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NRC Docketing Review and Hearing Opportunity Schedule

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established the following schedule for its docketing review and hearing opportunities associated with the license application that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted on June 3, 2008, seeking authorization to construct a high-level waste geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada:

Hearing Process

Current Schedule of Issuing the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for DOE's License Application for a High-Level Waste Geologic Repository

Key Milestones Completion Date
(days after receipt of application)
Publication of FRN announcing opportunity for hearings 10/22/08
Deadline for filing petitions for intervention & contentions 12/22/08
Answers to intervention and interested government participant Petitions 02/10/09
Petitioner’s response to answers 02/24/09
First Prehearing Conference 03/12/09
First Prehearing Conference Order identifying participants in proceeding, admitted contentions, and setting discovery and other schedules 05/11/09

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Docketing Acceptance Review

Key Milestones Completion Date
(days after receipt of application)
Publication of Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing receipt and availability of DOE application 06/17/08
Publication of FRN announcing (1) NRC decision regarding docketing of the DOE application, and (2) NRC staff position regarding adoption of the DOE Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 09/15/08

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, November 19, 2013