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Event Notification Report for January 4, 2002

                         
                    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
                              Operations Center

                              Event Reports For
                           01/03/2002 - 01/04/2002

                              ** EVENT NUMBERS **

38518  

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|Power Reactor                                    |Event Number:   38518       |
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| FACILITY: POINT BEACH              REGION:  3  |NOTIFICATION DATE: 11/26/2001|
|    UNIT:  [1] [2] []                STATE:  WI |NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:37[EST]|
|   RXTYPE: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP                |EVENT DATE:        11/26/2001|
+------------------------------------------------+EVENT TIME:        12:32[CST]|
| NRC NOTIFIED BY:  ROBERT ADAMS                 |LAST UPDATE DATE:  01/03/2002|
|  HQ OPS OFFICER:  JOHN MacKINNON               +-----------------------------+
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|EMERGENCY CLASS:          NON EMERGENCY         |BRUCE JORGENSEN      R3      |
|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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+-----+----------+-------+--------+-----------------+--------+-----------------+
|1     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
|2     N          Y       100      Power Operation  |100      Power Operation  |
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                                   EVENT TEXT                                   
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| ERDS INOPERABLE DUE TO PLANNED OUTAGE OF THE PLANT PROCESS COMPUTER
SYSTEM   |
| (PPCS)                                                                       |
|                                                                              |
| AT 1232 CT, the Point Beach Nuclear Plant ERDS became inoperable as a result |
| of modifications to change out the plant process computer system (PPCS).     |
| This is a planned evolution.  ERDS will remain inoperable until              |
| approximately, December 18, 2001.                                            |
|                                                                              |
| This information was verbally provided to a representative of NRR during the |
| week of 10/15/2001.  The senior resident inspector has also been briefed on  |
| the modifications and schedule.  NMC to NRC letter (NRC 01-0080) dated       |
| 11/21/2001 stated we would be submitting this Non-Emergency report.          |
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| ***** UPDATE FROM RICK ROBBINS TO LEIGH TROCINE AT 2006 EST ON 11/27/01      |
| *****                                                                        |
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| The following additional information is a portion of a facsimile received    |
| from the licensee:                                                           |
|                                                                              |
| "As part of the PPCS modification, several inputs to the SPDS monitor were   |
| also made unavailable.  Any out-of-service indications on the SPDS can be    |
| obtained by control room control board indications."                         |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee notified the NRC resident inspector.  The NRC operations center |
| notified the R3DO (Bruce Jorgensen).                                         |
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| * * * UPDATE 1259EST ON 12/22/01 FROM RYAN RODE TO S. SANDIN * * *           |
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| The licensee provided the following information as an update:                |
|                                                                              |
| "On 11/26/01 at 12:32, the PBNP ERDS and SPDS were declared out of service   |
| for the PPCS upgrade project.  EN #38518 indicated to the NRC that the       |
| systems would remain unavailable until approximately December 18, 2001.  Due |
| to reliability issues with the newly installed PPCS, that expected date has  |
| been delayed to approximately January 3, 2002."                              |
|                                                                              |
| The licensee informed the NRC Resident Inspector.  Notified R3DO(Phillips).  |
|                                                                              |
| * * * UPDATE ON 01/03/02 @1430 BY MEYER TO GOULD * * *                       |
|                                                                              |
| During the installation of the new PPCS, issues were identified which need   |
| to be resolved to allow SPDS and ERDS to be placed back in service fully.    |
| Currently, the new PPCS is only partially operable.  Work is continuing on   |
| the new PPCS to allow full operability.  The current estimate for return to  |
| service of SPDS and ERDS is 01/19/02.  This date may need to be extended     |
| again due to parts availability.                                             |
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| The NRC Resident Inspector was notified.                                     |
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| Notified Reg 3 RDO(Shear)                                                    |
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