ML20209B578

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Submits Response to GL 98-01, Y2K Readiness of Computer Sys at Nuclear Power Plants. GL 98-01 Requested Response on Status of Facility Y2K Readiness by 990701.Disclosure Encl
ML20209B578
Person / Time
Site: Calvert Cliffs  Constellation icon.png
Issue date: 06/29/1999
From: Cruse C
BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC CO.
To:
NRC OFFICE OF INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (IRM)
References
GL-98-01, GL-98-1, NUDOCS 9907070230
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, m CHAMES II. CRUIE Baltimore Gas and Elecuic Company Vice President Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Nuclear Energy 1650 Calvert Cliffs Parkway Lusby. Maryland 20657 410 495-4455 June 29,1999 l U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioc Washington, DC 20555 l ATTENTION: Document Control Desk

SUBJECT:

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit Nos.1 & 2; Docket Nos. 50-317 & 50-318 Baltimore Gas and Ele.' 'e Company's Response to Generic Letter (GL) 98-01,

" Year 2000 Readiness of Computer Systems at Nuclear Power Plants" l The purpose of this letter is to respond to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's request for information regarding Year 2000 (Y2K) readiness at nuclear power plants. Generic Letter 98-01 requested a response on the status of facility Y2K readiness by July 1,1999.

On January 14,1999, the Commission issued Supplement I to Generic Letter 98-01 to modify the request for information in the original generic letter.

The Supplement stated:

"In responding to this supplement to GL 98-01, the addressee should confirm Y2K readiness of the facility with regard to those systems within the scope of the license and NRC regulations, and those systems required for continued operation of the facility after January 1,2000. For those systems which are not Y2K ready as of July 1,1999, the addressee should provide a status and completion schedule for achieving readiness by the year 2000."

In response, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is voluntarily reporting facility readiness as outlined in Supplement I to Generic Letter 98-01. Attachment (1)is the Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, reporting the status of facility Y2K readiness. This disclosure is submitted under the guidelines of the " Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act" (Public Law 105-271).

Should you have questions regarding this matter, we will be pleased to discuss them with you.

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ATTACIIMENT (1)

YEAR 2000 READINESS DISCLOSURE l

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ATTACHMENT (1)

YEAR 2000 READINESS DISCLOSURE l

This year 2000 readiness disclosure is made for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant under the " Year 2000 Information and Readiness Disclosure Act"(Public Law 105-271).

1 This disclosure addresses the Year 2000 (Y2K) readiness of the facility with regard to those systems within the scope of the license, NRC regulations, and other systems required for continued operation of the facility after January 1,2000. A facility that is "Y2K Ready" has followed a prescribed program to l identify and resolve Y2K issues so the facility can operate reliably while meeting commitments. J Baltimore Gas and Electric Company has conducted a Y2K readiness program similar to that outlined in Nuclear Utility Year 2000 Readiness, NEl/NUSMG 97-07. The program applies to software, hardware and firmware whose failure due to a Y2K problem would prevent the performance of the safety function l of a structure, system or component. - Additionally, the program applies to any software, hardware, or l firmware whose failure due to a Y2K problem would prevent continued operation of the nuclear facility l l

well beyond December 31,1999. The facility program also includes identifying and, where appropriate, remediating embedded systems. Finally, the program provides for risk management and development of contingency plans for key rollover dates.

The Y2K readiness program has been completed for those systems required for operation of Calvert l Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. To the best of our knowledge and belief, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is "Y2K Ready." Further, contingency plans have been developed to mitigate the impact of Y2K-induced events at key roilover dates.

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