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

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.