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The licensee provides emergency lighting for access and egress paths, and to illuminate required safe shutdown components to safely shut down the reactor in case of fire requiring control room evacuation, in accordance with 10 CFR 50, Appendix R, Section III.J., Procedure 40DP-9ZZ16, Administrative Controls for Appendix R Equipment, Revision 13, Steps 4.5.1 and 4.6.1, limit the out-of-service time for Appendix R equipment and require restoring the equipment to service within 30 days. The licensee provides guidance to operations department watch standers to check for deficient lighting throughout the plant. Procedure 40DP-9OP20, Watch Standing Practices, Revision 48, Step 18.104.22.168 instructs watch standers to check for adequate or sufficient lighting, among other items during routine tours of the plant. On January 30, 2018, during the walkdown of the control room evacuation due to fire Procedure 40AO-9ZZ19, Control Room Fire, Revision 35, the inspectors identified multiple examples of Appendix R emergency light fixtures that were not functional. The licensee confirmed no condition report had documented these deficient emergency lights at that time. During operator rounds through the area, with offsite power available, the area had adequate and sufficient lighting from the normal AC lighting system. The guidance provided in Procedure 40DP-9OP20 was not adequate to instruct watch standers to identify when an Appendix R emergency light is not functional and to promptly identify the failure to ensure timely restoration of the light.Corrective Actions: The licensee documented the emergency light deficiencies in the corrective action program to initiate repairs, and also issued an Operations Communication Newsflash titled, Actions needed on Emergency (App R) Lighting, dated February 1, 2018. The Newsflash required all operations crews to review procedures for identifying emergency lighting deficiencies and to focus on the emergency light fixtures. The licensee has 30 days to repair and restore the emergency lights to operation. The licensee has a standing compensatory measure for emergency lighting requiring operators to obtain flashlights from the emergency storage locker during a control room evacuation due to fire. The licensee initiated a revision request to provide additional guidance in Procedure 40DP-9OP20, concerning the Appendix R emergency lighting.
|Report||IR 05000528/2018012 Section NO SECTION|
|Date counted||Mar 31, 2018 (2018Q1)|
|Identified by:||NRC identified|
|Inspection Procedure:||IP 71111.05T|
|Inspectors (proximate)||J Mateychick|
Finding List (Palo Verde) @ 2018Q1