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Er 50-313/09-301, 50-368/09-301 on 01/26/09 - 02/03/09 for Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1
ML090540916
Person / Time
Site: Arkansas Nuclear Entergy icon.png
Issue date: 02/20/2009
From: Lantz R E
Operations Branch IV
To: Mitchell T G
Entergy Operations
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Preceding documents:
Download: ML090540916 (9)


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February 20, 2009

Timothy G. Mitchell, Vice President, Operations Entergy Operations, Inc. Arkansas Nuclear One 1448 S.R. 333 Russellville, AR 72802

SUBJECT: ARKANSAS NUCLEAR ONE, UNIT 1, NRC EXAMINATION REPORT 50-313; 2009-301/50-368;2009-301

Dear Mr. Mitchell:

On February 2, 2009, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed a retake examination at Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 Station. The enclosed report documents the examination findings, which were discussed on February 3, 2009, with Mr. Randall Martin, Unit 1 Operations Training Supervisor.

The retake examination included the reevaluation of one applicant for instant senior operator license for the Senior Reactor Operator written portion of the written examination. The examination was developed using NUREG-1021, "Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors," Revision 9, Supplement 1. The license examiner determined that the applicant satisfied the requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, and the appropriate license has been issued.

No findings of significance were identified during this examination.

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC's "Rules of Practice," a copy of this letter and its enclosure will be available electronically for public inspection in the NRC Public Document Room or from the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room).

Sincerely,/RA/ Bernard W. Stapleton for Ryan E. Lantz, Chief Operations Branch Division of Reactor Safety Dockets: 50-313; 50-368 Licenses: DPR-51; NPF-6 Entergy Operations, Inc. - 2 -

Senior Vice President Entergy Operations, Inc. P. O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995 Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Entergy Operations, Inc.

P. O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995 Vice President, Oversight Entergy Operations, Inc. P. O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995

Manager, Licensing Entergy Operations, Inc. Arkansas Nuclear One 1448 SR 333 Russellville, AR 72802 Associate General Counsel Entergy Nuclear Operations P.O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995 Senior Manager, Nuclear Safety & Licensing Entergy Operations, Inc. P. O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995 Chief, Radiation Control Section Arkansas Department of Health 4815 West Markham Street, Slot 30 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 Section Chief, Division of Health Emergency Management Section Arkansas Department of Health 4815 West Markham Street, Slot 30 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 Entergy Operations, Inc. - 3 -

David E. Maxwell, Director Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Bldg. 9501 Camp Joseph T. Robinson North Little Rock, AR 72199 Pope County Judge Pope County Courthouse 100 West Main Street Russellville, AR 72801 Entergy Operations, Inc. - 4 -

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ROPreports

File located: SUNSI Rev Compl. x Yes No ADAMS x Yes No Reviewer Initials TOMPublicly Avail x Yes No Sensitive Yes x No Sens. Type Initials TOM SOE OBC TOMcKernon/dch RELantz /RA/ /RA/ BSW for 2/20/09 2/20/09 OFFICIAL RECORD COPY T=Telephone E=E-mail F=Fax Enclosure EXAMINATION REPORT U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION REGION IV Dockets: 50-313, 50-368 Licenses: DPR-51, NPF-6 Report: 05000313/2009301, 05000368/2009301 Licensee: Entergy Operations, Inc.

Facility: Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2 Location: Junction of Hwy. 64W and Hwy. 333 South Russellville, Arkansas Dates: January 26 through February 3, 2009 Inspectors: T. O. McKernon, Senior Operations Engineer, Operations Branch Approved By: Ryan E. Lantz, Chief, Operations Branch, Division of Reactor Safety Enclosure

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

ER2009-301; January 26 - February 3, 2009; Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 Station; Initial Operator Licensing Examination Report.

NRC examiners evaluated the competency of one applicant for instant senior operator license at Arkansas Nuclear One, Unit 1 Station. The licensee developed the examination using NUREG-1021, "Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors," Revision 9, Supplement 1. The facility proctors administered the retake written examination on January 27, 2009. The chief examiner determined that the applicant satisfied the requirements of 10 CFR Part 55, and the appropriate license has been issued.

A. NRC-Identified and Self-Revealing Findings

No findings of significance were identified.

B. Licensee-Identified Violations

None.

REPORT DETAILS

OTHER ACTIVITIES (OA)

4OA5 Other Activities (Initial Operator License Examination)

.1 License Applications

a. Scope

The NRC examiner reviewed the license application submitted to ensure the application reflected that the applicant satisfied relevant license eligibility requirements. The application was submitted on NRC Form 398, "Personal Qualification Statement," and NRC Form 396, "Certification of Medical Examination by Facility Licensee." The chief examiner also audited the license application in detail to confirm that it accurately reflected the subject applicant's qualifications. This audit focused on the applicant's experience and on-the-job training, including control manipulations that provided significant reactivity changes.

b. Findings

No findings of significance were identified.

.2 Operator Knowledge and Performance

a. Examination Scope

The facility proctors administered the retake written examination to the applicant on January 27, 2009. The applicant seeking an instant senior operator license participated in a written retake examination consisting of 25 SRO questions.

b. Findings

The applicant passed the examination. The text of the examination, the licensee's examination analysis, and the licensee's post-examination comments may be accessed in the ADAMS system under the accession numbers noted in the attachment.

.3 Initial Licensing Examination Development

a. Examination Scope

The licensee developed the examination in accordance with NUREG-1021, Revision 9, Supplement 1. All licensee facility training and operations staff involved in examination preparation and validation were on a security agreement. The licensee submitted the outline for the examination on November 17, 2008. The NRC reviewed the outline against the requirements and provided comments to the licensee. The licensee also submitted the draft examination package on November 17, 2008. The NRC reviewed the draft examination package against the requirements and provided comments to the licensee on the examination on December 21, 2008. The licensee satisfactorily completed comment resolution on January 20, 2009.

b. Findings

The NRC approved the initial examination outlines and advised the licensee to proceed with development of the SRO portion of the written examination. All other portions of the examination had been waived since the applicant had passed these portions in the 2008 initial license examination.

The chief examiner determined that the examination initially submitted by the licensee was within the range of acceptability expected for a proposed examination.

No findings of significance were identified.

.4 Examination Security

a. Examination Scope

The NRC examiner reviewed examination security for examination development and during the examination administration week for compliance with 10 CFR 55.49 and NUREG-1021. Plans for security and applicant control were reviewed and discussed with licensee personnel.

b. Findings

No findings of significance were identified.

4OA6 Meetings, Including Exit

The chief examiner presented the examination results to Mr. R. Martin, Unit 1, Operations Training Supervisor, on February 3, 2009. The licensee acknowledged the findings presented.

The licensee did not identify any information or materials used during the examination as proprietary.

ATTACHMENT:

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

KEY POINTS OF CONTACT

Licensee Personnel

R. Martin, Unit 1, Operations Training Supervisor
D. Thompson, Training Instructor

ADAMS DOCUMENTS REFERENCED

Accession No. ML090480162 - FINAL Written Examination Accession No. ML - FINAL Post Examination Comments - None