Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 & 4 – Subsequent License Renewal Application
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License Renewal Review Schedule
|Receive license renewal application (LRA)
|Publish Federal Register Notice (FRN) – LRA availability
|Publish FRN – acceptance/rejection and opportunity for hearing
|Public Meeting – License Renewal Overview and Environmental Scoping meeting
|Environmental scoping period ends
|Deadline for filing hearing requests and petitions for intervention
|Issue draft supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS)
|Public Meeting – draft SEIS meeting
|End of draft SEIS comment period
|Issue safety evaluation report (SER) with open items
|Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) Subcommittee meeting
|Issue final SER
|ACRS full committee meeting
|Issue Final SEIS
|U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FRN Published – availability of final SEIS
|Decision – Director, NRR
*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:
|Site-specific environmental license renewal application supplement received by NRC
|NRC publishes availability of supplement Federal Register notice (FRN)
|NRC publishes notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) supplement and start of 30-day limited scoping period FRN
|Limited scoping period ends
|Conduct environmental audit
||12/12/2022 - 01/06/2023
|NRC issues environmental requests for additional information (RAI) and requests for confirmation of information (RCI), as needed
|NRC receives RAI/RCI responses
|NRC publishes draft SEIS supplement
|NRC publishes FRNs to start 60-day comment period and 60-day period to request a hearing
|Draft SEIS supplement comment period ends
|Period to request a hearing ends
|Publish final SEIS supplement and FRN
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Issues FRN – final SEIS supplement notice of availability and beginning of 30-day cooling off period
|NRC issues FRN - renewed license/record of decision (assuming no comments during EPA cooling off period or per Commission direction, as appropriate)
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).
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 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 3 and 4 is available in the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) under Accession No. ML23242A216.
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.
Project Managers for Turkey Point, Units 3 and 4
|Turkey Point PMs
|License Renewal (Safety)
|License Renewal (Environmental)
|Lead Power Plant
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, September 08, 2023