Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 (NUREG-1916, Volume 2)

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Manuscript Completed: August 2008
Date Published: November 2008

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 Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant (HNP), Unit 1, license renewal application (LRA) by the United States (US) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated November 14, 2006, Carolina Power & Light (CP&L) Company, doing business as Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc., submitted the LRA in accordance with Title 10, Part 54, of the Code of Federal Regulations, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants." CP&L requests renewal of the Unit 1 operating license (Facility Operating License Number NPF-63) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight October 24, 2026, for Unit 1.

HNP is located approximately 16 miles southwest of Raleigh, NC., and 15 miles northeast of Sanford, NC. The NRC issued the construction permit for Unit 1 on January 27, 1978, and operating license on January 12, 1987. Unit 1 is of a dry ambient pressurized water reactor design. Westinghouse supplied the nuclear steam supply system and Daniel International originally designed and constructed the balance of the plant with the assistance of its agent, Ebasco. The Unit 1 licensed power output is 2900 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 900 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through July 21, 2008, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The staff identified an open item and two confirmatory items that were resolved before the staff made a final determination on the application. SER Sections 1.5 and 1.6 summarizes these items and their resolution. Section 6.0 provides the staffs final conclusion on the review of the HNP LRA.

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