ML20247C543

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Forwards Corrected Page to Ltr Forwarding Notice of Violation & Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in Amount of $75,000.Page Corrects Date Wrongly Stated as 880417 to 890417
ML20247C543
Person / Time
Site: Calvert Cliffs  Constellation icon.png
Issue date: 07/17/1989
From: Russell W
NRC OFFICE OF INSPECTION & ENFORCEMENT (IE REGION I)
To: Creel G
BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC CO.
References
EA-89-107, NUDOCS 8907240379
Download: ML20247C543 (3)


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Subject:

CORRECTED PAGE FOR LETTER TRANSMITTING NOTICE 0F VIOLATION AND

' PROPOSED IMPOSITION OF CIVIL PENALTY ISSUED ON JULY 12, 1989 On July 12, 1989, we sent you a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $75,000 for violations at Calvert _ Cliffs.

A typographical error existed in the second paragraph of the first page of the letter transmitting that Notice. Specifically, tr> the' fourth line, the correct date is April 17, 1989 instead of the stated April 17, 1988. A corrected first page is attached. The correct date was used in the Notice.

We apologize for the error.

Sincerely, M -

William T. Russell I Regional Administrator

Enclosure:

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W. J. Lippold, General Supervisor, Technical Services Engineering T. Magette, Administrator, Nuclear Evaluations i Public Document Room (PDR) l -Local Public Document Room (LPDR)

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Docket Nos. 50-317 and 50-318 j License Nos. DPR-53 and DPR-69 l- EA 89-107 l1 Baltimore Gas and Electric Company d ATTN: Mr. George C. Creel Vice President Nuclear Energy calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant MD Rts 2 & 4, Post Office Box 1535 Lusby, Maryland 20657 Gentlemen:

Subject:

NOTICE OF VIOLATION AND PROPOSED IMPOSITION OF CIVIL PENALTY -

575,000 (NRC Inspection Report No. 50-317/89-11; 50-318/89-11)

This refers to the special NRC safety inspection conducted during April 17 -

27, 1989 at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear' Power Plant, Units 1 and 2. The i_nspec-tion report was sent to you on May 18, 1989. The inspection was conducted to-review the circumstances associated with two examples of a violation of a technical specification limiting condition for operation which occurred at your i facility in April 1989. Both examples were ' identified by members of your staff

! and reported to the NRC. During the inspection, the NRC also reviewed the circumstances associated with six examples of a violation of 10 CFR 50.59 which were identified by your staff's review of certain temporary ' modifications made at the facility. The review was performed in response to a ammitment made to the NRC during an onsite meeting on March 10, 1989. On May 30, 1989, an enforcement conference was conducted with you and members of your staff to discuss the violations, their causes and your corrective action. The violations are described in the enclosed Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty.

The first violation involved .wo examples of failure to' maintain containment-refueling integrity while core alterations (namely, uncoupling of control element assemblies) were being performed. The violation occurred for.

approximately lis hours on April 17, 1989 and for approximately 2 hours2.314815e-5 days <br />5.555556e-4 hours <br />3.306878e-6 weeks <br />7.61e-7 months <br /> on April 19, 1989. In each case, containment refueling integrity was not maintained in that a direct path existed from containment (via three small vent valves on a drained service water supply header) through the service rater piping to the outside.of containment (via either open vent valves or an open flange).

The NRC recognizes that the safety 5, significance of these' individual degradations was low since the size of the vent valves inside containment was less than-1/8-th of an inch, the differenti:1 pressure to provide the motive force for a radiological release following a pastulated fuel handling accident was almost CERTITIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

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