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Event Notification Report for August 30, 2011

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Event Reports For
08/29/2011 - 08/30/2011

** EVENT NUMBERS **


46929 47212 47215

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Power Reactor Event Number: 46929
Facility: FORT CALHOUN
Region: 4 State: NE
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: (1) CE
NRC Notified By: ROBERT CROSS
HQ OPS Officer: CHARLES TEAL
Notification Date: 06/06/2011
Notification Time: 09:12 [ET]
Event Date: 06/06/2011
Event Time: 08:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2011
Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT
10 CFR Section:
50.72(a) (1) (i) - EMERGENCY DECLARED
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
JACK WHITTEN (R4DO)
JOHN THORP (NRR)
ELMO COLLINS (R4)
BRUCE BOGER (NRR)
JANE MARSHALL (IR)
DANE GATES (DHS)
PETE VITALE (FEMA)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N N 0 Cold Shutdown 0 Cold Shutdown

Event Text

UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED DUE TO RIVER LEVEL

"At 0800 CDT a Notification of Unusual Event (HU 1, EAL 5) for operating mode less than 210 degrees F is being declared for a river level expected to exceed a 1004' MSL (Mean Sea Level), but less than or equal to 1009' MSL elevation. Currently Abnormal Operating Procedure AOP-1 is being implemented for high river level, as well as, PE-RR-AE-1001 for Flood Barrier and Sandbag Staging and Installation. This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(a)(1)(i) for declaration of an emergency class specified in the licensee's approved emergency plan. Applicable governmental agencies have been notified per plant procedures. No press release is expected at this time."

* * * UPDATE FROM ERICK MATZKE TO PETE SNYDER AT 1121 EDT ON 6/6/2011 * * *

"During the emergency notification the automated paging function did not cause the pagers to actuate. The issue is being investigated." A notification for 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) be added to the header.

Notified R4DO (Whitten).

* * * UPDATE FROM ERICK MATZKE TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1305 EDT ON 6/6/2011 * * *

"OPPD will be making a press release for this event at about 1220 CDT."

The licensee will be notifying the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R4DO (Whitten) and HQPAO (Brenner).

* * * UPDATE FROM AMY BURKHART TO HOWIE CROUCH AT 1449 EDT ON 8/29/11 * * *

"At 1342 CDT on 08/29/11, FCS [Fort Calhoun Station] terminated the Notification of Unusual Event for flooding. Missouri river level receded to less than entry criteria and is currently 1003.56 ft MSL."

The licensee has notified the State of Nebraska, Harrison County, Washington County, and Pottawattamie County of the termination. Notified R4DO (Proulx), IRD (Marshall), NRR (Thorp), DHS (Rickerson), and FEMA (Dennis).

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47212
Facility: MONTICELLO
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3
NRC Notified By: MICHAEL STIDMON
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 08/28/2011
Notification Time: 10:05 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2011
Event Time: 06:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
DAVE PASSEHL (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 50 Power Operation 50 Power Operation

Event Text

TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER PLANNED MAINTENANCE ACTIVITY

"On 8/29/11, Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant's Technical Support Center (TSC) power supply will be isolated to perform a planned maintenance activity. The maintenance activity requires implementation of compensatory measures to maintain TSC functions during the activity. The compensatory measures include having the Emergency Director report to the Control Room and co-locating the remaining TSC staff at the EOF should an event be declared requiring ERO activation. The ERO has successfully previously demonstrated the ability to implement these compensatory measures. The maintenance activity is scheduled to be completed with the TSC returned to full functionality by the end of the dayshift on 8/29/11. The site Emergency Response Organization has been notified of the maintenance activity and instructed on the planned compensatory measures to be implemented during the activity. The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector."

* * * UPDATE AT 1735 EDT ON 8/29/11 FROM ANDERSON TO HUFFMAN * * *

The licensee reports that TSC maintenance activities were completed at 1308 CDT and that the TSC was declared fully operational at 1545 CDT on 8/29/11.

The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. R3DO (Kunowski) notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 47215
Facility: BRUNSWICK
Region: 2 State: NC
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-4,[2] GE-4
NRC Notified By: MARK DIXON
HQ OPS Officer: BILL HUFFMAN
Notification Date: 08/29/2011
Notification Time: 15:07 [ET]
Event Date: 08/29/2011
Event Time: 12:00 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 08/29/2011
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
MALCOLM WIDMANN (R2DO)

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

Event Text

EMERGENCY RESPONSE DATA SYSTEM OUT OF SERVICE FOR MAINTENANCE

"At 1200 hours on 08/29/11, the ERDS (Emergency Response Data System) was removed from service for a planned maintenance outage on a site network server. The duration of work, which affects ERDS for Brunswick Unit 1 and Unit 2, is expected to be approximately four (4) hours. Since the ERDS will be unavailable during this maintenance activity, this is considered a Loss of Emergency Assessment Capability and reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). An update will be provided when the scheduled work has been completed and ERDS has been restored.

"ERDS is a direct near real-time electronic data link between the licensee's onsite computer system and the NRC Operations Center that provides for the automated transmission of a limited data set of selected parameters. ERDS supplements the existing voice transmission over the Emergency Notification System (ENS) by providing the NRC Operations Center with timely and accurate updates of a limited set of parameters from the Brunswick Plant installed onsite computer system in the event of an emergency. During the time ERDS is unavailable, emergency plan contingency measures are in place to transmit data, if required.

"The NRC Senior Resident Inspector will be notified of this evolution and the planned return to service of the system."

* * * UPDATE AT 2152 EDT ON 8/29/11 FROM MILLER TO HUFFMAN * * *

The licensee reports that the ERDS server replacement maintenance has been completed and ERDS capability was re-established at 2147 EDT on 8/29/11. The licensee will notify the NRC Resident Inspector. R2DO (Widmann) notified.

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