Application Review Schedule for the Combined License Application for Shearon Harris Nuclear Site, Units 2 and 3

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 Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. (PEC) submitted to obtain a combined license (COL) for two Westinghouse Advanced Passive 1000 (AP1000) pressurized-water reactors (PWRs) designated as Shearon Harris Nuclear Site, Units 2 and 3.

Key Milestones Completion Date
Actual - A
Target - T
Application Tendered 02/19/08 - A
Acceptance Review
Acceptance Review Start
02/20/08 - A
Docketing Decision Letter Issued/Acceptance Review Complete
04/17/08 - A
Review Schedule Established/Schedule Letter Issued to Applicant
05/16/08 - A
Safety Review
Phase A - Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) Issued to Applicant
(Formerly Phases 1, 2, and 3)
04/20/10 - A
Phase B - Advanced Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) without Open Items
(Formerly Phase 4)
04/13 - T*
Phase C - ACRS Review of Advanced Final SER
(Formerly Phase 5)
07/13 - T*
Phase D - Final SER
(Formerly Phase 6)
09/13 - T*
Environmental Review
Phase 1 - Environmental impact statement (EIS) summary report issued
11/18/08 - A
Phase 2 - Draft EIS issued to EPA
01/13 - T*
Phase 3 - Response to public comments on draft EIS completed
06/13 - T*
Phase 4 - Final EIS issued to EPA
01/14 - T*
Commission or ASLB hold mandatory hearing
Commission decision on issuance of COL application

* See Progress Energy Letters dated May 1, 2012 and May 24, 2012 regarding merger with Duke Energy and the Fukushima request for information.

** Duke Energy Progress Letter dated May 2, 2013, requested the NRC to suspend the review of the Harris COLA.

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.