NRC Event Notification Report for June 26: Various Telecommunication Lines and ERDS Outage for Planned Maintenance

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WASHINGTON, June 26 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued report on the following event notification received: Power Reactor Facility: MONTICELLO Region: 3 State: MN Unit: [1] [ ] [ ] RX Type: [1] GE-3 NRC Notified By: JEREMY TANNER HQ OPS Officer: JEFF ROTTON Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE Table omitted. Click here to view: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2014/20140626en.html#en50225 VARIOUS TELECOMMUNICATION LINES AND ERDS OUTAGE FOR PLANNED MAINTENANCE "Planned preventive maintenance will render parts of telephone system and Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) nonfunctional. As a result, this represents a loss of emergency communications capability and is reportable under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(xiii). The maintenance is scheduled to begin on 6/25/2014 at 00:00 [CDT], and is expected to last approximately 5 hours. During this maintenance window, various communication connections will be intermittently interrupted for short periods of time. Affected communication connections include some local telephone company lines, Federal Telephone System, ERDS, the Monticello's NRC office, and automatic ring down lines to the state of Minnesota's Emergency Operations Center. "During the planned maintenance window, communications to offsite will be available via radios, cell phones, and satellite communications. This ensures that the plant can adequately communicate with the NRC, state, and local agencies to ensure protection of the health and safety of the general public. "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified of the planned telecommunications maintenance." Licensee also notified the Minnesota State Duty Officer and the Wright and Sherburne County Sheriff dispatchers. * * * UPDATE PROVIDED BY DAMON HESSIG TO JEFF ROTTON AT 1823 EDT ON 06/25/2014 * * * "At 0500 [CDT] on 6/25/2014, planned maintenance on the Monticello telecommunications system was completed. At 1630 [CDT] on 6/25/2014, testing of all telecommunications was completed. All systems are functioning properly. "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified that the telecommunications system is functional. The Minnesota State Duty Officer and the Wright and Sherburne County Sheriff dispatchers have been notified that the telecommunications system is functional." Notified R3DO (Lara). TNS 30FurigayJof-140627-4781452 30FurigayJof

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