LARGE: Environmental effects are clearly noticeable and are sufficient to destabilize important attributes of the resource.
In the absence of significant new information, the staff relied on conclusions as amplified by supporting information in the GEIS for issues designated Category 1 in 10 CFR Part 51, Subpart A, Appendix B.This decision will be based on factors such as the need for power or other matters within the State's jurisdiction or the purview of the owners.If the operating licenses are not renewed, Units 1 and 2 will be shut down at or before the expiration of the current operating licenses, which are July 31, 2014, and August 13, 2016, respectively.Of the 24 issues not meeting the criteria set forth above, 22 were classified as Category 2 issues requiring analysis in a plant-specific supplement to the GEIS.The remaining two issues, environmental justice and chronic effects of electromagnetic fields, were not categorized.Environmental justice was not evaluated on a generic basis and must also be addressed in a plant-specific supplement to the GEIS.
Information on the chronic effects of electromagnetic fields was not conclusive at the time the GEIS was prepared, or at the time this document was prepared.
The staff also concludes that additional mitigation measures are recommended only for threatened or endangered species and that mitigation measures beyond those recommended by the U. This recommendation is based on (1) the analysis and findings in the GEIS; (2) the Environmental Report submitted by BGE; (3) consultation with Federal, State, and local agencies; (4) its own independent review, and (5) its consideration of public comments.
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whether or not the adverse environmental impacts of license renewal are so great that preserving the option of license renewal for energy planning decisionmakers would be unreasonable.
Both the statement of purpose and need and the evaluation criterion implicitly acknowledge that there are factors, in addition to license renewal, that will ultimately determine whether CCNPP continues to operate beyond the period of the current operating licenses.
The GEIS contains the results of a systematic evaluation of the consequences of renewing an operating license and operating a nuclear power plant for an additional 20 years.