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The proposed amendment would have revised the facility technical specifications pertaining to change the Emergency Action Levels (EALs) for North Anna Power Station (NAPS) and Surry Power Station (SPS). Several changes are proposed to incorporate lessons learned from the safety related breaker fire that occurred at NAPS on April 22, 2009 (Reference NRC Event Notification Report 45013). The proposed changes are briefly summarized as follows: (1) revise the definition of “Affecting Safe Shutdown” in the EAL Technical Basis Documents to specifically describe how this applies to NAPS and SPS; (2) revise applicable Hazards EALs to incorporate the intent of the revised definition for “Affecting Safe Shutdown”; in addition, the main dam is added to the Initiating Condition (IC) for HA1 for NAPS and the low level intake structure is added to the IC for HA1 for SPS; (3) changing the IC for HA2 and HA3 to replace “a safe shutdown area” with “any Table H-1 Area”; and (4) revise applicable System Malfunctions EAL to include a 15-minute threshold for RCS leaks.
The Commission had previously issued a Notice of Consideration of Issuance of Amendment published in the
For further details with respect to this action, see the application for amendment dated October 6, 2011, and the licensee's letter dated September 27, 2012, which withdrew the application for license amendment. Documents may be examined, and/or copied for a fee, at the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR), located at One White Flint North, Room O1-F21, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland 20852. Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at
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