Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant

The following table summarizes the key milestones in the schedule that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has established for its review of the application that PPL Bell Bend, LLC submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for an AREVA U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (U.S. EPR) designated as Bell Bend Nuclear Power Plant.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 10/10/08 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
10/14/08 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
12/19/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
05/27/09 - A
Safety Review*
Phase A - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant (Formerly Phases 1, and 2)
Phase B - Advanced Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) without Open Items (Formerly Phase 4)
Phase C - ACRS Review of Advanced Final SER (Formerly Phase 5)
Phase D - Final SER (Formerly Phase 6)
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - Environmental impact statement (EIS) summary report issued
07/22/09 - A
Phase 2 - Draft EIS issued to EPA
04/2015 - A
Phase 3 - Final EIS issued to EPA
04/2016 - A
Commission or ASLB hold mandatory hearing
Commission decision on issuance of COL application

* By letters dated January 9, 2014 and June 26, 2014, PPL Bell Bend, LLC requested NRC withhold the safety review until further notice.

Information on Federal Register notices for receipt of the application and opportunity to request a hearing or petition to intervene can be found on the Hearing Opportunities page.