The present operating licenses for Beaver Valley unit 1 and unit 2 are due to expire on January 29, 2016, and May 27, 2027, respectively. On August 28, 2007, FirstEnergy submitted an application for a 20-year license extension for each unit.

As part of its environmental review of the application, the NRC held public meetings near the plant to discuss the scope of the review and the draft version of the environmental impact statement. Comments were received and considered from members of the public, local officials, and representatives of state and federal agencies.

The agency staff is completing its safety evaluation report, and the NRC’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards will evaluate that report and make its recommendation before the agency makes a final decision.