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Issued Combined Licenses for William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2

On December 12, 2007, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) submitted its application for combined licenses (COLs) for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) designated as William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2.

For detail (including the latest submittal of the application, the related review schedule, and the associated staff documentation), see the following topics on this page:

Reference Documents

In accordance with Title 10, Part 52, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 52), "Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants," a COL application may reference a standard design certification, an early site permit, both, or neither. Many COL applications have referenced an application for design certification, in accordance with 10 CFR 52.55(c). On that basis, Duke Energy referenced Westinghouse's application to amend the AP1000 standard design certification and cited the following amended design control document (DCD) in its COL application for William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 & 2:

In Revision 6 to the William States Lee Units 2 and 3 COL application dated August 30, 2012 Duke Energy- NuStart Energy updated the application to reflect that its application now incorporates by reference AP1000 DCD Revision 19.

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Application Information

The following table provides access to the COL Application that Duke Energy submitted for William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 & 2.

Some combined license applications were submitted with hyperlinks to various reference documents. Currently, the hyperlinks in those applications are not active. These hyperlinks represent an advanced feature that could be activated when the agency upgrades to web-based ADAMS, at which point these applications and documents such as the Final Safety Analysis Report and associated Technical/Topical Reports would be linked together. In the interim, and for those applications that do not have the hyperlink feature, the reference documents may be viewed under the Reference Documents section of the combined license application page. In addition, DVDs of the various documents are available by contacting the Public Document Room staff.

Part Description Revision
0 Cover Letter, Affidavits, etc Rev. 10*
Rev. 9
Rev. 8
Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
1 Administrative and Financial Information Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
2 Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Rev. 10
Rev. 9
Rev. 8
Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
3 Environmental Report Supplement 1
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
4 Technical Specifications Rev. 10
Rev. 9
Rev. 7
Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
5 Emergency Plan Rev. 7
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
6 Limited Work Authorization (LWA) [Not used. Reserved for applicants requesting Limited Work Authorization.]  
7 Departures and Exemption Requests Rev. 10
Rev. 9
Rev. 7
Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
8 Safeguards/Security Plans [This Part contains safeguards information which is withheld from public availability]  
9 [This Part contains other information which is withheld from public availability]  
10 License Conditions and Inspection, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Rev. 10
Rev. 9
Rev. 7
Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
11 Enclosures Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0

* A "roadmap" providing a discussion of the Revision 9 changes to the application was provided in a Duke Energy letter dated December 15, 2015.

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Review Schedule

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 12/13/07 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
01/02/08 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
02/25/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
04/02/08 - A
Safety Review
Phase A - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
(Formerly Phases 1, 2, and 3)
05/20/10 - A
Phase B - Advanced Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) without Open Items
(Formerly Phase 4)
09/2015 - A
Phase C - ACRS Review of Advanced Final SER
(Formerly Phase 5)
12/2015 - A
Phase D - Final SER
(Formerly Phase 6)
08/2016 - A
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - Scoping Summary Report issued
09/11/08 - A
Phase 2 - Draft EIS issued to EPA
12/2011 - A
Phase 3 - Response to public comments on draft EIS completed
06/2012 - A
Phase 4 - Final EIS issued to EPA
12/2013 - A
Hearing
Commission or ASLB hold mandatory hearing
10/05/16 - A
License
Commission decision on issuance of COL
12/15/16 - A

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Safety Evaluations

This section lists the Safety Evaluations that the NRC has issued in connection with its review of the COL application for William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 & 2.

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Topical Reports

This section lists the Topical Reports that the NRC has issued in connection with its review of the COL application for William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 & 2.

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Combined Licenses

This provides the COLs that the NRC issued on December 19, 2016 in connection with its review of the COL application for William States Lee III Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2.

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Contacts for the William States Lee III Nuclear Station COL Application
Safety Project Manager Brian Hughes
Environmental Project Manager Patricia Vokoun
Contact a Public Affairs Officer

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, March 21, 2017