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Event Notification Report for August 11, 1999

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           08/10/1999 - 08/11/1999

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

35782  35790  35988  36010  36011  36012  36013  

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|General Information or Other                     |Event Number:   35782       |
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| REP ORG:  NUCLEAR LOGISTICS INC                |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/01/1999|
|LICENSEE:  NUCLEAR LOGISTICS INC                |NOTIFICATION TIME: 11:07[EDT]|
|    CITY:  FORT WORTH               REGION:  4  |EVENT DATE:        04/19/1999|
|  COUNTY:                            STATE:  TX |EVENT TIME:             [CDT]|
|LICENSE#:                        AGREEMENT:  Y  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|  DOCKET:                                       |+----------------------------+
|                                                |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|                                                |VERN HODGE(FAX)      NRR     |
|                                                |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  SEIKEN (FAX)                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|CCCC 21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH  |                             |
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| PART 21 REPORT -  DEVIATION IN A NUCLEAR LOGISTICS INC (NLI) DC POWER        |
| SUPPLY.                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| A DEVIATION HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN A NLI DC POWER SUPPLY, P/N                |
| NLI-LGS-G-24-OV-R-8018 WHICH HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED AS A CLASS 1E COMPONENT,     |
| THAT ALLOWS A PREMATURE OVER VOLTAGE PROTECTION ACTUATION TO OCCUR IN A      |
| CIRCUIT SPECIFIC APPLICATION.  THIS CONDITION OCCURRED DURING DIESEL         |
| GENERATOR STARTUP, SPECIFICALLY DURING DIESEL GENERATOR LOADING.  THIS ISSUE |
| WAS DETERMINED TO BE A DEVIATION ON 4/19/99, HOWEVER, TO DATE NLI HAS NOT    |
| BEEN ABLE TO DUPLICATE THIS CONDITION DURING LABORATORY TESTING.  DATA       |
| COLLECTION AND ADDITIONAL TESTING IS BEING PERFORMED TO RESOLVE THE          |
| DEVIATION.  IT THE PREMATURE OVER VOLTAGE PROTECTION ACTUATION IS DETERMINED |
| TO BE THE RESULT OF THE POWER SUPPLY DESIGN, OTHER NLI-L SERIES POWER        |
| SUPPLIES WILL BE TESTED TO DETERMINE THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO SIMILAR         |
| CONDITIONS.  TESTING AND EVALUATION ACTIVITIES WILL BE COMPLETED ON 7/16/99. |
| THESE COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED AS SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENTS TO PUBLIC   |
| SERVICE ELECTRIC AND GAS COMPANY.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| *** UPDATE ON 8/10/99 FROM NLI (FAX) TO POERTNER ***                         |
|                                                                              |
| NLI has been unable to duplicate the condition in laboratory testing.        |
| Additional field testing is scheduled for late August.  NLI has requested an |
| extension to September 10, 1999 to determine the reportability of the        |
| condition.                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| HOO notified R1DO (GRAY),  NRR/PCED Vern Hodge (FAX)                         |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   35790       |
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| FACILITY: PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT      |NOTIFICATION DATE: 06/03/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:44[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        06/02/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        16:30[CDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|    CITY:  PADUCAH                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  McCRACKEN                 STATE:  KY |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-1                 AGREEMENT:  Y  |DAVID HILLS          R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707001                              |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  THOMAS WHITE                 |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  FANGIE JONES                 |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|OCBA 76.120(c)(2)(i)     ACCID MT EQUIP FAILS   |                             |
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| THREE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO CORRODED HEADS (24-hour   |
| report)                                                                      |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Paducah:        |
|                                                                              |
| "On 06/02/99 at 1630 CDT, the Plant Shift Superintendent (PSS) was notified  |
| that numerous sprinkler heads were corroded, affecting 16 sprinkler systems  |
| in C-337 and one system in C-333, such that the ability of the sprinklers to |
| flow sufficient water was called into question.  Subsequently, these         |
| sprinkler systems were declared inoperable, and TSR-required actions         |
| establishing roving fire patrols were initiated.  This deficiency was        |
| detected during scheduled system inspections conducted by Fire Protection    |
| personnel.  Currently, functionality of the sprinkler heads has not been     |
| fully evaluated by Fire Protection personnel, and the remaining cascade      |
| buildings are currently being inspected, and if necessary, this report will  |
| be updated to identify any additional areas.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been notified of this event.                  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 1022 ON 06/04/99 FROM CAGE TO TROCINE * * *                  |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Paducah:        |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on system D-1 in C-337 and two sprinkler heads on       |
| system 27 in C-335 were identified to also be corroded.  These were          |
| identified to the PSS on 06/03/99 at 1600 CDT and 1601 CDT, respectively,    |
| and determined to require an update to this report by the PSS.               |
|                                                                              |
| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Paducah personnel notified the NRC resident inspector of this update.  The   |
| NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Hills) and NMSS EO (Combs).        |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE AT 2152 ON 06/17/99 FROM WALKER TO POERTNER * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| The following text is a portion of a facsimile received from Paducah:        |
|                                                                              |
| "Three sprinkler heads on system C-15 and five sprinkler heads on system B-8 |
| in C-333 were identified to also be corroded.  The PSS was notified of this  |
| condition at 1300 CDT on 06/17/99 and determined that an update to this      |
| report was required."                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| "It has been determined that this event is reportable under                  |
| 10CFR76.120(c)(2) as an event in which equipment is disabled or fails to     |
| function as designed."                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| Paducah personnel notified the NRC resident inspector of this update.  The   |
| NRC operations officer notified the R3DO (Madera).                           |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1440 6/18/1999 FROM UNDERWOOD TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *           |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on system C-15 and one sprinkler head on system B-8 in  |
| C-333 were identified to have corrosion.  The PSS was notified of this       |
| condition at 1350 CDT on 06/18/99.  The area of the fire patrol for system   |
| C-15 was expanded to include the two heads identified as corroded.  The one  |
| head on system B-8 was in the area already being patrolled.  The PSS         |
| determined that an update to this report was required."                      |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  Notified R3DO  |
| (Madera).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1315 6/25/1999 FROM WALKER TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *              |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on system D-8 and three sprinkler heads on system D-7   |
| in C-337 were identified to have corrosion.  The PSS was notified of the     |
| condition on system D-8 at 0125 CDT on 06/25/99 and at 1019 CDT on 06/25/99  |
| for system D-7.  Both systems were immediately declared inoperable and LCO   |
| fire patrol actions were implemented.  It was determined that an update to   |
| this report was required."                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  Notified R3DO  |
| (Jordan).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 2119 7/30/1999 FROM CAGE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *                |
|                                                                              |
| "Five sprinkler heads and one sprinkler piping tee on C-337 system D-7 were  |
| identified to have corrosion. The PSS was notified of these corroded system  |
| parts and declared the system inoperable at 0931 CDT on 07/30/99.  LCO       |
| required fire patrols of the affected area were initiated.  The PSS          |
| determined that an update to this event report was required."                |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update.  Notified R3DO  |
| (Wright).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1655 7/31/1999 FROM WHITE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on C-337 System D-1 were identified to have corrosion.  |
| The PSS was notified of these corroded system parts and declared the system  |
| inoperable at 1155 on 7/31/99. LCO required fire patrols of the affected     |
| area were initiated. The PSS determined that an update to this report was    |
| required."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update. Notified R3DO   |
| (Wright).                                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE 1546 8/10/1999 FROM WHITE TAKEN BY STRANSKY * * *               |
|                                                                              |
| "Two sprinkler heads on C-337 system C-15 were identified to have corrosion. |
| The PSS was notified of these corroded system parts and declared the system  |
| inoperable at 1130 on 8/10/99. LCO required fire patrols of the affected     |
| area were initiated. The PSS determined that an update to this report was    |
| required."                                                                   |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this update. Notified R3DO   |
| (Burgess).                                                                   |
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!!!!!!!!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RETRACTED  !!!!!!!
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   35988       |
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| FACILITY: WATERFORD                REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/03/1999|
|    UNIT:  [3] [] []                 STATE:  LA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 12:10[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [3] CE                               |EVENT DATE:        08/02/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:43[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  WEMETT                       |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  CHAUNCEY GOULD               +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |TOM STETKA           R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AIND 50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) ACCIDENT MITIGATION    |                             |
|NLCO                     TECH SPEC LCO A/S      |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|3     N          N       0        Hot Shutdown     |0        Cold Shutdown    |
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| THE LICENSEE DETERMINED A CONDITION THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED THE CVC SYSTEM |
| FROM FULFILLING ITS INTENDED SAFETY FUNCTION.                                |
|                                                                              |
| At 1643 CDT on 8/2/99 with charging pumps 'A' and 'B' operating, the control |
| room received the "CHARGING HEADER FLOW LO" annunciator.  The operator       |
| observed that charging header flow indicated 0.0 gpm. The control room       |
| personnel selectively secured charging pump 'A' and observed that the        |
| charging header flow returned to the expected flow (44.0 gpm) for a single   |
| operating charging pump.  At 1650 charging pump 'A' was restarted to         |
| investigate if the condition was repeatable.  Operations personnel were      |
| observing the charging pumps locally during this period.  The condition was  |
| identified as repeatable, however, operations personnel could not            |
| conclusive identify locally any abnormalities.  Charging pump 'A' was        |
| declared inoperable and was secured in the "OFF" condition to preclude any   |
| unplanned starts due to automatic actuations (pressurizer level deviation or |
| SIAS) and Technical Specification 3.1.2.4 was entered at 1654 (CDT). The     |
| on-coming shift isolated and danger tagged charging pump 'A'.   After review |
| of the information by licensing personnel on August 3, 1999, it was          |
| determined that this failure may have prevented the CVC System from          |
| fulfilling its intended safety function.                                     |
| The plant was in a 72 hr LCO action statement to have both charging pumps    |
| operable while in modes 1,2,3, & 4.  The plant entered mode 5 within the 72  |
| hr action statement.  The cause of the problem is being investigated.        |
|                                                                              |
| The resident inspector will be notified.                                     |
|                                                                              |
| ***RETRACTION on 08/10/99 at 1107 ET by Arthur Wemett taken by MacKinnon***  |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| A team was appointed to investigate the event that was observed on August 2, |
| 1999. Plant  data and discussions with individuals were performed to         |
| identify pertinent facts and potential failure modes.  Additional            |
| troubleshooting was performed August 6, 1999 to confirm which components     |
| were operating correctly or possibly failed.  The result of the              |
| troubleshooting concluded that a failure of the charging flow transmitter    |
| was occurring at low pressures (indicator was sporadic).  The flow was       |
| verified by other plant parameters (i.e., temperatures, pressures, and       |
| levels) and by the use of a temporary installed ultrasonic flow meter.  The  |
| transmitter was removed from service and replaced.  The transmitter was      |
| tested by maintenance and the failure could be repeated.                     |
|                                                                              |
| The failure of the charging flow transmitter gave the indication that        |
| charging flow was lost but at no time during the plant evolution was actual  |
| flow lost.   Based on this information we are retracting the four hour       |
| notification under 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(iii)(D) that was made on August 3,       |
| 1999.                                                                        |
|                                                                              |
| HOO notified R4DO (Powers).                                                  |
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|Fuel Cycle Facility                              |Event Number:   36010       |
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| FACILITY: PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT   |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/10/1999|
|   RXTYPE: URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY          |NOTIFICATION TIME: 09:49[EDT]|
| COMMENTS: 2 DEMOCRACY CENTER                   |EVENT DATE:        08/09/1999|
|           6903 ROCKLEDGE DRIVE                 |EVENT TIME:        11:30[EDT]|
|           BETHESDA, MD 20817    (301)564-3200  |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|    CITY:  PIKETON                  REGION:  3  +-----------------------------+
|  COUNTY:  PIKE                      STATE:  OH |PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|LICENSE#:  GDP-2                 AGREEMENT:  N  |BRUCE BURGESS        R3      |
|  DOCKET:  0707002                              |DON COOL             NMSS    |
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| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RICK LARSON                  |                             |
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  WILLIAM POERTNER             |                             |
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |                             |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NBNL                     RESPONSE-BULLETIN      |                             |
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| BULLETIN 91-01 24 HOUR REPORT                                                |
|                                                                              |
| Operations personnel during a walkdown of the seal exhaust system discovered |
| that a nuclear criticality safety analysis (NCSA) requirement, maximum oil   |
| volume, could not be verified when an oil level was observed in the pumps    |
| separator's sight glass.  The pumps in question were used for the highly     |
| enriched uranium (HEU) program, and after it's suspension, prior to March    |
| 1997, the pumps were placed out of service.  Visible oil level in the sight  |
| glass without supporting documentation for oil capacity of these pumps       |
| constitutes a loss of one control (Volume) for double contingency.  The      |
| second control (Interaction) was maintained.                                 |
|                                                                              |
| There was no loss of hazardous/radioactive material or                       |
| radioactive/radiological contamination exposure as a result of this event.   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector and DOE.                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36011       |
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| FACILITY: COMANCHE PEAK            REGION:  4  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/10/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  TX |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:09[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/10/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        13:00[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  GREGORY BRYAN                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |DALE POWERS          R4      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NINF                     INFORMATION ONLY       |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| COURTESY CALL REGARDING DISCOVERY OF FISH KILL IN CIRCULATING WATER INTAKE   |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the Texas State Parks and Wildlife Agency regarding    |
| the discovery of several thousand dead shad in the vicinity of the           |
| circulating water intake. The state informed the licensee that this          |
| discovery was not reportable, hence the licensee is providing this           |
| notification to the NRC as a courtesy. The following information was         |
| provided by the licensee via facsimile:                                      |
|                                                                              |
| "Approximately two to three thousand shad were observed floating in the      |
| vicinity of the circulating water intake area. No sport fish were observed   |
| in this area. The likely cause of the die-off was stress to the shad due to  |
| dissolved oxygen depletion and high ambient temperatures. A survey of the    |
| main reservoir revealed few (less than ten) floating fish in the main water  |
| body. Consequently, this condition appears to be limited to the intake area  |
| only. A courtesy call to the Texas Parks and Wildlife was made at            |
| approximately 1100 on 08/07/99. The agency indicated that no formal          |
| reporting was required. A follow-up survey of the main reservoir on 08/08/99 |
| confirmed that only shad in the intake area remained affected and no         |
| floating fish were observed in the main water body of the reservoir. A       |
| walk-down of the intake structure on 08/09/99 revealed several thousand      |
| floating shad collected in front of the Unit 1 trash racks extending out     |
| approximately 10 feet from the trash racks."                                 |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36012       |
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| FACILITY: CLINTON                  REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/10/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [] []                 STATE:  IL |NOTIFICATION TIME: 14:23[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] GE-6                             |EVENT DATE:        08/10/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:30[CDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT POWERS                |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |BRUCE BURGESS        R3      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
|                                                   |                          |
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| EMERGENCY DIESEL GENERATOR DECLARED INOPERABLE DUE TO FUEL OIL LEAK          |
|                                                                              |
| "Abnormal readings from the lube oil analysis of the division 2 diesel       |
| generator lead to further testing of its lube oil. Gas chromatography        |
| analysis of the division 2 diesel generator lube oil showed a 5.7% fuel oil  |
| dilution. Vendor recommendations were to not operate the diesel with greater |
| than 5.0% fuel oil dilution. The division 2 diesel generator was tagged out  |
| for maintenance and declared inoperable on 8/9/99 at 1330 central time.      |
| During maintenance of the division 2 diesel generator it was discovered that |
| the 12th cylinder of the 16 cylinder engine fuel injector return line        |
| fitting was weeping fuel oil.                                                |
|                                                                              |
| "This notification is being made pursuant to 10CFR5072(b)(1)(ii)(B) as a     |
| condition outside of the design basis of the plant because of the discovery  |
| that the division 2 diesel generator has been incapable of performing its    |
| design function (intended safety function) for an extended period of time    |
| during operation."                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| The NRC resident inspector has been informed of this notification by the     |
| licensee.                                                                    |
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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   36013       |
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| FACILITY: SURRY                    REGION:  2  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 08/10/1999|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  VA |NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:14[EDT]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-3-LP                |EVENT DATE:        08/10/1999|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        16:30[EDT]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  RAWLEIGH DILLARD             |LAST UPDATE DATE:  08/10/1999|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |CHARLES OGLE         R2      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|AOUT 50.72(b)(1)(ii)(B)  OUTSIDE DESIGN BASIS   |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
|                                                |                             |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|                                                   |                          |
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| CONTROL ROOM PENETRATION OUTSIDE OF 10 CFR 50, APPENDIX R DESIGN BASIS       |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee has identified a 12" x 12" through-wall penetration between the |
| emergency switchgear room and the control room annex that was not filled in  |
| accordance with the licensee's fire barrier construction standards. The      |
| penetration was filled with mineral wool that did not meet the three hour    |
| fire rating requirements for the control room. The licensee has posted a     |
| continuous fire watch in this area as a compensatory measure. The NRC        |
| resident inspector will be informed by the licensee.                         |
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