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Event Notification Report for December 27, 2006

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Event Reports For
12/26/2006 - 12/27/2006

** EVENT NUMBERS **


43064

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Power Reactor Event Number: 43064
Facility: GINNA
Region: 1 State: NY
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: DOUG GOMEZ
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 12/26/2006
Notification Time: 16:16 [ET]
Event Date: 12/26/2006
Event Time: 10:30 [EST]
Last Update Date: 12/26/2006
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
RAYMOND LORSON (R1)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

EMERGENCY SIRENS FAIL TO OPERATE FROM COUNTY FACILITIES

"EP [Emergency Planning] Personnel were coordinating routine silent testing of the Wayne County Alert Notification System (ANS) per EPIP 4-10. At approximately 0930, Wayne County personnel activated the system from the Wayne County 911 Center activation point. The test was unsuccessful. In accordance with procedure, Wayne County personnel attempted to activate the system from the Wayne County EOC. This test was also unsuccessful. Per procedure guidance, if the alternate activation point is unsuccessful, Ginna EP personnel are to be notified to perform the test from the Ginna TSC. Ginna EP performed the silent test of the system from the Ginna TSC per procedure EPIP 4-8. The test was successful.

"Site personnel were notified and the Verizon Phone Company was contacted by Engineering to investigate. Phone line connections from Wayne County to the Brantling Hill transmitter site were functionally tested satisfactorily by Verizon Phone Company. Verizon personnel & Ginna Maintenance personnel were dispatched to the transmitter site to perform troubleshooting.

"Although the 70 Wayne County ANS sirens could not be tested from either Wayne County test location, the notification system was functional and continuously capable of being activated from the Ginna TSC is in accordance with the E-Plan.

"Silent siren alarm tests for the 26 Monroe County ANS sirens were initiated from both Monroe County activation points (911 Center and Radio Center). All tests initiated from the Monroe County activation points were successful.

"Sirens restored to operable at 1552 12/26/06 following communications card repair and testing."

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector, State, and local government agencies.

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