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Preparation of Safety Basis Documents for Transuranic (TRU) Waste Facilities by Dr. Robert Nelson — last modified Mar 01, 2018 04:17 PM
The Standard focuses on topics related to hazard analysis, hazard controls, safety basis implementation, and the DOE Review process
Standard for Communicating Waste Characterization and DOT Hazard Classification Requirements for Low Specific Activity Materials and Surface Contamination by Ashok Kapoor — last modified Apr 12, 2018 02:01 PM
Although other types of radioactive material and waste may be candidate LSA material or SCO, this standard focuses solely on low-level waste (LLW)3. The DOE ships various types of radioactive waste stemming from current and historical operations. Generally, candidate LSA material and SCO within the DOE complex are wastes generated from the clean-up and deactivation of World War II and Cold War era nuclear processing and weapons support operations. These waste matrices can be complex. The level of effort required to characterize waste varies based on the type and origin of waste being generated.
Hazard Baseline Documentation by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 27, 2017 02:45 PM
This standard establishes uniform Office of Environmental Management (EM) guidance on hazard baseline documents that identify and control radiological and non-radiological hazards for all EM facilities.
Operations Assessments by Technical Standard Program — last modified Mar 02, 2017 11:44 AM
Conduct of operations includes those attitudes, processes, and precautions taken in the interest of safety. The exact features of a system of conduct of operations may be different at different activities. The common feature is a formality of operations which will vary in form and degree depending on the conditions and hazards of the activity. The most intensive application of conduct of operations would be found at the most hazardous activities subject to repetitive types of evolution's.
EM Health and Safety Plan Guidelines by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 09:35 AM
These guidelines have been developed by a working group consisting of both field and headquarters personnel to provide new direction to the EM-40 program in the preparation of site-specific Health and Safety Plans (HASPs). While based on the minimum requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and DOE Orders, these guidelines have been developed with the express purpose of implementing a high quality safety and health program.
Guidance for Evaluation of Operational Emergency Plans by Technical Standards Program — last modified Feb 28, 2017 01:29 PM
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for development of emergency plans for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Defense Programs (DP), Office of Energy Research (ER), and Office of Environmental Management (EM) facilities. It gathers emergency planning policy and guidance from applicable federal regulations, DOE Orders and related guidance documents. This material, along with recommended good practices, is presented as a checklist against which emergency plans can be reviewed by DOE Headquarters. The Office of Emergency Response (DP-23), Office of Environment, Safety and Health Technical Support (ER-8), and Office of Transportation, Emergency Management and Analytical Services (EM-26) will use this checklist to evaluate plans submitted by DP, ER, and EM field elements.
Disposal Authorization Statement and Tank Closure Documentation by David Levenstein — last modified Mar 01, 2018 03:45 PM
The Disposal Authorization Statement and Tank Closure Documentation Technical Standard is being issued to provide consolidated guidance for implementation of DOE Order (O) 435.1, Radioactive Waste Management. The document is based upon the original Low-Level Waste Federal Review Group guides that were issued shortly after issuance of DOE O 435.1 in 1999.
Procurement, Use, and Maintenance of Standard Freight Containers for Use in Transportation and Disposal of Radioactive Material and Radioactive Waste by Ashok Kapoor — last modified Apr 12, 2018 02:01 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.