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05000335/FIN-2016011-0130 June 2016 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedFailure to Meet the Quality Requirements Specified By NFPA 805Inspectors identified a Severity Level IV violation of 10 CFR 50.48(c), National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 805, for failing to maintain adequate documentation and quality of analyses. Specifically, the NRC identified multiple examples when the licensee failed to comply with site quality assurance procedures. The issue was entered into the sites corrective action program as ARs 2139768, 2139986, and 2139993. The licensees failure to maintain adequate documentation and quality of analyses to maintain configuration control, such that they could be checked for adequacy and accuracy, was a performance deficiency (PD). The inspectors determined that the issue was more than minor because the ability of the NRC to verify aspects of the licensees NFPA 805 program was impacted. The inspectors determined that the Fire Protection Significance Determination Process (IMC 0609, Appendix F) was not suitable for screening this issue. Traditional enforcement was applied because the PD impacted a regulatory oversight function. In accordance with the NRC Enforcement Manual, Part II, Section 2.2, Actions Involving Fire Protection, the inspectors evaluated this finding to be a Severity Level IV violation. A cross-cutting aspect was not applicable because the issue was associated with a traditional enforcement violation.
05000335/FIN-2016011-0230 June 2016 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedFailure to modify the Diesel Oil Storage Tank Overflow Line as Required by a Fire Protection License RequirementInspectors identified a Severity Level IV violation of 10 CFR 50.48(c), National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 805, for the licensees failure to modify the Unit 2A and 2B diesel oil storage tank (DOST) overflow lines as required by a fire protection license requirement. The issue was entered into the sites corrective action program as AR 2140024. The licensees failure to notify the NRC of changes to a licensed activity that was stipulated in the fire protection license condition (Table S-1) was a performance deficiency. The inspectors determined the PD was more than minor because the licensee failed to notify the NRC that the Unit 2 DOSTs overflow lines would not be modified; and, subsequently failed to request an exemption from the requirements of NFPA 30. Traditional enforcement was applied because the PD impacted the ability of the NRC to perform its regulatory oversight function. In accordance with the NRC Enforcement Manual, Part II, Section 2.2, Actions Involving Fire Protection, the inspectors evaluated this finding to be a Severity Level IV violation. The inspectors determined that a cross-cutting aspect was not applicable because the issue was associated with a traditional enforcement violation.
05000335/FIN-2016008-0231 March 2016 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedFailure to Update UFSAR to Reflect Station Blackout Coping Time BasisThe NRC identified a non-cited violation of 10 CFR 50.71, Maintenance of Records, Making of Reports, for the licensees failure to update the Updated Final Safety Analysis Report (UFSAR) to reflect the offsite power design characteristic group and emergency alternating current power configuration group for station blackout coping duration. The licensee entered the issue into the corrective action program in order to update the information. The failure to update the UFSAR was dispositioned using the traditional enforcement process because it had the potential to impact the regulatory process. The team determined the violation was more than minor because not accurately classifying the offsite power design characteristic group and emergency alternating current power design characteristic group could have a material impact on licensed activities. The team determined the violation to be a Severity Level IV violation because the lack of upto- date information has not resulted in any unacceptable change to the facility or procedures. This violation was not assigned a cross-cutting aspect because crosscutting aspects are not assigned to traditional enforcement violations.
05000389/FIN-2015003-0330 September 2015 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedUntimely 10 CFR50.72 NotificationThe NRC identified an NCV of 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) for the licensees failure to notify the NRC within 8 hours of an event that was not part of a preplanned sequence which resulted in a valid actuation of an emergency AC electrical power system. During Unit 2s refueling outage with Unit 2 in Mode 5 and the 2A emergency diesel generator (EDG) properly tagged out of service for pre-planned maintenance, a phase-to-phase fault on the 6.9kV non-segregated bus from the 2A startup transformer (SUT) to the non-safety related 2A1 bus caused the 1A and 2A SUTs supply breakers to open. The safety related 4.16kV 2A3 bus experienced an under voltage condition which generated a valid actuation signal for the 2A EDG. The licensee failed to recognize this event as reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A). The licensee generated corrective actions (AR 2075703) which included restoring compliance within a reasonable period of time after the violation was identified, and training the appropriate personnel to understand why the situation was reportable pursuant to 10 CFR 50.72. The inspectors determined that the failure to report required plant events or conditions to the NRC had the potential to impede or impact the regulatory process. As a result, the NRC dispositioned this violation of 10 CFR 50.72 using the traditional enforcement process instead of the SDP. The inspectors determined that this issue was more than minor because it is similar to a Severity Level IV example provided in Section 6.9 of the NRC Enforcement Policy. Cross-cutting aspects are not assigned to traditional enforcement violations.
05000389/FIN-2015002-0330 June 2015 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedProblem with LER ReportingThe NRC identified multiple non-cited violations of regulatory requirements that it has decided to group into an example of a problem associated with the licensees reporting program. This problem includes violations of 10 CFR 50.73, Licensee Event Report System, for the licensees failure to address all the applicable reporting criteria and 10 CFR 50.9, Completeness and Accuracy of Information, for the licensees failure to submit complete and accurate information to the Commission, as part of Licensee Event Report (LER) 050000389/2014-001 dated September 22, 2014 . These violations were material to the NRC because the failure to include the appropriate reporting criteria and provide complete and accurate information had the potential to impede or impact the regulatory process and, therefore, is subject to traditional enforcement as described in the NRC Enforcement Policy. The inspectors used the examples provided in Section 6.9, Inaccurate and Incomplete Information or Failure to Make a Required Report, of the NRC Enforcement Policy, and concluded that this problem was appropriately categorized as Severity Level (SL) IV. The licensee placed these issues into their corrective action program as AR 02021204 and has submitted a revised LER.
05000335/FIN-2013004-0130 September 2013 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedFailure to Request NRC Approval prior to implementation of an Alternative Repair Method for ASME Class 3 Piping in the Intake Cooling Water SystemAn NRC-identified Severity Level IV (SL-IV) non-cited violation (NCV) of 10 CFR 50.55a(a)(3) was identified for the failure to request approval from the NRC for a proposed alternative to the code requirements in Section XI of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applicable to the current Unit 1 in-service inspection interval. The licensee failed to request approval to use bolted patch plates for the permanent repair of degraded buried piping in several locations of the Unit 1 intake cooling water system prior to implementation. The licensee entered the issue in the corrective action program as AR 1809273 to address operability of the intake cooling water system and restore compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements. This performance deficiency was considered for traditional enforcement because the failure to request NRC approval prior to implementation of the repair activities impacted the NRCs ability to perform its regulatory function. This performance deficiency was determined to be a SL-IV violation in accordance with the violation examples in Section 6.1 of the NRC Enforcement Policy. Cross-cutting aspects are not assigned to traditional enforcement violations.
05000335/FIN-2011008-0131 March 2011 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedFailure to conduct and document RCA routine radiological surveys.The NRC identified a non-cited violation of Technical Specification 6.8.1 requirements when it was determined that two St. Lucie Plant Radiation Protection Technician staff willfully failed to follow established Health Physics Procedures. As a result, between July 1, 2008, and September 30, 2009, 16 required Radiologically Controlled Area routine radiation surveys were not conducted, and subsequently were falsely documented as being completed. After the issue was identified by the licensee, it was entered into the licensees corrective action program for action and final resolution. Licensee actions included a determination of the impact of the missed surveys on occupational radiation safety, the extent of condition, and development of additional oversight of for future completed surveys. This issue was dispositioned using traditional enforcement due to the willful aspects of the performance deficiency. In accordance with the NRC Enforcement Policy, Section 6.7 (d), this failure to maintain procedurally established surveillance activities over licensed material in an area posted as containing radioactive materials despite a functional program to monitor licensed material including training and staff awareness of procedural and 10 CFR Part 20 Code requirements was identified as a Severity Level IV violation. The NRC is treating this violation as a non-cited violation (NCV) consistent with Section 2.3.2 of the NRC Enforcement Policy.
05000335/FIN-2008004-0430 September 2008 23:59:59Saint LucieLicensee-identifiedLicensee-Identified Violation10 CFR 55.25 states If, during the term of the license, the licensee develops a permanent physical or mental condition that causes the licensee to fail to meet the requirements of 55.21 of this part, the facility licensee shall notify the Commission, within 30 days of learning of the diagnosis, in accordance with 50.74(c). For conditions for which a conditional license (as described in 55.33(b) of this part) is requested, the facility licensee shall provide medical certification on Form NRC 396 to the Commission (as described in 55.23 of this part). Contrary to the above, on June 13, 2008, the licensee discovered that they had failed to notify the Commission within 30 days after one licensed operator was diagnosed with a permanent physical medical condition as required by 10 CFR 55.25. This finding was evaluated using the traditional enforcement process because it impacted the Commissions ability to perform its regulatory licensing function. This finding was of very low safety significance because the medication was prescribed and/or the condition was under control with no impact on the individuals ability to perform licensed duties. The licensee has entered this deficiency into their CAP as CR 2008-19885
05000335/FIN-2005002-0131 March 2005 23:59:59Saint LucieNRC identifiedFailure to Comply with Requirements Established for the Conduct of MaintenanceOn January 31, 2005, NRC issued a letter with Notice of Violation involving a failure to comply with the requirements established for the conduct of maintenance. Specifically, on May 26, 2003, megger testing was performed on the Unit 1 Control Element Assembly System without obtaining authorization from the Nuclear Plant Supervisor following an appropriate briefing and without obtaining the required clearance. The significance of the violation was assessed in accordance with Section IV of the NRC's Enforcement Policy and was identified as a Severity Level IV Violation. This violation is being tracked as VIO 05000335/2005002-001, Failure to Comply with the Requirements Established for the Conduct of Maintenance. The ADAMS accession number for the January 31, 2005 letter is ML0503020379.