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Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (NUREG-1930, Supplement 3)

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Date Published: August 2018

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This document is the third supplement to NUREG-1930, "Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3," regarding the license renewal application (LRA) for Indian Point Nuclear Generating Unit Nos. 2 and 3 (IP2 and IP3). By letter dated April 23, 2007 (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) Accession No. ML071210512), as supplemented by letters dated May 3, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. ML071280700) and June 21, 2007 (ADAMS Accession No. ML071800318), Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., ("Entergy" or "the applicant") submitted an LRA in accordance with Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal egulations (10 CFR) Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants." Entergy requested renewal of the IP2 and IP3 operating licenses (Facility Operating License Nos. DPR-26 and DPR-64, respectively) for a period of 20 years beyond the expiration of the initial operating licenses, which occurred at midnight on September 28, 2013, for IP2; and at midnight on December 12, 2015, for IP3. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) regulation at 10 CFR 2.109, "Effect of Timely Renewal Application," implements the "timely renewal" provision of Section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, Title 5, "Government Organization and Employees," of the U.S. Code (U.S.C.), Section 558(c). Under this regulation, if an applicant requests a renewed license at least 5 years before expiration of its current license, the request is considered "timely," and the facility is allowed to continue to operate under its existing license until the NRC completes its review and reaches a decision on the license renewal request. At midnight on September 28, 2013, IP2 entered this period of operation under the above provision. At midnight on December 12, 2015, IP3 entered this period of operation under the above provision.

The staff published its safety evaluation report (SER) in the two volumes of NUREG-1930 in November 2009 (ADAMS Accession Nos. ML093170451 and ML093170671), which summarized the results of its LRA safety review for compliance with the requirements of 10 CFR Part 54. In August 2011, the staff issued Supplement 1 to NUREG-1930 (supplemental safety evaluation report (SSER 1)) (ADAMS Accession No. ML11242A215), which documented the staff's review of supplemental information the applicant provided since the issuance of the SER as documented in NUREG-1930. In July 2015, the staff issued Supplement 2 to NUREG-1930 (SSER 2) (ADAMS Accession No. ML15188A383), which documented the staff's review of supplemental information provided by the applicant since the issuance of SSER 1. Supplement 3 to NUREG-1930 (SSER 3) documents the staff's review of supplemental information the applicant provided since the issuance of SSER 2. This includes information provided in response to staff requests for additional information. This document discusses only the changes to the SER, SSER 1, and SSER 2.

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