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NRC: Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (NUREG-1437 Supplement 2, Part 17)

Appendix C : Chronology of NRC Staff Environmental Review Correspondence Related to the Duke Application for License Renewal of Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3



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This appendix contains a chronological listing of correspondence between the NRC and Duke Energy Corporation (Duke) and other correspondence related to the NRC staff's environmental review, under 10 CFR Part 51, of Duke's application for renewal for the Oconee Nuclear Station (ONS) Units 1, 2, and 3 operating licenses. All documents, with the exception of those containing proprietary information, have been placed in the Commission's Public Document Room, the Gelman Building, 2120 L Street, NW., Washington, D.C., and the Oconee County Library, 501 West Broad Street, Walhalla, SC 29691.

July 6, 1998 Letter from Duke Energy Corporation to NRC forwarding the application for renewal of operating licenses for the Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, requesting extension of operating licenses for an additional 20 years
July 31, 1998 Letter from C. Grimes, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation transmitting proposed NRC review schedule for Duke Energy Corporation application for renewal of operating licenses for Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
August 5, 1998 Letter from J. Roe, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation, transmitting Federal Register Notice of Acceptance for Docketing of the Application and Notice of Opportunity for a Hearing Regarding Renewal of Licenses Nos. DPR-38, DPR-47, and DPR-55
August 26, 1998 Letter from Duke Energy Corporation to NRC forwarding letter from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that concurs with the utility's determination contained in its environmental report that proposed action will have no effect on listed or proposed threatened or endangered species
September 14, 1998 Letter from T. Essig, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation transmitting Federal Register Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Conduct Scoping Process in support of the review of the application for renewal of the Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3 operating licenses for an additional 20 years
September 21, 1998 Letter from M. Bunch, Wildlife Diversity of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SC DNR), to NRC commenting on license renewal of the Oconee Nuclear Station
October 8, 1998 Letter from Duke Energy Corporation to NRC forwarding the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources letter which concurred with the licensee's report regarding impacts of license renewal to threatened and endangered species
October 9, 1998 Meeting notice for October 19, 1998, scoping meeting in support of the environmental review for Oconee Nuclear Station license renewal
October 14, 1998 Letter from R. Keck, National Wild Turkey Federation, to NRC commenting on license renewal of the Oconee Nuclear Station, Units 1, 2, and 3
October 30, 1998 Letter from R. Nash, Appalachian Council of Governments, to NRC in support of Oconee license renewal
November 5, 1998 Memorandum from J. Wilson, NRC, to T. Essig, NRC, summarizing the Oconee Nuclear Station scoping meeting held in support of the review of Oconee's license renewal application
November 6, 1998 Letter from A. Viney, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, to the NRC regarding the environmental scoping process for Oconee Nuclear Station license renewal
November 9, 1998 Memorandum from J. Wilson, NRC, to T. Essig, NRC, summarizing the Oconee Nuclear Station site visit in support of the environmental review for the license renewal application.
November 10, 1998 Letter from D. Bauknight, Natural Resources Conservation Service, to NRC regarding the environmental scoping process for Oconee license renewal
November 10, 1998 Letter from C. Gilbert to NRC expressing his view that the Oconee license renewal application should be denied
November 20, 1998 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, acknowledging receipt of written comments during the scoping process regarding Oconee license renewal
November 30, 1998 Letter from T. Essig, NRC, to United Keetowah Band of Cherokee inviting comment on Oconee license renewal
December 7, 1998 Letter from T. Essig, NRC, to M. Bunch, Wildlife Diversity of the SCDNR, regarding the scope of review for threatened and endangered species
December 29, 1998 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation forwarding requests for additional information (RAI) for the review of the Oconee Nuclear Station license renewal application regarding severe accident mitigation alternatives
December 29, 1998 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation forwarding RAIs for the review of the Oconee Nuclear Station Environmental Report associated with license renewal
January 15, 1999 Letter from Duke Energy Corporation to NRC stating that environmental RAI responses would be provided on or before March 4, 1999 and severe accident mitigation alternative RAIs would be provided by March 12, 1999
January 20, 1999 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, forwarding environmental scoping summary report to scoping participants and other interested parties
March 1, 1999 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) requesting information on the current status of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and land disposal permits, and any water quality issues
March 1, 1999 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting information on the current status of the FERC license for Keowee dam and hydro-electric station and any other information that NRC should be aware of regarding future operation
March 4, 1999 Letter from M.S. Tuckman, Duke Energy Corporation, to the NRC transmitting the response to the requests for additional information
April 21, 1999 Letter from R. Gandy, of SCDHEC, to NRC stating that Oconee has been assigned an NPDES permit number and that resolution of toxicity testing issues and the public comment period must be completed before issuance of a permit.
April 29, 1999 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation forwarding followup to request for additional information dated December 29, 1998, related to the environmental portion of the review of the license renewal application for Oconee Nuclear Station.
May 10, 1999 Letter from C. Carpenter, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation transmitting NRC staff's determination of the scope of transmission lines for the review of Duke Energy's license renewal application.
May 13, 1999 Letter from M.S. Tuckman, Duke Energy Corporation, to NRC transmitting the response to the followup to the request for additional information related to the environmental portion of the review of the license renewal application for Oconee Nuclear station.
May 17, 1999 Memorandum from J. Wilson, NRC, to B. Zalcman, NRC, regarding NRC engagement of discussion with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in support of the environmental review for license renewal
May 20, 1999 Letter from J. Wilson, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation forwarding the Oconee plant-specific draft supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants (GEIS)
May 18, 1999 Letter from D. Matthews, NRC, to Duke Energy Corporation forwarding the Federal Register Notice of Availability of the draft supplements to the GEIS
May 27, 1999 Letter from N. Brock, SC State Historic Preservation Office, to NRC commenting on the impact of Oconee license renewal to historic properties
June 22, 1999 Memorandum from J. Wilson, NRC, to C. Carpenter, NRC, announcing a

July 7, 1999, public meeting in Clemson, SC to obtain comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS

June 30, 1999 Letter from C. Carpenter, NRC, to R. Banks, Fish and Wildlife Service, forwarding biological assessment to evaluate whether proposed renewal of Oconee Nuclear Station operating licenses would have adverse effects on listed species
July 19, 1999 Letter from J. Lee, Department of Interior (DOI), to NRC providing no comment on the draft supplement to the GEIS
July 9, 1999 E-mail from W. Squires to NRC providing comment in support of Oconee Nuclear Station license renewal
July 10, 1999 E-mail from R. Carnes to NRC providing comment in support of Oconee Nuclear Station license renewal
August 12, 1999 Letter from P. League, SCDNR, to NRC regarding its intention to submit comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS
August 17, 1999

Letter from Duke Energy Corporation to NRC forwarding Duke's comments on the draft supplement to the GEIS
August 27, 1999 Memorandum from J. Wilson, NRC, to C. Carpenter, NRC, providing the meeting summary for the public meeting on the draft supplement to the GEIS held in Clemson, South Carolina on July 8, 1999
September 2, 1999 Letter from R. Banks, DOI, to C. Carpenter, NRC, providing comments on the biological assessment submitted regarding license renewal at Oconee Nuclear Station
November 4, 1999 Letter from B. Cole, FWS to C. Carpenter, NRC, concurring on the staff's June 30, 1999, biological assessment for Oconee Nuclear Station license renewal

C.1 Reference

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10 CFR Part 51, "Environmental Protection Regulations for Domestic Licensing and Related Regulatory Functions."

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