United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Louisiana Energy Services Review Schedule

Based on the Commission's January 30, 2004, order to complete the Louisiana Energy Services license application review within 30 months, NRC staff has developed the attached license review schedule.

(Last updated - 8/17/06)

C = complete

03/19/2002 C (NMSS) LES begins pre-application discussions
12/15/2003 C (NMSS) LES submits gas centrifuge facility application
12/15/2003 C (NMSS) LES submits Environmental Report
01/22/2004 C (NMSS) NRC completes acceptance review of application
02/04/2004 C (NMSS) NRC issues notice of intent (NOI) for EIS scoping meetings
02/06/2004 C (NMSS) NRC issues Notice of Opportunity for Public Hearing
03/04/2004 C (NMSS) Conduct EIS scoping meetings
04/19/2004 C (NMSS) Issue RAI for application (allow 30 days to respond)
04/23/2004 C (NMSS) Issue EIS scoping summary report
04/30/2004 C (NMSS) Complete technical review of Environmental Report/issue RAI
05/19/2004 C (NMSS) LES responds to application RAI
05/20/2004 C (NMSS) LES responds to Environmental Report RAI
09/02/2004 C (NMSS) Issue draft EIS for public comment
10/14/2004 C (NMSS) Conduct EIS public meetings
01/07/2005 C (NMSS) EIS public comment period ends
06/15/2005 C (NMSS) Issue final EIS
06/15/2005 C (NMSS) Issue final SER
02/13/2006 C (ASLB) Complete evidentiary hearings for contested hearing
03/06/2006 C (ASLB) Complete evidentiary hearings for mandatory hearing
05/31/2006 C (ASLB) ASLB issues initial decision on contested hearing
06/23/2006 C (ASLB) ASLB issues decision on mandatory hearing
06/23/2006 C (NMSS) Staff issues license
08/01/2006 C (NMSS) LES begins construction of facility
09/30/2009 (NMSS) LES completes construction of first cascade
11/15/2009 (REG II) Complete inspection of first cascade construction
12/15/2009 (NMSS) Issue FR notice on first cascade construction inspection results
12/30/2009 (NMSS) LES begins facility operation of first cascade
12/31/2015 (NMSS) LES begins full capacity operations at 5.7 million SWU
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