||TBD|
|ACRS full committee meeting||TBD|
|End of comment period on the draft supplement to the Seabrook draft SEIS||06/30/13|
|Issue final SEIS||11/2013|
|Decision – Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation||TBD|
* Extended to 10/20/10 for the State of New Hampshire, Beyond Nuclear, Friends of the Coast, the New England Coalition, the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League, and the New Hampshire Sierra Club per Order of the Secretary of the Commission.
Note: The Seabrook Station review schedule was revised as described in the letters below:
- Revised Schedule Letter (January 13, 2013)
- Revised Schedule Letter (May 31, 2012)
- Revised Schedule Letter (March 22, 2012)
- Revised Schedule Letter (July 11, 2011)
- Revised Schedule Letter (May 12, 2011)
- Original Schedule Letter (July 13, 2010)
Safety Evaluation Report
The NRC staff reviewed the Seabrook Station 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 June 8, 2012, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Seabrook Station."
Environmental Impact Statement
A supplement to NUREG-1437, “Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Seabrook Station (NUREG-1437, Supplement 46) Draft Report for Comment,” was published in April 2013. This supplement to NUREG-1437, Supplement 46) Draft Report for Comment, includes the NRC staff evaluation of revised information provided by NextEra pertaining to the severe accident mitigation alternatives (SAMA) analysis for Seabrook. In addition, the NRC is taking the opportunity to (1) update the Uranium Fuel Cycle section in light of recent U.S. Court of Appeals decisions and (2) to provide information on its analysis of new NEPA issues and associated environmental impact findings for license renewal.
NUREG-1437, “Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Seabrook Station (NUREG-1437, Supplement 46) Draft Report for Comment,” was published in July 2011, and the comment period closed in October 2011. This supplement documents the NRC staff’s review of the environmental issues at Seabrook Station regarding the NextEra Energy Seabrook, LLC 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 NRC 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 NRC staff’s preliminary recommendation regarding the proposed action.
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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Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the environmental review for Seabrook Station.
Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Seabrook Station.
Project Managers for Seabrook Station, Unit 1
|Seabrook Station, Unit 1 PMs|
|License Renewal (Safety)||TBD|
|License Renewal (Environmental)||Lois James|
|Lead Power Plant||TBD|