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Surry, Units 1 and 2 – Subsequent License Renewal Application

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2, subsequent 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 final "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the Subsequent License Renewal of Surry Power Station, Units 1 and 2," was issued on March 9, 2020.

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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 Subsequent License Renewal Application (SLRA) 10/2018 10/15/2018
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA Availability 11/2018 11/01/2018
Publish FRN – Docketing Acceptance/Rejection and Opportunity for Hearing 12/2018 12/10/2018
Publish FRN – Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping 12/2018 12/20/2018
Public Meeting – Overview of Subsequent License Renewal Process and Environmental Scoping 01/2019 01/08/2019
Environmental Scoping Period Ends 02/2019 01/22/2019
Deadline for Filing Hearing Requests and Petitions for Intervention 02/2019 02/15/2019
Issue Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) 10/2019 10/17/2019
Public Meeting – Draft SEIS Meeting, If Needed 11/2019 11/07/2019
End of DSEIS Comment Period 12/2019 12/10/2019
Issue Draft Safety Evaluation Report (SER) 12/2019 12/27/2019
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee Meeting 02/2020 02/05/2020
Issue Final SER 03/2020 03/09/2020
Issue Final SEIS 04/2020 04/06/2020
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – Availability of Final SEIS 04/2020 04/17/2020
ACRS Full Committee Meeting 04/2020 04/08/2020
Decision – Director, NRR 06/2020 Delayed Until Further Notice

As of June 15, 2020, the NRC staff has completed its review of currently-submitted information associated with the Surry SLRA. The original target date for a decision on the application was June 2020 (an 18-month review time).

Dominion plans to submit a revised Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) consistency determination letter to support the environmental review of the Surry SLRA. The NRC anticipates that it will be able to complete its review of the application within four weeks of receipt of the revised CZMA consistency determination letter, but the actual time needed to review the information will be fact-dependent. Upon receipt of the CZMA consistency determination letter, the NRC will be able to provide a revised estimated decision date.

As a result of this delay, the 18-month decision schedule will not be met. Dominion will provide an update on their efforts to submit a revised CZMA consistency determination letter by July 17, 2020.

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Subsequent License Renewal for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 6, Second Renewal) Final Report" was published on April 6, 2020. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 regarding the Dominion Energy application for subsequent license renewal of that facility. This supplement was prepared in accordance with 10 CFR 51. This supplemental environmental impact statement includes the NRC staff's analysis that considers and weighs the environmental effects of the proposed action (subsequent 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 NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Subsequent License Renewal for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 6, Second Renewal) Draft Report for Comment," was published in October 2019. This draft supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 regarding the Dominion Energy application for subsequent license renewal of that facility. The draft 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 (subsequent license renewal) and the environmental impacts of alternatives to the proposed action. It also includes the NRC staff's preliminary recommendation regarding the proposed action.documents. The Reactor License Renewal Public Involvement page provides general information to help the public participate. 

Date Description
01/18/2019

Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2

11/07/2019 Meeting to discuss the preliminary results of the draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement 6, Second Renewal, for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2

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Project Managers for Surry, Units 1 and 2

Surry PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Angela Wu, Lauren Gibson
License Renewal (Environmental) Tam Tran
Lead Power Plant Karen Cotton

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, June 17, 2020