United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Exemption Request to the Hydrogen Control Requirements for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3 - June 9, 1999

June 9, 1999

MEMORANDUM TO: William D. Travers
Executive Director for Operations
/s/
FROM: John T. Larkins, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards

SUBJECT: EXEMPTION REQUEST TO THE HYDROGEN CONTROL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION, UNITS 2 AND 3

During the 463rd meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, June 2-4, 1999, the Committee reviewed the request by the Southern California Edison Company for a license exemption to the hydrogen control requirements for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3. The Committee has no objection to the staff 's approving this license exemption request, as modified to maintain the requirements for containment hydrogen monitoring capability.

Reference:

Letter dated September 10, 1998, from D. Nunn, Southern California Edison, to U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Subject: Request for Exemption to 10 CFR 50.44, 10 CFR 50, Appendix A, General Design Criterion 41, and 10 CFR 50, Appendix E, Section VI, Proposed Technical Specification Change NPF-10/15-496, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3

cc: A. Vietti-Cook, SECY
J. Blaha, OEDO
J. Mitchell, OEDO
S. Collins, NRR
B. Sheron, NRR
G. Holahan, NRR
R. Barrett, NRR
M. Snodderly, NRR

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