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RevCom - Proposed Cancellation of DOE-HDBK-1163-2003, Integration of Multiple Hazard Analysis Requirements and Activities

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Sep 10, 2018 02:28 PM

The Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy (AU-11) proposes cancellation of the Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook (HDBK) 1163, which was reviewed by the interested technical community to determine if the Handbook should be affirmed, revised, or canceled, and its contents archived. None of the offices expressed an opposition to cancellation of DOE-HDBK-1163.

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RevCom: DOE-STD-1153-YR, A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Acquatic and Terrestrial Biota

by Diane Johnson — last modified Aug 21, 2018 03:57 PM

This DOE technical standard provides a graded approach (including screening methods and methods for detailed analyses) and related guidance that DOE and DOE contractors may use to evaluate compliance with specified criteria on radiation dose to populations of aquatic animals, terrestrial plants, and terrestrial animals due to anthropogenic sources at DOE sites

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RevCom: Proposed Cancellation of DOE-HDBK-1108-2002, Radiological Safety Training for Accelerator Facilities and DOE-HDBK-1110-2008, ALARA Training for Technical Support Personnel

by Diane Johnson — last modified Aug 13, 2018 10:45 AM

DOE-HDBK-1108-2002, Radiological Safety Training for Accelerator Facilities and DOE-HDBK-1110-2008, ALARA Training for Technical Support Personnel have been placed in RevCom for 60 day cancellation review. AU-11 staff learned that the two handbooks are not directly used as a training guides. Any Office that still needs the documents should be willing to assume the Preparing Activity responsibility for future document maintenance.

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RevCom: DOE-STD-1228-YR, Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson — last modified Aug 09, 2018 03:49 PM

This new draft standard is intended to be available for inclusion in Table 2 of Appendix A as a new safe harbor methodology that defines an approach for Hazard Category 3 nuclear facilities to meeting the requirements of 10 CFR 830, Subpart B. The new Standard will also fulfill recommendations provided by the Deputy Secretary's direction memo, dated August 15, 2017, Internal Regulatory Reform, DECISIONAL: Initiate a Rulemaking to Revise 10 CFR Part 830, to differentiate the treatment of Hazard Category 2 and Hazard Category 3 nuclear facilities by providing "an appropriate graded approach to implementation of the requirements in 10 CFR 830, Subpart B," to better consider the lower level risk of operations.

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RevCom: Proposed Department of Energy Handbook DOE-HDBK-1226-XXXX, Conduct of Operations Program Implementation

by Diane Johnson — last modified Aug 01, 2018 01:28 PM

This handbook provides supplemental information, explanations, examples, and background to support implementation of disciplined operations described, in DOE O 422.1, Administrative Change 2, Conduct of Operations. The handbook provides a broader understanding of conduct of operations concepts and help operators implement the requirements in DOE O 422.1. This handbook replaces DOE Standards 1030-1045, the former Guides to Good Practices associated with former DOE O 5480.19, Conduct of Operations Requirements for DOE Facilities. When this new handbook is approved, Standards 1030-1045 will be cancelled.

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Published: DOE-HDBK-1224-2018, Hazard and Accident Analysis Handbook

by Diane Johnson — last modified Aug 01, 2018 10:20 AM

The principal purpose of this Handbook is to guide development of the DSA safety analysis for nuclear facilities in order to satisfy the requirements of a safe harbor method set out in 10 CFR Part 830, Subpart B.

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RevCom - Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-3025-2007, Quality Assurance Inspection and Testing of HEPA Filters

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jul 25, 2018 10:25 AM

The revision to the Standard will update cross references to the latest applicable DOE directives and national consensus standards. It will clarify that the requirements in the Standard apply to the FTF, and neither purchasers nor manufacturers of HEPA filters. Requirements for only HEPA filter purchasers and manufacturers are provided in DOE-STD-3020, Specification for HEPA Filters Used by DOE Contractors. In addition, the revised Standard would allow the FTF to ship filters to the purchasers that pass resistance and penetration testing but have defective filter labeling. The purchasers can then resolve the issues with the defective labeling with the manufacturers.

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RevCom: Proposed Cancellation of DOE-STD-1158-2010, Self-Assessment Standard for Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Criticality Safety Programs

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jun 28, 2018 11:11 AM

The standard contains generic lines of inquiry that can be used by Federal and contractor criticality safety practitioners to assess criticality safety programs performance against ANSI/ ANS-8.19-2005, Administrative Practices for Nuclear Criticality Safety. While retaining this information would be useful, DOE-STD-1158-2010 does not meet the criteria for a DOE standard as specified in Appendix A of DOE O 252. lA.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Develop Maintenance Management Handbook for DOE Nuclear Facilities

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jun 27, 2018 05:02 PM

The proposed project is to develop a new DOE handbook entitled Maintenance Management Program for DOE Nuclear Facilities that would replace the current DOE Guide 433.1-1A, Nuclear Facility Maintenance Management Preparation Guide for Use with DOE O 433.1B. The new handbook will cover all the topics that are currently covered in the Guide 433.1-1A with expanded coverage of aging degradation and technical obsolescence, currently addressed in Guide section 111.M.

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RevCom: Proposed Reaffirmation of DOE-STD-1167-2003,The Department of Energy Respiratory Acceptance Program for Supplied-Air Suits

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jun 15, 2018 02:15 PM

The DOE-STD-1167-2003 is being reaffirmed with administrative changes because it is due for periodic maintenance as required by DOE-TSPP-7-2013, Maintaining DOE Technical Standards. No new requirements are created as a result of the attached administrative changes; however, references have been updated. Administrative changes include updated front matter and referenced document titles, minor editorial corrections and updates to website addresses.

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Notice of Intent to Revise Department of Energy Standard 1196, Derived Concentration Technical Standard

by Diane Johnson — last modified May 17, 2018 10:55 AM

DOE-STD-1196-2011, Derived Concentration Technical Standard, issued in 2011, is being revised to be in line with the AU strategic goal of fostering Department-wide excellence in performance by updating current information and incorporating new data that will reflect up-to-date science, good practices and current standards. The standard complements DOE O 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment by providing derived concentration standard (DCS) values and dose coefficients used in dose assessment calculations to ensure the protection of the public and the environment from radiological activities at DOE sites.

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RevCom: Draft DOE-STD-1095-YR, DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program External Dosimetry Technical Standard

by Patricia Greeson — last modified May 09, 2018 03:20 PM

Draft DOE-STD-1095-YR, DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program External Dosimetry Technical Standard, has been posted to RevCom

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Published: Cancellation and Archival of Three (3) Department of Energy Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQs)

by Diane Johnson — last modified May 07, 2018 12:41 PM

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Enterprise Assessments National Training Center, on behalf of the DOE Federal Technical Capabilities Program Panel (FTCP Panel), officially requests cancellation and archival of the following list of three (3) Functional Area Qualification Standards. DOE Program Offices provided concurrence during the 60 day comment period in Technical Standards Program RevCom. As noted in these RevCom reviews, this action is part of a comprehensive plan being managed by the FTCP Panel to streamline and improve the overall qualification process for personnel in the Technical Qualification Program.

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RevCom: Proposal to Develop DOE-HDBK-XXXX-YR, Operations Security Program (OPSEC) Handbook

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Apr 10, 2018 10:14 AM

A DOE Operations Security (OPSEC} Program is required by National Security Decision Directive 298 (NSDD 298), National Operations Security Program, and DOE Order 471.6, Information Security. The NSDD 298 requires Heads of Executive Departments to establish organizational OPSEC programs and issue, as appropriate, OPSEC policies, procedures and planning guidance. The program must be implemented covering each site and facility to ensure the protection of Critical Information (Cl) and to enhance mission effectiveness and protection of operations and activities. This Handbook will provide implementing guidance which may be used when developing and implementing an OPSEC Program within the Department.

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RevCom: Proposed Reaffirmation of Department of Energy Handbook 1214-2014, Conduct of Operations Assessment Field Handbook

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Apr 04, 2018 11:57 AM

The Handbook is due for periodic maintenance per Technical Standards Program Procedure DOE-TSSP-7-2013, Maintaining DOE Technical Standards. It is proposed for reaffirmation with administrative changes that include updated references, updated contact information for the Preparing Activity, and correction of a few typographical errors.

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RevCom: DOE-STD-1111-YR, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program Administration

by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 16, 2018 09:36 AM

This technical standard sets forth the program administration and accreditation process processes by which the U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOELAP) operates to accredit Department of Energy (DOE) dosimetry and radiobioassay programs used for worker monitoring and protection in accordance with Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, Occupational Radiation Protection (10 CFR 835).

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RevCom: Proposed Cancellation of Three (3) Department of Energy Functional Area Qualification Standards

by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 07, 2018 02:53 PM

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Enterprise Assessments National Training Center submits the following list of three (3) Functional Area Qualification Standards, to review and comment for cancellation in RevCom for Technical Standards Program (TSP). DOE-STD-1157-2002, Environmental Restoration Functional Area Qualification Standard; DOE-STD-1166-2003, Deactivation and Decommissioning Functional Area Qualification Standard; and DOE-STD-1178-2004, Technical Program Manager Functional Area Qualification Standard. In an effort to improve the TQP, the FTCP is currently updating FAQS to be performance-based and designing a training program integral to the FAQS. As part of this effort, criteria for determining which FAQS should be retained as Department-wide FAQS were developed and vetted with the FTCP.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-1153-2002, A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota

by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 05, 2018 01:36 PM

DOE-STD-1153, issued in 2002, is being revised to be in line with the AU Strategic Goal of fostering Department-wide excellence in performance by updating radiation protection assessments of biota through establishment of concise, cost-effective procedures in line with current best practices. Specifically, this revision will simplify dose assessment methodologies, incorporate new technical data, and provide DOE sites with the most comprehensive document on evaluating radiation doses to aquatic and terrestrial biota.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise to DOE-STD-1217-2016, Safeguards and Security Survey and Self-Assessment Planning, Conduct, and Reporting

by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 05, 2018 01:35 PM

The current technical standard provides the DOE with a standard methodology for adapting the Department's requirements for S&S surveys and self assessments to organization-specific needs in a coherent, consistent, and repeatable fashion. Anticipated major changes in the revision include: expanded performance assurance, interagency security committee compliance benchmarks, and active shooter/workplace violence response planning guidance.

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Published: DOE-HDBK-1081-2014 Chg Notice 1, Primer on Spontaneous Heating and Pyrophoricity

by Diane Johnson — last modified Mar 05, 2018 11:56 AM

The Department of Energy (DOE) Primer on Spontaneous Heating and Pyrophoricity was prepared as an information resource for DOE and contractor personnel who may have these types of materials at their site. An understanding of spontaneous heating and pyrophoricity hazards is necessary for DOE facility personnel to operate and maintain facilities and facility support systems in a safe manner. Change Notice 1 approved 2-20-2018.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Develop DOE-STD-XXXX-YR, Preparation of a Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Facilities

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jun 27, 2018 04:55 PM

The proposed project is to develop a new DOE Standard (STD), Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Facilities. A Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) is required for each DOE Hazard Category 3 nuclear facility in accordance with 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Management, Subpart B, Safety Basis Requirements.The proposed new standard is intended to be available for inclusion in Table 2 of Appendix A as a new safe harbor methodology that defines an approach for Hazard Category 3 nuclear facilities to meeting the requirements of 10 CFR 830, Subpart B

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-HDBK-3010-94, Airborne Release Fractions/Rates and Respirable Fractions for Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Feb 23, 2018 11:02 AM

The primary effort will be to identify the specific areas where new information is available to update the Handbook and to identify any specific areas of concern that require attention. Each proposed technical revision will be evaluated by a Senior Review Committee.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-HDBK-1092-2013, Electrical Safety

by Diane Johnson — last modified Feb 21, 2018 03:30 PM

The proposed revision will remove content that is adequately covered by the current National Electric Code (NEC) and NFPA 70E: Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Instead the reader will be directed to the applicable sections of NEC and NFP A 70E, which are the available Voluntary Consensus Standards (VCS), by reference.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-1112-2016, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassy

by Diane Johnson — last modified Feb 21, 2018 03:00 PM

DOE-STD-1112-2016, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassay be updated to include the requirements that are currently used to conduct on-site assessments of accredited programs and to reflect current practices and standards. The update aims to increase the quality of DOELAP accreditation, but should only have a minor impact on current DOELAP programs through the streamlining of DOELAP requirements. It will have a major positive impact on new DOELAP programs because it will provide clear direction on DOELAP requirements.

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RevCom - Notice of Intent to Develop DOE Facility Security Clearance and Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence Handbook

by Diane Johnson — last modified Feb 08, 2018 04:10 PM

This Handbook will provide implementing guidance for processing FCL requests and for rendering FOCI determinations within the Department.

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RevCom - Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-1095-2011, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Personnel Dosimetry

by Diane Johnson — last modified Feb 08, 2018 09:20 AM

Updated to include the requirements that are currently used to conduct on-site assessments of accredited programs and reflect current practices and standards. The update aims to increase the quality of DOELAP accreditation, but should only have a minor impact on current DOELAP programs through the streamlining of DOELAP requirements. It will have a major positive impact on new DOELAP programs because it will provide clear direction on DOELAP requirements.

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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-1171-2009, Safeguards and Security Functional Area Standard

by Diane Johnson — last modified Jan 31, 2018 02:55 PM

The function of and duties of a Safeguards and Security (S&S) Specialist are well established in the Department with specific responsibilities across several topical areas outlined in DOE Order 470.4B Chg. 2, Safeguards and Security Program. A recent revision to the DOE O 426.1A, Federal Technical Capabilities, requires changes in the format and content of Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) that document the knowledge, skills, and abilities, including any related tasks that personnel assigned a given FAQS must obtain. Federal review only.

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