Safety Evaluation Report Relating to the License Renewal of James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (NUREG-1905)

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Manuscript Completed:  April 2008
Date Published:  April 2008

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

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This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant (JAFNPP) license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated July 31, 2006, Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. (ENO or the applicant) submitted the LRA in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants," of the Code of Federal Regulations. ENO requests renewal of the JAFNPP operating license (Facility Operating License Number DPR-59) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight October 17, 2014.

JAFNPP is located approximately 7 miles northeast of Oswego, New York. The NRC issued the JAFNPP construction permit on May 20, 1970, and operating license on October 17, 1974. JAFNPP is of a Mark 1, General Electric (GE) 4, boiling water reactor design. GE supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Stone and Webster originally designed and constructed the balance of the plant. The JAFNPP licensed power output is 2536 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 881 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through November 05, 2007, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. On July 31, 2007, the staff issued a draft SER which identified two open items that had to be resolved before the staff makes a final determination on the application. The two open items have now been resolved and SER Section 1.5 summarizes these items and its resolutions. SER Section 6 provides the staffs final conclusion on the review of the July 31, 2006, JAFNPP LRA, and all its subsequent amendment letters as listed in SER Appendix B.

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