Safety Evaluation Report Related to theLicense Renewal of R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant (NUREG-1786)

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Manuscript Completed: May 2004
Date Published:
May 2004

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

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant (Ginna) license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff (staff). By letter dated July 30, 2002, Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation (RG&E or the applicant) submitted the LRA for Ginna in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54 or the Rule). Through that LRA, RG&E requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renew the operating license for Ginna (license number DPR-18) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration of midnight, September 18, 2009.

The Ginna plant is located in the Town of Ontario, in the northwest corner of Wayne County, New York, on the south shore of Lake Ontario. The NRC issued the construction permit in April 1966, followed by a provisional operating license on September 19, 1969, and a full-term operating license on December 10, 1984. The Ginna unit consists of a Westinghouse pressurized-water reactor with nuclear steam supply systems designed to operate at core power levels up to 1,520 megawatts-thermal, or approximately 490 megawatts-electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted to the NRC through January 9, 2004. In its SER with open items, issued on October 9, 2003, the staff identified open and confirmatory items that required resolution before the staff could make a final determination on the application. These items are summarized in Sections 1.5 and 1.6 of this report. The staff's final conclusion of its review of the Ginna LRA can be found in Section 6 of this SER.

The NRC Ginna license renewal project manager is Mr. Russell J. Arrighi. Mr. Arrighi may be reached at 301-415-3936. Written correspondence should be addressed to the License Renewal and Environmental Impacts Program, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

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