Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1 – License Renewal Application

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License Renewal Review Schedule

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 11/01/11 11/01/11
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 11/2011 11/17/11
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 12/2011 12/27/11
Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting 12/2011 12/29/11
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 01/09/12 01/09/12
Audit – Aging Management Programs 01/23/12 01/23/12
Public meeting – environmental scoping meeting 01/31/12 01/31/12
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 02/2012 02/27/12
Environmental scoping period ends 02/2012 02/27/12
Audit – Environmental 03/26/12 03/27/12-03/29/12
Inspection – Regional 08/2012 08/06/12
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 01/2013 01/2013
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 01/2014 11/30/13
Public meeting – draft SEIS meeting 01/29/14 01/29/14
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN published – draft SEIS available for comment 02/2014 12/20/13
End of draft SEIS comment period 02/11/14 02/11/14
Issue final SEIS 11/2014 11/28/14
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN published – availability of final SEIS 12/2014 12/12/14
Issue final SER 04/2016 04/04/16 
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) subcommittee meeting 05/04/16 05/04/16
ACRS full committee meeting 10/06/16 10/06/16
Decision – Director, NRR 12/2016 12/01/16 
Commission decision (if hearing is granted) TBD NA

Note: The Grand Gulf Nuclear Station review schedule was revised as described in the letter below:

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1, 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 31, 2013, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1." Upon further review and resolution of open items, the staff prepared a final report to document its findings. The document was issued in April 2016, as "Final Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Unit 1," and an updated SER was issued in October 2016.

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Unit 1 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 50) Final Report," was published in November 2014. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station regarding the Entergy Operations, Inc. 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), the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action, and potential mitigative measures for reducing or avoiding adverse impacts. It also includes the NRC staff's recommendation regarding the proposed action.

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Public Involvement

The public was 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.

Public Meetings Related to Environmental Review

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Meeting to discuss the draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.


Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

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