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Event Notification Report for February 04, 2020

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Event Reports For
2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020

** EVENT NUMBERS **


54494 54502 54509

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Agreement State Event Number: 54494
Rep Org: OR DEPT OF HEALTH RAD PROTECTION
Licensee: PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
Region: 4
City: BOARDMAN   State: OR
County:
License #: 90735
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: HILLARY HASKINS
HQ OPS Officer: OSSY FONT
Notification Date: 01/24/2020
Notification Time: 17:50 [ET]
Event Date: 01/24/2020
Event Time: 13:24 [PST]
Last Update Date: 01/24/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
PATRICIA SILVA (R4DO)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICATION (EMAIL)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - FIXED GAUGE DAMAGED

The following summary was received from the Oregon Public Health Division via phone:

The licensee reported that the handle of a fixed gauge used as a level indicator broke off. The device contains Cs-137 and the shutter is in the closed position. The device will not be used until it is repaired by an authorized party.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54502
Facility: SOUTH TEXAS
Region: 4     State: TX
Unit: [1] [2] []
RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LP
NRC Notified By: ROBERT TATRO
HQ OPS Officer: ANDREW WAUGH
Notification Date: 01/30/2020
Notification Time: 17:15 [ET]
Event Date: 01/30/2020
Event Time: 11:45 [CST]
Last Update Date: 02/03/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 - FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
JOHN DIXON (R4DO)
FFD GROUP (EMAIL)
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

FITNESS-FOR-DUTY - CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR VIOLATED THE FFD POLICY

On January 30, 2020, a non-licensed contractor supervisor had a confirmed positive for alcohol during a for-cause fitness-for-duty test. The employee's unescorted access to the plant has been terminated.

The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

* * * UPDATE ON 2/3/2020 AT 1223 EST FROM WILLIAM HERZOG TO BETHANY CECERE * * *

The initial NRC report wording was incorrect. Specifically, the non-licensed supervisory personnel violated the fitness for duty policy, they did not have a confirmed positive for-cause fitness-for-duty test. The title of this event is corrected.

Notified R4DO (Taylor) and FFD Group.

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Power Reactor Event Number: 54509
Facility: OCONEE
Region: 2     State: SC
Unit: [1] [2] [3]
RX Type: [1] B&W-L-LP,[2] B&W-L-LP,[3] B&W-L-LP
NRC Notified By: JASON ORREY
HQ OPS Officer: THOMAS KENDZIA
Notification Date: 02/03/2020
Notification Time: 09:16 [ET]
Event Date: 02/03/2020
Event Time: 09:15 [EST]
Last Update Date: 02/03/2020
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE
Person (Organization):
ALAN BLAMEY (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
3 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation

Event Text

LOSS OF EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT CAPABILITY DUE TO PLANNED TSC AND OSC UPGRADES

"At 0915 EST on February 3, 2020, planned upgrades to the Technical Support Center (TSC) and Operations Support Center (OSC) will begin. The work includes upgrades to furniture, carpet, telecommunications, celling tiles, and HVAC vent covers and the installation of new Audio-Visual equipment to include monitors, speakers, and microphones. The work duration is approximately eight weeks.

"If an emergency is declared requiring TSC and OSC activation during this period, the TSC and OSC will be staffed and activated at the alternate location in accordance with applicable site procedures. The Emergency Response Organization team has been notified of the TSC and OSC planned upgrades and the need to assemble and staff the alternate location during an emergency.

"This is an eight-hour, non-emergency notification for a planned loss of Emergency Assessment Capability. This event is reportable in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) because the work activity affects the functionality of an emergency response facility.

"There is no impact on the health and safety of the public or plant personnel. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


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