United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 - License Renewal Application

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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 below listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

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Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 01/07/13 01/07/13
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 02/2013 02/22/13
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 03/2013 03/05/13
Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting 03/2013 03/08/13
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 03/11/13 03/11/13
Audit – Aging Management Programs 03/18/13 03/18/13
Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting 04/03/13 04/03/13
Audit – Environmental 04/08/13 04/08/13
Environmental scoping period ends 05/03/13 05/03/13
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 05/06/13 05/06/13
Inspection – Regional 11/18/13 & 12/08/13 11/18 & 12/08/13
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 07/2014 07/31/14
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN published – draft SEIS available for comments 08/2014 08/15/14
Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting 08/2014 09/17/14
End of draft SEIS comment period 09/2014 09/29/14
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 11/05/14 11/05/14
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 01/2015 09/29/14
Issue final SER 02/05/15 01/29/15
ACRS full committee meeting 03/05/15 03/06/15
Issue final SEIS 03/2015 03/20/15
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN published – availability of final SEIS 04/2015 03/27/15
Issue SER Supplement 1 09/2015  
Decision – Director, NRR 09/2015  
Commission decision, if hearing granted N/A  

Note: The Sequoyah Nuclear Plant review schedule was revised as described in the letter below:

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2, 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 September 29, 2014, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2."

Subsequently, on January 29, 2015, the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2" was issued.

In July 2015, the staff published the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2" as NUREG-2181.

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 53) Final Report," was published in March 2015. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 regarding the Tennessee Valley Authority 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) and the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action. It also includes the NRC staff's recommendation regarding the proposed action.

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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Date Description

Meeting to discuss draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.


Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.

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Project Managers for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant

Sequoyah Nuclear Plant PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Emmanuel Sayoc
License Renewal (Environmental) David Drucker
Lead Power Plant Andrew Hon

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, July 08, 2015