Published: DOE-HDBK-1215-2014 Chg Notice 1 (Reaffirmed 2022), Optimizing Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment for use with DOE O 458.1, ALARA Requirements

This Handbook provides information to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) program and field offices in understanding what is necessary and acceptable for implementing the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) provisions of DOE Order (O) 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. It identifies the goals, requirements, and issues that need to be addressed when developing ALARA analyses for the optimization of various programs to support DOE’s diverse missions. Various case studies and examples are also provided to further assist in implementing the ALARA process. This Handbook was reaffirmed in September 2022.