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by doxadmin last modified Apr 18, 2017 07:08 PM

Approval of proposed standards (13), drafts in development (29), projects at ballot or resolving ballot comments (7), and ANS recently approved standards.

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RevCom: DOE-STD-1136 (PJS-2016-02), Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 06, 2017 07:25 PM

DOE-STD-1136 (PJS-2016-02), Guide of Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities, has been posted to RevCom.

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RevCom: DOE-STD-1146-YR (PJS-2016), General Technical Base Qualification Standard

by Patricia Greeson last modified Jul 10, 2017 01:52 PM

DOE-STD-1146-YR (PJS-2016), General Technical Base Qualification Standard, has been posted to RevCom.

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Published: DOE-STD-1136-2017, Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities

by Patricia Greeson last modified Jul 17, 2017 12:27 PM

This Technical Standard provides operational guidance, practical lessons learned and experience gained. guides to good practice, and reference information on safe handling of uranium. Supersedes DOE-STD-1136-2009.

Published: DOE-STD-1136-2017, Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Uranium Facilities - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1098-2017, Radiological Control

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 17, 2017 06:22 PM

The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed this Standard to assist line managers in meeting their responsibilities for implementing occupational radiological control programs. Supersedes DOE-STD-1098-2008 Chg Notice 1.

Published: DOE-STD-1098-2017, Radiological Control - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-5002-2017, Disposal Authorization Statement and Tank Closure Documentation

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 09, 2017 03:44 PM

The Disposal Authorization Statement and Tank Closure Documentation Technical Standard is being issued to provide consolidated guidance for implementation of DOE Order (O) 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management. The document is based upon the original Low-Level Waste Federal Review Group guides that were issued shortly after issuance of DOE O 435.1 in 1999.

Published: DOE-STD-5002-2017, Disposal Authorization Statement and Tank Closure Documentation - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1063-2017, Facility Representatives

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 03, 2017 03:33 PM

This Standard 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.

Published: DOE-STD-1063-2017, Facility Representatives - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1225-2017, DOE Canine Performance Testing Protocol Standard (OUO)

by Patricia Greeson last modified Sep 19, 2017 05:06 PM

This Technical Standard must be handled as Official Use Only (OUO) and as such will not be available on the Technical Standards Program website. For distribution, contact Carl Pocratsky, 301-903-2769 or Carl.Pocratsky@hq.doe.gov.

Published: DOE-STD-1225-2017, DOE Canine Performance Testing Protocol Standard (OUO) - Read More…

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 Oct 17, 2017 07:57 PM

This handbbok 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…

Notice: New Procedure for Processing OUO Documents in RevCom

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 08, 2017 04:47 PM

Explains the process for processing OUO documents within the RevCom system.

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Published: DOE-STD-3007-2017, Preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations at Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Dec 21, 2017 07:58 PM

The purpose of this standard is to provide a framework for generating Criticality Safety Evaluations (CSE) that are compliant with the American National Standards Institute/American Nuclear Society (ANSI/ANS-8) series of criticality safety standards and all applicable DOE Directives. The CSE documents the analysis establishing limits and controls for the safe handling, processing, and storage of fissionable materials.

Published: DOE-STD-3007-2017, Preparing Criticality Safety Evaluations at Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities - Read More…

Published: DOE-STD-1146-2017, General Technical Base Qualification Standard

by Patricia Greeson last modified Jan 02, 2018 08:51 PM

The General Technical Base Qualification Standard establishes common technical competency requirements for all DOE personnel who provide assistance, direction, guidance, oversight, or evaluation of contractor technical activities that could impact the safe operation of DOE's defense nuclear facilities.

Published: DOE-STD-1146-2017, General Technical Base Qualification Standard - Read More…

RevCom: PJS-2018-01, DOE-STD-1175-YR, Senior Technical Safety Manager (STSM) Functional Area Qualification Standard (FAQS) Area Qualification Standard (FAQS)

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 09, 2018 08:20 PM

The revised STSM FAQS will include performance competencies related to the major duty areas, with supporting knowledge requirements for each of the performance competencies. Federal Employee review only.

RevCom: PJS-2018-01, DOE-STD-1175-YR, Senior Technical Safety Manager (STSM) Functional Area Qualification Standard (FAQS) Area Qualification Standard (FAQS) - Read More…

RevCom: Project Justification Statement for Notice of Intent to Develop DOE Standard, Emergency Management Program Administration; Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Indicators and Assessments

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 17, 2018 06:43 PM

This proposed DOE Standard will facilitate previously unachievable consistency and accuracy of line-management and independent oversight assessments of the DOE defense nuclear complex, which is vital to identify, trend and mitigate health and safety risks

RevCom: Project Justification Statement for Notice of Intent to Develop DOE Standard, Emergency Management Program Administration; Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Indicators and Assessments - Read More…

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

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 31, 2018 07:55 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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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 02:20 PM

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.

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

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 09:10 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-1112-2016, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassy

by Diane Johnson last modified Feb 21, 2018 08:00 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.

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

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

by Diane Johnson last modified Feb 21, 2018 08:30 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-HDBK-3010-94, Airborne Release Fractions/Rates and Respirable Fractions for Nonreactor Nuclear Facilities

by Patricia Greeson last modified Feb 23, 2018 04:02 PM

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 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 08:55 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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Published: DOE-HDBK-1081-2014 Chg Notice 1, Primer on Spontaneous Heating and Pyrophoricity

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 05, 2018 04:56 PM

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.

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

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 06:35 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.

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

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 06:36 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: Proposed Cancellation of Three (3) Department of Energy Functional Area Qualification Standards

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 07, 2018 07:53 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: DOE-STD-1111-YR, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program Administration

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 16, 2018 01:36 PM

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

by Patricia Greeson last modified Apr 04, 2018 03:57 PM

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

by Patricia Greeson last modified Apr 10, 2018 02:14 PM

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

by Diane Johnson last modified May 07, 2018 04:41 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: Draft DOE-STD-1095-YR, DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program External Dosimetry Technical Standard

by Patricia Greeson last modified May 09, 2018 07:20 PM

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

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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 02:55 PM

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

by Patricia Greeson last modified Oct 22, 2018 03:30 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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RevCom: Notice of Intent to Develop Maintenance Management Handbook for DOE Nuclear Facilities

by Patricia Greeson last modified Jun 27, 2018 09:02 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 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 03:11 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. lA.

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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 02:25 PM

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

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 01, 2018 02:20 PM

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.

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

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

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 01, 2018 05:28 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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RevCom: DOE-STD-1228-YR, Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 09, 2018 07:49 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 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 02:45 PM

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.

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 - Read More…

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 07:57 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-1163-2003, Integration of Multiple Hazard Analysis Requirements and Activities

by Patricia Greeson last modified Sep 10, 2018 06:28 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.

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

RevCom - Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-STD-1212-2012, Explosives Safety

by Patricia Greeson last modified Sep 24, 2018 02:37 PM

The standard is being revised to provide clarification, as well as reflect Central Technical Authority test safety requirements and lessons learned after an injury involving the unintentional firing of a detonator. Also, reflects all DOE Explosives Safety Committee (ESC) approved proposals.

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RevCom - Proposal to Develop DOE-HDBK-XXXX-YR, Explosives Safety Handbook

by Patricia Greeson last modified Sep 24, 2018 02:37 PM

This Handbook contains DOE-developed explanatory material in support of the Explosives Safety Standard DOE-STD-1212, including explosives safety requirements referenced in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program.

RevCom - Proposal to Develop DOE-HDBK-XXXX-YR, Explosives Safety Handbook - Read More…

RevCom - Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-NA-STD-3016-2016, Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations

by Patricia Greeson last modified Sep 26, 2018 02:01 PM

The Standard is being revised to ensure more rigorous implementation by NNSA, the PPC, Pantex Plant; and the DAs, which are Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories, and to ensure lessons learned from implementation of the 2016 version are incorporated into the revised Standard.

RevCom - Notice of Intent to Revise DOE-NA-STD-3016-2016, Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations - Read More…

RevCom - Draft DOE-NA-STD-3016-YR, Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations

by Patricia Greeson last modified Sep 28, 2018 06:00 PM

The Standard is being revised to ensure more rigorous implementation by NNSA, the PPC, Pantex Plant; and the DAs, which are Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories, and to ensure lessons learned from implementation of the 2016 version are incorporated into the revised Standard.

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New - DOE-HDBK-1139/3-2018, Chemical Management (Volume 3 of 3) Consolidated Chemical User Safety and Health Requirements

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 04, 2018 03:14 PM

This volume consolidates existing core safety and health requirements that all sites engaged in chemical- related activities must follow when applicable and when no exemptions have been granted. It eliminates the confusion of overlapping and/or duplicative chemical-related safety and health requirements.

New - DOE-HDBK-1139/3-2018, Chemical Management (Volume 3 of 3) Consolidated Chemical User Safety and Health Requirements - Read More…

New - DOE-STD-1207-2012 (Reaffirmed October 2018), Protection Program Defensive Planning for Fixed Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 10, 2018 06:54 PM

This document provides Department of Energy (DOE) field offices and associated facilities/sites with a standard methodology for adapting the Department’s tactical doctrine to site-specific needs in a coherent, consistent, and repeatable fashion. This Technical Standard, while based on time-tested military doctrine and tactics, is not intended to describe all acceptable methods for meeting the requirements of DOE Order (O) 470.3C, Design Basis Threat(DBT), or its successor; DOE O 470.4B, Chg. 2, Safeguards and Security Program, or its successor; and DOE O 473.3A, Protection Program Operations, or its successor, for the protection of nuclear weapons and components or Category I and II special nuclear material (SNM). However, it does describe a consistent and acceptable approach to defensive planning for both new and existing facilities/sites.

New - DOE-STD-1207-2012 (Reaffirmed October 2018), Protection Program Defensive Planning for Fixed Facilities - Read More…

New - Cancellation of Department of Energy Standard DOE-STD-3028-2000, Criteria for Packaging and Storing Uranium-233-Bearing Materials

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 15, 2018 03:09 PM

The National Nuclear Security Administration Office of the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety (CDNS) approves cancellation of the subject Standard and archiving its contents. The subject Standard was placed in RevCom for 60 days recommending cancellation and archiving. The RevCom results conclude that all the responding Program Offices concur with cancellation. The Department of Energy sites and contractor are already using applicable directives instead of this Standard.

New - Cancellation of Department of Energy Standard DOE-STD-3028-2000, Criteria for Packaging and Storing Uranium-233-Bearing Materials - Read More…

New - DOE-NA-STD-3016-2018, Hazard Analysis Reports for Nuclear Explosive Operations

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 16, 2018 08:21 PM

This Technical Standard applies to the conduct of hazard analyses and preparation of Hazard Analysis Reports (HARs) for Nuclear Explosive Operations (NEOs) conducted by DOE/NNSA. This Standard addresses operation-specific HARs and their interface with facility safety basis documents (Documented Safety Analyses (DSA), Safety Analysis Reports (SARs), or other DOE/NNSA-approved safety basis documents). Federal rule 10 C.F.R. Part 830, “Nuclear Safety Management,” uses the term “Documented Safety Analysis” (DSA) for both the facility SAR and the operation-specific HAR. This Standard will continue to use the acronyms SAR and HAR in their traditional sense. The HAR is prepared and maintained by the Production Plant Contractor (PPC). This Standard shall also be applied to any DSA that involves weapon response (e.g., site-wide SAR). Supersedes DOE-NA-STD-3016-2016.

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RevCom: Proposed Reaffirmation of DOE-STD-1070-1994, Criteria for Evaluation of Nuclear Facility Training Programs

by Patricia Greeson last modified Oct 23, 2018 02:53 PM

This standard is cited in DOE O 426.2 Chg 1 (Admin Chg), Personnel Selection, Training, Qualification, and Certification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. It is required for use in evaluating nuclear facility training programs. Reaffirming the standard is appropriate, and in accordance with TSPP-7-2013.

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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 Oct 23, 2018 03:38 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.

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Draft DOE-HDBK-1230-YR, Commercial Grade Dedication Application Handbook

by Patricia Greeson last modified Oct 23, 2018 05:25 PM

Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) efforts have become more important for the Department of Energy as it has become difficult to find competitive suppliers for safety systems and components that are qualified to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA-1 (NQA-1), Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications. The NQA-1 CGD process provides an alternative to using NQA-1 qualified vendors by allowing users to purchase commercial-grade systems and components and upgrade them to NQA-1 quality. The purpose of the proposed Handbook is to provide various examples of packages which meet NQA-1 CGD provisions. The example CGD packages should assist users in providing complete packages which meet NQA-1 provisions.

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New - DOE-STD-1095-2018, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Personnel Dosimetry

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 30, 2018 01:14 PM

This standard establishes the technical basis for the Performance Testing Laboratory (PTL) that administers the external dosimeter program for DOE site dosimetry programs seeking DOELAP accreditation. The performance testing categories for whole body dosimetry are based on ANSI/HPS N13.11, American National Standard for Dosimetry – Personnel Dosimetry Performance – Criteria for Testing, and for extremity dosimetry from ANSI/HPS N13.32, American National Standard for Performance Testing of Extremity Dosimeters.

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RevCom Adds Alternates for TSMs and PAs

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 31, 2018 07:26 PM

Technical Standards RevCom has been updated to include new features of benefit to both Technical Standards Managers (TSMs) and Preparing Activities (PAs). Each TSM now has the option to add Alternates who will share the responsibilities for reviewing comments and submitting the organization's package. PAs now have the option to assign Alternates from their writing teams to respond to reviewer comments simultaneously.

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RevCom - DOE-HDBK-3029-YR, Explosives Safety Handbook

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 01, 2018 08:01 PM

This DOE Explosives Safety Handbook is new. This Handbook contains DOE-developed explanatory material in support of the Explosives Safety Standard DOE-STD- 1212, including explosives safety requirements referenced in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program. DOE-HDBK-3029 provides criteria and guidance for an acceptable approach to meet DOESTD-1212 requirements for an Explosives Safety Program (ESP). It provides the basic explosives safety technical requirements for operations and activities involving explosives, explosives assemblies, pyrotechnics and propellants, and assemblies containing these materials; and to the safe management of such operations. The handbook also includes all DOE Explosives Safety Committee (ESC) approved proposals.

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RevCom - DOE-STD-1212-YR, Explosives Safety

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 01, 2018 08:01 PM

DOE-HDBK-3029 provides criteria and guidance for an acceptable approach to meet DOE-STD-1212 requirements for an Explosives Safety Program (ESP). It provides the basic explosives safety technical requirements for operations and activities involving explosives, explosives assemblies, pyrotechnics and propellants, and assemblies containing these materials; and to the safe management of such operations. The handbook also includes all DOE Explosives Safety Committee (ESC) approved proposals. This Handbook should now be subjected to a formal review in accordance with TSP RevCom to ensure all potentially impacted entities have the opportunity for review and comment as part of its finalization. In addition to the standard list of Technical Standard Managers, notification of the availability of this document should be provided to the same all pertinent subject matter experts that receive DOE-STD-1212. The comment period should be 60 days

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New - DOE-STD-3013-2018, Stabilization, Packaging, and Storage of Plutonium-Bearing Materials

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 06, 2018 08:18 PM

This Standard provides criteria for stabilization of plutonium-bearing materials at DOE facilities to safe and stable forms and packaging for storage with minimal surveillance for up to 50 years. This Standard applies to plutonium-bearing metals and oxides containing at least 30 wt% plutonium plus uranium.

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RevCom - Notice of Intent to Develop DOE-STD-XXXX-YR, Nuclear Material Packaging Standard

by Patricia Greeson last modified Nov 19, 2018 02:02 PM

The new Standard will carry forward the nuclear material packaging (NMP) requirements detailed in the Directive DOE M 441.1-1, Nuclear Material Packaging.

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New - DOE-STD-1231-2018, Preparation and Conduct of Protective Force Performance Testing (OUO)

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 20, 2018 08:38 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 Carl Pocratsky, 301-903-2769 or Carl.Pocratsky@hq.doe.gov.

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RevCom - Notice of Intent to Develop a new DOE Standard, Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for DOE Reactors

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 20, 2018 09:38 PM

The proposed new standard is intended to be available to add another approved option in Table 2 in an upcoming revision to 10 CFR 830. This standard will be developed in accordance with the normal technical standard development process described in DOE Order 252.lA, Technical Standards Program, and the associated Technical Standards Program Procedures (TSPPs).

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New: Cancellation of DOE-STD-1158-2010, Self-Assessment Standard for DOE Contractor Criticality Safety Program

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 21, 2018 04:18 PM

The Department of Energy (DOE) sites and contractors are already using applicable codes and other Standards instead of this Standard. The information from this Standard will be made available to criticality safety practitioners via the DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP) website.

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New - DOE-STD-1027-2018, Hazard Categorization of DOE Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Nov 27, 2018 08:18 PM

This Standard (STD) provides requirements and guidance for determining if a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facility is a Hazard Category (HC) 1, 2, 3, or Below HC-3 nuclear facility, as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management. Supersedes DOE-STD-1027-92 Chg Notice 1.

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New - DOE-STD-1192-2018, Security Risk Management (OUO)

by Diane Johnson last modified Dec 03, 2018 02:51 PM

This Technical Standard must be handled as Official Use Only (OUO), thus, will not be made available on the Technical Standards Program Website. For distribution, contact Bill Benton, 301-903-1150 or Bill.Benton@hq.doe.gov.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for Revision to Department of Energy Standard 3020, Specification for HEPA and ULPA Filters used by DOE Contractors

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 15, 2019 07:45 PM

The revised DOE-STD-3020 will provide general requirements for DOE/NNSA contractors for the procurement and required testing of high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters as well as Ultra Low Penetration Air (ULPA) filters used in DOE/NNSA facilities. These procurements should additionally align with the latest American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) publication ASME AG-1, Code on Nuclear Air and Gas Treatment, as a primary source for purchasing and testing HEPA filters and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology recommended practice IEST-RP-CC007.3, Testing ULPA Filters, for testing ULPA filters. The revision to the Standard will update cross references to the latest applicable DOE directives and national consensus standards.

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RevCom: DOE-HDBK-XXXX-2019, Operations Security Handbook

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 17, 2019 08:49 PM

This Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook provides information to assist DOE sites in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Operations Security (OPSEC) program. Specifically, it provides information on the five-step process, which includes identifying critical information, analyzing the threat, analyzing the vulnerabilities, assessing the risks, and applying countermeasures. It also includes examples of the steps and recommendations for successful application. Internal and external resources have been referenced for additional information.

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New: DOE-STD-1027-2018 Chg Notice 1, Hazard Categorization of DOE Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Jan 29, 2019 10:03 PM

This Standard (STD) provides requirements and guidance for determining if a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facility is a Hazard Category (HC) 1, 2, 3, or Below HC-3 nuclear facility, as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management.

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New: A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota

by Diane Johnson last modified Feb 14, 2019 03:08 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: Project Justification Statement for Proposed Revision to DOE-STD-1090-2011, Hoisting and Rigging

by Patricia Greeson last modified Feb 14, 2019 08:09 PM

Proposed revisions to the standard are commensurate with 29 CFR, Part 1926, 1432 -Multiple-crane/derrick lifts-supplemental requirements. Hoisting and rigging is a high-risk activity justifiably deserving of progressive guidelines that serve both organizational mission goals, as well as continuing to ensure safety of DOE Federal employees and contractors within the workplace. The revision of this standard is not part of an Implementation Plan for Defense Board Recommendations.

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

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 01, 2019 04:22 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 for Proposed Revision to DOE-HDBK-1163-2003, Integration of Multiple Hazard Analysis Requirements and Activities

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 13, 2019 08:47 PM

The proposed handbook revision will incorporate best practices and lessons learned from performing and integrating hazard analysis at various DOE facilities since initial issuance in 2003. This revised handbook is intended to support mission success by describing best practices in hazard analysis that apply to less-than-hazard-category 3 (Less than HC-3) nuclear facilities, chemical facilities, industrial facilities, and other facilities at DOE sites across the country.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for Revision to DOE-SPEC-1142-2001, Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Testing (BeLPT)

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 14, 2019 03:15 PM

The project will update the specification with new quality assurance measures, instrumentation, and analytic methods. For example, several reagents need to be expanded upon as to concentration, sources available and addition of ones not mentioned in DOE-cSPEC-1142-2001. The Complete Growth Media Preparations should be expanded to conform to different Laboratories methods (IX vs 2X). The List of Equipment needs clarification of requirements, since some instrumentation is outdated and newer technology is currently used. Furthermore, the analysis for outcomes of the test has been changed from Least Absolute Value to Least Squares. Therefore, the project will provide DOE with an updated specification for beryllium testing and document required changes to the testing procedure, ensuring the fidelity of testing guidance provided to the community.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for Proposed Revision to DOE-STD-1187-2007, Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 14, 2019 03:15 PM

The proposed revision is consistent with the procedures provided in DOE O 252. IA Technical Standards Program. Specifically, DOE-TSPP-9 Technical Standards Program Topical Committees indicates that the 5 year review is due for DOE Technical Standard 1187, Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance which has not been updated since it was issued in 2007. DOE-TSPP-9 outlines the actions to be taken during periodic document review.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for the Development of DOE-HDBK-XXXX-YR, Seismic Evaluation Procedure for Equipment in U.S. Department of Energy Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 20, 2019 02:58 PM

The DOE Report, DOE/EH-0545, Seismic Evaluation Procedure for Equipment in U.S. Department of Energy Facilities, 1997, will be converted into a Handbook. The Seismic Evaluation Procedure is intended to provide DOE facility managers, safety professionals, and engineers with a practical procedure for evaluating the seismic adequacy of equipment. It is comprised of experience-based methodologies and guidelines, screening evaluations and generic test data of equipment in industrial facilities subjected to seismic events. It is adapted from the Seismic Qualification Utility Group (SQUG} Generic Implementation Procedure IGIP} used by the nuclear power industry for resolving U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) unresolved safety issues. However, despite its wide usage around the DOE complex, it has not been updated since it's issuance in 1997. This effort is to provide technical updates and convert the report into a Handbook to clearly identify criteria and guidance for enhancing the seismic safety of facilities and reducing the potential for major economic loss that can result from equipment and systems damaged or destroyed by an earthquake. It is not a part of an Implementation Plan for Defense Board Recommendations.

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New: DOE-HDBK-1226-2019, Conduct of Operations Implementation

by Diane Johnson last modified Mar 20, 2019 03:51 PM

This Handbook provides supplemental information, explanations, examples, and background to support implementation of disciplined operations described in DOE Order (O) 422.1, Administrative Change 2, Conduct of Operations. Its purpose is to provide a broader understanding of conduct of operations concepts and help operators implement the requirements in DOE O 422.1. It is applicable wherever the Order is implemented. It does not contain any additional requirements. 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.

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New: DOE-STD-1183-2019, Nuclear Safety Specialist Functional Area Qualification Standard

by Diane Johnson last modified Apr 08, 2019 07:18 PM

The Nuclear Safety Specialist (NSS) Functional Area Qualification Standard (FAQS) establishes common performance competencies for all DOE NSS personnel who provide assistance, direction, guidance, oversight, or evaluation of contractor technical activities that could impact the safe operation of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities. This FAQS has been developed as a tool to assist DOE Program and Field Offices in the development and implementation of the TQP in their organization.

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RevCom: Project Justification for Proposed Revision to DOE-STD-1212-2012, Explosives Safety

by Patricia Greeson last modified Apr 19, 2019 05:15 PM

The Standard is being revised to provide clarification, as well as reflect Central Technical Authority test safety requirements and lessons learned after an injury at the Sandia National Laboratories involving the unintentional firing of a detonator. It also, reflects all DOE Explosives Safety Committee (ESC) approved proposals.

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RevCom: DOE-STD-1194-20XX, Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability

by Diane Johnson last modified May 03, 2019 02:10 PM

This Technical Standard is one methodology that provides site facilities with an accepted compliance based means of meeting performance objectives and metrics for the requirements of policy for Material Control and Accountability (MC&A). The revision to the Standard will incorporate best practices and lessons learned from implementation and use of this Standard since it was last revised in October 2013.

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New: DOE-STD-1228-2019, Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 DOE Nuclear Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified May 15, 2019 06:11 PM

This Department of Energy (DOE) Standard (STD), DOE-STD-1228-2019, describes an acceptable methodology for preparing hazard category (HC) 3 nuclear facility Documented Safety Analyses (DSAs). This Standard is a DOE-approved methodology for meeting the requirements in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 830, Nuclear Safety Management, Subpart B, Safety Basis Requirements. DOE deems this Standard to be an acceptable “successor document” to the methods in Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 of DOE-STD–3009, Preparation Guide for U.S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Safety Analysis Reports, Change Notice No. 1, January 2000, as referenced in Table 2 of Appendix A to Subpart B, for the purpose of preparing DSAs for HC-3 DOE nonreactor nuclear facilities. As such, this Standard may be used as an acceptable safe harbor methodology as set forth in Appendix A to 10 CFR 830 Subpart B.

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New: DOE-STD-1151-2019, Facility Representative Functional Area Qualification Standard

by Diane Johnson last modified May 21, 2019 03:19 PM

The primary purpose of the Technical Qualification Program (TQP) is to ensure employees have the requisite technical competency to support the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE). The TQP forms the basis for the development and assignment of DOE personnel responsible for ensuring the safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. The Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) are not intended to replace the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications standards or other departmental personnel standards, rules, plans, or processes. However, the FAQS should be referred to when developing vacancy announcements, crediting plans, interview questions, and other criteria associated with the recruitment, selection, and internal placement of technical personnel.

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RevCom: Project Justification for Proposed Revision to DOE-STD-5506-2007, Preparation of Safety Basis Documents for Transuranic (TRU) Waste Facilities

by Diane Johnson last modified Jun 21, 2019 02:49 PM

The revision to the Standard will incorporate best practices and lessons learned from Implementation and use of this Standard since it was first issued in 2007, and reflect revisions to related requirements for facility safety and safety basis design. This update will preserve and build upon the fundamental philosophy and approach of the current Standard.

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New: DOE-STD-1175-2019, Senior Technical Safety Manager Functional Area Qualification Standard

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 09, 2019 07:38 PM

The primary purpose of the Technical Qualification Program (TQP) is to ensure employees have the requisite technical competency to support the mission of the Department of Energy (DOE). The TQP forms the basis for the development and assignment of DOE personnel responsible for ensuring the safe operation of defense nuclear facilities. The Functional Area Qualification Standards (FAQS) are not intended to replace the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualifications standards or other departmental personnel standards, rules, plans, or processes. However, the FAQS should be referenced when developing vacancy announcements, crediting plans, interview questions, and other criteria associated with the recruitment, selection, and internal placement of technical personnel.

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RevCom: Proposed New Standard for Canine Explosive Training Aid Management

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 10, 2019 06:26 PM

The use of canines for the purpose of conducting security searches for explosives requires that training and testing programs establish confidence in the reliability of the canine teams to detect a wide variety of explosives. Sites within the DOE/NNSA complex utilize explosive training aids to assist with testing and training to maintain the proficiency of their explosive detection canine teams. Some explosives are easier for canines to detect than others, so it's important to understand if each canine team is capable of detecting the difficult explosives as well as the easy ones. To accomplish this it is essential that the explosives are as pure as feasible, and not cross contaminated . If a training aid for a difficult-to-detect explosive is cross contaminated with an easy-to-detect explosive the canine team may falsely indicate a detection of the difficult explosive during training or testing, when in fact they have only detected the easy explosive. The proposed standard therefore focuses on the handling, storage and transportation of explosive training aid samples such that they do not become cross contaminated, and remain pure for use in training and testing applications.

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New: DOE-STD-1232-2019, U.S. Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program Volume 1 - 4

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 15, 2019 01:54 PM

This Department of Energy (DOE) Standard is approved for use by all DOE Components and their contractors. Originating on January 26, 1994, DOE Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) encourages and recognizes excellence in occupational safety and health protection. This program parallels the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) VPP. DOE designed DOE VPP to apply to all contractors in the DOE complex, including production facilities, laboratories, subcontractors, and support organizations. DOE contractors are not required to participate in DOE VPP. In keeping with OSHA and DOE VPP philosophy, participation is strictly voluntary. Additionally, participants may withdraw from the program at any time.

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New: DOE-HDBK-1230-2019, Commercial Grade Dedication Application Handbook

by Diane Johnson last modified Jul 16, 2019 05:40 PM

This Department of Energy (DOE) Handbook provides information to assist DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites in developing a process for commercial grade dedication (CGD) of items and services. The Handbook includes a few examples of technical evaluation plans for CGD items. Case studies are documented throughout the Handbook to help clarify CGD processes that will assist the DOE and NNSA community in implementing effective and efficient CGD processes.

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New: DOE-HDBK-1233-2019, DOE Operations Security (OPSEC) Handbook

by pgz last modified Jul 30, 2019 03:32 PM

The protection of classified information, projects, and missions is of paramount importance in fulfilling security responsibilities in connection with the Department of Energy (DOE). Operations Security (OPSEC) involves a process of determining unclassified or controlled critical information that may be an indicator or pathway to classified or sensitive activities requiring protection, whether for a limited or prolonged time. To ensure protection, employees should know and follow the applicable procedures and processes outlined in national and departmental policies.

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RevCom: Revision to DOE-SPEC-1142-2001, Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Testing (BeLPT)

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 13, 2019 03:19 PM

This will update the specification with the new quality assurance measures, instrumentation, and analytic methods. For example, several reagents need to be expanded upon as to concentration, sources available and additions of ones not mentioned in DOE-SPEC-1142-2001. The Complete Growth Media Preparations should be expanded to conform to different Laboratories methods (1X vs 2X). The List of Equipment needs clarification of requirements, since some instrumentation is outdated and newer technology is currently used. Furthermore, the analysis for outcomes of the test has been changed from Least Absolute Value to Least Squares. Therefore, the project will provide DOE with an updated specification for beryllium testing and document required changes to the testing procedure, ensuring the fidelity of testing guidance provided to the community.

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New: DOE-STD-1213-2014 Chg Notice 2, Protective Force Contingency Planning Technical Standard

by Diane Johnson last modified Aug 29, 2019 06:45 PM

In light of the events of September 11, 2001, and subsequent international terrorism events, it is even more vital than before to ensure national security interests and departmental personnel are well protected. Emergency situations stemming from natural or man-made disasters, including terrorist activities, may require the establishment and deployment of a contingency protective force (CPF) and the sustained conduct of operations. This Technical Standard has been developed to support the continued safe and secure operation of Department of Energy (DOE) sites and facilities, including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) sites and facilities, and the protection of Departmental employees, including NNSA employees, contractor employees, and the public under such adverse conditions.

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New: DOE-STD-1112-2019, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassay

by Diane Johnson last modified Sep 03, 2019 05:47 PM

This technical standard describes the U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program (DOELAP) for radiobioassay, in support of worker health and safety. DOELAP accreditation involves performance testing and documentation of program elements important to the long-term quality assurance of a radiobioassay program, and assessment of the program’s ability to accurately perform, record, and report the measurement of radioactive material within the human body and in human biological samples. The information in this technical standard is intended for use by accredited programs, programs seeking accreditation, the Performance Testing Laboratory (PTL), DOELAP Assessors, and subcontracted vendors for implementation of the DOELAP requirements, including the technical and quality assurance aspects of the accredited program.

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New: DOE-STD-1194-2019, Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability

by Diane Johnson last modified Sep 25, 2019 07:09 PM

This document describes establishing and maintaining a Material Control and Accountability (MC&A) program, where each MC&A program element is a part of a quality MC&A program. Each site/facility operator needs to establish a sustainable, effective graded safeguards program for the control and accounting of nuclear materials to detect and deter theft and diversion, and to prevent the unauthorized control of a weapon, test device, or materials that can be used to make an improvised nuclear device. The MC&A program implements a defense-in-depth system to ensure that all accountable nuclear materials are in their authorized location and being used for their intended purposes such that single component failures will not result in significant vulnerabilities. An effective and efficient MC&A program is based on the strategic and monetary value of the nuclear material.

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New: DOE-STD-1187-2019, Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry Data Collection and Management Guidance

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 29, 2019 12:22 PM

This standard provides acceptable methods for compliance with the requirements of Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 850.39 (10 CFR 850.39) “Recordkeeping and Use of Information.” It should be used by responsible employers subject to the requirements of 10 CFR 850 “Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program” to guide their submission of information to the Department of Energy (DOE) Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry. Use of this standard promotes consistent reporting and efficient analysis and dissemination of information to those who need to know.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement (PJS) for Revision to DOE-HDBK-1130-2008, Radiological Worker Training

by Diane Johnson last modified Oct 31, 2019 12:53 PM

While most facilities currently have a RWT course that meets the requirements of 10 CFR 835, differences In contractor missions, radiological hazards, and contractor risk assessment has resulted in deviation from the Handbook recommendations for training. There is a need for flexibility, but there also needs to be a core fundamental training content that applies throughout the DOE. The DOE complex needs a core-course content template that ensures both compliance and reciprocity that sites can use with their site-specific hazards. Since the last revision of DOE-HDBK-1130-2008, training programs have matured and the handbook needs to be revised to reflect current radiological training practices as well as the various modalities of the training. The handbook will be revised to: • Develop a Rad Worker training course lesson plan that meets the requirements specified in 10 CFR 835.901 and provides the worker with enough knowledge to identify potential radiological hazards and maintain exposure to radiation As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). • Restructure RWT by creating modules that would address the variety of risks associated with DOE operations and be commensurate with the associated hazards. • Achieve reciprocity for use across DOE complex (does not include Site Specific information such as specific hazards, work control and radiation work permits).

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New: DOE-STD-1212-2019, Explosives Safety

by Diane Johnson last modified Dec 03, 2019 03:02 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. 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. Supersedes DOE-STD-1212-2012, dated 6-27-2012.

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New: DOE-SPEC-1142-2019, Beryllium Lymphocyte Proliferation Testing (BeLPT)

by Diane Johnson last modified Dec 17, 2019 01:57 PM

This specification is for beryllium lymphocyte proliferation tests (BeLPT) used for detecting whether an individual has developed a sensitization to beryllium and for clinical evaluation and diagnosis of patients for chronic beryllium disease (CBD). However, a lung biopsy is needed to fully establish the presence of CBD. This specification should be used in all contracts with laboratories for the purchase of BeLPT Services. Supersedes DOE-SPEC-1142-2001, dated 5-7-2001.

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