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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Published: Security Risk Management (OUO)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement to Revise DOE-STD-1129-YR, Tritium Handling and Safe Storage

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

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

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RevCom: Project Justification Statement 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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