Reactor Event Number: 41812
Facility: HOPE CREEK Region: 1 State: NJ Unit:  [ ] [ ] RX Type:  GE-4
NRC Notified By: DAVID HALL HQ OPS Officer: HOWIE CROUCH
Notification Date: 06/29/2005 Notification Time: 17:32 [ET] Event Date: 06/29/2005 Event Time: 14:40 [EDT] Last Update Date: 06/29/2005
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: 50.72(b)(3)(xiii) - LOSS COMM/ASMT/RESPONSE Person (Organization): JOHN WHITE (R1) Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode 1 N Y 100 Power Operation 100 Power Operation
Event Text LOSS OF EMERGENCY SIRENS DUE TO POWER OUTAGE "
At 1440 hrs [EDT] on 06/29/05, the Emergency Plan Coordinator for PSEG informed the Hope Creek Control Room that 31 offsite sirens were inoperable due to an unplanned power outage.
The Hope Creek ECG [Emergency Communications Guide] requires an eight-hour report to be made if greater than 17 offsite sirens are inoperable for more than one hour.
All safety systems are available and operable with the exception of the 'C' Safety Auxiliary Cooling Water Pump, and the 'C' Residual Heat Removal Pump, which is cleared and tagged for a scheduled system outage.
At 1555 [hrs.], [we were] notified by [the] Emergency Plan coordinator that power was restored to a majority of the sirens in New Jersey. [Nine] sirens in New Jersey are still inoperable, [one] siren in Delaware is still inoperable."
The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.