United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for February 17, 1999

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         FEBRUARY 17, 1999

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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - HEADQUARTERS FEB. 17, 1999

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

                                       MR Number: H-99-0017
Proposed Generic Communication         Date: 02/17/99


Subject: NRC Information Notice of Recent Event Regarding the
         Fitness-for-Duty Rule


Discussion:

The NRC intends to issue an information notice describing a recent
attempt by a nuclear power plant employee to adulterate his urine sample
so that recent drug use would not be detected.  The substance used was
commercially available but was detected when the licensee compared
results of the screening and confirmatory tests.  The IN reminds
addressees of the regulatory responsibility to be aware of such attempts.

Contacts:   Ronald J. Albert, NRR
            (301) 415-3216
            Email: rja@nrc.gov

            Dennis Gordon, NRR
            (301) 415-1162
            Email: dxg@nrc.gov

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MR Number: H-99-0018

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: ISSUANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 95-05, REVISION 1

NRC Administrative Letter 95-05, Revision 1: Revisions to Staff Guidance
for Implementing NRC Policy on Notices of Enforcement Discretion dated
February 19, 1999

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is issuing this administrative
letter to inform addressees of revisions to staff guidance for
implementing the NRC's policy on Notices of Enforcement Discretion.

Contacts:   L. Raghavan, NRR        Herbert N. Berkow, NRR
            301-415-1471            301-415-1485
            E-mail: lxr1@nrc.gov    E-mail: hnb@nrc.gov
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

United States Enrichment               MR Number: 3-99-0010
Corporation,Inc.                       Date: 02/16/99
Portsmouth And Paducah                 USEC Fax
Piketon, Oh & Paducah, Ky
Dockets: 07007002

Subject: VOLUNTARY PLANT STAFF REDUCTION

Discussion:

United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), Inc., is initiating the
second phase of a reduction in force program for employees at its
Paducah, Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio, production plants.

Planned work force reductions for 1998 and 1999 were announced in August
1998 and were coordinated with the Department of Energy.

The first phase of this reduction was completed in November 1998. The
second reduction in force, also a voluntary program, will be completed
this summer and will involve approximately 250 employees.

This reduction in force affects both salaried employees and bargaining
unit personnel represented by the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and
Energy Workers International Union (PACE) and the United Plant Guard
Workers of America (UPGWA).

Regional Action:

None

Contact:  Timothy D. Reidinger       (630)829-9816
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