River Bend Nuclear Generating Station, Unit 1 – License Renewal Application

Renewed License Issued on 12/20/2018

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Note: The River Bend license renewal application is contained in ADAMS Package ML17153A282.

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License Renewal Review Schedule

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 05/31/2017 05/31/2017
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 06/20/2017 06/20/2017
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 08/2017 08/14/2017
Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting 09/2017 09/19/2017
Environmental scoping period ends 10/2017 10/23/2017
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 10/2017 10/13/2017
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 05/2018 05/25/2018
End of draft SEIS comment period 07/2018 07/23/2018
Issue final safety evaluation report (SER) 08/2018 08/16/2018
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 09/2018 09/20/2018
Issue final SEIS 11/2018 11/08/2018
ACRS full committee meeting 11/2018 12/01/2018
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS 12/2018 11/16/2018
Decision – Director, NRR 02/2019 12/20/2018

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Environmental Impact Statements

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding River Bend Station, Unit 1 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 58) Final Report," was published in November 2018. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the River Bend Station, Unit 1 regarding the Entergy Louisiana, LLC and 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) 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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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the River Bend 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 a report to document its findings. The document was issued on August 16, 2018, as "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of River Bend Station, Unit 1," as revised on October 19, 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18346A644).

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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.

Date Description

Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for River Bend Station, Unit 1


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