Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 & 4 – Subsequent License Renewal Application

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License Renewal Review Schedule

Milestones Schedule Date Actual Date
Receive license renewal application (LRA) 01/2018 01/30/2018
Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability 04/2018 04/18/2018
Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing 05/2018 05/02/2018
Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting 05/2018 05/31/2018
Environmental scoping period ends 06/2018 06/21/2018
Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention 07/2018 08/01/2018*
Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 03/2019 03/29/2019
Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting 05/01/2019 05/01/2019
End of draft SEIS comment period 05/20/2019 05/20/2019
Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items 05/2019 05/21/2019
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting 06/2019 06/21/2019
Issue final SER 07/2019 07/22/2019
ACRS full committee meeting 08/2019 09/04/2019
Issue Final SEIS 10/2019 10/25/2019
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS 11/01/2019 11/01/2019
Decision – Director, NRR 11/2019 12/04/2019

*Order (Granting a Partial Extension of Time) (ML18180A185)

On February 24, 2022, the NRC Commission issued two orders (CLI-22-02 and CLI-22-03) and Staff Requirements Memorandum, SECY-21-0066, "Rulemaking Plan for Renewing Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses – Environmental Review," that impact the subsequent license renewal of Turkey Point, Units 3 and 4, among others.

The subsequent renewed licenses for Turkey Point are still in place. The Commission ordered that the expiration date of the subsequently renewed licensees be reset to the end of the initial period of extended operation (as affirmed in orders CLI-22-06 and CLI-22-07). The Commission's direction will hold until the staff completes its re-evaluation of generic environmental issues for subsequent license renewal.

On June 9, 2022, the licensee submitted “The Subsequent License Renewal Application – Appendix E Environmental Report Supplement 2" (ML22160A301) resulting in the following new timeline:

Milestone Scheduled Actual
Site-specific environmental license renewal application supplement received by NRC   06/09/2022
NRC publishes availability of supplement Federal Register notice (FRN)   07/26/2022
NRC publishes notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) supplement and start of 30-day limited scoping period FRN 10/2022 10/07/2022
Limited scoping period ends 11/2022 11/08/2022
Conduct environmental audit 12/2022 12/12/2022 - 01/06/2023
NRC issues environmental requests for additional information (RAI) and requests for confirmation of information (RCI), as needed 01/2023 02/01/2023
NRC receives RAI/RCI responses 02/2023 03/03/2023
NRC publishes draft SEIS supplement 08/2023 08/31/2023
NRC publishes FRNs to start 60-day comment period and 60-day period to request a hearing 08/2023 09/08/2023
Draft SEIS supplement comment period ends 10/2023 11/07/2023
Period to request a hearing ends 10/2023 11/07/2023
Publish final SEIS supplement 03/2024 03/29/2024
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Issues FRN – final SEIS supplement notice of availability and beginning of 30-day cooling off period 03/2024 04/05/2024
NRC issues record of decision (assuming no comments during EPA cooling off period or per Commission direction, as appropriate) TBD  

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Safety Evaluation Report

The NRC staff reviewed the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4 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 document was issued on May 21, 2019, as "Safety Evaluation Report with Open Items Related to the License Renewal of Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Units 3 and 4". The NRC resolved the open item and issued the Final Safety Evaluation Report on July 22, 2019 (ADAMS Accession No. ML19191A057).

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Environmental Impact Statement

NUREG-1437, "Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants Regarding Subsequent License Renewal for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (NUREG-1437, Supplement 5, Second Renewal) Final Report," was published in October 2019. This supplement documents the NRC staff's review of the environmental issues at the Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 regarding the Florida Power & Light Company application for subsequent 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 (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.

The Final Site-specific Environmental Impact Statement for Turkey Point Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML24087A061.

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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.

Date Description
05/31/2018

Meeting to discuss the license renewal process and environmental scoping for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4

05/01/2019

Meeting to present an overview of the draft supplement and to accept public comment on the draft supplement for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4

10/07/2022 Notice of Intent To Conduct Scoping Process and Prepare Environmental Impact Statement Florida Power & Light Company Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 (87 FR 61104)
09/08/2023 Draft environmental impact statement; request for comment; public comment meetings; opportunity to request a hearing and to petition for leave to intervene (88 FR 62110)
09/19/2023 In-person meeting to present an overview of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement and to accept public comment on the draft supplement for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4
09/27/2023 Virtual meeting to present an overview of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement and to accept public comment on the draft supplement for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4

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Project Managers for Turkey Point, Units 3 and 4

Turkey Point PMs
License Renewal (Safety) Jessica Hammock
License Renewal (Environmental) Lance Rakovan
Lead Power Plant Michael Mahoney

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