Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2 - License Renewal Application
Renewed License Issued on 09/24/2015.
On this page:
- Application Information
- License Renewal Review Schedule
- Safety Evaluation Report
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Public Involvement
- Project Managers for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2
- License Renewal Application – 4.9 MB
- Applicant's Environmental Report
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)||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||09/14/15|
|Decision – Director, NRR||09/2015||09/24/15|
|Commission decision, if hearing granted||N/A||N/A|
Note: The Sequoyah Nuclear Plant review schedule was revised as described in the letter below:
- Revised Schedule Letter (June 25, 2015)
- Revised Schedule Letter (December 17, 2014)
- Revised Schedule Letter (September 30, 2014)
- Revised Schedule Letter (March 4, 2014)
- Revised Schedule Letter (February 10, 2014)
- Original Schedule Letter (February 26, 2013)
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.
Subsequently, on September 14, 2015, the Supplement to "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Sequoyah Nuclear Plants, Units 1 and 2" was issued.
In September 2015, the staff published Supplement 1 to the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, Units 1 and 2" as NUREG-2181 Supplement 1.
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.
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 draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.
Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.
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|