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RevCom: Project Justification Statement to Revise and Convert DOE Guide (G) 441.1-XX to DOE Handbook, 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 Nov 02, 2020 04:32 PM

Draft DOE G 441.1-xx, was issued for use and comment in 2002 to assist in the implementation of Order DOE 5400.5 property clearance (now DOE Order (O)458.1). This action will update the guidance and convert it to a Handbook to continue providing information to assist Department of Energy (DOE) Program and Field Offices in understanding and implementing the Department’s release and clearance of property requirements. DOE O 458.1 establishes Departmental requirements for the release and clearance of property. The intent is to produce a Handbook that provides implementation guidance to support DOE’s diverse missions and ensure the continued protection of the public and the environment. Additionally, the Handbook will incorporate a consolidated list of approved pre-approved authorized limits supporting DOE O 458.1 clearance of property requirements.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for Revising DOE-STD-1104-2016, Review and Approval of Nuclear Facility Safety Basis and Safety Design Basis Documents

by Diane Johnson — last modified Nov 02, 2020 04:41 PM

The proposed project is to provide a limited change to DOE Standard (STD)-1104-2016, Review and Approval of Nuclear Facility Safety Basis and Safety Design Basis Documents. The focus of this limited change is to align the standard with the final rule change of 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Requirements, published on October 19, 2020. 10 CFR Part 830 was revised to remove the requirement for DOE to review and approve the annual DSA update. STD-1104-2016 addresses the review of DSA Annual Updates in Section 7.1.2. To implement the Rule change, this Standard would need to be revised to remove and/or modify Section 7.1.2. The scope of the change will be limited so the change can be processed expeditiously to support new rule implementation.

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New: DOE-HDBK-1163-2020, Integration of Hazard Analyses

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Oct 22, 2020 09:14 PM

The handbook revision incorporates 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 (PJS) for Revision of DOE-HDBK-1224-2018, Hazard and Accident Analysis Handbook

by Diane Johnson — last modified Oct 19, 2020 03:46 PM

The scope of the proposed project is to finalize publication and issuance of DOE-HDBK-1224-2018, Hazard and Accident Analysis Handbook (the Handbook), that was issued on July 26, 2018 for a 2-year “interim use” period. Comments received during this period will be gathered, analyzed, and incorporated. The revision effort will also identify specific technical areas of concern identified by DOE and DOE Contractor analysts and the Senior Review Committee (SRC) that may emerged during the 2- year interim use period.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for New DOE Technical Standard for Chemical Safety Management

by Diane Johnson — last modified Oct 08, 2020 02:27 PM

The proposed project is to develop a new DOE technical standard with clear expectations and guidance for managing chemical safety at DOE sites and facilities. This standard will describe a consistent, streamlined approach to chemical safety that can be used by DOE sites and facilities for evaluating and controlling chemical hazards.

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New: DOE-STD-1236-2020, Canine Explosive Training Aid Management

by Diane Johnson — last modified Jul 29, 2020 07:17 PM

Explosive training aids are used for training, certifying and performance testing of canines. The utility and effectiveness of the training aids can be significantly reduced if they become contaminated with other explosive types. Care in handling, transportation, and storage of explosive training aids will help maintain their overall quality and avoid cross-contamination. Additionally, recognizing when it is time to replace training aids will help ensure that canine teams are being trained and are performing at the highest level possible. This standard outlines accepted management practices for ensuring the quality of explosive training aids.

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New: DOE-HDBK-1081-2014 (Reaffirmed 2020), Primer on Spontaneous Heating and Pyrophoricity

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jul 24, 2020 07:52 PM

This standard is being reaffirmed because of a need to maintain basic information on spontaneous heating and pyrophoricity of certain materials, such as combustible metals, that are not uncommon hazards within the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. Additionally, recent publication of National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems (2020) affirms a basic need for fire protection engineers, designers and emergency responders to address the various materials covered by this primer.

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New: DOE-STD-1090-2020, Hoisting and Rigging

by Patricia Greeson — last modified Jul 22, 2020 03:39 PM

The standard invokes applicable OSHA, ASME, ANSI, and national consensus standards but also defines more stringent provisions necessary to accomplish the complex, diversified, critical, and oftentimes hazardous hoisting and rigging work found within the DOE complex.

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RevCom Project Justification Statement for Proposed Revision to DOE-STD-1063-2017, Facility Representative

by Diane Johnson — last modified May 21, 2020 05:20 PM

The primary focus of this revision will be to better reflect the training and qualification guidance in DOE-STD-1063 with the recently issued versions of DOE-STD-1151-2019, Facility Representative Functional Area Qualification Standard and DOE O 426.1B, Department of Energy Federal Technical Capabilities. Additional anticipated changes are listed in the PJS.

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement for proposed revision to DOE-STD-1192-2018, Security Risk Management Technical Standards (OUO)

by Diane Johnson — last modified Apr 28, 2020 08:16 PM

This Security Risk Management Technical Standard (SRMTS) was developed in coordination with the Vulnerability Assessment Technical Working Group (VATWG) and the recently established Security Risk Assessment Working Group (SRAWG) to provide accepted processes for conducting VAs and security risk assessments (SRAs) throughout the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE O 470.3B, Design Basis Threat has been revised to include emerging threats. To ensure these threats are adequately assessed, and current processes updated based on lessons learned, DOE-STD-1192-2018 will be reviewed and revised appropriately.

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New Templates Added

by Diane Johnson — last modified Apr 02, 2020 02:38 PM

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New: DOE-STD-1217-2020, Safeguards and Security Survey and Self-Assessment Planning, Conduct, and Reporting

by Diane Johnson — last modified Feb 20, 2020 09:31 PM

This document provides the Department of Energy (DOE) with a standard methodology for adapting the Department’s requirements to conduct and report Safeguards and Security (S&S) surveys and self-assessments to organization-specific needs in a coherent, consistent, and repeatable fashion. It describes a consistent and acceptable approach to planning, conducting, and reporting the results for S&S surveys and self-assessments. Appendix A, Safeguards and Security (S&S) Survey and Self-Assessment Toolkit, provides guidance and useful templates for planning, conducting, and reporting surveys and self-assessments.

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New: DOE-STD-1128-2013 (Reaffirmed 2020), Good Practices for Occupational Radiological Protection in Plutonium Facilities

by Diane Johnson — last modified Feb 12, 2020 01:34 PM

DOE-STD-1128-2013 is being reaffirmed with administrative changes because it is due for periodic maintenance as required by DOE-TSP-7-2013, Maintaining DOE Technical Standards. No new requirements are created as a result of the attached administrative changes; however, references have been updated. The subject Standard is intended to be reaffirmed with the following administrative updates to the text: • Referenced document titles were updated to the current active versions and cancelled documents were deleted; • Minor editorial errors were corrected; and • Website addresses were updated.

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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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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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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-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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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-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-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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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-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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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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