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1 External Operations Experience Update: Arkansas Nuclear One Findings; and Executive Order Department of Energy Operating Experience Work Group July 8, 2014 Larry Stirling, Office of Analysis (AU-23) 1

2 NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident On March 31, 2013 a temporary lifting assembly collapsed while moving a 525 ton component (stator)of a turbine, in Unit 1 Stator fell through hole in floor onto a heavy transport vehicle One killed, eight injured 2

3 NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident Stator ruptured a water pipe in transport vehicle bay, causing flooding Certain electrical systems shared by Units 1 and 2 were damaged Emergency generators used for six days to supply power to cooling systems for Unit 1 3

4 NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident NRC concluded Entergy: – Approved a design for the temporary hoisting assembly that was not supported by detailed drawings, specifications, evaluations and/or certifications – Failed to review associated calculations to ensue that the assembly was designed to support the projected load 4

5 NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident – Failed to carry out a load test on the lifting assembly in all configurations for which it would be used – Did not ensure adequate supervisory and management oversight of the contractors and other supplemental personnel involved with the stator lift September, 2013 OSHA cited 26 safety violations and fines totaling $150,000 5

6 NRC Findings on Arkansas Nuclear One Accident Link to inspection report, March 24, 2014: L13158A242.pdf L13158A242.pdf Link to NRC News 46.pdf 46.pdf 6

7 Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014 Issued August 1, 2013 Purpose: to enhance the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce risks associaed with hazardous chemicals to owners and operators, workers and communities. 7

8 Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014 Directs EPA, DOL, DHS, DOJ, DOT, Dept. Agriculture and DOT to identify ways to improve operational coordination with State, local, tribal, and territorial partners; To enhance safety and security in chemical facilities; And to work with stakeholders to identify best practices to reduce safety and security risks in production and storage of potentially harmful chemicals Modernize polities, regulations and standards 8

9 Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014 Establishes a Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group to oversee effort. Establishes a Federal Action Plan – Strengthen Community Planning and Preparedness – Enhance Federal Operational Coordination – Improve Data Management – Modernize Policies and Regulations – Incorporate Stakeholder Feedback and Develop Best Practices 9

10 Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014 Link to report office/2013/08/01/executive-order- improving-chemical-facility-safety-and- security Link to report office/2013/08/01/executive-order- improving-chemical-facility-safety-and- security Link to OSHA Status Report https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveor der/final_chemical_eo_status_report.pdf Link to OSHA Status Report https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveor der/final_chemical_eo_status_report.pdf 10

11 Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014 General Links: – Online repository for best practices: https://www.llis.dhs.gov/topics/chemical-facility- safety-and-security – Chemicals of Interest: endixa-chemicalofinterestlist.pdf endixa-chemicalofinterestlist.pdf – OSHA EO Webpage: https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder 11

12 Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment, May 2014 Appendix B: Glossary of Terms has some informative links. A few are provided as examples. Link to Facility Response Plan: Link to Process Safety Management Standard: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/processsafetyma nagement/ https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/processsafetyma nagement/ 12

13 Appendix C: Resources, links to a variety of websites; a few are provided as examples; – Link to Chemical Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS): https://www.dhs.gov/chemical-facility-anti- terrorism-standards https://www.dhs.gov/chemical-facility-anti- terrorism-standards – Link to Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO): 13

14 Contact Information: Larry Stirling Office of Analysis (AU-23)


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