United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued on 10/22/2009

Photograph of Three Mile Island 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 below listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 01/08/08 01/08/08
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA availability 01/31/08 01/31/08
Public Meeting - license renewal overview 03/04/08 03/04/08
Publish FRN - acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 03/13/08 03/14/08
Publish FRN - environmental scoping meeting 03/24/08 03/28/08
Audit – Environmental 04/28/08 04/28/08
Public Meeting - environmental scoping meeting 05/01/08 05/01/08
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 05/13/08 05/13/08
Environmental scoping period ends 05/30/08 05/30/08
Audit – Scoping & Screening Audit Methodology 05/19/08 05/19/08
Audit – Aging Management Programs 07/28/08 07/28/08
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 12/04/08 12/02/08
Publish FRN - draft SEIS available for comments 12/19/08 12/12/08
Public Meeting - draft SEIS meeting 01/28/09 02/24/09
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 02/09/09 03/13/09
End of draft SEIS comment period 03/04/09 03/04/09
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 04/01/09 04/01/09
Issue final SER 07/13/09 06/30/09
Issue final SEIS 07/15/09 06/25/09
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published - availability of final SEIS 07/24/09 07/02/09
ACRS full committee meeting 09/2009 09/10/09
Decision – Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (22 months if no hearing) 11/06/09 10/22/09
Commission decision (30 months if hearing) 07/08/10 N/A

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 37) Final Report," was published in June 2009. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1, regarding the Exelon Generation Company, 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 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 Staff's recommendation regarding the proposed action.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1 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 March 13, 2009, as "Safety Evaluation Report With Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1." Subsequently, on June 30, 2009 the document "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Three Mile Island Nuclear Station Unit 1" was issued.

In October 2009, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1" was issued as NUREG-1928.

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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.

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Project Managers for Three Mile Island, Unit 1

TMI Unit 1 PMs
License Renewal Jay Robinson
License Renewal Sarah Lopas
Lead Power Plant Peter Bamford

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, April 29, 2013