Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4: Supplemental Safety Evaluation Report (NUREG-1759, Supplement 1)

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Manuscript Completed: May 2002
Date Published
: May 2002

Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This document is a supplement to NUREG-1759, "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4." The Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) filed the application to renew the operating licenses for Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Units 3 and 4, by letter dated September 8, 2000. In the submittal of September 8, 2000, FPL requested renewal of the operating licenses for Turkey Point, Units 3 and 4 (License Nos. DPR-31 and DRP-41, respectively), which were issued under Section 104b of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, for a period of 20 years beyond the current license expiration dates of July 19, 2012, and April 10, 2013, respectively. Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 are located in Miami-Dade County east of Florida City, Florida. Each unit consists of a Westinghouse pressurized-water reactor nuclear steam supply system designed to produce a core thermal power of 2,300 megawatts or approximately 693 net megawatts electric.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received the application from FPL on September 11, 2000. The NRC's Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation reviewed the Turkey Point license renewal application for compliance with inter alia the requirements of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," and in April 2002 published NUREG-1759 to document its findings.

On April 1, 2002, the staff issued "Staff Guidance on Scoping of Equipment Relied Upon to Meet the Requirements of the Station Blackout (SBO) Rule (10 CFR 50.63) for License Renewal (10 CFR 54.4(a)(3)) to the Nuclear Energy Institute. In this guidance the staff stated, that "consistent with the requirements specified in 10 CFR 54.4(a)(3) and 10 CFR 50.63(a)(1), the plant system portion of the offsite power system should be included within the scope of license renewal." This supplemental safety evaluation report provides the staff's review and conclusions regarding FPL's response dated April 19, 2002 (Letter L-2002-071).

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