Safety Evaluation Report Related to the LicenseRenewal of Oyster Creek Generating Station: Cover through Section 2 (NUREG-1875, Volume 1)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2007
Date Published:
April 2007

Division of License Renewal
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 Oyster Creek Generating Station (OCGS) license renewal application (LRA) by the staff of the United States US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (the staff). By letter dated July 22, 2005, AmerGen Energy Company, LLC submitted the LRA for OCGS in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 54). AmerGen Energy Company, LLC requests renewal of the operating license for OCGS (Facility Operating License Number DPR-16), for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration date of midnight April 9, 2009.

OCGS is located in Lacey Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, approximately two miles south of the community of Forked River, two miles inland from the shore of Barnegat Bay, and nine miles south of Toms River, New Jersey. The NRC issued the OCGS construction permit on December 15, 1964, the OCGS provisional operating license on April 9, 1969, and the OCGS operating license on July 2, 1991. OCGS is a single unit facility with a single-cycle, forced-circulation boiling water reactor (BWR)-2 and a Mark 1 containment. The nuclear steam supply system was furnished by General Electric and the balance of the plant was originally designed and constructed by Burns & Roe. OCGS licensed power output is 1930 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 619 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through February 15, 2007, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The staff identified open items that were resolved before the staff made a final determination on the application. SER Section 1.5 summarizes these items and their resolution. Section 6.0 provides the staff's final conclusion on the review of the OCGS LRA.

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