United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

V.C. Summer Nuclear Station - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 04/23/2004

Photograph of Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1

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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 08/06/02 08/06/02
FRN Published for Receipt & Acceptability 09/05/02 09/03/02
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection/ Opportunity for Hearing of LRA 10/07/02 10/04/02
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg 10/25/02 10/25/02
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 11/06/02 11/04/02
Environmental Scoping Meeting 12/12/02 12/11/02
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 12/27/02 12/27/02
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 01/31/03 01/31/03
Environmental RAIs Issued 02/14/03 02/14/03
Environmental RAI Responses Received 03/28/03 03/20/03
Safety RAIs Issued 04/02/03 03/28/03
Scoping Inspection Complete 05/16/03 05/16/03
Safety RAI Responses Received 06/17/03 06/16/03
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Issued 07/11/03 07/11/03
FRN Published for Availability/Comment on Draft SEIS 07/18/03 07/17/03
Public Mtg to Discus Draft SEIS 08/25/03 08/26/03
Aging Management Review Inspection Complete 08/29/03 08/22/03
End of Draft SEIS Comment Period 10/01/03 10/03/03
SER with Open Items Issued 10/14/03 10/09/03
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 12/03/03 12/03/03
SER Open Item Responses Received 12/29/03 11/05/03
Optional Final Inspection Complete 11/20/03 11/20/03
Final EIS Issued 02/28/04 02/25/04
FRN Published for Availability of final SEIS 03/05/04 03/02/04
SER Issued 03/11/04 01/29/04
Regional Administrator's Letter Issued 03/24/04 01/29/04
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 03/04/04 03/04/04
ACRS Letter Issued 03/04 03/17/04
Staff Recommendation to Director, NRR 06/04/04 04/12/04
Decision - Director, NRR (license issued, if approved) 06/11/04 04/23/04

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Supplement 15, Regarding V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, was published February 2004.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Summer in support of the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company (SCE&G) 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 V.C. Summer 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 October 2003, as "License Renewal Safety Evaluation Report for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML032820241.

In March 2004, the report "Safety Evaluation Report - Related to the License Renewal of the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station" was issued as NUREG-1787. The report is also available in ADAMS under accession number ML040300170.

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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 South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, License Renewal Application
12/03/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss issues related to the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with open items for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, License Renewal Application
08/26/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, License Renewal.
08/22/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to report the results of the NRC's second regional inspection (Aging Management Review) of the company's license renewal program at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
05/16/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to report the results of the NRC's first regional inspection (Scoping and Screening) of the company's license renewal program at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
03/05/03 03/06/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss questions on sections 3.3, 3.4, and Appendix B of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station License Renewal Application.
02/26/03 02/27/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss the staff's draft questions on Sections 2.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, and 4.0 of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station License Renewal Application and related aging management programs in Appendix B of the application.
01/31/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss the results of the NRC's initial inspection (Scoping Methodology) of the company's license renewal program at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
01/08/03 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company to discuss the staff's review/draft questions on Section 3.5 of the Summer license renewal application related to aging management of containment, structures, and component supports.
12/11/02 Meeting to discuss the Environmental Scoping Process for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, License Renewal Application.
09/24/02 Meeting with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company(SCE&G) to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff with an overview of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station License Renewal Application.

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