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Event Notification Report for February 3, 2016

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51643 51685 51686

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Part 21 Event Number: 51643
Rep Org: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Licensee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
Region: 3
City: MARSHALLTOWN State: IA
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: GEORGE BAITINGER
HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON
Notification Date: 01/08/2016
Notification Time: 16:25 [ET]
Event Date: 11/11/2015
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/02/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21(a)(2) - INTERIM EVAL OF DEVIATION
Person (Organization):
ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)
ANTHONY MASTERS (R2DO)
KARLA STOEDTER (R3DO)
VIVIAN CAMPBELL (R4DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACTO (EMAI)

Event Text

PART 21 - COMMERCIAL GRADE CAP SCREWS PROVIDED WITH SAFETY RELATED FISHER TYPE 3570 POSITIONERS

The following information was provided by the reporting organization via fax:

"Pursuant to 10 CFR 21.21(a)(2), Fisher Controls International LLC ('Fisher') is providing required written interim notification of a failure to comply concerning Type 3570 positioners when provided as safety-related equipment.

"On November 11, 2015, Fisher became aware of an issue with the dedication of a Type 3570 positioner. When replacement Type 3570 positioners are ordered, the two cap screws (SAE J429 Grade 5 cap screws/size 3/8-16x1.5) used for mounting the positioner to the actuator cylinder are also included. It was not clearly communicated to the end user that these mounting cap screws are included with the positioner. Further, the dedication plan only addresses the 3570 positioner and does not include dedication of the mounting cap screws.

"As a result, these cap screws had not been dedicated on any safety-related Type 3570 positioner orders. There is no reason to believe any of the cap screws supplied were defective, only that they were not dedicated and were therefore supplied as commercial grade items. There have been no reported failures of the cap screws in question.

"An extent-of-condition investigation is underway to identify all potentially affected bolt-on accessories. Any identified affected products will be reported per the requirements of 10 CFR 21.21 (b). This extent-of-condition review is expected to be completed by January 29, 2016.

"Corrective Action 1791 has been opened to document corrective actions taken to prevent reoccurrence.

"Should there be any further questions concerning this matter, please contact Benjamin Ahrens, Manager, Quality by email at Benjamin.Ahrens@Emerson.com or via phone at 641-754-2249.

Individual informing the NRC: Chad Engle, Director, Nuclear Business Unit, Fisher Controls International LLC, phone (641) 754-3011.

* * * UPDATE FROM GEORGE BAITINGER TO HOWIE CROUCH VIA FAX AT 1528 EST ON 2/2/16 * * *

The following information is summarized from a fax received from Emerson Process Management (Fisher Controls):

On January 22, 2016, Fisher Controls completed their extent-of-condition investigation and determined that seven of their thirty two product series have the potential to include non-dedicated cap screws and mounting studs.

The vendor plans to complete their final report within 45 days.

Notified R1DO (Rogge), R2DO (Musser), R3DO (Kozak), R4DO (Pick) and the Part 21 group via email.

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Agreement State Event Number: 51685
Rep Org: COLORADO DEPT OF HEALTH
Licensee: PARK HYATT BEAVER CREEK
Region: 4
City: AVON State: CO
County:
License #: CO-GENERAL LI
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: LINDA BARTISH
HQ OPS Officer: DANIEL MILLS
Notification Date: 01/26/2016
Notification Time: 11:08 [ET]
Event Date: 01/14/2016
Event Time: [MST]
Last Update Date: 01/26/2016
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3 " level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - LOST TRITIUM EXIT SIGNS

The following was received from Colorado via email:

"An inspection of the property was conducted to report the registration of inventory from the annual mailing received from CDPHE, Radioactive Materials Unit. Six of the eight exit signs registered for the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek were found. Two were not located and are reported as missing. The remaining six signs are being returned to the manufacturer.

"The hotel will no longer carry self-luminous exit signs and a policy is in place to purchase LED exit signs only. Should they choose to purchase any Tritium exit signs in the future they will ensure that all devices will be tracked and monitored annually.

"Serial numbers for missing exit signs: 12-01538, 12-01539, 12-10540, 12-01541.
"Model: SLX60
"Manufacturer: Isolite Corporation
"Isotope: H-3
"Activity: 6.2 Ci

"An inspection of the property revealed six of eight exit signs. Upon receipt of exit signs staff were unaware the signs contained Tritium and were regulated materials. No tracking or recording of material was kept. Several signs were found still in the original shipping carton and kept in storage. Remaining Tritium exit signs were removed and shipped back to the manufacturer and replaced with LED signs."

Colorado Event Report ID No.: C016-116-01

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf

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Agreement State Event Number: 51686
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
Licensee: TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC
Region: 4
City: FORT WORTH State: TX
County:
License #: 05268
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER
Notification Date: 01/26/2016
Notification Time: 13:04 [ET]
Event Date: 01/25/2016
Event Time: 18:15 [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/26/2016
Emergency Class:
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
THOMAS FARNHOLTZ (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFIC (EMAI)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - VEHICLE ACCIDENT WHILE TRANSPORTING A TROXLER MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE

The following report was received from the State of Texas via email:

"On January 26, 2016, at approximately 1015 CST, the licensee notified the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services] that at approximately 1815 CST on January 25, 2016, one of its technicians had been involved in a vehicle accident while transporting a Troxler Model 3430 (Serial #24412) moisture/density gauge. The accident occurred near Cumby, Texas. The technician was hospitalized as a result of injuries received in the accident.

"The gauge contained a 40 millicurie americium-241 and an 8 millicurie cesium-137 source. The licensee reported that the gauge's insertion rod was locked and the gauge was inside its transport case which had locks on the hasps, the transport case was chained with locks inside a steel box which was bolted to the bed of the pick-up, and there were 2 locks on the steel box. A wrecker service removed the vehicle from the scene and took it to its business location where the vehicle was placed behind a fence with a locked gate. The licensee was notified of the accident after midnight. One of the licensee's employees retrieved the gauge from the vehicle at approximately 0830 this morning. The employee reported the shipping papers were on the seat of the vehicle. The licensee reported that it does not appear anyone was aware of the presence of the gauge until the employee removed it this morning. The gauge was not damaged. More information will be provided as it is obtained in accordance with SA-300."

Texas incident #: I 9375

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