Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant - License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued 05/04/2006

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License Renewal Review Schedule*

* These schedules reflect work plans that are subject to change. Early completion of a milestone may affect the target date of future milestones. Subsequent meetings and comment periods may change based on the revised schedule. This work plan will be updated on a periodic basis. Please see the NRC Public Meetings Page or contact the listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive License Renewal Application 01/06/04 01/06/04
FRN Published for Receipt & Availability 01/13/04 01/13/04
Public Mtg - Safety Review Overview 02/05/04 02/05/04
Receive Supplemental Information on LRA 02/19/04 02/19/04
FRN Published for Acceptance/Rejection & Opportunity for Hearing 03/10/04 03/10/04
FRN Published for Intent/Environmental Scoping Mtg 04/01/04 04/01/04
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 05/09/04 05/09/04
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 05/09/04 05/09/04
Environmental RAIs Issued 05/24/04 05/24/04
Scoping and Screening Methodology Audit Complete 06/11/04 06/11/04
On-Site GALL Audit #1 Complete 06/25/04 06/25/04
Environmental RAI Responses Received 07/09/04 07/09/04
On-Site GALL Audit #2 Complete 07/30/04 07/23/04
On-Site GALL Audit #3 Complete (Optional) 08/20/04 08/25/04
Regional Scoping and Screening Inspection Complete 11/19/04 11/19/04
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Issued 12/17/04 12/03/04
Regional Aging Management Review Inspection Complete 12/17/04 12/17/04
Public Mtg - Discuss Draft SEIS 01/25/05 01/25/05
End of the Draft SEIS Comment Period 03/02/05 03/02/05
Final SEIS Issued 07/15/05 06/23/05
**Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Items Issued 08/09/05 08/10/05
ACRS Subcommittee Mtg on SER with Open Items 10/---/05 10/05/05
SER Open Item Responses Received 10/05/05 10/05/05
SER Issued 01/16/06 01/12/06
Regional Administrator's Letter Issued 02/---/06 03/01/06
Aging Management Review (AMR) Inspection Complete 09/23/05 09/23/05
ACRS Full Committee Mtg on SER 03/---/06 03/09/06
ACRS Letter Issued 03/---/06 03/23/06
Recommendations to Director NRR 04/25/06 04/28/06
Decision - Director NRR (license issued, if approved) 05/05/06 05/04/06

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants," Final Supplement 21, Regarding Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, was published June 2005.

This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Browns Ferryin support of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) application for license renewal of that facility. The supplement was prepared in accordance with 10 CFR 51.71. This supplemental environmental impact statement includes the staff's analysis that considers and weighs the environmental effects of the proposed action, the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and alternatives available for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. It also includes the staff's recommendation regarding the proposed actions.

Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review

Date Description

Meeting to discuss the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for license renewal at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, & 3.


Meeting to discuss the environmental scoping process for Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, & 3, license renewal.

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Browns Ferry license renewal application for compliance with the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," and prepared this report to document its findings. The document was issued in August 2005, as "Safety Evaluation Report With Open Items Related to the License Renewal of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3". The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML052210484.

In January 2006, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3 " was issued as NUREG-1843. The report is available in ADAMS under accession numbers ML060120453. In April 2006, a supplement to the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2, and 3 " was issued. The report is available in ADAMS under accession number ML061220272.

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Public Involvement

The public isencouraged to participate in the reactor license renewal process through public meetings, and public comment periods on rules, renewal guidance, and other documents. The Reactor License Renewal Public Involvement page provides general information to help the public participate.

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Project Managers for Browns Ferry

Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant PMs
License Renewal Ram Subbaratnam
Yoira Diaz Sanabria
Lead Power Plant Margaret Chernoff - Unit 1
Eva Brown - Units 2 and 3
Environmental Michael Masnik

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