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Event Notification Report for February 28, 2001

                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           02/27/2001 - 02/28/2001

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

37784  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   37784       |
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| FACILITY: SALEM                    REGION:  1  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 02/27/2001|
|    UNIT:  [] [2] []                 STATE:  NJ |NOTIFICATION TIME: 23:38[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP                |EVENT DATE:        02/27/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        19:15[EST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  3                            |LAST UPDATE DATE:  02/27/2001|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  BOB STRANSKY                 +-----------------------------+
+------------------------------------------------+PERSON          ORGANIZATION |
|EMERGENCY CLASS:          N/A                   |RICHARD CONTE        R1      |
|10 CFR SECTION:                                 |                             |
|NONR                     OTHER UNSPEC REQMNT    |                             |
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|UNIT |SCRAM CODE|RX CRIT|INIT PWR|   INIT RX MODE  |CURR PWR|  CURR RX MODE   |
+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
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|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| 24 HOUR REPORT REQUIRED BY PLANT OPERATING LICENSE                           |
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| "This notification is being made to report a violation of the Salem Unit 2   |
| Operating Licensee Section 2.C.10, 'Fire Protection.'   Approximately 95% of |
| the installed emergency lights on Unit 2 have been rendered inoperable as a  |
| result of discharge testing.  Per the Fire Protection Program, these lights  |
| being inoperable would require that suitable hand held lighting be available |
| to operators required to perform Appendix 'R' shutdown activities.  These    |
| lights were checked and of the 16 lights(8 per Unit) 8 did not pass the      |
| required 3 minute test(at 1915).  This constituted a violation of the fire   |
| protection program requirements and could have reduced operators ability to  |
| respond to a shut-down from outside the control room.   The 8 inoperable     |
| hand held lights have been replaced with operable hand held lights, bring    |
| the unit into compliance with the Fire Protection Program at 2020 on         |
| 2/27/01."                                                                    |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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