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South Texas Project, 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.

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 10/26/10 10/28/10
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) - LRA receipt and availability 12/09/10 12/09/10
Publish FRN -LRA acceptability, environmental scoping period, and opportunity for hearing 01/13/11 01/13/11
Publish FRN -intent to conduct environmental scoping 01/31/11 01/31/11
Public Meeting -license renewal process and environmental scoping 03/02/11 03/02/11
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 03/14/11 03/14/11
Environmental scoping periods ends 04/01/11 04/01/11
Audit - scoping and screening methodology 05/16/11 05/20/11
Audit - aging management programs (AMPs) 06/13/11 06/24/11
Audit - environmental 07/11/11 07/11/11
Inspection - scoping, screening, and AMPs 08/2011 08/07/11
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 12/05/12 12/05/12
Public Meeting - draft SEIS 01/15/13 01/15/13
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open item(s) 02/15/13* 02/15/13*
End of comment period for the draft SEIS 02/22/13 02/22/13
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open item(s) October 2016 10/14/16
ACRS subcommittee meeting on SER with open item(s) November 2016 11/18/16
Issue final SEIS 11/2013** 11/2013**
Issue SER 06/2017  
ACRS full committee meeting on SER 07/2017  
NRR decision 09/2017  

*The Safety Review portion of the Schedule was paused from February 2013 through December 2013 at request of the applicant.

** NUREG-1437, Supplement 48, FINAL ERRATA was issued in June 2016.

Note: The South Texas Project review schedule was revised as described in the letters below:

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the South Texas Project, 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 findings. The document was issued on February 15, 2013, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2." The staff continued its review and issued a second report on October 14, 2016, titled, "Safety Evaluation Report Related To The License Renewal of South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2 (TAC No. ME4936, ME4937)," in two volumes:  Volume 1 and Volume 2.   

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 48), Final Report," was published in November 2013. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at South Texas Project regarding the STP Nuclear Operating 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), 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 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

Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the environmental review for South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2.


Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2.

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Project Managers for South Texas Project

South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2 PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Lois M. James
License Renewal (Environmental) Tam Tran
Lead Power Plant Balwant Singal

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017