United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Fermi, Unit 2 – License Renewal Application

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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 below listed PM for the latest information on meetings and status.

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Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 04/30/2014 04/30/2014
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 05/2014 05/12/2014
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 06/2014 06/18/2014
Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting 06/2014 06/30/2014
Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting 07/24/2014 07/24/2014
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 08/04/2014 08/04/2014
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 08/18/2014 08/18/2014
Environmental scoping period ends 08/2014 08/29/2014
Audit – Environmental 09/08/2014 09/08/2014
Audit – Aging Management Programs (Week 1) 09/15/2014 09/15/2014
Audit – Aging Management Programs (Week 2) 09/29/2014 09/29/2014
Regional Inspection – IP 71002, “License Renewal Procedure” 04/2015 04/13/2015
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 10/2015 10/27/2015
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – draft SEIS available for comments 11/2015 11/13/2015 
Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting 12/2015 12/02/2015 
End of draft SEIS comment period 12/2015 12/28/2015 
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 01/2016 01/28/2016 
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 03/02/2016 03/02/2016
Issue final SEIS 09/2016 09/16/2016
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – final SEIS available 10/2016 09/30/2016
Issue final SER 07/2016 07/12/2016
ACRS Full Committee meeting 09/2016 09/08/2016
Decision – Director, NRR 11/2016 12/15/2016
Commission decision, if hearing granted TBD  

Note: The Fermi, Unit 2, review schedule was established based on the letter below:

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Fermi, Unit 2, 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 preliminary findings. The document was issued on January 28, 2016, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Fermi 2."

On July 12, 2016, the report "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant" was issued.

Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant (NUREG-1437, Supplement 56) Draft Report for Comment," was published in October 2015. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant regarding the DTE Electric Company 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 NRC staff's analysis that considers and weighs the environmental effects of the proposed action (license renewal) and the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action. It also includes the NRC staff's recommendation regarding the proposed action.

Public Involvement

The public is encouraged 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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Date Description
07/24/2014

Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Fermi 2.

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Project Managers for Fermi, Unit 2

Fermi, Unit 2 PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Lois James
License Renewal (Environmental) Elaine Keegan
Lead Power Plant Sujata Goetz

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, January 04, 2017