United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Request for Estimated Construction Completion and Fuel Load Schedules (Generic Letter 80-65)


GL80065 

                              UNITED STATES 
                      NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                         WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555  

                              July 11, 1980 

TO ALL APPLICANTS FOR OPERATING LICENSES AND CONSTRUCTION PERMIT HOLDERS 

In the process of establishing priorities for the licensing reviews of 
operating license applications, we rely principally on the best estimates of
the construction completion date of utilities. In most cases, this date will
be confirmed or modified by our Caseload Forecast Panel which usually visits
a specific plant site no more than once a year. Because of a number of 
recent slippages in applicants' construction completion schedules, we 
believe it is appropriate at this time to request up-to-date schedules from 
all applicants. Accordingly, we are requesting you to advise us of your 
present best estimate of the construction completion date for your facility 
(facilities) and fuel load target date so that we may establish our 
licensing priorities based on the latest available data. For your 
information, I have enclosed a listing provided to the House Appropriations 
Subcommittee of target schedules for those plants seeking operating licenses 
in the next three years. Those applicants not listed in the enclosure should 
provide the date they plan to tender their Operating License Application 
(FSAR and ER) to the NRC. 

Upon receipt of your response, we anticipate a potential revision to our 
present licensing review priorities. Note that the order of our priorities 
is somewhat influenced by a hearing which is required for some of the OL 
applications. Inasmuch as we are still limited in our casework by our 
manpower resources, we request that your response be as up-to-date as 
possible. 

Please provide your response within thirty days of receipt of this letter. 

                                        Sincerely, 


                                        Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director 
                                        Division Licensing 
                                        Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Enclosure: 
As Stated 

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