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

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

This standard will be updated to include the requirements that are currently used to conduct onsite assessments of accredited programs and to reflect current practices and standards. The update aims to increase the quality of DOELAP accreditation, but should only have a minor impact on current DOELAP programs through the streamlining of DOELAP requirements. It will have a major positive impact on new DOELAP programs because it will provide clear direction on DOELAP requirements.

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

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

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

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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 Mar 22, 2021 03:28 PM

The standard contains generic lines of inquiry that can be used by Federal and contractor criticality safety practitioners to assess criticality safety programs performance against ANSI/ ANS-8.19-2005, Administrative Practices for Nuclear Criticality Safety. While retaining this information would be useful, DOE-STD-1158-2010 does not meet the criteria for a DOE standard as specified in Appendix A of DOE O 252.1A.

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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 Mar 22, 2021 03:26 PM

The proposed project is to develop a new DOE Standard (STD), Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 Nuclear Facilities. A Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) is required for each DOE Hazard Category 3 nuclear facility in accordance with 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Management, Subpart B, Safety Basis Requirements. The proposed new standard is intended to be available for inclusion in Table 2 of Appendix A as a new safe harbor methodology that defines an approach for Hazard Category 3 nuclear facilities to meeting the requirements of 10 CFR 830, Subpart B

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

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

DOE-STD-1112-2016, Department of Energy Laboratory Accreditation Program for Radiobioassay be updated to include the requirements that are currently used to conduct on-site assessments of accredited programs and to reflect current practices and standards. The update aims to increase the quality of DOELAP accreditation, but should only have a minor impact on current DOELAP programs through the streamlining of DOELAP requirements. It will have a major positive impact on new DOELAP programs because it will provide clear direction on DOELAP requirements.

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

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

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

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