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Published: DOE-HDBK-5001-2017, Procurement, Use, and Maintenance of Standard Freight Containers for Use in Transportation and Disposal of Radioactive Material and Radioactive Waste

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 22, 2021 03:33 PM

This handbook provides guidance in order to comply with the DOT regulations, including. 49 CFR 173.411(b)(6). The document also provides additional practices and methods that may be over and above compliance with these regulations. This handbook is organized in a manner in which the user makes determinations beginning with the process of packaging selection, development of a technical specification, procurement, receipt inspection, and end user requirements. It is recommended that any user of this document be familiar with ISO 1496-1.

Published: DOE-HDBK-5001-2017, Procurement, Use, and Maintenance of Standard Freight Containers for Use in Transportation and Disposal of Radioactive Material and Radioactive Waste - Read More…

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

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 22, 2021 03:25 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.

RevCom: Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-1112-2016, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassay - Read More…

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 Mar 22, 2021 03:26 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

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

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 Mar 22, 2021 03:28 PM

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 252.1A.

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

RevCom - PJS for the Proposed Revision of DOE-STD-1195-2011, Design of Safety Significant Safety Instrumented Systems Used at DOE Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified May 11, 2022 08:44 PM

The objectives of the revised Standard are to incorporate lessons learned from implementation and use of this Standard and other ISA-84 programs and streamline the format of the Standard to be consistent with industry codes and standards by specifying clear concise statements followed by additional clarification or guidance in the appendices, if required. The revised Technical Standard will incorporate input gathered from instrumentation and control experts across various DOE Field Offices.

RevCom - PJS for the Proposed Revision of DOE-STD-1195-2011, Design of Safety Significant Safety Instrumented Systems Used at DOE Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities - Read More…

RevCom: DOE-STD-1112-YR, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassay

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 22, 2021 03:29 PM

This standard will be updated to include the requirements that are currently used to conduct onsite 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: Project Justification Statement to Revise DOE-STD-1129-YR, Tritium Handling and Safe Storage

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 19, 2021 08:57 PM

This 5 year update of DOE- STD 1129 updates the material and guidance contained in DOE-STD-1129- 2015 to account for advances in tritium processing technology. It was originally developed to capture good design, processing, storage and transportation practices, and it highlighted problem areas to avoid. This update will also include recommended modeling techniques and parameter values for determination of the Nuclear Hazard Categorization of Tritium Facilities.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement (PJS) to Create DOE Standard, Implementing Release and Clearance of Property Requirements for use with DOE O 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment

by Diane Johnson last modified Feb 10, 2021 09:02 PM

This PJS is revised from the November 23, 2020 posted PJS in response to comments received during the initial review in RevCom. One commenter non-concurred with the former PJS on the basis that the scope of the document is more appropriate for a Standard rather than a Handbook as defined in DOE O 252.1A, Technical Standards Program, Appendix A. AU accepts the comment and submits the revised PJS seeking concurrence to publish the revised Guide as a Standard. The intent is to produce a Standard that clarifies requirements and provides implementation guidance to support DOE’s diverse missions and ensure the continued protection of the public and the environment. Additionally, the Standard will incorporate a consolidated list of approved pre-approved authorized limits supporting DOE O 458.1 clearance of property requirements. AU is proposing to use established volumetric.

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Published: DOE-STD-1237-2021, Documented Safety Analysis for DOE Reactor Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Feb 16, 2021 07:53 PM

This Department of Energy (DOE) Standard (STD) describes an acceptable methodology for preparing a Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) for a reactor facility. This Standard is a DOE-approved methodology for meeting the requirements in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management, Subpart B, Safety Basis Requirements.

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Published: DOE-HDBK-1240-2021, Institutional Controls Implementation Handbook for Use with Use of Institutional Controls

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 31, 2021 07:01 PM

This Handbook provides information to assist Department of Energy (DOE) program and field offices in understanding what is necessary and acceptable for implementing the provisions of DOE Policy (P) 454.1, Use of Institutional Controls. It identifies issues that need to be addressed when considering the use of institutional controls to support DOE’s diverse missions. Neither this Handbook nor the Policy include requirements, rather the Policy establishes the Department’s commitment to using institutional controls effectively to meet requirements contained in other directives or regulations. For example, DOE P 454.1 helps ensure that institutional controls will be integrated into the DOE Order (O) 436.1, Departmental Sustainability, environmental management system (EMS) implementation framework to help protect the public and the environment.

Published: DOE-HDBK-1240-2021, Institutional Controls Implementation Handbook for Use with Use of Institutional Controls - Read More…

Published: Security Risk Management (OUO)

by Diane Johnson last modified Apr 12, 2021 03:13 PM

This Technical Standard must be handled as Official Use Only (OUO), thus, will not be available on the Technical Standards Program Website. For distribution, contact Gary White, (301) 903-6874, or email Gary.WhiteJr@hq.doe.gov.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement to Revise DOE-STD-1149-2016, Safety and Health Program for DOE Construction Projects

by Diane Johnson last modified May 17, 2021 06:31 PM

This Standard provides a framework for a construction safety program for use on DOE construction projects that will comply with the requirements of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, part 851. This proposed revision would incorporate changes to the definitions within the standard to more accurately outline the different roles and procedures associated with DOE construction safety. This proposed revision would also include changes to the Activity Hazard Analysis worksheet, located in Figure 1 and the Construction Safety and Health Plan Review Checklist, located in Appendix A

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Published: DOE-STD-1196-2021, Derived Concentration Technical Standard

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 07, 2021 04:11 PM

A Derived Concentration Standard (DCS) is a radiological quantity used in the development and conduct of environmental and public radiation protection programs implemented at DOE sites and for DOE activities. DCS values are reference concentrations of radionuclides in environmental media that provide a basis for the control of effluent releases from DOE facilities.

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Published: DOE-STD-5506-2021, Preparation of Safety Basis Documents for Transuranic (TRU) Waste Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 26, 2021 06:38 PM

This Standard provides analytical assumptions and methods, as well as hazard controls to be used when developing Safety Basis documents for transuranic (TRU) waste facilities in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Complex. This Standard complements the safe harbor methods in Appendix A to Subpart B of 10 CFR Part 830 (Nuclear Safety Management). It also provides supplemental technical information that is specific to TRU waste operations, so Federal employees and contractors can formulate, implement, and maintain safety bases for TRU waste operations in a consistent manner that is compliant with 10 CFR Part 830, Subpart B, requirements. The information contained in this Standard is intended for use by all Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites and all contractors for DOE-owned or DOE-leased, Hazard Category 1, 2, or 3 nuclear facilities or nuclear operations that involve generation, handling, storage, and remediation of TRU waste. It may also be applied to these facilities having low-level waste. Supersedes DOE-STD-5506-2007, dated 4-4-2013.

Published: DOE-STD-5506-2021, Preparation of Safety Basis Documents for Transuranic (TRU) Waste Facilities - Read More…

RevCom: Project Justification Statement to Revise DOE-STD-1070-1994, Guidelines for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs

by Patricia Greeson last modified Oct 06, 2021 04:23 PM

Because DOE-STD-1070-94 only evaluates one requirement in DOE O 426.2, it is proposed to revise the standard to evaluate the seventy-two requirements in the revised DOE O 426.2 that is awaiting Directives Review Board Approval. The revised standard will provide objectives and associated criteria that will not only evaluate the SAT requirement, but the personnel selection, qualification, and certification requirements that are contained in the order.

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Published: DOE-STD-8000-2021, Safety System Oversight Functional Area Qualification Standard

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 28, 2021 08:39 PM

The SSO FAQS establishes common performance competencies for DOE personnel who perform SSO duties and responsibilities. SSO personnel oversee contractor management of safety systems at DOE defense nuclear facilities and are responsible for overseeing assigned systems to ensure they will perform as required by the safety basis and other applicable requirements1. Appendix C, Approaches for Deploying and Qualifying SSO Personnel, outlines the different approaches for assigning personnel to provide oversight of safety systems and the qualification expectations for each of these approaches.

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Published: Cancellation Memo, Cancellation and Archival of Six (6) Department of Energy Functional Area Qualification Standards

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 28, 2021 08:42 PM

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), National Training Center (NTC), on behalf of the DOE Federal Technical Capabilities Panel (FTCP), requests cancellation and archival of the following six (6) Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS). Per the recent finalization and posting of DOE-STD-8000-2021, Safety System Oversight Functional Area Qualification Standard, the FTCP Agents provided concurrence for the cancellation and archival of the FAQS listed below. This action is part of a comprehensive plan being managed by the FTCP to streamline and improve the overall qualification process for personnel in the DOE Technical Qualification Program.

Published: Cancellation Memo, Cancellation and Archival of Six (6) Department of Energy Functional Area Qualification Standards - Read More…

RevCom: DOE-HDBK-1101-2004 Reaffirmation Memo, Proposed Reaffirmation of DOE-HDBK-1101-2004, Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals

by Patricia Greeson last modified Dec 01, 2021 03:26 PM

This handbook is being reaffirmed because of a need to maintain basic information on Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals. A list of minor revisions is available in References.

RevCom: DOE-HDBK-1101-2004 Reaffirmation Memo, Proposed Reaffirmation of DOE-HDBK-1101-2004, Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1063-2021, DOE Standard Facility Representatives

by Diane Johnson last modified Dec 14, 2021 01:07 PM

Defines the duties, responsibilities and qualifications for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Facility Representatives (FRs), based on facility hazard classification; risks to workers, the public, and the environment; and the operational activity level. Provides the guidance necessary to ensure that DOE’s hazardous nuclear and non-nuclear facilities have sufficient staffing of technically qualified FRs to provide day-to-day oversight of contractor operations.

Published: DOE-STD-1063-2021, DOE Standard Facility Representatives - Read More…

RevCom: Proposed Reaffirmation of DOE-HBDK_1046-2016, Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits for Chemicals: Methods and Practice

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 10, 2022 05:13 PM

This standard is being reaffirmed because of a need to provide a pedigree for the process that an NA-40 internal document would not provide when questions are asked by local, state, tribal, Federal, or international government agencies or when a commercial company has a question about a TEEL value.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement (PJS) for the Proposed Standard for Firearms Qualification for Department of Energy (DOE) Protective Forces

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 10, 2022 05:21 PM

The proposed standard codifies the current firearms qualification courses, published by the Office of Security, into the accepted DOE directives framework. Implementation of this document’s provisions constitutes only one segment of a comprehensive firearms safety, training, and qualification program designed to ensure armed DOE Protective Force (PF) personnel can discharge their duties safely, effectively, and professionally.

RevCom: Project Justification Statement (PJS) for the Proposed Standard for Firearms Qualification for Department of Energy (DOE) Protective Forces - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1212-2019 Change Notice 1, Explosives Safety

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 12, 2022 09:18 PM

Provides the basic technical requirements for an explosives safety program necessary to ensure safe operations involving explosives, explosives assemblies, pyrotechnics and propellants, and assemblies containing these materials. Establishes safety controls and standards not addressed in other existing DOE or non-DOE regulations and is intended to close the safety gap created by DOE's unique activities to govern the DOE explosives safety process and ensure explosives safety is commensurate with the risk. This standard is based on the Cardinal Principle of Explosives Safety, which is to limit exposure to a minimum number of personnel, for a minimum amount of time, to a minimum amount of explosives, consistent with safe and efficient operations.

Published: DOE-STD-1212-2019 Change Notice 1, Explosives Safety - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-3025-2022, Quality Assurance Inspection and Performance Testing of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) and Ultra Low Penetrating Air (ULPA) Filters

by Patricia Greeson last modified Feb 04, 2022 05:21 PM

This standard establishes essential elements of a DOE program for quality assurance inspection and performance testing of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to be installed in DOE Nuclear facilities that fall within the scope of DOE-STD-3020, Specification for HEPA Filters Used by DOE Contractors. Supersedes DOE-STD-3025-2007.

Published: DOE-STD-3025-2022, Quality Assurance Inspection and Performance Testing of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) and Ultra Low Penetrating Air (ULPA) Filters - Read More…

RevCom: Proposed Reaffirmation of DOE-HDBK-1100-2004, Chemical Process Hazards Analysis

by Patricia Greeson last modified Mar 03, 2022 09:15 PM

This handbook is being reaffirmed because of a need to maintain basic information on Chemical Process Hazards Analysis.

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Published: DOE-HDBK-1046-2016 (Reaffirmed 2022), Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits for Chemicals: Methods and Practice

by Patricia Greeson last modified Apr 18, 2022 01:48 PM

This document describes why TEELs are needed, their role in emergency planning in DOE, the history of their development, and the methods by which they are developed. TEEL values are developed by a team of chemists/toxicologists established by DOE Headquarters. The handbook is being reaffirmed because of a need to provide a pedigree for the process that an NA-40 internal document would not provide when questions are asked by local, state, tribal, Federal, or international government agencies or when a commercial company has a question about a TEEL value.

Published: DOE-HDBK-1046-2016 (Reaffirmed 2022), Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits for Chemicals: Methods and Practice - Read More…

Published: DOE-HDBK-1169-2022, Handbook for Use With DOE-STD-1269-2022

by Diane Johnson last modified Apr 18, 2022 01:49 PM

This handbook is a companion document to DOE-STD-1269-2022, Air Cleaning Systems in DOE Nuclear Facilities (referred to hereafter as “the Standard”). It identifies good practices drawn from operational experience at DOE components and commercial nuclear facilities, industry input, and the advice of technical experts that can be used to meet the Standard’s requirements and guidance. It also offers general technical advice on topics related to air cleaning systems needed for nuclear and worker safety. The handbook provides clarification of the rationale for some provisions in the Standard and cites references to assist all DOE components and their contractors in applying the Standard. With respect to the Standard’s requirement statements, the handbook should be viewed as an implementation aid, not as an interpretation of the requirements.

Published: DOE-HDBK-1169-2022, Handbook for Use With DOE-STD-1269-2022 - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1269-2022, Air Cleaning Systems in DOE Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Apr 18, 2022 01:49 PM

This standard has three purposes: • Provide requirements for safety class and safety significant air cleaning and confinement ventilation systems at DOE nuclear facilities; • Provide guidance for non-safety air cleaning systems at DOE nuclear facilities; and, • Increase DOE use of applicable industry consensus codes and standards, where appropriate.

Published: DOE-STD-1269-2022, Air Cleaning Systems in DOE Nuclear Facilities - Read More…

RevCom - PJS to Revise DOE-STD-3006-2010, Planning and Conducting Readiness Reviews

by Patricia Greeson last modified May 11, 2022 08:54 PM

DOE-STD-3006-2010 provides standardized methods and approaches for planning and conducting Readiness Reviews. The revision will update and streamline the Core Requirements; clarify Startup Authorization Authority Requirements; consider combining the terms Operational Readiness Reviews and Readiness Assessments into “Properly-scoped Readiness Reviews”; consider addressing parallel (simultaneous) Contractor/Federal Readiness Reviews; and consider changing Startup Notification Report requirements

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RevCom: PJS to Develop DOE-STD-XXXX-YR, Canine Explosive Detection Team Certification Protocol (CUI)

by Patricia Greeson last modified May 19, 2022 09:46 PM

The use of canines for the purpose of conducting security searches for explosives requires confidence in the canine team’s ability to detect a wide variety of explosives. The proposed technical standard describes a repeatable protocol and criteria for certifying the ability of a canine team to detect explosives.

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RevCom: Limited Review of Changes to DOE-STD-1196-202X

by Patricia Greeson last modified May 23, 2022 08:23 PM

This is a 30-day Limited Scope Review of revisions of to portions of Table 4 for milk consumption and an update to derived concentration standards for three isotopes of mercury (Table 6). Revised parts of the table are highlighted.

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RevCom: PJS to Revise DOE-HDBK-1028-2009, Human Performance Improvement Handbook

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 01, 2022 01:52 PM

Human Performance Tools for Individuals, Work Teams, and Management were written in June 2009. They have become the core reference documents for many users both within and outside the DOE complex. External users include the Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, nuclear power generation plants, power distribution grid utilities, and medical provider organizations to name a few.

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