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Wolf Creek Generating Station - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 11/20/2008

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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 09/27/06 10/04/06
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA receipt and availability 10/14/06 10/12/06
Publish FRN - LRA acceptability, environmental scoping period, and opportunity for hearing 11/30/06 11/30/06
Public Meeting - license renewal process and environmental scoping 12/19/06 12/19/06
Audit - scoping and screening methodology 01/08/07 01/08/07
Environmental scoping periods ends 01/29/07 01/29/07
Audit - environmental 03/12/07 03/12/07
Audit - aging management programs (AMPs) 03/26/07 03/26/07
Issue environmental requests for additional information (RAIs) 04/20/07 04/09/07
Audit - aging management reviews (AMRs) 05/07/07 05/07/07
Receive responses for environmental RAIs 05/20/07 05/14/07
Audit - Time Limited Aging Analysis (TLAAs) (Optional) 07/09/07 07/09/07
Issue safety RAIs 06/22/07 06/22/07
Receive responses for safety RAIs 08/24/07 08/20/07
Inspection - scoping, screening, and AMPs 09/10/07 09/10/07
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 09/25/07 09/18/07
Publish FRN - availability and comments on draft SEIS 10/09/07 09/25/07
Inspection - scoping, screening, and AMPs 10/22/07 10/22/07
Public Exit Meeting - scoping, screening, and AMPs inspections 12/11/07 Cancelled(1)
Public Meeting - draft SEIS 11/08/07 11/08/07
End of comment period for the draft SEIS 12/26/07 12/26/07
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open item(s) 02/01/08 02/01/08
ACRS subcommittee meeting on SER with open item(s) 03/05/08 03/05/08
Receive responses related to the SER with open item(s) 05/15/08 05/15/08
Issue final SEIS 05/08/08 05/08/08
Publish FRN - availability of final SEIS 05/26/08 05/23/08
Issue SER 07/29/08 07/29/08
ACRS full committee meeting on SER 09/04/08 09/04/08
Issue staff recommendation to NRR?s Director 11/14/08 11/17/08
NRR decision (license issued, if approved and no hearing is granted) 11/21/08 11/20/08

1. Note: Meeting was cancelled as a result of inclement weather. Inspection results are located in Inspection Report (2007007) available at ML073390687.

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437 , "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Wolf Creek Generating Station (NUREG-1437, Supplement 32) Final Report," was published in May 2008.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Wolf Creek Generating Station regarding the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation's 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 Wolf Creek Generating Station 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 the Safety Evaluation Report to document its findings. The document was issued on February 1, 2008, as "Safety Evaluation Report With Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Wolf Creek Generating Station." The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML080320619.

In July 2008, the NRC staff issued the final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Wolf Creek Generating Station." The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML082180210.

In October 2008, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Wolf Creek Generating Station" was issued as NUREG-1915. The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML083090483.

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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 Wolf Creek Generating Station

Wolf Creek PMs
License Renewal Tam Tran
Lead Power Plant Balwant Singal

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