United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

ACCESSION #: 9903170271


The Foxboro Company
Foxboro, MA 02033-2099
United States of America

Telephone +1 508 543 8750
Facsimile +1 508 549 6750

Internet http://www.foxboro.com/ [EXIT]

March 15, 1999

Mr. Bob Stransky

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Event Assessment
1155 Rockville Heights
Rockville, MD 02852

Subject: Our notification to you, Event Number 35473, at 4:11 PM March15,1999

Dear Mr. Stransky

In accordance with 10CFR21 this letter is to inform you that Foxboro Co. can not provide detail documentation of the inspection criteria to support the inspection process for spare parts that may have been released to customers in support of Foxboro Nuclear Qualified products. The time period affected is from March 31, 1998 to March 12, 1999.

There is no evidence of any failures or defects in these parts.

Foxboro is taking immediate corrective action to rectify the situation and will notify all utilities affected.

Foxboro Co. will be notifying those Nuclear Utilities that have purchased Commercial spare parts since April 1998. A review for Corrective Action is still under investigation.

Sincerely

The Foxboro Co.
George Robert Johnson
Corporate Quality Assurance and Product Safety

03/16/1999 Page 1


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Operations Center Event Report

General Information or Other (PAR) Event # 35473
Rep Org: FOXBORO COMPANY Notification Date/Time: 03/15/1999 16:10(EST)
Supplier: FOXBORO COMPANY Event Date/Time: 03/15/1999 (EST)
Last Modification: 03/15/1999
Region: 1 Docket #:
City: FOXBORO Agreement State: Yes
County: License #:
State: MA
NRC Notified by: GEORGE JOHNSON Notifications: VERN HODGE (via fax) NRR
HQ Ops Officer: BOB STRANSKY
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section: 21.21 UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
10 CFR PART 21 REPORT REGARDING INSPECTION DOCUMENTATION FOR SPARE PARTS

The following facsimile was submitted to the NRC Operations Center:

"In accordance with 10 CFR [Part] 21, this letter is to inform you that Foxboro Co. can not provide detail documentation of the inspection criteria to support the inspection process for spare parts that may have been released to customers in support of Foxboro Nuclear Qualified products. The time period affected is from March 31, 1998, to March 12, 1999."

"There is no evidence of any failures or defects in these parts. Foxboro is taking immediate corrective action to rectify the situation and will notify all utilities affected. Foxboro Co. will be notifying those nuclear utilities that have purchased commercial spare parts since April 1998. A review for corrective action is still under investigation."


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