United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for September 8, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         SEPTEMBER 08, 2000

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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - HEADQUARTERS SEP. 08, 2000

MR Number: H-00-0051

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: Issuance of RIS 2000-14, RIS 2000-15, and RIS 2000-16

NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2000 - 14 Preparation and Scheduling of
Operator Licensing Examinations, dated September 6, 2000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued this regulatory issue
summary to inform addressees of the NRC staff's need for updated
information pertaining to projected site-specific operator licensing
examination schedules and estimated numbers of applicants planning to
take operator licensing examinations and the NRC's generic fundamentals
examinations.

Technical Contacts: David C. Trimble, NRR       Richard J. Conte, RI
                    301-415-2942                610-337-5183
                    E-mail: dct@nrc.gov         E-mail: rjc@nrc.gov

                    Michael E. Ernstes, RII     David E. Hills, RIII
                    404-562-4530                630-829-9733
                    E-mail: mee@nrc.gov         E-mail: deh@nrc.gov

                    John L. Pellet, RIV
                    817-860-8159
                    E-mail: jlp@nrc.gov

Accession No.: ML003743535




NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2000-15 - Recommendations for Ensuring
Continued Safe Plant Operation and Minimizing Requests for Enforcement
Discretion During Extreme Weather Conditions Dated September 7, 2000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued this regulatory issue
summary to advise addressees regarding the implementation of anticipatory
measures for ensuring continued safe plant operation during extreme
weather conditions and to reduce the possibility of having to request
enforcement discretion.

Lead Project Manager:   L. Raghavan, NRR
                        301-415-1471
                        E-mail: lxr1@nrc.gov

Accession No.: ML003741172






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NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2000-16 - Availability of the Reactor Vessel
Integrity Database Version 2.0.1 dated September 7, 2000

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued this regulatory issue
summary to inform addressees of the availability of Version 2.0.1 of the
Reactor Vessel Integrity Database RVID.

Contact:    Andrea Lee, NRR
            301-415-2735
            E-mail: adw1@nrc.gov

Accession No.: ML003739887
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Part 21 Database                       MR Number: H-00-0052
Eaton Cutler-Hammer                    Date: 09/08/00
Warrendale,Pennsylvania

Subject: Part 21 - Potential Failure to Close on Demand for DS 206
         Circuit Breaker


Discussion:

VENDOR: Eaton Cutler-Hammer             PT21 FILE NO: mm-19-0

DATE OF DOCUMENT: 08/30/00              ACCESSION NUMBER: ML003747301

SOURCE DOCUMENT: EN 37275               REVIEWER: REXB, D. Skeen

Eaton Cutler-Hammer, a vendor of DS 206 circuit breakers, reported the
possibility of inadvertent change of the direct trip actuator to the
tripped state. This change might be caused by the closing springs
striking the bottom plate of the breaker frame during the breaker closing
operation. The vendor supplied safety-related operating mechanisms,
closing springs, and direct trip actuators to the Sequoyah nuclear power
plant licensee. Third-party suppliers may have provided the same items to
the nuclear power industry as safety-related components.

The vendor determined that the licensee's reconditioning process differed
from the vendor's process. The vendor modified and tested the design of
the direct trip actuators that appeared to be susceptible to this
problem.

Contacts:   Steve Alexander, NRR        Dave Skeen, NRR
            301-415-2995                301-415-1174
            sda@nrc.gov                 dls@nrc.gov
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