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Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Docket Number 50-346 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (NUREG-2193, Volume 1)

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Manuscript Completed: August 2015
Date Published:
April 2016

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

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Abstract

This safety evaluation report (SER) documents the technical review of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Davis-Besse) license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the staff). By letter dated August 27, 2010, FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC or the applicant) 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." FENOC requests renewal of Davis-Besse operating license (Facility Operating License Number NPF-3) for a period of 20 years beyond the current license date of April 22, 2017.

Davis-Besse is located approximately 20 miles east of Toledo, Ohio. The NRC issued the construction permit on March 24, 1971. The NRC issued the operating license on April 22, 1977. The unit is a pressurized-water reactor design with a dry ambient containment. Babcock and Wilcox Corporation supplied the nuclear steam supply system, and Bechtel designed and constructed the balance of the plant. The licensed power output of the unit is 2,817 megawatt thermal with a gross electrical output of approximately 908 megawatt electric.

This SER presents the status of the staff’s review of information submitted through June 4, 2013, the cutoff date for consideration in the SER. The staff has resolved all issues associated with requests for additional information and closed all open items since publishing the SER with Open Items. The staff did not identify any new open items that must be resolved before any final determination can be made on the LRA.

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