Indian Point Federal Proceedings and Comments

About Comments on Proceedings

Members of the public can submit comments on federal proceedings when available. You will find a link to information on how to comment next to the proceeding listed below, along with a submission deadline.

The documents linked below include reference codes where available used by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or other appropriate federal agency. For comments submitted to NRC, these are typically 11-character alphanumeric codes beginning with "ML" or 15-character hyphenated codes beginning with "NRC."

 

NRC Decommissioning Rulemaking

Docket NRC-2015-0070

 

On February 14, 2024, NRC publicly released the decommissioning final rule package. Next, the Commission will review and vote on the package. If the Commission approves, then NRC staff will make any changes directed by the Commission and publish the final rule in the Federal Register, with the changes effective 30 days after publication. NRC’s current estimated publication date for the final rule is August 2024. However, the actual publication date will depend on the timing of the Commission’s review and any changes they direct NRC staff to make.


New York State (NYS) has been actively engaged for years with the NRC Decommissioning Rulemaking. The proposed rule will make many changes to the NRC regulations involving Decommissioning.

License Amendment Requests and Exemption Requests

New York State (NYS) reviews every exemption request and license amendment request (LAR) that is submitted by Holtec.* NYS often engages with NRC and Holtec* informally, but will submit formal comments when deemed appropriate. The items listed below include those exemption requests and LARs commented on by NYS. The absence of written comments should not be viewed as a lack of due diligence or engagement by NYS.

  • Holtec submitted an LAR requesting approval of an ISFSI-only Security, Training and Qualification, Safeguards Contingency Plan on January 17, 2023. (ML23024A046)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the LAR on December 5, 2023. (ML23339A044)
       
  • Holtec submitted an LAR requesting approval of an ISFSI-only Emergency Plan on November 17, 2022. (ML22321A148)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the LAR on November 29, 2023. (ML23326A132)
       
  • Holtec submitted an LAR to revise the site technical specifications following transfer of all spent fuel to the ISFSI on November 2, 2022. (ML22306A126)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the LAR on December 1, 2023. (ML23242A275)
       
  • Holtec submitted an exemption request to certain emergency preparedness requirements on December 22, 2021, along with a supplement dated February 1, 2022 and a revision dated February 2, 2022. Holtec also submitted an LAR for Permanently Defueled Emergency Plan (PDEP) and Emergency Action Level Scheme on December 22, 2021, along with a revision dated February 4, 2022. (ML21356B693, ML21356B704, ML22035A121, ML22032A017, ML22033A348)
    • New York State submitted comments to NRC on November 22, 2022. (ML22332A048)
      • NRC responded to New York State on March 3, 2023.
    • The Department of Public Service submitted additional comments and a request for a public forum to NRC on January 6, 2023. (ML23009B687)
      • NRC responded to the Department of Public Service on March 2, 2023.
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the exemptions on November 1, 2023. The approval was accompanied by NRC staff's safety evaluation. (ML23063A143ML23067A082)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the LAR on November 13, 2023. (ML23064A000)

 

  • Holtec submitted a Unit 2 LAR for changes to staffing requirements on August 2, 2022. (ML22214A128)
  • Holtec submitted an LAR to change the cyber security plan license condition on May 20, 2022. (ML22140A126)
    • New York State submitted comments to NRC on February 14, 2023 (Link to be provided once posted by NRC)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the license amendment on November 14, 2023. (ML23100A117)
       
  • Holtec submitted an exemption request for the allowable contents in HI STORM dry cask storage containers on March 24, 2022. (ML22083A191)
    • New York State submitted comments on Holtec's request to NRC on August 1, 2022 (ML22215A044)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the exemption request on November 7, 2022. (ML22217A016, ML22217A017)
       
  • Holtec submitted an offsite liability insurance exemption request on March 25, 2022. (ML22084A103)
  • Holtec submitted an onsite liability insurance exemption request on March 18, 2022. (ML22077A132)
    • APPROVAL: NRC approved the exemption on November 14, 2023. The approval was accompanied by NRC staff's evaluation. (ML23100A143ML23100A144)
       
  • Entergy submitted a Unit 3 LAR for the installation of a new fuel transfer crane on March 24, 2020.
    • New York State provided comments about Entergy's Unit 3 LAR to NRC on April 21, 2021 (ML21111A361)
       
  • Entergy submitted a Decommissioning Trust Fund exemption request on February 20, 2020.
    • NYSERDA submitted comments about Entergy's request to NRC on November 10, 2020 (ML20316A008)
    • Office of the Attorney General (OAG) submitted comments about Entergy's request to NRC on March 24, 2020 (ML20091J663)
    • OAG submitted supplemental comments about Entergy's request to NRC on October 7, 2020 (ML20281A635)
       
  • Entergy submitted an Emergency Plan revisions LAR on April 15, 2019.
    • New York State provided comments about Entergy's LAR to NRC on July 9, 2020 (ML20011C343)


*Prior to Holtec's acquisition of Indian Point in 2021, several exemption requests and LARs were submitted by previous site owner and operator Entergy. Those submissions are noted above.

Consent-Based Siting

The federal Department of Energy (DOE) is working to develop a consent-based siting process to identify sites to consolidate and temporarily store spent nuclear fuel.

Environmental Justice

NYSERDA also filed comments on the NRC’s Systematic Assessment for how the agency addresses Environmental Justice in its Programs, Policies, and Activities on October 29, 2021: NRC-2021-0137-0277