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Event Notification Report for September 11, 2013

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09/10/2013 - 09/11/2013

** EVENT NUMBERS **


49261 49336 49337

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49261
Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
Region: 3 State: MN
Unit: [1] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-2-LP,[2] W-2-LP
NRC Notified By: MATTHEW BIRKEL
HQ OPS Officer: MARK ABRAMOVITZ
Notification Date: 08/10/2013
Notification Time: 01:21 [ET]
Event Date: 08/09/2013
Event Time: 20:28 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/10/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) - POT UNCNTRL RAD REL
Person (Organization):
JULIO LARA (R3DO)

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 80 Power Operation 80 Power Operation

Event Text

INOPERABLE CONTROL ROOM ENVELOPE

"In 2010, Control Room Envelope testing was conducted to satisfy SR 3.7.10.5 (this surveillance testing is required each 6 years). At that time, as a prerequisite, the surveillance procedure contained a step to add water to two floor drain loop seals that penetrated the Control Room Envelope; this practice was determined to be unacceptable preconditioning. Because the 2010 surveillance test was the first performance of this surveillance, the unacceptable preconditioning resulted in the following: a never-performed surveillance, failure to meet the associated surveillance requirement, and an inoperable Control Room Envelope. At 2028 CDT the station entered LCO 3.7.10, Condition B.

"The station has taken action to periodically add water to the loop seals; this practice validates the loop seals will remain full of water. This action ensures, through Engineering judgment, that the loop seals will perform their function and the Control Room Envelope will provide adequate protection to the plant operators.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

The floor drains are located inside the control room envelope near the control room chillers. Prior to this report, filling the loop seal was performed sporadically. The loop seal is now filled daily.

* * * UPDATE FROM STEVEN SKOYEN TO PETE SNYDER AT 2019 EDT ON 9/10/13 * * *

"On 9/10/13, the Tracer Gas Test of Control Room failed to meet its acceptance criteria for the surveillance test. The failure was due to three (3) doors with minor seal leaks and/or test uncertainty. The station is evaluating door repairs and test uncertainty.

"The actions for the test failure to offset the consequences of the inoperable Control Room Envelope have been modified to protect the operators with the use of SCBA's and Potassium Iodine (KI) in the event of a DBA.

"The NRC Resident Inspector was notified."

The R3DO (Lipa) was notified.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 49336
Facility: SUMMER
Region: 2 State: SC
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] W-3-LP,[2] W-AP1000,[3] W-AP1000
NRC Notified By: THOMAS COLLINS
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/10/2013
Notification Time: 15:57 [ET]
Event Date: 09/10/2013
Event Time: 08:52 [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/10/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
SCOTT SHAEFFER (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

Event Text

FITNESS FOR DUTY - CONFIRMED POSITIVE FFD TEST

A non-licensed, contract, supervisory employee had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a for-cause fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated.

The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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Part 21 Event Number: 49337
Rep Org: EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT
Licensee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
Region: 3
City: MARSHALLTOWN State: IA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GEORGE BAITINGER
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 09/10/2013
Notification Time: 13:36 [ET]
Event Date: 08/02/2013
Event Time: [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/10/2013
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - DEFECTS AND NONCOMPLIANCE
Person (Organization):
CHRISTINE LIPA (R3DO)
MICHAEL HAY (R4DO)
PART 21 GROUP (E-MA)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT - IMPROPER DEDICATION OF ACTUATOR PARTS

Fisher issued an information notice (FIN 2013-03) to alert Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station of an issue associated with two valve assemblies supplied to PVNGS by Fisher. Fisher determined that the valves were provided with actuator parts that were not properly processed per active valve requirements specified in the purchase order. Specifically, Fisher provided commercial grade parts instead of commercial grade dedicated items.

Arrangements have been made with PVNGS to retrofit the correctly processed parts on the subject valves.

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