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Issued Combined Licenses for North Anna, Unit 3

By letter dated November 26, 2007, Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion) and Old Dominion Electric Power Company (ODEC), submitted an application to the NRC for a COL to construct and operate an ESBWR at the North Anna Power Station site (NAPS) Early Site Permit (ESP) site in Louisa County, Virginia. The site of the proposed North Anna Unit 3 is within the existing boundaries of the currently operating NAPS site. The site is located on the shore of Lake Anna, approximately 64 kilometers (km) (40 miles (mi)) north-northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Two operating nuclear generating units, North Anna Units 1 and 2, are located within the NAPS site.

On March 8, 2012, Dominion updated the COLA for North Anna Unit 3. In the revised application, Dominion stated that it has acquired sole title to the portion of NAPS on which Unit 3 would be located, would own Unit 3, and would construct and operate Unit 3. Dominion and ODEC own the remainder of NAPS, including the existing nuclear units and the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) at that site, as tenants in common, with respective undivided ownership interests of 88.4 and 11.6 percent, respectively. Dominion is the licensed operator of the existing facilities, with control of the NAPS site and existing facilities and authority to act as ODEC's agent.

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, Dominion referenced the ESBWR design control document (DCD) in its COL original application for North Anna, Unit 3:

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Application Information

The following table provides access to the COL Application that Dominion submitted for North Anna, Unit 3.

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
1 General and Administrative Information Rev. 4
Rev. 3*
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
2 Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) Rev. 9
Rev. 8
Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5*
Rev. 4*
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
3 Environmental Report Rev. 8
Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5*
Rev. 4*
Rev. 3
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
4 Technical Specifications Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3*
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
5 Emergency Plan Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3*
Rev. 2
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
6 Limited Work Authorization (LWA)/Site Redness Plan [Part not used in this application]  
7 Departures Report (Includes Information on Departures, Variances, Exemptions and Supplemental Information) Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5
Rev. 4*
Rev. 3
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
8 Safeguards/Security Plans [This Part contains safeguards information which is withheld from public availability] Rev. 5
Rev. 4
Rev. 3
Rev. 2*
Rev. 1
Rev. 0
9 [Part not used in this application]  
10 License Conditions and Inspection, Tests, Analyses and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Rev. 8
Rev. 7
Rev. 6
Rev. 5
Rev. 4*
Rev. 3
Rev. 1
Rev. 0

* The missing revision are supersede or not applicable.

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Review Schedule

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 11/27/07 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
12/03/07 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
01/28/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
03/02/11 - A
Safety Review
Phase 1 - Preliminary Safety Evaluation Report (PSER) and Requests for Additional Information
08/08 - A
Phase 2 - SER with Open Items
07/09 - A
Phase 3 - Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Review of SER with no Open Items
11/09 - A
Phase 4 - Advanced SER with no Open Items
09/16 - A
Phase 5 - ACRS Review of SER with no Open Items
11/16 - A
Phase 6 - Final SER Issued
01/12/17 - A
Environmental Review
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) issued
12/08 - A
Final SEIS issued
02/10 - A
Hearing
Commission hold mandatory hearing
03/23/17 - A
License
Commission decision on issuance of COL application
05/31/17 - 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 that Dominion submitted for North Anna Unit 3.

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Early Site Permit

See Issued Early Site Permit - North Anna Site.

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Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

See NUREG-1917, "Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Combined License (COL) for North Anna Power Station Unit 3."

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Combined Licenses

This provides the COL that the NRC issued on June 2, 2017 in connection with its review of the COL application for North Anna, Unit 3.

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Contacts

Contacts for the North Anna COL Application
Safety Project Manager James Shea
Environmental Project Manager Tamsen Dozier
Contact a Public Affairs Officer

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, September 25, 2017