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Improving regulation of safety at DOE nuclear facilities

United States. Advisory Committee on External Regulation of Department of Energy Nuclear Safety.

Improving regulation of safety at DOE nuclear facilities

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Published by The Committee in Washington, DC .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Dept. of Energy -- Rules and practice.,
    • Nuclear power plants -- Safety regulations -- Government policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementfinal report of the Advisory Committee on External Regulation of Department of Energy Nuclear Safety.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTK9152 .U512 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination3 v. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL559691M
      LC Control Number96143151
      OCLC/WorldCa34201462


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Improving regulation of safety at DOE nuclear facilities by United States. Advisory Committee on External Regulation of Department of Energy Nuclear Safety. Download PDF EPUB FB2

DOE provides safety requirements and guidance in a number of forms. One form in which we publish requirements is through rulemaking. Federal rules and regulations are published in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and are noticed for review and comment by members of the public in the Federal Register (FR) consistent with the Administrative Procedures Act.

Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Regulatory Framework. DOE’s Nuclear Safety Enabling Legislation Regulatory Enforcement & Oversight Authorities Regulatory Governance.

Atomic Energy Act Atomic Energy Act Energy Reorganization Act DOE Act Authority and responsibility to regulate nuclear safety at DOE facilities. For non-nuclear toxic and hazardous materials, DOE is required by the Federal Facility Compliance Act of to bring its facilities into compliance with environmental protection laws as administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states.

Based on Maybee's extreme value projections. it is revealed thatthe projected frequency of fires exceeding $ valuein DOE facilities is about x per year or about once every seven years. For fire losses exceeding $1 million, the projected frequency rate is about x.

Nuclear Facility Design FUNCTIONAL AREA GOAL: Headquarters and Field organizations and their contractors ensure that nuclear facilities are designed to assure adequate protection for the public, workers, and the environment from nuclear hazards. REQUIREMENTS: 10 CFR 10 CFR subpart B DOE O DOE O B.

OSHA collaborates with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to provide protection for workers from occupational safety and health hazards. This collaboration is outlined in Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) signed by OSHA with both DOE and NRC.

For DOE nuclear facilities, that first step is to develop a hazard analysis and determine the hazard categorization of the facility. The Law When 10 CFRSubpart B, “Safety Basis Requirements,” was promulgated inmany of the basic DOE order requirements for nuclear facility safety basis documents became the law.

10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)Nuclear Safety Management, Subpart B, Safety Basis Requirements, establishes safety basis requirements for Hazard Category (HC) 1, 2, and 3 DOE nuclear facilities. This nuclear safety rule also identifies acceptable “safe harbor” methods for developing safety.

The Department of Energy's Fundamentals Handbooks were developed as training material for Reactor Operators. They provide the foundational knowledge needed to operate a nuclear plant.

The text of each handbook is searchable using the site search engine. IAEA SAFETY STANDARDS SERIES No. SSR SAFETY OF NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE FACILITIES. SPECIFIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.

This publication includes a CD-ROM containing the IAEA Safety Glossary: Edition () and the Fundamental Safety Principles (), each in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish versions.

Description. These IAEA guidelines on industrial safety for nuclear facilities are co-sponsored by the International Labour Organization. Specific review of industrial safety practices at nuclear plants have been part of the IAEA OSART (Operational Safety Review Team) missions for decades, and supplementary guidance for such reviews has been available since developing a documented safety analysis for a DOE nonreactor nuclear facility.

Title 10 C.F.R. § (a) requires that contractors obtain approval from DOE for the methodology used to prepare the documented safety analysis for the facility unless the contractor uses a methodology set forth in Table 2 ofAppendix A to Subpart B.

The Department of Energy (DOE) Order DOESafety of Department of Energy-Owned Nuclear Reactors, establishes reactor safety requirements to assure that reactors are sited, designed, constructed, modified, operated, maintained, and decommissioned in a manner that adequately protects health and safety and is in accordance with uniform standards, guides, and codes which are.

In providing for external regulation of DOE nuclear safety, care should be taken to ensure coordination with hazardous-waste and related regulatory programs, particularly with respect to mixed waste.

In our view, external regulation would give public credibility to DOE and hence facilitate efforts to move forward with the EM mission.

Licenses and radiation safety requirements for well logging: Part Domestic licensing of source material: Part Domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities: Part Environmental protection regulations for domestic licensing and related regulatory functions: Part Licenses, certifications, and approvals for nuclear.

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Indiana Ave NW Suite Washington, DC () () The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, created in Septemberwas established to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety from activities conducted at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) defense nuclear facilities.

The Safety Board was authorized to, among. We agree that DOE's self-regulation of its nuclear-related activities should be eliminated.

Indeed, DOE has established the Advisory Committee on External Regulation of Department of Energy Nuclear Safety to provide advice specifically on how nuclear-related activities at DOE facilities.

completed by staff members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) from – During the reviews, the staff members observed that the safety bases for several SRS defense nuclear facilities rely on programmatic administrative controls (i.e., safety management programs) to perform credited safety functions in lieu of SACs.

accordance with DOE waste regulations. (3) Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensees with DOE-owned materials located at NRC licensed facilities. (4) DOE Power Marketing Administrations. REQUIREMENTS. This Order outlines procedural requirements and responsibilities that apply to all DOE elements involved in the oversight, use, and/or.

Since its inception, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) has emphasized to DOE the need to improve its technical workforce. Inthe Board issued RecommendationImproving DOE Technical Capability in Defense Nuclear Facilities.

This recommendation resulted in DOE’s establishing the Federal Technical Capability Panel. (a) The regulations in this part apply to all persons licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) or an Agreement State; who hold a certificate of compliance, construction permit or authorization issued by the NRC; who have filed an application with the NRC to construct a facility or to receive source or special nuclear material; or who.

Decommissioning of. Nuclear Power Plants, Research Reactors and Other Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities. use (e.g. as a basis for national regulations, for safety reviews and for training courses) for the purpose of ensuring that they continue to meet users needs.

Information may be provided via. This publication, which builds upon the Implementing Guide IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. G, focuses on the control of nuclear material during storage, use and movement using a facility’s nuclear material accounting and control (NMAC) system.

Design and construction activities for defense nuclear facilities are completed in accordance with DOE Order B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Correspondence, reports, and recommendations related to the safety of DOE nuclear facility. The production of nuclear materials for the national defense was an intense, nationwide effort that began with the Manhattan Project and continued throughout the Cold War.

Now many of these product materials, by-products, and precursors, such as irradiated nuclear fuels and targets, have been declared as excess by the Department of Energy (DOE).

For DOE, he served on a panel to recommend responses to concerns raised by the Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board, and he was principal investigator for a project to develop and prescribe methods and assumptions for analysis of radiological accidents at a high-level waste facility.

chapter iii - department of energy (parts - ) chapter x - department of energy (general provisions) (parts - ) chapter xiii - nuclear waste technical review board (parts - ) chapter xvii - defense nuclear facilities safety board (parts - ). The IAEA safety standards have a status derived from the IAEA’s Statute, which authorizes the Agency to establish standards of safety for nuclear and radiation related facilities and activities and to provide for their application.

The safety standards reflect an international consensus on what constitutes. Board Should be Informed of DOE Activities and Initiatives Aimed at Improving the Integration of Hazard Analyses. August 8, DOE Changes to the Safety Management Implementation Team for the Implementation Plan. Decem Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Indiana Ave NW Suite Washington, DC Department of Energy (DOE) Policy (P)Safety Management System Policy, commits to institutionalizing an Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) throughout the DOE complex.

The DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR 48 CFR ) requires contractors to manage and perform work in accordance with a documented Integrated Safety Management System.

@article{osti_, title = {DOE, A Report to the Secretary of Energy: Beyond Design Basis Event Pilot Evaluations, Results and Recommendations for Improvements to Enhance Nuclear Safety at DOE Nuclear Facilities}, author = {None, None}, abstractNote = {In the six months after the March Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan, the U.S.

Department of Energy (DOE. Suggested Citation:"4 Spent DOE Nuclear Fuel." National Research Council. Improving the Scientific Basis for Managing DOE's Excess Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / ×.

The focus of this chapter is on nuclear plant safety systems, operations, and regulations. Chapter 6 focuses on offsite nuclear emergency planning and emergency management, whereas Chapter 7 focuses on the nuclear safety culture.

As noted in Chapter 1, a discussion of spent fuel and related security issues will be addressed in a subsequent report. This NAS study is one of many. With its wide range of nuclear facilities, DOE expends considerable resources in managing the safety of its nuclear operations.

Yet in terms of lost-time injuries, fatalities, and associated costs, the department's historical losses have been skewed heavily toward those attributable to exposure to conventional hazards, with construction a primary contributor.

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendationconcerning the control of safety system configuration, was published in the Federal Register on Ma (65 FR ).

Under section (b) of the Atomic Energy Act ofas amended, 42 U.S.C. d(b), the Department of. Again in andCongress criticized DOE and its contractors for radiation-safety violations, falsification of worker-dose records, contamination, and cover-up Inthe Government Accountability Office warned: “Widespread environmental contamination at DOE facilities provides clear evidence that [DOE] self-regulation has.

In the context of disposal of radioactive waste, a performance assessment is a quantitative evaluation of potential releases of radioactivity from a disposal facility into the environment, and assessment of the resultant radiological term performance assessment can refer to the process, model, or collection of models used to estimate future doses to human receptors.

The Department of Energy (DOE) publishes this interim final rule to amend the Department of Energy Property Management Regulations to conform to the Federal Property Management Regulation/Federal Management Regulation (FPMR/FMR), to remove out of date government property parameters, and update references.

This Handbook provides detailed guidance and procedures to implement the General Statement of DOE Enforcement Policy (Enforcement Policy or Policy). A copy of this Enforcement Policy is included for ready reference in Appendix D.

The guidance provided in this Handbook is qualified, however, by the admonishment to exercise discretion in determining the proper disposition of each potential. Abstract. The Department of Energy (DOE) Fire Protection Program is delineated in a number of source documents including; the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), DOE Policy Statements and Orders, DOE and national consensus standards (such as those promulgated by the National Fire Protection Association), and supplementary guidance, This Handbook is intended to bring together in one .Nuclear safety is defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as "The achievement of proper operating conditions, prevention of accidents or mitigation of accident consequences, resulting in protection of workers, the public and the environment from undue radiation hazards".

The IAEA defines nuclear security as "The prevention and detection of and response to, theft, sabotage.Joseph Maher, director of the DOE's office of nuclear safety, says the NRC is not prepared to regulate the Energy Department because of the differences in the kinds of facilities.

And no.