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Annual Assessment Letter - Arkansas Nuclear One (Report 05000313-10-001 and 05000368-10-001)
ML100621246
Person / Time
Site: Arkansas Nuclear Entergy icon.png
Issue date: 03/03/2010
From: Chamberlain D D
NRC/RGN-IV/DRP
To: Walsh K
Entergy Operations
References
IR-10-001
Download: ML100621246 (9)


Text

March 3, 2010

Kevin Walsh, Vice President, Operations Entergy Operations, Inc.

Arkansas Nuclear One 1448 SR 333 Russellville, AR 72802

SUBJECT: ANNUAL ASSESSMENT LETTER - ARKANSAS NUCLEAR ONE (REPORT 5000313/2010001 AND 05000368/2010001)

Dear Mr. Walsh:

On February 16 , 2010, the NRC staff completed its performance review of Arkansas Nuclear One. Our technical staff reviewed performance indicators (PIs) for the most recent quarter and inspection results for the period from January 1 through December 31, 2009. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of our assessment of your safety performance during this period and our plans for future inspections at your facility.

This performance review and enclosed inspection plan do not include security information. A separate letter designated and marked as "Official Use Only--Security Information" will include the security cornerstone review and resultant inspection plan.

Overall, Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2 operated in a manner that preserved public health and safety and fully met all cornerstone objectives. Plant performance for the most recent quarter, was within the Licensee Response column of the NRC

=s Action Matrix, based on all inspection findings being classified as having very low safety significance (Green) and all performance indicators indicating performance at a level requiring no additional NRC oversight (Green).

While plant performance for the most recent quarter is within the Licensee Response column of the Action Matrix, there were safety significant performance indicators affecting the first three quarters of the assessment cycle. Specifically, Unit 1 was within the Regulatory Response column of the NRC=s Action Matrix for exceeding the performance indicator for the number of unplanned scrams per 7000 critical hours. A 95001 supplemental inspection was conducted in June of 2009 whereby it was concluded that the root causes of the unplanned reactor scrams were adequately defined and understood and the corrective actions resulting from the evaluations appropriately addressed the identified causes.

The staff also identified that there were four Green findings for the current 12-month assessment period with documented crosscutting aspects in the problem identification and resolution area. There is a crosscutting theme associated with these findings that involves the thoroughness of problem evaluation P.1(c). While there were four Green inspection findings Entergy Operations, Inc. - 2 - with documented crosscutting aspects in problem identification and resolution associated with this crosscutting theme, we understand that this represents a recent performance trend. Once identified, you placed this issue into your co rrective action program and are currently developing plans to address this issue. Because you have taken actions to address this recent performance trend, the staff did not identify a substantive crosscutting issue in problem identification and resolution. We will monitor the effectiveness of your corrective actions during the next assessment period.

Additionally, the staff will also be conducting IP 92723, "Follow Up Inspection for Three or More Severity Level IV Traditional Enforcement Violations in the Same Area in a 12-Month Period," to follow up on four Severity Level IV violations in the traditional enforcement area of "impeding the regulatory process."

The enclosed inspection plan details the inspections, less those related to physical protection scheduled through June 30, 2011. The inspection plan is provided to allow for the resolution of any scheduling conflicts and personnel availability issues well in advance of inspector arrival onsite. Routine resident inspections are not listed due to their ongoing and continuous nature.

The inspections in the last nine months of the inspection plan are tentative and may be revised at the mid-cycle review.

In accordance with 10 CFR 2.390 of the NRC

=s A Rules of Practice,@ a copy of this letter and its enclosure will be made available electronically for public inspection in the NRC Public Document Room or from the Publicly Available Records (PARS) component of NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS). ADAMS is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html (the Public Electronic Reading Room).

If circumstances arise which cause us to change this inspection plan, we will contact you to discuss the change as soon as possible. Please contact me at (817) 860-8147 with any questions you may have regarding this letter or the inspection plan.

Sincerely,/RA/ Dwight D. Chamberlain, Director Division of Reactor Projects Docket Nos. 50-313, 50-368 License Nos. DPR-51; NPF-6

Enclosure:

Arkansas Nuclear One Inspection/ Activity Plan Entergy Operations, Inc. - 3 - cc. Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Entergy Operations, Inc.

P.O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995

Thomas Palmisano Vice President, Oversight Entergy Operations, Inc.

P.O. Box 31995 Jackson, MS 39286-1995

David Bice Acting Manager, Licensing Arkansas Nuclear One

1448 SR 333 Russellville, AR 72802 Joseph A. Aluise Associate General Counsel - Nuclear

Entergy Services, Inc

639 Loyola Avenue New Orleans, LA 70113 Senior Manager, Nuclear Safety & Licensing Entergy Nuclear Operations 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 Jim E. Gibson County Judge of Pope County

100 West Main Street Russellville, AR 72801

Arkansas Department of Health Radiation Control Section 4815 West Markham Street, Slot 30 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 Entergy Operations, Inc. - 4 - David E. Maxwell, Director Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Bldg. 9501 Camp Joseph T. Robinson North Little Rock, AR 72199

Chief, Technological Hazards

Branch FEMA Region VI 800 North Loop 288

Federal Regional Center Denton, TX 76209

Radiation Control Team Leader Division of Radiation Control and Emergency Management

Arkansas Department of Health 4815 West Markham Street, Mail Slot 30 Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

Judge of Pope County

Courthouse

100 West Main Street Russellville, AR 72801 Arkansas Department of Emergency Management

Bldg. 9501

Camp Joseph T. Robinson North Little Rock, AR 72199

Emergency Service Coordinator P.O. Box 119

Morrilton, AR 72110 Emergency Service Coordinator Pope County

No. 4 Emergency Lane Russellville, AR 72801

Emergency Service Coordinator Yell County Courthouse

Union Street

Dardanelle, AR 72834

Emergency Service Coordinator Johnson County Office of Emergency Services P. O. Box 546 Clarksville, AR 72830 Entergy Operations, Inc. - 5 - Emergency Service Coordinator Logan County Office of Emergency Services Logan County Courthouse

Paris, AR 72855

The Mayor the City of Danville P.O. Box 69 Danville, AR 72833

The Mayor of the City of Paris P.O. Box 271

Paris, AR 72855 The Mayor of the City of Dardanelle P.O. Box 360

Dardanelle, AR 72834

The Mayor of the City of Clarksville 205 Walnut Street Clarksville, AR 72830-3005

Judge of Logan County

Room 22 Paris, AR 72855

The Mayor of the City of Dover P. O. Box 192 Russellville, AR 72811 The Mayor of the City of Atkins P. O. Box 128

Atkins, AR 72823

The Mayor of the City of Russellville P.O. Box 428 Russellville, AR 72811

The Mayor of the City of London P.O. Box 130 London, AR 72847

The Mayor of the City of Morrilton

City Hall P.O. Box 583 Morrilton, AR 72110 Entergy Operations, Inc. - 6 - Judge of Yell County Danville Courthouse P.O. Box 219

Danville, AR 72833

Judge of Conway County

117 South Moose, Room 203 Morrilton, AR 72110

Judge of Johnson County P.O. Box 278 Clarksville, AR 72830

Entergy Operations, Inc. - 7 - Electronic distribution by RIV:

Regional Administrator (Elmo.Collins@nrc.gov) Deputy Regional Administrator (Chuck.Casto@nrc.gov) DRP Director (Dwight.Chamberlain@nrc.gov)

DRP Deputy Director (Anton.Vegel@nrc.goV)

DRS Director (Roy.Caniano@nrc.gov)

DRS Deputy Director (Troy.Pruett@nrc.gov)

Branch Chief, DRP/E (Jeff.Clark@nrc.gov) Senior Project Engineer, DRP/E (Ray.Azua@nrc.gov) Senior Resident Inspector (Fred.Sanchez@nrc.gov)

Branch Chief, DRS/TSB (Michael.Hay@nrc.gov)

RITS Coordinator (Marisa.Herrera@nrc.gov)

Public Affairs Officer (Victor.Dricks@nrc.gov) Public Affairs Officer (Lara.Uselding@nrc.gov)

Regional State Liaison Officer (Bill.Maier@nrc.gov)

RA Administrative Assistant (Lucy.Owen@nrc.gov)

DRA Administrative Assistant (Anita.Tannenbaum@nrc.gov)

Branch Chief, DRS/EB1 (Thomas.Farnholtz@nrc.gov) Branch Chief, DRS/EB2 (Neil.OKeefe@nrc.gov)

Branch Chief, DRS/PSB1 (Michael.Shannon@nrc.gov)

Branch Chief, DRS/PSB2 (Greg.Werner@nrc.gov)

Branch Chief, DRS/OB (Mark.Haire@nrc.gov)

OEDO RIV Coordinator (Leigh.Trocine@nrc.gov)

Director, DIRS, NRR (Frederick.Brown@nrc.gov) Director, DORL, NRR (Joseph.Giitter@nrc.gov) Deputy Director, DORL, NRR (Robert.Nelson@nrc.gov)

Chief, PLB IV, DORL, NRR (Michael.Markley@nrc.gov)

NRR Project Manager (Kaly.Kalyanam@nrc.gov)

RidsNrrDirslpab Resource@nrc.gov ROPreports.Resource@nrc.gov Congressional Affairs Officer (Jenny.Weil@nrc.gov)

mortensengk@INPO.org

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Inspection / Activity Plan Page 1 of 2 02/18/2010 10:35:10 Report 22 04/01/2010

-06/30/2011 Unit Number Planned Dates Start End Inspection Activity Title No. of Staff on Site Arkansas Nuclear One RP12-OCCUPATIONAL RADIATION SAFETY - ALARA 2 1, 2 IP Radiological Hazard Assessment and Exposure Controls 71124.01 03/29/2010 04/02/2010 1, 2 IP Occupational ALARA Planning and Controls 71124.02 03/29/2010 04/02/2010 2 IP Occupational Exposure Control Effectiveness 71151-OR01 03/29/2010 04/02/2010 1 IP RETS/ODCM Radiological Effluent 71151-PR01 03/29/2010 04/02/2010 PSB2-08P-INSERVICE INSPECTION - U1 2 1 IP Reactor Coolant System Dissimiliar Metal Butt Welds 2515/172 03/29/2010 04/09/2010 1 IP Inservice Inspection Activities - PWR 7111108P 03/29/2010 04/09/2010 BRQ-OPERATOR REQUAL INSP 3 2 IP Licensed Operator Requalification Program 7111111B 07/12/2010 07/16/2010 RP678GPI-RADIATION SAFETY TEAM INSPECTION 3 1, 2 IP Review of the Implementation of the Industry Ground Water Protection Voluntary Initiative 2515/173 07/19/2010 07/23/2010 1, 2 IP Radioactive Gaseous and Liquid Effluent Treatment 71124.06 07/19/2010 07/23/2010 1, 2 IP Public Radiation Safety 71124.07 07/19/2010 07/23/2010 1, 2 IP Radioactive Solid Waste Processing and Radioactive Material Handling, Storage, and Transportation 71124.08 07/19/2010 07/23/2010 2 IP Occupational Exposure Control Effectiveness 71151-OR01 07/19/2010 07/23/2010 1 IP RETS/ODCM Radiological Effluent 71151-PR01 07/19/2010 07/23/2010 EB2-05T-TRIENNIAL FIRE PROTECTION 4 1, 2 IP Fire Protection [Triennial]

7111105T 08/09/2010 08/13/2010 1, 2 IP Fire Protection [Triennial]

7111105T 08/23/2010 08/27/2010 EP-1-BIENNIAL EP EXERCISE INSPECTION 3 1, 2 IP Exercise Evaluation 7111401 09/20/2010 09/24/2010 1, 2 IP Emergency Action Level and Emergency Plan Changes 7111404 09/20/2010 09/24/2010 1, 2 IP Drill/Exercise Performance 71151-EP01 09/20/2010 09/24/2010 1, 2 IP ERO Drill Participation 71151-EP02 09/20/2010 09/24/2010 1, 2 IP A lert & Notification System 71151-EP03 09/20/2010 09/24/2010 TSB-52B-BIENNIAL PI&R 1 1, 2 IP Identification and Resolution of Problems 71152B 01/17/2011 02/04/2011 PSB2-08P-INSERVICE INSPECTION - U2 3 2 IP Inservice Inspection Activities - PWR 7111108P 02/28/2011 03/25/2011 RP123MCA-RADIATION SAFETY 2 1, 2 IP Radiological Hazard Assessment and Exposure Controls 71124.01 04/04/2011 04/08/2011 1, 2 IP Occupational ALARA Planning and Controls 71124.02 04/04/2011 04/08/2011 1, 2 IP In-Plant Airborne Radioactivity Control and Mitigation 71124.03 04/04/2011 04/08/2011 1, 2 IP Material Control and Accounting (MC&A)

7113011 04/04/2011 04/08/2011 This report does not include INPO and OUTAGE activities.

This report shows only on-site and announced inspection procedures.

Inspection / Activity Plan Page 2 of 2 02/18/2010 10:35:10 Report 22 04/01/2010

-06/30/2011 Unit Number Planned Dates Start End Inspection Activity Title No. of Staff on Site Arkansas Nuclear One EB1-17-50.59 AND MODS 1 1, 2 IP Evaluations of Changes, Tests, or Experiments and Permanent Plant Modifications 7111117T 06/13/2011 06/24/2011 This report does not include INPO and OUTAGE activities.

This report shows only on-site and announced inspection procedures.