Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 and 4

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 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) designated as Bellefonte Nuclear Station, Units 3 & 4.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 10/30/07 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
11/07/07 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
01/18/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
02/15/08 - A
Safety Review
Phase 1 - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
01/16/09 - A
Phase 2 - SER with Open Items issued (without hydrology and Chapter 6)
02/10 - A
Phase 3 - ACRS Review of SER with Open Items Complete (without hydrology)
04/10 - A
Phase 4 - Advanced SER with no Open Items Issued
Phase 5 - ACRS Review of SER with no Open Items Complete
Phase 6 - Final SER Issued
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - Environmental impact statement (EIS) summary report issued
08/15/08 - A
Phase 2 - Draft EIS issued to EPA
Phase 3 - Response to public comments on draft EIS issued
Phase 4 - Final EIS issued to EPA
Commission or ASLB hold mandatory hearing
Commission decision on issuance of COL application

The TVA letter dated December 19, 2011 reaffirms that the Bellefonte Units 3 and 4 COLA continues to be deferred indefinitely. No activity has been performed by TVA with regards to Unit 3 and 4 since the last annual update of the Safety Analysis and Departure Reports submitted to NRC on December 22, 2010.