United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for November 7, 2002


                       Headquarters Daily Report



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PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - HEADQUARTERS NOV. 07, 2002

MR Number: H-02-0086

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: Issuance of Information Notice 2002-30

Information Notice (IN) 2002-30, "CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE OF PORTABLE
GAUGES DURING FIELD OPERATIONS," was issued on October 30, 2002.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued this IN to all NRC
licensees authorized to possess, use, transport, and store portable
gauges to remind them of their responsibility to maintain control and
constant surveillance of portable gauges during field operations.

ADAMS Accession No.: ML023030163

Technical Contact:  Michael T. Markley, NMSS
                    301-415-5723
                    E-mail: mtm@nrc.gov
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MR Number: H-02-0087

                           NRR DAILY REPORT ITEM
                           GENERIC COMMUNICATIONS



Subject: Issuance of Information Notice 2002-31

Information Notice (IN) 2002-31, "POTENTIALLY DEFECTIVE UF6 CYLINDER
VALVES (1-INCH)," was issued on October 31, 2002.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued this IN to all licensees
authorized to possess and use source material and/or special nuclear
material for the heating, emptying, filling, or shipping of uranium
hexafluoride (UF6) in 30- and 48-inch cylinders. The purpose of this IN
was to inform adressees about safety concerns related to UF6 cylinder
valves manufactured by the Hunt Valve Company, Inc., of Salem, Ohio.  The
two safety concerns involved (1) cracked packing nuts and (2) the loss of
material traceability and failure to conduct hardness testing of the
valve stems.

ADAMS Accession No.: ML023040090

Technical Contacts: William Troskosky, NMSS
                    301-415-8076
                    E-mail: wmt@nrc.gov

                    Geoffrey Hornseth, SFPO
                    301-415-2756
                    E-mail: gph@nrc.gov
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