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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 03:18 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 - DOE-STD-1212-YR, Explosives Safety

by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 01, 2018 04:01 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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RevCom - DOE-HDBK-3029-YR, Explosives Safety Handbook

by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 01, 2018 04:01 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 Adds Alternates for TSMs and PAs

by Diane Johnson — last modified Oct 31, 2018 03:26 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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New - DOE-STD-1095-2018, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Personnel Dosimetry

by Diane Johnson — last modified Oct 30, 2018 09:14 AM

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

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Oct 23, 2018 01:25 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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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 11:38 AM

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

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Oct 23, 2018 10:53 AM

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

by Diane Johnson — last modified Oct 16, 2018 04:21 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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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 11:09 AM

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.

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

by Diane Johnson — last modified Oct 10, 2018 02:54 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.

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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 11:14 AM

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.

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

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Sep 28, 2018 02:00 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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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 10:01 AM

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

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Sep 24, 2018 10:37 AM

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.

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

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Sep 24, 2018 10:37 AM

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 - 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 Oct 22, 2018 11:30 AM

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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