United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued on 06/03/2009

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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 (LR) Application 06/29/07 06/29/07
FRN Published - Acceptability and Opportunity for Hearing 08/21/07 08/21/07
Public Meeting - LR Overview 08/21/07 08/21/07
FRN Published - Notice of Intent to Conduct Environmental Scoping 08/27/07 08/27/07
Audit - Scoping & Screening Methodology 09/17/07 09/17/07
Public Meeting - Environmental Scoping 09/27/07 09/27/07
Audit - Environmental 10/15/07 10/15/07
Audit - Aging Management Programs (AMPs/TLAAs) 10/15/07 10/15/07
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 10/22/07 10/22/07
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 10/24/07 10/24/07
Environmental Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued 11/26/07 N/A
Audit - Aging Management Reviews (AMRs) 12/10/07 12/10/07
Safety RAIs - Issued 12/14/07 12/14/07
Environmental RAIs - Response Received 01/02/08 N/A
Audit - 3rd Optional AMP/TLAA/AMR 01/14/08 N/A
Safety RAI - Responses Received 01/18/08 01/18/08
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) - Issued 04/22/08 04/22/08
EPA FRN Published - Availability/Comment on draft SEIS 05/02/08 05/02/08
Inspection - Regional 05/19-23/08 &
06/02-06/08
06/06/08
Public Meeting - Draft SEIS 06/05/08 06/03/08
End of draft SEIS Comment Period 07/16/08 07/16/08
Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Items - Issued 09/12/08 11/20/08 
ACRS Subcommittee Meeting on SER with Open Items 11/08 11/05/08 
SER with Open Items - Responses Received 12/10/08 12/10/08
Final SEIS - Issued 12/30/08 12/11/08
EPA FRN Published - Availability of Final SEIS 01/02/09 12/19/08
SER - Issued 01/19/09 03/13/09
ACRS Full Committee Meeting on SER 04/02/09 04/02/09
Staff Recommendation to Director, NRR 05/01/09 05/01/09
Decision Director NRR - Approval (23 months if no hearing) 06/01/09 06/03/09

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 34) Final Report," was published in December 2008. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2 regarding the Southern Nuclear Operating Company 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 Vogtle 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 issued on November 20, 2008, as "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2".

In April 2009, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2" was issued as NUREG-1920, Volume 1-part 1, Volume 1-part 2 and Volume 2.

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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.

Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review

Date Description
06/03/08 Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the environmental review for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2.
09/27/07 Meeting to discuss the environmental scoping process for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, Units 1 and 2.

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Project Managers for Vogtle Electric Generating Plant

Vogtle PMs
License Renewal Donnie J. Ashley
Environmental Samuel Hernandez
Lead Power Plant Donna Wright

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