United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant (NUREG-1865)

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Manuscript Completed: October 2006
Date Published:
October 2006

Prepared by:
Daniel J. Merzke

Division of License Renewal
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant (MNGP) license renewal application (LRA) by the staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the staff). By letter dated March 16, 2005, Nuclear Management Company, LLC (NMC or the applicant), submitted the LRA for MNGP in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54). NMC is requesting renewal of the operating license for MNGP (Facility Operating License Number DPR-22) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration date of midnight September 8, 2010.

MNGP is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NRC issued the construction permit for MNGP on June 19, 1967. The NRC issued the operating license for MNGP on January 9, 1981. MNGP is a single-cycle, forced circulation, General Electric BWR-3, a boiling-water reactor producing steam for direct use in a steam turbine. General Electric Corporation supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Bechtel Corporation originally designed and constructed the balance of the plant. MNGP operates at a licensed power output of 1775 megawatt thermal (MWt), with a gross electrical output of approximately 600 megawatt electric (MWe).

The staff reviewed the MNGP LRA in accordance with Commission regulations and NUREG-1800, "Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants," dated July 2001. Section 6 of this SER provides the staff's conclusion of its review of the MNGP LRA.

The NRC license renewal project manager is Mr. Daniel Merzke. Mr. Merzke may be reached at (301) 415-3777. Written correspondence should be addressed to the Division of License Renewal, Mail Stop 0-11 F1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

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