September 20, 2013CAL 4-12-001EA-13-083Mr. Peter DietrichSenior Vice President andChief Nuclear Officer Southern California Edison CompanySan Onofre Nuclear Generating StationP.O. Box 128San Clemente, CA 92674-0128EA-13-083SUBJECT: SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION – NRC CONFIRMATORY ACTION LETTER RESPONSE INSPECTION 05000361/2012009 AND05000362/2012009Dear Mr. Dietrich:Following the June 7, 2013, announcement of Southern California Edison’s decision topermanently shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) terminated our review of your Confirmatory Action Letter Response (ML12285A263) for Unit 2, dated October 3, 2012. The enclosed report documentsthe NRC assessment of your activities through June 7, 2013, in response to our March 27,2012, Confirmatory Action Letter (ML12087A323). The NRC also reviewed the two remainingopen unresolved items identified in Augmented Inspection Team Report 05000361/2012007 and05000362/2012007 (ML12188A748). The two unresolved items were related to the mechanisticcause of the excessive and unexpected wear in both Units 2 and 3 steam generator tubes,which resulted in a steam generator tube leak on Unit 3 on January 31, 2012. The results of this inspection were discussed with you and other members of your staff on August 28, 2013.The inspectors examined activities conducted under your license as they relate to safety andcompliance with the Commission’s rules and regulations and with the conditions of your license.The inspectors reviewed selected procedures, documents, and records and interviewedpersonnel.On June 12, 2013, Southern California Edison submitted a Certification of Permanent Cessationof Power Operations letter to the NRC, certifying that Units 2 and 3 have permanently ceasedpower operations. On June 28 and July 22, 2013, Southern California Edison certified that allfuel had been permanently removed from the Units 3 and 2 reactors, respectively(ML13183A391 and ML13204A304).
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