United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 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) 12/09/14 12/09/14
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 12/18/14 12/18/14
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 01/30/15 02/03/15
Publish FRN – environmental scoping meeting 02/03/15 02/03/15
Audit – Scoping & Screening Methodology 03/09/15–03/12/15 03/09/15–03/12/15
Audit – Aging Management Programs 03/30/15
04/13/15
03/30/15–04/03/15
04/13/15–04/17/15
Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting  03/10/15 03/10/2015
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 04/06/15 04/06/15
Environmental scoping period ends 04/06/15 04/06/15
Audit – Environmental 05/04/15–05/07/15 05/05/15–05/07/15
Inspection – Regional 09/2015 09/28/15
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 02/2016 02/29/16
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 02/2016 02/08/16
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of draft SEIS 03/2016 02/19/16
Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting 03/22/16 03/22/16
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 04/2016 04/19/16
End of draft SEIS comment period 04/04/16 04/04/16
Issue final SER 06/2016 06/02/16
ACRS full committee meeting 07/2016 07/06/16
Issue final SEIS 08/2016 08/26/16
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS 09/2016 09/09/16
Decision – Director, NRR (no hearing) 11/2016 10/19/16
Commission decision (if hearing is granted) TBD  

Note: The LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2, review schedule was established and updated based on the letters below:

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 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 February 29, 2016, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2." Upon further review and resolution of open items, the staff prepared a final report to document its findings.  The document was issued on June 2, 2016, as "Final Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2," and subsequently published as NUREG-2205 in September 2016.

Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 57) Draft Report for Comment," was published in February 2016. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2 regarding the Exelon Generation Company, LLC., 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.

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2, (NUREG-1437, Supplement 57) Final Report," was published in August 2016. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2, regarding the Exelon Generation Company, LLC 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.

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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
03/10/2015

Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for LaSalle County Station, Units 1 and 2.

03/22/2016

Meeting to discuss the LaSalle County Station, Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

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Project Managers for LaSalle County Station

LaSalle, Units 1 and 2 PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Jeffrey Mitchell
License Renewal (Environmental) William Ford
Lead Power Plant Bhalchandra Vaidya

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, July 10, 2017