Safety Evaluation Report: Related to the License Renewal of Fermi 2, Docket Number 50-341, DTE Electric Company (NUREG-2210)

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Manuscript Completed: October 2016
Date Published: December 2016

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 Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant (Fermi 2) license renewal application (LRA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff (the staff). By letter dated April 24, 2014, DTE Electric Company (DTE or the applicant) submitted the LRA in accordance with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 54, "Requirements for Renewal of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants" (10 CFR Part 54). DTE requests renewal of the Fermi 2 operating license (Operating License No. NPF-43) for a period of 20 years beyond the current expiration at midnight on March 20, 2025.

Fermi 2 is located on the western shore of Lake Erie at Lagoona Beach, Frenchtown Township, in Monroe County, Michigan. The NRC issued the operating license on March 20, 1985. Fermi 2 is a single-cycle, forced-circulation boiling water reactor (GE-BWR 4). General Electric Company (GE) furnished the nuclear steam supply system. Fermi 2's licensed power output is 3,486 megawatts thermal with a turbine-generator net electrical output of approximately 1,170 megawatts electric.

The decommissioned Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant (Fermi 1) is within the Fermi 2 Owner Controlled Area. Fermi 1 (Operating License No. DPR-9) was a sodium-cooled fast breeder reactor. It is permanently shut down, in SAFSTOR status. The nuclear fuel has been shipped offsite.

This SER presents the status of the staff's review of information submitted through May 30, 2016. The one open item identified in the SER with open items, issued January 28, 2016, has been closed (see Section 1.5); therefore, no open items remain to be resolved. On the basis of its review of the LRA, the staff determines that the requirements of 10 CFR 54.29(a) have been met (see Section 5).

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