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LER 03-S03-00 for Virgil C. Summer Regarding Access to Protected Area by an Individual Without Proper Authorization
ML033500129
Person / Time
Site: Summer South Carolina Electric & Gas Company icon.png
Issue date: 12/11/2003
From: Byrne S
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co
To:
Document Control Desk, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
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LER 03-S03-00
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Stephen A. Byrne Senior Vice President, Nuclear Operations 803.345.4622 December 11, 2003 A SCANA COMPANY Document Control Desk U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555 Ladies and Gentlemen:

Subject:

VIRGIL C. SUMMER NUCLEAR STATION DOCKET NO. 50-395 OPERATING LICENSE NO. NPF-12 LICENSEE EVENT REPORT (LER 2003-S03-00)

ACCESS TO PROTECTED AREA BY AN INDIVIDUAL WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORIZATION Attached is Licensee Event Report (LER) No. 2003-S03-00, for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station (VCSNS). The report describes an event in which an individual gained unauthorized access to the protected area and is being submitted in accordance with 10 CFR 73.71, Appendix G(1)(b).

Should you have any questions, please call Mr. Ronald Clary at (803) 345-4757.

Very truly yours, Stephen A. Byrne JWP/SAB Attachment c: N. 0. Lorick EPIX Coordinator N. S. Cams K. M. Sutton T. G. Eppink (w/o attachment) INPO Records Center R. J. White J&H Marsh & McLennan L. A. Reyes NSRC K. R. Cotton RTS (0-C-03-3327)

NRC Resident Inspector File (818.07)

M. Brown DMS (RC-03-0247)

Paulette Ledbetter D. L. Abstance SCE&G I Virgil (. Summer Nuclear Station

  • P.0.Box 88 Jenkinsville, South arolino 29065 T 1803) 345.5209 *ww.scoan.corn

NRC FORM 366 U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY APPROVED BY OMB NO. 3150-0104 EXPIRES 7-31-2004 (7-2001) COMMISSION Estimated burden per response to comply with this mandatory information collection request: 50 hours5.787037e-4 days <br />0.0139 hours <br />8.267196e-5 weeks <br />1.9025e-5 months <br />. Reported lessons learned are incorporated into the licensing process and ed back to industry. Send comments regarding burden estimate to the Records LICENSEE EVENT REPORT (LER) Management Branch (T-6 E6), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or by nternet e-mail to bjsl nrc.gov, and to the Desk Officer, Office of (See reverse for required number of Information and RegulatoryAffairs, NEOB-10202 (3150-0104), Office of Managementand digits/characters for each block) Budget, Washington, DC 20503.

1. FACILITY NAME 2. DOCKET NUMBER 3. PAGE Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station 05000395 1 OF 3
4. TITLE Access to Protected Area by an individual with an expired badge
5. EVENT DATE 6. LER NUMBER 7. REPORT DATE 8. OTHER FACILITIES INVOLVED MO DAY YEAR SEQUNTIAL EAR lUMBER NO RE MO DAY YEAR FACILITY NAME I DOCKET NUMBER 05000395

[FACILITY NAME DOCKET NUMBER 10 11 2003 2003 - S03 - 00 12 11 2003 [

9. OPERATING 11.THISREPORTISSUBMITTEDPURSUANTTOTHEREOUIREMENTSOF10CFR §: (Checkallthatapply)

MODE 4 20.2201 (b) _ 20.2203(a)(3)(ii) _ 50.73(a)(2)(ii)(B) _ 50.73(a)(2)(ix)(A)

10. POWER 20.2201dl _d 20.2203(a)(4) _ 50.73(a)(2)(iii) _ 50.73(a)(2)(x)

LEVEL 0 _ 20.2203(a)(1) 50.36(c)(1)(i)(A) 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) 73.71 (a)(4)

_ 20.2203(a)(2)(i _ 50.36(c)(1)ii)(Al _ 50.73(a)(2)(v(A _ 73.71(a)(5)

L_ 20.2203(a)(2)(ii) _ 50.36(c)(2) _ 50.73(a)(2)(v)(B) X OTHER 20.2203(a)(2)(iii) _ 50.46(a)(3)(i) 20.223(a)()(iv)

__ 5073(a)2)(i)A) 50.73(a)(2)(v)(C) 503~(2~(N S fcif in Abstract below or in Form 366A

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_ 20.2203(a)(2)(vi) 50.73(a)(2)(i)(C) 50.73(a)(2)(viii)(A) 20.2203(a)(3)(i) _ 50.73(a)(2)(ii)(A) _ 50.73(a)(2)(viii)(B)

12. LICENSEE CONTACT FOR THIS LER NAME TELEPHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)

R. B. Clary, Mgr., Nuclear Licensing (803) 345-4757

13. COMPLETE ONE LINE FOR EACH COMPONENT FAILURE DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT CAUSE SYSTEM COMPONENT MANU-FACTURER REPORTABLE TO EPIX ] CAUSE SYSTEM COMPONENT MANU.

FA CTURER REPORTABLE TO EPIX AX Nr__

14. SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT EXPECTED 15. EXPECTED MONTH DAY YEAR

, , l ~SUBMISSION l YES (If yes, complete EXPECTED SUBMISSION DATE). X NO DATE ll

16. ABSTRACT (Limit to 1400 sDaces. i.e.. aooroximatelv 15 sinole-sDaced tvoewritten lines)

This report is being made pursuant to the requirements of 10CFR73.71(b)(1) for an incident described in Appendix G(l)(b).

On October 14, 2003, it was discovered that a contractor, who had not received the appropriate site orientation training to access the protected area, had been issued a vital badge.

The form utilized to alert Access Control and Dosimetry personnel that individuals have completed their site orientation training had been incorrectly signed by Training personnel. The individual was issued a vital badge and dosimetry. Upon discovery of the error, the individual's badge was pulled, he was notified that he was required to complete site orientation training, and a one-hour report was made to the NRC. The records of all personnel with current access to the site were reviewed to verify that all site orientation training was current. VCSNS believes that this event occurred unintentionally.

During the investigation of this event, it was discovered that this individual had entered vital areas of the plant on October 11, 2003. In accordance with our Security Procedures, Security performed a search of those vital areas and the protected area on October 14, 2003. The searches were negative.

NRC FORM 366 (7-2t)01)

NRC FORM 366A U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY CONMISSION (7-2001)

LICENSEE EVENT REPORT (LER)

1. FACILITY NAME 2. DOCKET 6. LER NUMBER [ii GE

. SEQUE~NTAL 0~~~~~YA lRmVSION V.C.Summer Nuclear Station 05000395 NUMBER NUMBER 2 OF 3 2003 -- S03 -- 00

17. NARRATIVE (If more space is required, use additionalcopies ofNRC Form 366A)

PLANT IDENTIFICATION Westinghouse - Pressurized Water Reactor EQUIPMENT IDENTICATION N/A IDENTIFICATION OF EVENT On October 14, 2003, it was discovered that a contractor, who had not received the appropriate site orientation training to receive unescorted access the protected area, had been issued a vital badge.

Training personnel enter site orientation training attendance into the computer for tracking purposes and fill out a form to allow personnel to show Security and Dosimetry personnel that they have completed the required site orientation training for unescorted access to the protected area.

Training personnel had incorrectly signed the form for this individual. As a result, the individual was issued a vital badge and dosimetry.

Dosimetry personnel questioned the fact that this individual's computerized allowable dose kept resetting itself and attempted to verify the individual's site orientation training status. Training personnel could not locate the computer entry for site orientation training classes attended and notified Security. The individual's badge was pulled, he was notified that he was required to complete site orientation training, and a one-hour report was made to the NRC. The records of all personnel with current access to the site were reviewed to verify that their site orientation training was current.

During the investigation of this event, it was discovered that this individual had entered vital areas of the plant on October 11, 2003. Security performed a search of those vital areas and the protected area on October 14, 2003 in accordance with VCSNS Security Procedures. The searches were negative.

VCSNS believes that this event occurred unintentionally. This event was documented in Condition Evaluation Report (CER) 03-3327.

DISCOVERY DATE 10/14/03 REPORT DATE 12/11/03 NRC Form 366A (7-2001)

NRC FORM 366A U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMISSION (7-2001)

LICENSEE EVENT REPORT (LER)

1. FACILITY NAME 2. DOCKET 6. LER NUMBER 3. PAGE SEQUENTIAL REVISION V.C.Summer Nuclear Station 05000395 YEAR NUMBER NUMBER 3 OF 3 2003 --- S03 -- 00
17. NARRATIVE (If&more space is required, use additionalcopies of NRC Form 366A)

CONDITIONS PRIOR TO EVENT Mode 4, 0% power DESCRIPTION OF EVENT On October 14, 2003, it was discovered that a contractor's site orientation training was not current.

This individual had received a vital badge and accessed several vital areas of the plant.

CAUSE OF EVENT The cause of this event is a human performance error on the part of Training personnel, such that neither access control nor dosimetry personnel were made aware of the incomplete status of his site orientation training.

ANALYSIS OF EVENT During the investigation of this event, it was discovered that this individual had entered the protected area of the plant and did enter several vital areas of the plant on October 11, 2003.

CORRECTIVE ACTIONS Upon discovery, this individual's badge was pulled so that no further access could be gained until the required site orientation training was completed. A full audit was conducted of site orientation training records for all badged individuals who have access to the protected area and no other occurrences were identified where an individual had gain access without completion of the required site orientation training.

In accordance with VCSNS Security Procedures, Security personnel conducted a search of the protected areas and those vital areas, which the individual had gained access. The searches were negative.

As part of the planned corrective action, Training will establish a process for ensuring site orientation training completion information is validated prior to signing qualification confirmation paperwork for badging and dosimetry.

PRIOR OCCURRENCES LER 2003-SO1 NRC Form 366A (7-2001)