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Independent technical review, handbook  

SciTech Connect

Purpose Provide an independent engineering review of the major projects being funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management. The independent engineering review will address questions of whether the engineering practice is sufficiently developed to a point where a major project can be executed without significant technical problems. The independent review will focus on questions related to: (1) Adequacy of development of the technical base of understanding; (2) Status of development and availability of technology among the various alternatives; (3) Status and availability of the industrial infrastructure to support project design, equipment fabrication, facility construction, and process and program/project operation; (4) Adequacy of the design effort to provide a sound foundation to support execution of project; (5) Ability of the organization to fully integrate the system, and direct, manage, and control the execution of a complex major project.

Not Available

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTAIN independent peer review  

SciTech Connect

The CONTAIN code was developed by Sandia National Laboratories under the sponsorship of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to provide integrated analyses of containment phenomena. It is used to predict nuclear reactor containment loads, radiological source terms, and associated physical phenomena for a range of accident conditions encompassing both design-basis and severe accidents. The code`s targeted applications include support for containment-related experimental programs, light water and advanced light water reactor plant analysis, and analytical support for resolution of specific technical issues such as direct containment heating. The NRC decided that a broad technical review of the code should be performed by technical experts to determine its overall technical adequacy. For this purpose, a six-member CONTAIN Peer Review Committee was organized and a peer review as conducted. While the review was in progress, the NRC issued a draft ``Revised Severe Accident Code Strategy`` that incorporated revised design objectives and targeted applications for the CONTAIN code. The committee continued its effort to develop findings relative to the original NRC statement of design objectives and targeted applications. However, the revised CONTAIN design objectives and targeted applications. However, the revised CONTAIN design objectives and targeted applications were considered by the Committee in assigning priorities to the Committee`s recommendations. The Committee determined some improvements are warranted and provided recommendations in five code-related areas: (1) documentation, (2) user guidance, (3) modeling capability, (4) code assessment, and (5) technical assessment.

Boyack, B.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Corradini, M.L. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). Nuclear Engineering Dept.; Denning, R.S. [Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH (United States); Khatib-Rahbar, M. [Energy Research Inc., Rockville, MD (United States); Loyalka, S.K. [Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States); Smith, P.N. [AEA Technology, Dorchester (United Kingdom). Winfrith Technology Center

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COST REVIEW (ICR) COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE (ICE) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) Revision 1 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) OFFICE OF ACQUISITION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (OAPM) September 2013 SUMMARY OF UPDATES: This revision includes the following significant changes since the December 2011 SOP release: 1. The original SOP discussed how an EIR and an ICE could be executed in tandem, but since we are no longer advocating this approach the ICE process has been completely separated from the EIR process and references to EIRs have been removed. 2. Section 1 adds a reference to Public Law 2055 reflecting that we must now, as a matter of law, perform an ICE at CD-3 for projects with a TPC over $100 million. 3. Section 2 notes that DOE Programs must now pay for ICRs and ICEs and reflects that PARS II must be

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INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COST REVIEW (ICR) COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE (ICE) STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) Revision 1 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) OFFICE OF ACQUISITION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (OAPM) September 2013 SUMMARY OF UPDATES: This revision includes the following significant changes since the December 2011 SOP release: 1. The original SOP discussed how an EIR and an ICE could be executed in tandem, but since we are no longer advocating this approach the ICE process has been completely separated from the EIR process and references to EIRs have been removed. 2. Section 1 adds a reference to Public Law 2055 reflecting that we must now, as a matter of law, perform an ICE at CD-3 for projects with a TPC over $100 million. 3. Section 2 notes that DOE Programs must now pay for ICRs and ICEs and reflects that PARS II must be

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INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE ...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE (ICE) Standard Operating Procedures INDEPENDENT COST REVIEW (ICR) and INDEPENDENT COST ESTIMATE (ICE) Standard Operating...

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Experts to Review Life-Saving Homeland Security Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experts to Review Life-Saving Homeland Security Standards. For Immediate Release: September 27, 2007. ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation - September 2000 Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation -...

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Non-Destructive Examination Independent Review  

This review will provide a forum for experts from academia and industry to provide recommendations for cost effective NDE of both the tank steel and concrete materials.

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Non-Destructive Examination Independent Review  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

webcast Webcast Waiver Contacts Home webcast Webcast Waiver Contacts Home The Department of Energy is hosting a Non-Destructive Examination Independent Review in Atlanta, GA The Independent Review of Non-Destructive Examination Techniques and Methods for Application to High Level Waste Tank Storage will be conducted to evaluate recent developments in NDE equipment and how they might be applied to the unique conditions of high-level waste tanks. This review will provide a forum for experts from academia and industry to provide recommendations for cost effective NDE of both the tank steel and concrete materials. Participation in the Review is open to anyone interested in NDE techniques for waste tanks, including interested participants from industry and vendors, who will be invited to make presentations of recent improvements to equipment. The Review will also present a platform for discussion of the underlying philosophy of the use of NDE in an in-service inspection program. The use of statistical methods to evaluate the accuracy and disposition the results will also be discussed. From this, recommendations will be made for the NDE inspection program.

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: Independent Peer Reviews  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Production Hydrogen Delivery Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Manufacturing Fuel Cells Applications/Technology Validation Safety Codes and Standards Education Basic Research Systems Analysis Systems Integration Independent Reviews Macro-System Model U.S. Department of Energy Search help Home > Systems Integration > Independent Peer Reviews Printable Version Independent Peer Reviews DOE's Systems Integrator convenes independent technical reviews to gauge progress toward meeting specific technical targets and to provide technical information necessary for key decisions. These independent reviews are important to the program: They provide an unbiased understanding of the status of the program's technical targets based on the input of independent technical experts. This understanding is critical to program decision-making, budget

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Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 April 2013 Review of Radiation...

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Facility Configuration...

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NETL: Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Peer Reviews Peer Reviews Coal and Power Systems Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs NETL is conducting a series of independent Peer Reviews of its Strategic Center for Coal Technology Programs in accordance with Departmental guidelines. Using a standard set of selection criteria, each technology program selects between 15 and 20 projects to be peer reviewed that represent the program's project portfolio and a significant portion of their fiscal year budget. Selected projects undergo a rigorous review during which the Principal Investigators summarize the status of their research, accomplishments, and future planned activities to an independent panel of experts. Projects are evaluated using a standard set of metrics to assess the progress of the Project Team towards achieving the Statements of Project Objectives as well as specific project milestones of the research. Following the Peer Review, NETL uses the results to guide and redirect the projects, as appropriate, underscoring NETL's commitment to funding and managing a portfolio of high-quality research.

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility -...

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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - September 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Idaho National Laboratory - September Review, Idaho National Laboratory - September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - September 2011 September 2011 Review of the Occupational Radiation Program as Implemented and Recently Enhanced at the Idaho National Laboratory At the request of the Office of Nuclear Energy, and in accordance with Independent Oversight priorities, the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) performed an initial independent assessment of the Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) occupational radiation protection program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The HSS Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy provided a subject matter expert to support this independent review. HSS examined the effectiveness

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Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation - September 2000 Independent Oversight Review, West Valley Demonstration Project Transportation - September 2000 September 2000 Transportation Emergency Management Review of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and National Transportation Program (NTP)/Transportation Compliance Evaluation/Assistance Program (TCEAP) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a transportation emergency management review of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) and National Transportation Program (NTP)/Transportation Compliance Evaluation/Assistance Program (TCEAP) in September 2000.

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Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Richland Operations  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Richland Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Richland Operations Office - December 2010 Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Richland Operations Office - December 2010 December 2010 Specific Administrative Controls Review with the Office of Environmental Management at DOE-Richland Operations Office The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, participated in the Office of Environmental Management Office of Standards and Quality Assurance, EM-23, review of Specific Administrative Controls (SAC) at the Hanford Site. The EM-23 review included selected programs at the Hanford Site that are under the auspices of the DOE Richland Operations Office. Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Richland Operations

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Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2011 September 2011 Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of the integrated safety management system (ISMS) established and implemented by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, December 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,

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Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Enforcement and Oversight Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at the Livermore Site Office October 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency...

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External Independent Review (EIR) Standard Operating Procedure...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) External Independent Review (EIR) Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) EIR SOP.pdf More Documents & Publications ICR-ICE Standard Operating...

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Independent Oversight Special Review, Headquarters - August 2008 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Special Review, Headquarters - August 2008 Independent Oversight Special Review, Headquarters - August 2008 Independent Oversight Special Review, Headquarters - August 2008 August 2008 Review of Construction Safety and Health Programs This special review of construction safety was performed by the Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), to provide feedback to DOE line management and contractors on the effectiveness of line organizations at DOE sites in implementing construction safety requirements. This special review is based on data collected over the past three years (covering the timeframe from late 2005 to early 2008) during scheduled inspections performed by Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations, at the

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Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories - November 2013 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories - November 2013 December 2013 Targeted Review of Activity-Level Implementation of Radiological Controls at Sandia National Laboratories This report documents the results of an independent oversight targeted review of radiological protection program activity-level implementation for Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Technical Area V facilities. SNL is managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, under contract to the Department of Energy (DOE) and is overseen by the National Nuclear Security Administration and its Sandia Field Office. This targeted review was performed at SNL September 23-27,

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Independent Scientific Review Panel Umatilla Initiative Review  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

there is not sufficient water available to be able to maintain minimum flows or target flows for fish. In fact, the river......................................... 8 A. Instream Flow Enhancement...................................................................................... 8 1. Review of Individual Flow and Passage Projects

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Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2013 September 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the fire protection program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The review was performed June 10-21, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The review was one part of a targeted assessment of fire protection at nuclear facilities across the DOE complex, including National Nuclear Security Administration sites. The purpose of the Independent Oversight targeted assessment was to

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Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - September 2013 September 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the fire protection program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The review was performed June 10-21, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The review was one part of a targeted assessment of fire protection at nuclear facilities across the DOE complex, including National Nuclear Security Administration sites. The purpose of the Independent Oversight targeted assessment was to

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Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Lawrence Livermore National Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - December 2009 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - December 2009 December 2009 Review of Nuclear Safety at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed a review of nuclear safety programs at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from October through November 2009. The review was performed by the HSS Office of Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Evaluations. LLNL has made significant progress in establishing and implementing comprehensive programs to effectively manage nuclear safety. LLNL has devoted considerable management attention and resources to enhance nuclear

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Independent Oversight Focused Program Review, Argonne National  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Focused Program Review, Argonne National Focused Program Review, Argonne National Laboratory-West - May 2001 Independent Oversight Focused Program Review, Argonne National Laboratory-West - May 2001 May 2001 Focused Program Review at Argonne National Laboratory-West The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a focused review of the emergency management program at Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W) in May 2001. There were two primary objectives for this review: to evaluate the extent to which the emergency planning hazards assessment (EPHA) document serves as an effective foundation for the ANL-W emergency management program, and to determine whether the necessary interfaces have been established among

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Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - September 2013 September 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Fire Suppression System at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory. This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the fire protection program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the fire suppression system at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory. The review was performed March 18-29, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The review was performed as one part of an ongoing targeted

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Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - October 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - October 2012 October 2012 Review of the Department of Energy Office of Science Assessment of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radiochemical Processing Laboratory Criticality Alarm System The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a shadow assessment of the Office of Science (SC) review of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Radiochemical Processing Laboratory (RPL) Criticality Alarm System (CAS). SC's Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) coordinated the SC review. The SC assessment focused on the operability of the CAS at the PNNL RPL

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Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - November 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - November 2013 November 5, 2013 Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the preparedness of the DOE Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office, contractors at the DOE Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, and selected non-leased facilities to respond to a severe natural phenomena event (NPE). The review was conducted in July and August 2013 by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this

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Independent technical review of the Pinellas Plant  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents an Independent Technical Review (ITR) of facilities, organizations, plans, activities and various other elements required to successfully transition the Pinellas Plant from Defense Program (DP) funded operation to either community developed reuse or safe deactivation leading to decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). The review was conducted at the request of the Department of Energy (DOE) Deputy Assistant Secretary for Facility Transition and Management (EM-60) and is a consensus of the nine member ITR Team.

Not Available

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent technical review of the Mound Plant  

SciTech Connect

This report documents an Independent Technical Review (ITR) of the facilities, organizations, plans, and activities required to transition particular elements of the Mound Plant from Defense Program (DP) funded operation as appropriate either to community developed reuse or safe deactivation leading to decontamination and decommissioning (D&D). The review was conducted at the request of the Dr. Willis Bixby, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy EM-60, Office of Facility Transition and Management and is a consensus of the nine member ITR Team. Information for the review was drawn from documents provided to the ITR Team by the Miamisburg Area Office (MB) of the DOE, EG&G, the City of Miamisburg, and others; and from presentations, discussions, interviews, and facility inspections at the Mound Plant during the weeks of March 14 and March 28, 1994. During the week of April 25, 1994, the ITR Team met at Los Alamos, New Mexico to develop consensus recommendations. A presentation of the core recommendations was made at the Mound Plant on May 5, 1994. This is an independent assessment of information available to, and used by, the Mound Plant personnel. Repetition of the information is not meant to imply discovery by the ITR Team. Team members, however, acting as independent reviewers, frequently assess the information from a perspective that differs significantly from that of the Mound Plant personnel. The report is based on information obtained and conditions observed during the March 1994 review interval. The ITR process and normal site work often initiate rapid, beneficial changes in understanding and organization immediately following the review. These changes frequently alter conditions observed during the review, but the report does not address changes subsequent to the review interval.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Solar Program Peer Review Report: An Independent Evaluation of Program Activities for FY2009 and FY2010  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document summarizes the recommendations and evaluations provided by an independent external panel of experts at the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program's 2010 Program Review meeting, held on May 24?27, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Y-12 Implementation Verification Review...

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Radiography Facility - Building 239 Independent Validation Review  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this task was to perform an Independent Validation Review to evaluate the successful implementation and effectiveness of Safety Basis controls, including new and revised controls, to support the implementation of a new DSA/TSR for B239. This task addresses Milestone 2 of FY10 PEP 7.6.6. As the first IVR ever conducted on a LLNL nuclear facility, it was designated a pilot project. The review follows the outline developed for Milestone 1 of the PEP, which is based on the DOE Draft Guide for Performance of Independent Verification Review of Safety Basis Controls. A formal Safety Basis procedure will be developed later, based on the lessons learned with this pilot project. Note, this review is termed a ''Validation'' in order to be consistent with the PEP definition and address issues historically raised about verification mechanisms at LLNL. Validation is intended to confirm that implementing mechanisms realistically establish the ability of TSR LCO, administrative control or safety management program to accomplish its intended safety function and that the controls are being implemented. This effort should not, however, be confused with a compliance assessment against all relevant DOE requirements and national standards. Nor is it used as a vehicle to question the derivation of controls already approved by LSO unless a given TSR statement simply cannot be implemented as stated.

Altenbach, T J; Beaulieu, R A; Watson, J F; Wong, H J

2010-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 February 2012 Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for Building 3019 This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (ORO-EM) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review involved evaluation of established IVR processes and implementation of the newly revised documented safety analysis (DSA) and technical safety

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NETL: 2010 - Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

- Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs Advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (AIGCC) Peer Review Advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (AIGCC)...

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Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant, December 2013 | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pantex Plant, December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant, December 2013 December 2013 Targeted Review of the Safety Significant Blast Door and Personnel Door...

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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site Waste Treatment and...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, August 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, August 2013 August 2013 Review of the...

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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility - August 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility - August 2013 August 2013 Review...

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Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 2013 July 2013 Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Livermore Field Office (LFO) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Site 200 preparedness for severe natural phenomena events (NPEs). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and

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Independent Oversight Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - May 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - May 2013 Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - May 2013 Independent Oversight Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - May 2013 May 2013 Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Implementation Verification Review Processes at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities This report summarizes and analyzes the results of independent reviews of IVR and associated processes at eight DOE sites conducted by Independent Oversight from August 2011 to September 2012. The purpose of the Independent Oversight review was to evaluate the processes and methods used for verifying the implementation of safety basis hazard controls and periodically re-verifying that the controls remain in place. Independent Oversight Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - May 2013 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 2013 March 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2013 March 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The review, which was performed November 26-30, 2012, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP construction site. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2013

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Treatment and Immobilization Treatment and Immobilization Plant - November 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - November 2011 November 2011 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security conducted an independent review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project (WTP). The independent oversight review, which was performed September 12-15, 2011, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality at the WTP construction site. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

October 2012 October 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - October 2012 October 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The review, which was performed August 6-10, 2012, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP construction site. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -

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Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Office of River  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Office of River Protection - December 2010 Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Office of River Protection - December 2010 December 2010 Specific Administrative Controls Review with the Office of Environmental Management at the Office of River Protection The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, participated in an Office of Environmental Management Office of Standards and Quality Assurance, EM-23, review of Specific Administrative Controls (SAC). The EM-23 review included selected Office of River Protection programs at the Hanford Site. Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Office of River Protection - December 2010 More Documents & Publications Independent Specific Administrative Controls Review, Richland Operations

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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Site - September 2011 Savannah River Site - September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2011 September 2011 Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Implementation Verification Review (IVR) Processes at Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities. The overall objective of the Independent Oversight IVR review process includes verification that contractors and site offices have developed and implemented appropriate methods for performing IVRs (including direction for scheduling and conducting IVR activities) and measurement of the

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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2011 September 2011 Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Implementation Verification Review (IVR) Processes at Savannah River Site Environmental Management Nuclear Facilities. The overall objective of the Independent Oversight IVR review process includes verification that contractors and site offices have developed and implemented appropriate methods for performing IVRs (including direction for scheduling and conducting IVR activities) and measurement of the

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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - July 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - July 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - July 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - July 2012 July 2012 Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Idaho National Laboratory The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) preparedness for severe natural phenomena events. The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe natural phenomena event. Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - July 2012

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Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

- November 2011 November 2011 Review of the Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility Readiness Assessment (Implementation Verification Review Sections) This...

51

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - May 2013 May 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U.S....

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2013 March 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U.S....

53

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality The...

54

Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

a review of nuclear safety programs at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from October through November 2009. The review was performed by the HSS Office of...

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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - December 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 2012 December 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - December 2012 December 2012 Review of the Hanford Tank Farms Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation This report documents an independent review by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) of radiological protection program (RPP) activity-level implementation at the Hanford Tank Farms. The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations. The purpose of this Independent Oversight targeted review effort is to evaluate the flowdown of occupational radiation protection requirements, as expressed in facility RPPs, to work planning, control, and execution processes, such as

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Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant - February 2012 | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Plant - February 2012 Plant - February 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant - February 2012 February 2012 Review of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Pantex Plant conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from January 17 to 24, 2012. The overall purpose of these Independent Oversight reviews is to evaluate the processes and methods used for verifying and re-verifying implementation of new or substantially revised safety basis hazard controls. Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant - February 2012

57

Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - September...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evaluations within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) performed an initial independent assessment of the Battelle Energy...

58

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Laboratory - Laboratory - April 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 April 2012 Review of the Consequence Assessment Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) emergency management consequence assessment program. The purpose of the review was to measure LANL's compliance against U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders and LANL institutional requirements. The review scope was coordinated with the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO), and the review was conducted February 7-9, 2012. LANL's consequence assessment process ensures that estimates of onsite

59

Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security - May 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Security - May 2013 National Security - May 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security - May 2013 May 2013 Review of the Nevada National Security Site Criticality Safety Program Corrective Action Plan Closure The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada Field Office (NFO) and National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) concurrent assessments to confirm the level of compliance with the closure actions of the NSTec corrective action plan (CAP) for nuclear criticality safety. Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security - May 2013 More Documents & Publications

60

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- December 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Review of the Independent Integrated Safety Management/Integrated Work Management Assessment of Research and Development and Programmatic Work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

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61

Review of the Independent Integrated Safety Management/Integrated...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Los Alamos Site Office NNSA National Nuclear Security Administration PIC Person In Charge R&D Research and Development TA Technical Area 1 Independent Oversight Review of the...

62

Distributed Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas: Independent Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Independent review report on the available information concerning the technologies needed for forecourts producing 150 kg/day of hydrogen from natural gas.

Fletcher, J.; Callaghan, V.

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

63

Independent Oversight Review, Paducah Site - April 2013 | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Paducah Site - April 2013 Paducah Site - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Paducah Site - April 2013 April 2013 Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Paducah Site The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Paducah site's preparedness for severe natural phenomena events (NPEs). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe NPE. Independent Oversight Review, Paducah Site - April 2013 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant -

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Independent Oversight Focused Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary Report -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Focused Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary Independent Oversight Focused Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary Report - December 2001 Independent Oversight Focused Review, Kansas City Plant, Summary Report - December 2001 December 2001 Focused Review of Environment, Safety and Health and Emergency Management at the Kansas City Plant The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted a focused review of environment, safety, and health (ES&H) and emergency management programs at the Kansas City Plant (KCP) in November 2001. Independent Oversight's Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and Office of Emergency Management Oversight performed the review as a joint effort. As discussed in this report, KCP has a good safety and environmental

65

Independent Oversight Focus Area Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - April  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Focus Area Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - Independent Oversight Focus Area Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - April 2010 Independent Oversight Focus Area Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - April 2010 April 2010 Review of Specific Administrative Controls at DOE Nuclear Facilities The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health Safety and Security occasionally reviews specific focus areas. Focus areas are aspects of safety programs that Independent Oversight determines warrant increased management attention based on reviews of performance data, inspection results, and operating experience across DOE sites. Due, in part, to operating experience and previous inspection results. DOE selected specific administrative controls (SACs) as a focus area. SACs are new or revised technical safety requirements (TSRs)

66

Independent Oversight Followup Review, Idaho National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the validity of the FCF safety basis documentation. The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) fulfilled this objective by reviewing the draft Safety Analysis Report...

67

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - October 2012 October 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U. S....

68

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - November 2011 November 2011 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality The...

69

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2011 August 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The Office of Safety...

70

Independent Oversight Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Laboratory - October 2012 October 2012 Review of the Department of Energy Office of Science Assessment of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radiochemical...

71

Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 March 2000 Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a transportation emergency management review and a follow-up review of the emergency management program at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in February 2000. The primary purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of the Department's emergency management programs for transportation events involving hazardous materials (not related to transuranic waste or nuclear

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Independent Oversight Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005 Independent Oversight Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005 Independent Oversight Follow-Up Review, Hanford Site - June 2005 June 2005 Review of Worker Vapor Exposures and Occupational Medicine Program at the Hanford Site, June 2005 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted a follow-up review in May-June 2005 of its 2004 investigation of allegations of deficiencies in worker protection and medical practices at the DOE Hanford Site. The purpose of this OA follow-up review was to assess the status of the corrective actions for selected findings identified by OA during its 2004 investigation. This OA review did not result in any new findings. Recommendations for continued improvement and enhancements to ongoing initiatives are provided

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - July 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Los Alamos National Laboratory - July Los Alamos National Laboratory - July 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - July 2012 July 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55 This report documents the independent review of the implementation verification review (IVR) process at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) plutonium facility at Technical Area-55 (TA-55) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from May 1 - 17, 2012. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - July 2012 More Documents & Publications

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Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of Implementation Verification Review (IVR) processes at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations during the periods of August 20-24 and September 25-28, 2012. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 More Documents & Publications

75

Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 April 2013 Review of Radiation Protection Program Implementation at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project of the Idaho Site This report documents an independent review of activity-level radiation protection program (RPP) implementation at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) of the Idaho Site, as conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations. The purpose of this Independent Oversight targeted review

76

Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory High Flux Isotope Reactor Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of Implementation Verification Review (IVR) processes at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations during the periods of August 20-24 and September 25-28, 2012. Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - January 2013 More Documents & Publications

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December 2011 December 2011 Review of the Independent Integrated Safety Management/Integrated Work Management Assessment of Research and Development and Programmatic Work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory The purpose of this Independent Oversight review by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations (Independent Oversight) was (through shadowing1) to determine the depth, breath, and rigor of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) independent integrated safety management/integrated work management (ISM/IWM) assessment activities at the LANL Plutonium Facility at Technical Area (TA)-55 conducted July 18 through August 19, 2011, and to maintain

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project Construction Quality The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The review, which was performed November 14-17, 2011, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP construction site. Independent Oversight determined that construction quality at WTP was adequate in the areas reviewed. BNI Engineering has developed appropriate

79

Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Argonne National Laboratory - Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory - November 2011 November 2011 Review of the Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility Readiness Assessment (Implementation Verification Review Sections) This report documents the review of the Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility (AGHCF) readiness assessment (RA) by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The overall objectives of the IVR assessments include verification that contractors and site offices have procedures and processes for scheduling and conducting IVR activities in place and have developed and implemented appropriate methods for performing implementation

80

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2013 January 2013 Review of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Black-Cell and Hard-To-Reach Pipe Spools Procurement Process and the Office of River...

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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tritium Tritium Facilities - December 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities - December 2012 December 2012 Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Savannah River Site Tritium Facilities The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of preparedness for severe natural phenomena events (NPEs) at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Savannah River Site's (SRS's) Tritium Facilities (TF). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe NPE.

82

Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Savannah River National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River National Savannah River National Laboratory - January 2012 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Savannah River National Laboratory - January 2012 January 2012 Follow-up Review of Implementation Verification Reviews at the Savannah River National Laboratory Savannah River Site The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the identification and implementation of safety basis hazard controls associated with "flashing spray release" and supporting information documented in the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) WSRC-SA-2, SRNL Technical Area Documented Safety Analysis, Revision 10; WSRC-TS-97-00014, SRNL Technical Area Technical Safety Requirements,

83

Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 February 2012 Targeted Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report documents the independent targeted review of the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) preparedness for severe natural phenomena events, conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations and was carried out as the pilot for similar reviews at other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites. The purpose of the targeted review

84

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December 2013 December 2013 Review of the Technical Area 55 Safety Class Fire Suppression System at Los Alamos National Laboratory This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Technical Area 55 Plutonium Facility safety class fire suppression system (FSS), concurrent with a scheduled Los Alamos Field Office vital safety system assessment. The review was performed April 29 through May 20, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The

85

Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - April  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 2013 April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - April 2013 April 2013 Review of the Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO). The objective of the Independent Oversight review was to evaluate PPPO's conduct of the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Phase I verification review at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS). The contractor at PORTS is Fluor-Babcock & Wilcox Portsmouth (FBP). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations

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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site - November 2011 | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Site - November 2011 Site - November 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site - November 2011 November 2011 Review of Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Idaho Site - Phase 1 of 2 This report documents the first phase of an independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Idaho Site conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The purpose of the complete Independent Oversight review is to evaluate, in two phases, the processes and methods used at the Idaho Site for verifying implementation of new or substantially revised facility safety basis hazard controls. The objective of this Phase 1 assessment was to evaluate the extent to which the Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) and primary facility

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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site, March 2013 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Site, March 2013 Site, March 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site, March 2013 March 2013 Review of the Facility Representative Program at the Idaho Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed an independent review of the Facility Representative (FR) program at the Idaho Site. The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations by shadowing a DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) assessment team during its periodic self-assessment of the program. The purpose of this Independent Oversight review effort was to evaluate the FR program and FR self-assessment methodology implemented at the Idaho Site. This review was performed at the Idaho Site from November 13 to 16, 2012.

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 2012 August 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2012 August 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted independent reviews of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project (WTP). The reviews for this report were performed on site during February 6-10, 2012 and April 30 - May 4, 2012, and were the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP. Independent Oversight determined that construction quality at WTP is

89

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - August 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 2011 August 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - August 2011 August 2011 Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of selected aspects of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions' (SRNS) plans for commercial grade dedication (CGD) of the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) Safety Instrumented System (SIS) safety significant components at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The independent review was conducted during June 14-24 and July 12-13, 2011, by Independent Oversight in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear

90

Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Federal - June 2012 Federal - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Federal - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Integrated Waste Treatment Unit Federal Operational Readiness Review This report documents the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), independent review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project-Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (SBWTP-IWTU) DOE (Federal) Operational Readiness Review (D-ORR). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations and was intended to assess the effectiveness of the CORR process as implemented for the SBWTP-IWTU. This review also provides additional data regarding

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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Site - September 2012 Savannah River Site - September 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2012 September 2012 Review of the Savannah River Site, Salt Waste Processing Facility, Construction Quality of Piping & Pipe Supports The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of construction quality at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF). The focus of the review, performed on site between May 14 and 18, 2012, was piping and pipe supports. The review team also observed installation of two tanks in the dark cells (DCs). Subsequent to the onsite review, procurement records were reviewed for quality-related piping and piping system components.

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Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Y-12 National Security Complex - June Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Y-12 Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight, Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed from March 12 - 30, 2012. The objective of this review was to evaluate the extent to which the site management and operating contractor, B&W Y-12, a partnership of Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel Corporation, and the Y-12 Site

93

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2012 September 2012 Review of the Savannah River Site, Salt Waste Processing Facility, Construction Quality of Piping & Pipe Supports The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of construction quality at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF). The focus of the review, performed on site between May 14 and 18, 2012, was piping and pipe supports. The review team also observed installation of two tanks in the dark cells (DCs). Subsequent to the onsite review, procurement records were reviewed for quality-related piping and piping system components.

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Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Contractor - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Contractor - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Integrated Waste Treatment Unit Contractor Operational Readiness Review This report documents the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), independent review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project-Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (SBWTP-IWTU) contractor Operational Readiness Review (C-ORR). The review was conducted at the Idaho Site from February 27 to March 6, 2012. This report discusses the background, scope, results, and conclusions of the review, as well as

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Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office - August 2011 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Oak Ridge Office - August 2011 Review, Oak Ridge Office - August 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office - August 2011 August 2011 Review of the Oak Ridge Office Oversight of the Fire Protection Program at the Oak Ridge Reservation The Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of selected aspects of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office (ORO) fire protection program. The scope of the review was to assess ORO's oversight of contractor implementation of the site fire protection program. Key elements assessed included conducting comprehensive self-assessments, fulfilling the roles and responsibilities for the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), reviewing and

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Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Contractor - June 2012 Contractor - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Contractor - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Integrated Waste Treatment Unit Contractor Operational Readiness Review This report documents the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), independent review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project-Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (SBWTP-IWTU) contractor Operational Readiness Review (C-ORR). The review was conducted at the Idaho Site from February 27 to March 6, 2012. This report discusses the background, scope, results, and conclusions of the review, as well as opportunities for improvement (OFIs) and items identified for further

97

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - July 2011 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 2011 July 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - July 2011 July 2011 Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project The Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of selected engineering processes for the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) safety significant electrical system at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The purpose of this review was to assess the adequacy of the contractor's electrical system configuration management and design change control during construction and initial system turnover activities. Interviews and reviewed WSB Project Electrical System DCFs, an SDDR, and

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - November 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - November 2012 November 2012 Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) preparedness for severe natural phenomena events (NPEs). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe NPE. Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - November 2012

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May 2012 |  

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Laboratory - May Laboratory - May 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May 2012 May 2012 Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Los Alamos National Laboratory This report documents the independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) preparedness for severe natural phenomena events, conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe natural phenomena event. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May 2012

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Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2011 August 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) conducted an independent review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project (WTP). The review, which was performed May 9-12, 2011, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP construction site. HSS determined that construction quality at WTP was adequate in the areas

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Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 April 2013 Review of Radiation Protection Program Implementation at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project of the Idaho Site This report documents an independent review of activity-level radiation protection program (RPP) implementation at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) of the Idaho Site, as conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations. The purpose of this Independent Oversight targeted review

102

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site Waste Treatment and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, August 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, August 2013 August 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) conducted an independent review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The review, which was performed June 10-14, 2013, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP construction site. The scope of this quarterly assessment of construction quality review

103

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2012  

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Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2012 January 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility Fire Suppression System The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility (WCRRF) safety significant fire suppression system (FSS) vital safety system in conjunction with a scheduled Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) assessment. Overall, the LASO assessment was competently performed by knowledgeable LASO personnel using appropriate criteria as defined in LASO Procedure MP

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2012 January 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility Fire Suppression System The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility (WCRRF) safety significant fire suppression system (FSS) vital safety system in conjunction with a scheduled Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) assessment. Overall, the LASO assessment was competently performed by knowledgeable LASO personnel using appropriate criteria as defined in LASO Procedure MP

105

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Laboratory Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility - January 2012 January 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility Fire Suppression Vital Safety System The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) Facility safety significant fire suppression system (FSS) vital safety system in conjunction with a scheduled Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) assessment. The purpose of the LASO assessment was to evaluate the

106

Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site - April 2001 Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site - April 2001 April 2001 Special Review of the Rocky Flats Closure Project Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Environment, Safety, and Health Oversight (EH-2), within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health, conducted an independent oversight Special Review at the Rocky Flats Closure Project (RFCP). The Special Review was conducted at the request of the Rocky Flats Field Office (RFFO), which is the DOE organizational element with responsibility for the RFCP (formerly known as the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site). Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC (KH) is the prime contractor for the RFCP. RFCP's project-oriented approach and aggressive scheduling have resulted

107

Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Federal - June 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Federal - June 2012 June 2012 Review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Integrated Waste Treatment Unit Federal Operational Readiness Review This report documents the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), independent review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project-Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (SBWTP-IWTU) DOE (Federal) Operational Readiness Review (D-ORR). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations and was intended to assess the effectiveness of the CORR process as implemented for

108

Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - April 2009 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - April 2009 April 2009 Review of Nuclear Safety Programs at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a follow-up review of nuclear safety at the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) during January and February 2009. The follow-up review focused on PNNL efforts to address nuclear safety deficiencies identified in a November-December 2003 HSS Independent Oversight inspection of environment, safety, and health programs at PNNL. RPL has taken important steps to address the three nuclear safety findings

109

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - April 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - April 2013 April 2013 Review of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Work Planning and Control Activities The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a shadowing oversight activity to review the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) oversight of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This Independent Oversight activity was performed by HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations personnel shadowing the CBFO's review of the WIPP operating contractor's Work Control Improvement Plan implementation and effectiveness review, and CBFO's annual review of the contractor's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), specifically

110

Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site - November 2012 | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Site - November 2012 Site - November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site - November 2012 November 2012 Review of Radiation Protection Program Implementation at the Idaho Site This report documents an independent review of radiation protection program (RPP) implementation at the Idaho Site conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations. This targeted review was performed at the Idaho Site from September 4 to 7, 2012. This report discusses the scope, background, results, conclusions, and opportunities for improvement resulting from this review, as well as items identified for further follow-up by HSS.

111

Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - April 2009 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - April 2009 April 2009 Review of Nuclear Safety Programs at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a follow-up review of nuclear safety at the DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) during January and February 2009. The follow-up review focused on PNNL efforts to address nuclear safety deficiencies identified in a November-December 2003 HSS Independent Oversight inspection of environment, safety, and health programs at PNNL. RPL has taken important steps to address the three nuclear safety findings

112

Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office - November 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

- November - November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office - November 2012 November 2012 Review of the Richland Operations Office Oversight of Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The onsite review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from August 13 to 17, 2012. The objective of this assessment was to evaluate the extent to which the DOE-RL has developed and employed appropriate methods for oversight of contractor

113

Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office - November 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Richland Operations Office - November Richland Operations Office - November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office - November 2012 November 2012 Review of the Richland Operations Office Oversight of Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The onsite review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from August 13 to 17, 2012. The objective of this assessment was to evaluate the extent to which the DOE-RL has developed and employed appropriate methods for oversight of contractor

114

Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Y-12 National Security Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 February 2012 Targeted Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Y-12 National Security Complex This report documents the independent targeted review of the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) preparedness for severe natural phenomena events, conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations and was carried out as the pilot for similar reviews at other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites. The purpose of the targeted review

115

Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site - April 2001 Independent Oversight Special Review, Rocky Flats Closure Project Site - April 2001 April 2001 Special Review of the Rocky Flats Closure Project Site The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Environment, Safety, and Health Oversight (EH-2), within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health, conducted an independent oversight Special Review at the Rocky Flats Closure Project (RFCP). The Special Review was conducted at the request of the Rocky Flats Field Office (RFFO), which is the DOE organizational element with responsibility for the RFCP (formerly known as the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site). Kaiser-Hill Company, LLC (KH) is the prime contractor for the RFCP.

116

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Field Office Tritium  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Field Office Tritium Field Office Tritium Facilities - November 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities - November 2013 November 13, 2013 Review of Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the radiological protection program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) tritium facilities implemented at the activity-level by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC and its subcontractors. The review was performed by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations within the broader context of an ongoing program of targeted assessments of radiological control programs, with an emphasis on

117

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - April 2013 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 2013 April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - April 2013 April 2013 Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Hanford Tank Farms The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the management of safety class or safety significant structures, systems and components (hereinafter referred to as safety systems) at the Hanford Site Tank Farms. The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations. The purpose of this Independent Oversight targeted assessment effort is to evaluate processes for monitoring, maintaining, and operating safety systems to ensure their continued reliable capability to perform the

118

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 2013 January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Black-Cell and Hard-To-Reach Pipe Spools Procurement Process and the Office of River Protection Audit of That Process The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a concurrent independent review with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) of selected aspects of the Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) procurement processes for WTP black-cell (BC) and hard-to-reach (HtR) pipe spools. The Independent Oversight review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and

119

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Immobilization Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2012 August 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted independent reviews of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project (WTP). The reviews for this report were performed on site during February 6-10, 2012 and April 30 - May 4, 2012, and were the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by Independent Oversight at the WTP.

120

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 2013 January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Black-Cell and Hard-To-Reach Pipe Spools Procurement Process and the Office of River Protection Audit of That Process The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a concurrent independent review with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) of selected aspects of the Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) procurement processes for WTP black-cell (BC) and hard-to-reach (HtR) pipe spools. The Independent Oversight review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and

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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - April 2010 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April April 2010 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - April 2010 April 2010 Review of the Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility Safety Basis This report presents the results of an independent review of the upgraded safety basis for the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF), a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility at the Idaho National Laboratory, which is managed and operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). The review was conducted at the request of the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and DOE-ID by the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Office of Independent Oversight with assistance of the HSS Office of Nuclear Safety Policy and Assistance. The review team concludes that BEA broadly followed the guidance in the

122

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - September  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - September 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - September 2011 September 2011 Review of the Facility Centered Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Disposition Project This report documents the results of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Independent Oversight review of the Facility Centered Assessment (FCA) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Waste Disposition Project (WDP), which includes the Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing (RANT) Facility; Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility (WCRRF); and Area G transuranic (TRU) waste operations. This report was developed and approved in accordance with DOE O 227.1, Independent Oversight Program. The

123

Independent Oversight Review, DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities - April 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities - April DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities - April 2013 Independent Oversight Review, DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities - April 2013 April 2013 Lessons Learned from the 2012 Targeted Reviews of Emergency Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at Select DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities This report provides lessons learned from the 2012 reviews performed by Independent Oversight. The reviews performed during the fall of 2011 and throughout 2012 were at DOE/NNSA sites with hazard category 1 and 2 nuclear facilities, some of which also have significant quantities of hazardous chemicals on site. The purpose of the Independent Oversight review was to determine the state of emergency preparedness of selected sites by examining the sites' processes for evaluating plausible severe NPEs;

124

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2012 April 2012 Review of the Emergency Response Organization at the Los Alamos National Laboratory The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) emergency response organization (ERO) program. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the processes for establishing and maintaining an ERO that has overall responsibility for initial and ongoing emergency response and mitigation. The review scope was coordinated with the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO), and was conducted February 7-9, 2012. LANL has established an ERO, as defined in LANL planning and preparedness

125

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - December 2013 December 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of selected aspects of construction quality at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP). The review, which was performed September 9-13, 2013, was the latest in a series of ongoing quarterly assessments of construction quality performed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The scope of this quarterly assessment of construction quality review included observations

126

Independent Oversight Special Review, Department of Energy sites - February  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Special Review, Department of Energy sites - Special Review, Department of Energy sites - February 2008 Independent Oversight Special Review, Department of Energy sites - February 2008 February 2008 Independent Oversight Special Review of Workplace Exposure Monitoring From January 2006 through June 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), evaluated the effectiveness of DOE's workplace monitoring programs for non-radiological hazards at eight sites as part of regularly scheduled inspections. These reviews focused on site programs for ensuring that workers are protected in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 851 and/or DOE Order 440.1A (which preceded 10 CFR 851). This report summarizes the observations, insights, and lessons learned from these

127

Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security Site, December 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Security Site, National Security Site, December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security Site, December 2013 December 2013 Targeted Review of the Safety Significant Blast Door and Special Door Interlock Systems and Review of Federal Assurance Capability at the Nevada National Security Site This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of safety significant Blast Door Interlock and Special Door Interlock systems at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Device Assembly Facility (DAF). The NNSS DAF is operated by National Security Technologies, LLC under contract to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Nevada Field Office. The Independent Oversight review was performed on site August 19-27, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office

128

Independent Oversight Followup Review, Idaho National Laboratory - May 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Followup Review, Idaho National Laboratory - Followup Review, Idaho National Laboratory - May 2011 Independent Oversight Followup Review, Idaho National Laboratory - May 2011 May 2011 Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility Safety Basis Review Followup The purpose of this follow-up review was to verify how and to what extent Idaho National Laboratory (INL) addressed the Significant Issues that were identified in the April 2010 Independent Oversight report on the INL Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF) safety basis review, as well as the consideration given to the recommendations that were made. Significant Issues were defined in that report as problems or concerns that affected the validity of the FCF safety basis documentation. The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) fulfilled this objective by reviewing the draft

129

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - November 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Hanford Tank Farms - November 2011 Review, Hanford Tank Farms - November 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - November 2011 November 2011 Review of Hanford Tank Farms Safety Basis Amendment for Double-Shell Tank Ventilation System Upgrades The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent oversight review of the draft amendment to the Hanford Tank Farms safety basis for upgrading the double-shell tank (DST) primary tank ventilation (PTV) systems to safety-significant designation. The Tank Farms are Hazard Category 2 DOE nuclear facilities. The review was performed during the period July 25 - August 12, 2011 by the HSS Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management

130

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - August 2000 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - August Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - August 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - August 2000 August 2000 Emergency Management Program Review at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a review of the emergency management program at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in May 2000. The primary purpose of this review was twofold: to assess selected emergency management system elements that focus on WIPP's readiness to protect site personnel and the public from the consequences of onsite events that may result in the release of hazardous materials; and to evaluate the site's ability to provide appropriate information or

131

Independent Oversight Review, Sandia Site Office - January 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sandia Site Office - January 2013 Sandia Site Office - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Sandia Site Office - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sandia Site Office (SSO) quality assurance (QA) assessment of the Manzano nuclear operations. The focus of the review, performed on site November 14-15, 2012, was to shadow SSO's QA assessment and evaluate its performance of compliance oversight of Sandia Corporation safety management programs (SMPs) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) hazard-categorized nuclear facilities per SSO procedure

132

Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - July 2013 July 2013 Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Livermore Field Office (LFO) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Site 200 preparedness for severe natural phenomena events (NPEs). The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities and maintaining them in a state of readiness in case of a severe NPE. This

133

Independent Oversight Review, Sandia Site Office - January 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sandia Site Office - January 2013 Sandia Site Office - January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Sandia Site Office - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sandia Site Office (SSO) quality assurance (QA) assessment of the Manzano nuclear operations. The focus of the review, performed on site November 14-15, 2012, was to shadow SSO's QA assessment and evaluate its performance of compliance oversight of Sandia Corporation safety management programs (SMPs) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) hazard-categorized nuclear facilities per SSO procedure

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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - January 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

January 2013 January 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - January 2013 January 2013 Review of the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building, Construction Quality of Mechanical Systems Installation and Selected Aspects of Fire Protection System Design The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of construction quality and selected aspects for fire protection system design at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) Waste Solidification Building (WSB). The review was performed on site between September 24 and 27, 2012, focusing on the WSB process vessel ventilation (PVV) system and the fire protection active and passive

135

Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Facility - December 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Facility - December 2013 December 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program and Fire Protection Systems at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the fire protection programs and systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center. The review was performed during May 20-23, 2013, and July 15-19, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The review was one part of a targeted assessment of fire protection at nuclear facilities across the DOE complex.

136

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site - September 2013 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hanford Site - September 2013 Hanford Site - September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site - September 2013 September 2013 Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Hanford Site This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the preparedness of the DOE Richland Operations Office (DOE/RL) and the various Hanford Site contractors to deal with severe natural phenomena events (NPE). The review was conducted April - May 2013 by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations performed this review to evaluate the processes for identifying emergency response capabilities

137

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Site Salt Waste Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility - August 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility - August 2013 August 2013 Review of the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Safety Basis and Design Development. This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the safety basis and design development for the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site. The review was performed February 12-14, 2013 by DOE's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the safety basis, design, and the associated technical documents developed for

138

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Site Salt Waste Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility - August 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility - August 2013 August 2013 Review of the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Safety Basis and Design Development. This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the safety basis and design development for the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site. The review was performed February 12-14, 2013 by DOE's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the safety basis, design, and the associated technical documents developed for

139

Independent Oversight Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response Plans  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response Plans and Performance, March 2003 Independent Oversight Review of DOE Headquarters Emergency Response Plans and Performance, March 2003 The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted a review of emergency response plans and performance at DOE Headquarters (HQ) in February 2003. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the readiness and effectiveness of the DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) emergency response teams for a postulated emergency at a field site, and the HQ Incident Command Team for an emergency affecting the Forrestal building. In addition, OA was tasked to evaluate the current status of DOE's Continuity of Operations (COOP) program plans and provide recommendations

140

Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center, September 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center, September 2013 September 2013 Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and Associated Feedback and Improvement Processes. This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the management of safety significant structures, systems, and components at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC). The review was performed April 2-5, April 15-19, and May 19-23, 2013, by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. The review was carried out within the broader context of an ongoing program of

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Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site - March 2000 March 2000 Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Oversight, within the Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance, conducted a transportation emergency management review and a follow-up review of the emergency management program at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) in February 2000. The primary purpose of this review was to assess the effectiveness of the Department's emergency management programs for transportation events involving hazardous materials (not related to transuranic waste or nuclear

142

Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office - October 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

- October 2011 - October 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office - October 2011 October 2011 Review of Nevada Site Office Criticality Safety Assessments at the Criticality Experiments Facility and Training Assembly for Criticality Safety and Appraisal of the Criticality Experiments Facility Startup Plan The purpose of this independent review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), was to shadow the Nevada Site Office (NSO) line oversight activities conducted August 29 - September 2, 2011, to determine the level of compliance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with American National Standards Institute and American Nuclear

143

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Los Alamos Site Office Safety System Oversight Program Self-Assessment The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) safety system oversight (SSO) program in conjunction with a scheduled LASO self-assessment. The purpose of the LASO self-assessment was to evaluate the SSO program's compliance with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders and standards, and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and LASO directives and procedures. The self-assessment was conducted December 5-9, 2011.

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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

K Basin and Cold Vacuum K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 August 2012 Review of Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Found Fuel Multi-Canister Overpack Operations The purpose of this independent oversight review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) was to observe the operations associated with processing a Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) of "found fuel" (small quantities of spent fuel discovered during cleanup of the reactor burial grounds) at the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF). The found fuel MCO was transported from the K West Basin on the Hanford

145

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 August 2012 Review of Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Found Fuel Multi-Canister Overpack Operations The purpose of this independent oversight review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) was to observe the operations associated with processing a Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) of "found fuel" (small quantities of spent fuel discovered during cleanup of the reactor burial grounds) at the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF). The found fuel MCO was transported from the K West Basin on the Hanford

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Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office - October 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nevada Site Office - October 2011 Nevada Site Office - October 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office - October 2011 October 2011 Review of Nevada Site Office Criticality Safety Assessments at the Criticality Experiments Facility and Training Assembly for Criticality Safety and Appraisal of the Criticality Experiments Facility Startup Plan The purpose of this independent review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), was to shadow the Nevada Site Office (NSO) line oversight activities conducted August 29 - September 2, 2011, to determine the level of compliance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with American National Standards Institute and American Nuclear

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Site Office - March 2012 Site Office - March 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos Site Office - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Los Alamos Site Office Safety System Oversight Program Self-Assessment The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) safety system oversight (SSO) program in conjunction with a scheduled LASO self-assessment. The purpose of the LASO self-assessment was to evaluate the SSO program's compliance with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders and standards, and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and LASO directives and procedures. The self-assessment was conducted December 5-9, 2011. Overall, the LASO self-assessment was competently performed by

148

Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - March 2001 Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - March 2001 March 2001 Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Health Services Department The Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Oversight (EH-2) in conjunction with the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) reviewed the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Health Services Department on March 19-21, 2001. The purpose of the review was twofold. First, EH-2 performed a review of selected activities to identify positive attributes, issues, and opportunities for improvement. Second, the AAAHC surveyed the medical program for accreditation. This report documents

149

Independent Oversight Review, Department of Energy Contractor - August 2000  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Department of Energy Contractor - Department of Energy Contractor - August 2000 Independent Oversight Review, Department of Energy Contractor - August 2000 August 2000 Review of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Medicine Programs from December 1998 to June 1999 The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Oversight performed a two-phased review of eight Departmental contractor occupational medicine programs. The first phase of the review was completed in September 1998 and the second phase in December 1999. To conduct the review, Oversight teamed with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a non-profit accreditation organization for health-care facilities. The results of the second-phase review reflected many of those addressed in the interim report. Upon completion of the two-phased review, six of the

150

Expert initial review of Columbia River Basin salmonid management models: Summary report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Over the past years, several fish passage models have been developed to examine the downstream survival of salmon during their annual migration through the Columbia River reservoir system to below Bonneville Dam. More recently, models have been created to simulate the survival of salmon throughout the entire life cycle. The models are used by various regional agencies and native American tribes to assess impacts of dam operation, harvesting, and predation on salmonid abundance. These models are now also being used to assess extinction probabilities and evaluate restoration alternatives for threatened and endangered salmonid stocks. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) coordinated an initial evaluation of the principal models by a panel of outside, expert reviewers. None of the models were unequivocally endorsed by any reviewer. Significant strengths and weaknesses were noted for each with respect to reasonability of assumptions and equations, adequacy of documentation, adequacy of supporting data, and calibration procedures. Although the models reviewed differ in some important respects, all reflect a common conceptual basis in classical population dynamic theory and a common empirical basis consisting of the available time series of salmonid stock data, hydrographic records, experimental studies of dam passage parameters, and measurements of reservoir mortality. The results of this initial review are not to be construed as a comprehensive scientific peer review of existing Columbia River Basin (CRB) salmon population models and data. The peer review process can be enhanced further by a dynamic exchange regional modelers and scientific panel experts involving interaction and feedback.

Barnthouse, L.W.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, DOE Headquarters Facilities - March 2002 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Headquarters Facilities - March DOE Headquarters Facilities - March 2002 Independent Oversight Review, DOE Headquarters Facilities - March 2002 March 2002 Review of the Headquarters Facilities Emergency Response Plans The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance conducted a review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters facilities emergency response plans in February 2002. The purpose of this review was to assess the Department's readiness to respond to emergency events, such as fires and hazardous material releases (inside and outside the building), that occur at any of the following facilities: the two primary DOE Headquarters facilities, namely, the James V. Forrestal building, which is located in Washington, D.C., and the main Germantown, Maryland, facility; and the 270 Corporate Center and Cloverleaf

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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - March 2010 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March March 2010 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - March 2010 March 2010 Review of the Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility Safety Basis This report presents the results of an independent review of the upgraded safety basis for the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF), a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility at the Idaho National Laboratory, which is managed and operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). The present mission of the FCF is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of electrometallurgical technology for treating spent nuclear fuel from Experimental Breeder Reactor-II and other similar fuels. The review was conducted at the request of the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and DOE-ID by the Office of Health,

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Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2011 July 2011 Review of Selected Elements of Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Independent Oversight, performed a review of specific portions of the emergency management program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) between September and November 2010. The focus of this review was to verify the status of corrective actions from the 2008 HSS emergency management inspection, assess two recent AARs for two actual events, and assess both the DOE ORNL Site Office (OSO) and University of Tennessee-Battelle, LLC (UT-Battelle) self-assessment and issues management

154

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - November  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

National Laboratory - National Laboratory - November 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - November 2013 November 2013 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of radiological protection program activity-level implementation performed by Los Alamos National Security and its subcontractors at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, and Environmental and Waste Management Operations Area G facilities. The review was performed August 19-29, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security. This report discusses the scope, background,

155

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Waste Treatment and Immobilization Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project - October 2010 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project - October 2010 October 2010 Review of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) conducted an independent review of the nuclear safety culture at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) project at the Hanford Site during August and September 2010. The HSS team performed the review in response to a request in a July 30, 2010, memorandum from the Assistant Secretary for the DOE Headquarters Office of Environmental Management (EM), which referred to nuclear safety concerns raised by a contractor employee

156

Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Biomass Gasification: Independent Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This independent review is the conclusion arrived at from data collection, document reviews, interviews and deliberation from December 2010 through April 2011 and the technical potential of Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Biomass Gasification. The Panel reviewed the current H2A case (Version 2.12, Case 01D) for hydrogen production via biomass gasification and identified four principal components of hydrogen levelized cost: CapEx; feedstock costs; project financing structure; efficiency/hydrogen yield. The panel reexamined the assumptions around these components and arrived at new estimates and approaches that better reflect the current technology and business environments.

Ruth, M.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office and National Security  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Site Office and National Site Office and National Security Technologies, LLC - November 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office and National Security Technologies, LLC - November 2011 November 2011 Review of Nevada Site Office and National Security Technologies, LLC, Line Oversight and Contractor Assurance Systems Self-Assessment The purpose of this independent oversight review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), was to shadow the Nevada Site Office (NSO) and the National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), line oversight and contractor assurance systems (LOCAS) self-assessment conducted September 19 - 23, 2011, at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The NSO/NSTec self-assessment focused on:

158

Savannah River Site - Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent Technical Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SALT WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY SALT WASTE PROCESSING FACILITY INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL REVIEW November 22, 2006 Conducted by: Harry Harmon, Team Lead Civil/Structural Sub Team Facility Safety Sub Team Engineering Sub Team Peter Lowry, Lead James Langsted, Lead George Krauter, Lead Robert Kennedy Chuck Negin Art Etchells Les Youd Jerry Evatt Oliver Block Loring Wyllie Richard Stark Tim Adams Tom Anderson Todd LaPointe Stephen Gosselin Carl Costantino Norman Moreau Patrick Corcoran John Christian Ken Cooper Kari McDaniel _____________________________ Harry D. Harmon ITR Team Leader SPD-SWPF-217 SPD-SWPF-217: Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent Technical Review 11/22/2006 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The ITR Team wishes to thank Shari Clifford of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Corrective Action Corrective Action Effectiveness Review The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), evaluated the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) safety system oversight (SSO) assessment of Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) corrective actions to address prior LASO SSO findings. The purpose of the LASO assessment was to evaluate the effectiveness of LANL's performance feedback and improvement process and provide U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) line management with objective information on LASO's effectiveness in managing corrective issues related to nuclear facility safety. The LASO assessment was conducted July 25-29, 2012, and the final report was issued on October 22, 2012. Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2013

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Energy Independence and Security Act Six-Year Review of Covered...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independence and Security Act Six-Year Review of Covered Products Energy Independence and Security Act Six-Year Review of Covered Products This memorandum explains that the Energy...

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161

Measurement of Hydrogen Production Rate Based on Dew Point Temperatures: Independent Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This independent review verified Idaho National Labotory's approach of measuring the rate of hydrogen production using dew point temperatures.

Duffy, M.; Harrison, K.; Sheahen, T.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint  

SciTech Connect

INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION REVIEW AND SURVEY of the Argonne National Laboratory Building 301 Footprint, Argonne Illinois 5061-SR-01-0

E.N. Bailey

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Current (2009) State-of-the-Art Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Water Electrolysis: Independent Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This independent review examines DOE cost targets for state-of-the art hydrogen production using water electrolysis.

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2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Review of Simulation of Net Infiltration for Present-Day and Potential Future Climates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) tasked Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) with providing an independent expert review of the documented model and prediction results for net infiltration of water into the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain. The specific purpose of the model, as documented in the report MDL-NBS-HS-000023, Rev. 01, is “to provide a spatial representation, including epistemic and aleatory uncertainty, of the predicted mean annual net infiltration at the Yucca Mountain site ...” (p. 1-1) The expert review panel assembled by ORISE concluded that the model report does not provide a technically credible spatial representation of net infiltration at Yucca Mountain. Specifically, the ORISE Review Panel found that: • A critical lack of site-specific meteorological, surface, and subsurface information prevents verification of (i) the net infiltration estimates, (ii) the uncertainty estimates of parameters caused by their spatial variability, and (iii) the assumptions used by the modelers (ranges and distributions) for the characterization of parameters. The paucity of site-specific data used by the modeling team for model implementation and validation is a major deficiency in this effort. • The model does not incorporate at least one potentially important hydrologic process. Subsurface lateral flow is not accounted for by the model, and the assumption that the effect of subsurface lateral flow is negligible is not adequately justified. This issue is especially critical for the wetter climate periods. This omission may be one reason the model results appear to underestimate net infiltration beneath wash environments and therefore imprecisely represent the spatial variability of net infiltration. • While the model uses assumptions consistently, such as uniform soil depths and a constant vegetation rooting depth, such assumptions may not be appropriate for this net infiltration simulation because they oversimplify a complex landscape and associated hydrologic processes, especially since the model assumptions have not been adequately corroborated by field and laboratory observations at Yucca Mountain.

Review Panel: Soroosh Sorooshian, Ph.D., Panel Chairperson, University of California, Irvine; Jan M. H. Hendrickx, Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Binayak P. Mohanty, Ph.D., Texas A& M University; Scott W. Tyler, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno; Tian-Chyi Jim Yeh, Ph.D., University of Arizona -- ORISE Review Facilitators: Robert S. Turner, Ph.D., Technical Review Group Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; Brian R. Herndon, Project Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; Russ Manning, Technical Writer /Editor, Haselwood Enterprises, Inc.

2008-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review of the Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility Safety Basis  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT REVIEW OF THE IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY FUEL CONDITIONING FACILITY SAFETY BASIS April 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security Office of Independent Oversight i INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT REVIEW OF THE IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY FUEL CONDITIONING FACILITY SAFETY BASIS Table of Contents Acronyms ............................................................................................................................ ii Executive Summary ........................................................................................................... iii 1.0 Introduction ..................................................................................................................1

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Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Biomass Gasification: Independent Review  

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Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Hydrogen Production Cost Estimate Using Biomass Gasification National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard * Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Independent Review Published for the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program NREL/BK-6A10-51726 October 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- July 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55

168

Terms of Reference Independent Panel to Review the Doing Business Project/Report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The President of the Bank, as discussed with the Board of Executive Directors, will appoint an independent panel of experts (“the Panel”) to review a broad range of issues around the Doing Business report, as it marks its 10 th year. These Terms of Reference share background information, lay out the scope of the review, note the main criteria for the selection of Panel members, and outline a timeline for reporting back to the President. Background Since its first publication in 2003, the annual Doing Business reports have received much attention. Doing Business indicators were conceived to help catalyze reforms of business regulations and track progress on the implementation of the reforms measured by the indicators. Policy makers, academics, CSOs and international development agencies use the indicators and the underlying data in research, in monitoring and evaluation programs, and as a reference point in gauging private sector development. The 10-year point is a good time to conduct a thorough review, taking stock of the experience to date, analyzing results, distilling lessons learned, and mapping the way forward. Given the

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169

INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE X-701B GROUNDWATER REMEDY, PORTSMOUTH, OHIO: TECHNICAL EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office requested assistance from Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM-22) to provide independent technical experts to evaluate past and ongoing remedial activities at the Portsmouth facility that were completed to address TCE contamination associated with the X-701B groundwater plume and to make recommendations for future efforts. The Independent Technical Review team was provided with a detailed and specific charter. The charter requested that the technical team first review the past and current activities completed for the X-701B groundwater remedy for trichloroethene (TCE) in accordance with a Decision Document that was issued by Ohio EPA on December 8, 2003 and a Work Plan that was approved by Ohio EPA on September 22, 2006. The remedy for X-701B divides the activities into four phases: Phase I - Initial Source Area Treatment, Phase II - Expanded Source Area Treatment, Phase III - Evaluation and Reporting, and Phase IV - Downgradient Remediation and Confirmation of Source Area Treatment. Phase I of the remedy was completed during FY2006, and DOE has now completed six oxidant injection events within Phase II. The Independent Technical Review team was asked to evaluate Phase II activities, including soil and groundwater results, and to determine whether or not the criteria that were defined in the Work Plan for the Phase II end point had been met. The following criteria are defined in the Work Plan as an acceptable Phase II end point: (1) Groundwater samples from the identified source area monitoring wells have concentrations below the Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) for TCE in groundwater, or (2) The remedy is no longer effective in removing TCE mass from the source area. In addition, the charter specifies that if the Review Team determines that the Phase II endpoint has not been reached, then the team should address the following issues: (1) If additional injection events are recommended, the team should identify the type of injection and target soil horizon for these injections; (2) Consider the feasibility of declaring Technical Impracticability and proceeding with the RCRA Cap for the X-701B; and (3) Provide a summary of other cost-effective technologies that could be implemented (especially for the lower Gallia). The Independent Technical Review team focused its evaluation solely on the X-701B source zone and contaminant plume. It did not review current or planned remedial activities at other plumes, waste areas, or landfills at the Portsmouth site, nor did it attempt to integrate such activities into its recommendations for X-701B. However, the ultimate selection of a remedy for X-701B by site personnel and regulators should take into account potentially synergistic efforts at other waste areas. Assessment of remedial alternatives in the context of site-wide management practices may reveal opportunities for leveraging and savings that would not otherwise be identified. For example, the cost of source-zone excavation or construction of a permeable reactive barrier at X-701B might be substantially reduced if contaminated soil could be buried on site at an existing or planned landfill. This allowance would improve the feasibility and competitiveness of both remedies. A comprehensive examination of ongoing and future environmental activities across the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant is necessary to optimize the selection and timing of X-701B remediation with respect to cleanup efficiency, safety, and economics. A selected group of technical experts attended the technical workshop at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant from November 18 through 21, 2008. During the first day of the workshop, both contractor and DOE site personnel briefed the workshop participants and took them on a tour of the X-701B site. The initial briefing was attended by representatives of Ohio EPA who participated in the discussions. On subsequent days, the team reviewed baseline data and reports, were provided additional technical information from site personne

Looney, B.; Eddy-Dilek, C.; Costanza, J.; Rossabi, J.; Early, T.; Skubal, K.; Magnuson, C.

2008-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

170

Experts Workshop: Review of the State-of-the-Science Regarding PBT Concepts and Metals and Metal Compounds  

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This report presents the minutes of the proceedings of the Experts Workshop held January 19, 2000, in Arlington, Virginia. The workshop's objective was to review the state-of-the-science concerning the application of persistent bioaccumulative toxics (PBT) concepts to metals and inorganic metal compounds. These minutes include introductory comments, invited presentations, a panel discussion and comments from the floor.

2000-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

171

Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant- April 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Review of the Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

172

Independent Oversight Review, Argonne National Laboratory- November 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Review of the Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility Readiness Assessment (Implementation Verification Review Sections)

173

Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power & Conservation Council  

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experts from applicable state agencies and the Tribes" along with the federal Action Agencies projects. As stated in the proposal document titled Willamette River Habitat Protection and Restoration Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs) for the Action Agencies to carry out habitat restoration actions

174

Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- July 2013  

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Review of Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

175

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- January 2012  

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Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility Fire Suppression System

176

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- September 2011  

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Review of the Facility Centered Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Disposition Project

177

Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant- January 2013  

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Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control Activities Prior to Work Execution

178

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Operations Office- August 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Review of the Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Safety Basis and Design Development.

179

A Review of Market Monitoring Activities at U.S. Independent...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and apply mitigating measures and sanctions when applicable and authorized. A Review of Market Monitoring Activities at U.S. Independent System Operators More Documents &...

180

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- January 2013  

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Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Weapons Engineering Tritium Facility Tritium Gas Containment Vital Safety System

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181

Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant- December 2012  

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Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Low Activity Waste Melter Process System Hazards Analysis Activity

182

Independent Oversight Review of Nevada Site Office Criticality...  

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Safety CEF Criticality Experiments Facility CRAD Criteria and Review Approach Documents CSP Criticality Safety Plan DAF Device Assembly Facility DOE Department of Energy DSA...

183

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site- June 2012  

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Review of Electrical System Configuration Management, Safety Instrumented System Commercial Grade Dedication, Setpoint Calculations, and Software Testing at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project

184

Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Site Office- June 2012  

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Review of the Pantex Site Office's Compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities

185

Site Visit Report - Independent Oversight Review of Work Planning...  

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Safety and Security (HSS) in support of the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM). The purpose of the review was to support EM management efforts to...

186

Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National...  

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- March 2001 March 2001 Review of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Health Services Department The Office of Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Oversight...

187

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilizati...  

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Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - December 2013 December 2013 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality This report...

188

Independent Oversight Review of the Employee Concerns Program...  

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Savannah River Site (SRS). This targeted review was performed at SRS from June 3 to 5, 2013. This report discusses the background, scope, methodology, results, and conclusions of...

189

Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing...  

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Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center, September 2013 September 2013 Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and...

190

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation  

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Site CH2M Hill Plateau Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - November 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - November 2012 November 2012 Review of the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company that were conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The onsite review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from August 13 to17, 2012. The objective of this assessment was to evaluate

191

Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Department of Energy Complex - May  

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Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Department of Energy Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Department of Energy Complex - May 2000 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Department of Energy Complex - May 2000 May 2000 Follow-up Review of Emergency Management Programs in the Department of Energy Complex The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is required to maintain a comprehensive emergency management system to ensure that DOE is prepared to protect workers, the public, the environment, and national security in the event of an accident or emergency. Following a chemical explosion at DOE's Hanford site in May 1997, an independent oversight evaluation of emergency management programs across the DOE complex was conducted. That evaluation, completed in early 1998, concluded that, despite a series of 1997 Secretarial initiatives on emergency management, the programs at DOE

192

Independent Technical Review of the X-740 Groundwater Remedy, Portsmouth, Ohio: Technical Evaluation and Recommendations  

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Two major remedial campaigns have been applied to a plume of trichloroethene (TCE) contaminated groundwater near the former X-740 facility at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon Ohio. The two selected technologies, phytoremediation using a stand of hybrid poplar trees from 1999-2007 and in situ chemical oxidation using modified Fenton's Reagent from 2008-2009, have proven ineffective in achieving remedial action objectives (RAOs). The 'poor' performance of these technologies is a direct result of site specific conditions and the local contaminant hydrogeology. Key among these challenges is the highly heterogeneous subsurface geology with a thin contaminated aquifer zone (the Gallia) - the behavior of the contamination in the Gallia is currently dominated by slow release of TCE from the clay of the overlying Minford formation, from the sandstone of the underlying Berea formation, and from clayey layers within the Gallia itself. In response to the remediation challenges for the X-740 plume, the Portsmouth team (including the US Department of Energy (DOE), the site contractor (CDM), and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)) is evaluating the feasibility of remediation at this site and identifying specific alternatives that are well matched to site conditions and that would maximize the potential for achieving RAOs. To support this evaluation, the DOE Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation (EM-32) assembled a team of experts to serve as a resource and provide input and recommendations to Portsmouth. Despite the challenging site conditions and the failure of the previous two remediation campaigns to adequately move the site toward RAOs, the review team was unanimous in the conclusion that an effective combination of cost effective technologies can be identified. Further, the team expressed optimism that RAOs can be achieved if realistic timeframes are accepted by all parties. The initial efforts of the review team focused on reviewing the site history and data and organizing the information into a conceptual model and findings to assist in evaluating the potential of alternative remediation technologies. Examples of the key conceptual findings of the EM-32 review team were: (1) The Gallia represents the most practical target for deployment of in situ remediation treatment reagents - injection/extraction focused in this zone would provide maximum lateral impacts with minimal potential risk of failure or adverse collateral impacts. (2) The slow release of TCE from clay and sandstone into the Gallia represent a long term source of TCE that can re-contaminate the Gallia in the future - technologies that effectively treat the permeable portions of the Gallia, but do not leave residual treatment capacity in the system are unlikely to achieve long term remedial action objectives. CDM, the site contractor, provided important and useful information documenting the status and preliminary results of the on-site technology alternative evaluation. In the CDM evaluation, potential technologies were either retained (or screened out) in two preliminary evaluation phases and a detailed evaluation was performed on the five alternatives that were retained into the final 'detailed analysis' phase. The five alternatives that were included in the detailed analysis were: (1) hydraulic fracturing with EHC (a solid bioremediation amendment), (2) enhanced anaerobic bioremediation, (3) in situ chemical oxidation, (4) electrical resistance heating, and (5) reactive barriers. In several cases, two or three variants were separately evaluated. The review team found the CDM effort to be generally credible and reasonable. Thus, the review team focused on providing additional considerations and inputs to Portsmouth and on amending and refining the alternatives in ways that might improve performance and/or reduce costs. The Department of Energy Portsmouth Paducah Project Office requested assistance from Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM-32) to provide an independent technical panel to review previous and o

Looney, B.; Rhia, B.; Jackson, D.; Eddy-Dilek, C.

2010-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

193

Westinghouse independent safety review of Savannah River production reactors  

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Westinghouse Electric Corporation has performed a safety assessment of the Savannah River production reactors (K,L, and P) as requested by the US Department of Energy. This assessment was performed between November 1, 1988, and April 1, 1989, under the transition contract for the Westinghouse Savannah River Company's preparations to succeed E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company as the US Department of Energy contractor for the Savannah River Project. The reviewers were drawn from several Westinghouse nuclear energy organizations, embody a combination of commercial and government reactor experience, and have backgrounds covering the range of technologies relevant to assessing nuclear safety. The report presents the rationale from which the overall judgment was drawn and the basis for the committee's opinion on the phased restart strategy proposed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company, Westinghouse, and the US Department of Energy-Savannah River. The committee concluded that it could recommend restart of one reactor at partial power upon completion of a list of recommended upgrades both to systems and their supporting analyses and after demonstration that the organization had assimilated the massive changes it will have undergone.

Leggett, W.D.; McShane, W.J. (Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA)); Liparulo, N.J.; McAdoo, J.D.; Strawbridge, L.E. (Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (USA). Nuclear and Advanced Technology Div.); Toto, G. (Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (USA). Nuclear Services Div.); Fauske, H.K. (Fauske and Associates, Inc., Burr Ridge, IL (USA)); Call, D.W. (Westinghouse Savannah R

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Independent Technical ({open_quotes}Red Team{close_quotes}) Reviews  

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Offices under the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) in the Department of Energy (DOE) and some National Laboratories are using Independent Technical or {open_quotes}Red Team{close_quotes} Reviews to understand and improve the performance of major projects, major system acquisitions, programs and organizations. A core group formed in 1991 by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, has organized teams of commercial and private consultants to perform over fifteen Independent Technical Reviews (ITRs) throughout the DOE Complex. This paper discusses: review initiation, team formation, methodology, site response, and observations gathered over the past three years.

Thullen, P.; Bennett, D.R.; Kosiewicz, S.T. [Los Alamos National Labs., NM (United States); Weaver, D.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

195

Independent Oversight Review, URS CH2M Oak Ridge - June 2013 | Department  

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URS CH2M Oak Ridge - June 2013 URS CH2M Oak Ridge - June 2013 Independent Oversight Review, URS CH2M Oak Ridge - June 2013 June 2013 Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation The purpose of this set of facility specific Independent Oversight targeted reviews is to evaluate the flowdown of occupational radiation protection requirements, as expressed in facility RPPs, to work planning, control, and execution processes, such as radiological work authorizations, including radiological work permits (RWPs) and other technical work documents (TWDs). This targeted review was performed at Oak Ridge during the period of March 3-22, 2013. This report discusses the background, scope, methodology, results, and conclusions of the review, as well as items identified for

196

Independent design review report for truck {number_sign}1 modifications for flammable gas tanks  

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The East and West Tank Farm Standing Order 97-01 requires that the PMST be modified to include purging of the enclosed space underneath the shielded receiver weather cover per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 496, Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment. The Standing Order also requires that the PMST be modified by replacing the existing electrical remote latch (RLU) unit with a mechanical remote latch unit. As the mechanical remote latch unit was exactly like the RLU installed on the Rotary Mode Core Sampler Trucks (RMCST) and the design for the RMCST went through formal design review, replacing the RLU was done utilizing informal design verification and was completed per work package ES-97-0028. As the weather cover purge was similar to the design for the RMCSTS, this design was reviewed using the independent review method with multiple independent reviewers. A function design criteria (WHC-SD-WM-FDC-048, Functional Design Criteria for Core Sampling in Flammable Gas Watch List Tanks) provided the criteria for the modifications. The review consisted of distributing the design review package to the reviewers and collecting and dispositioning the RCR comments. The review package included the ECNs for review, the Design Compliance Matrix, copies of all drawings affected, and copies of outstanding ECNs against these drawings. A final meeting was held to ensure that all reviewers were aware of the changes to ECNs from incorporation of RCR comments.

Wilson, G.W.

1997-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

197

Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and CH2M and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance - April 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance - April 2012 April 2012 Review of Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance Conduct of Operations The purpose of this independent oversight review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), was to observe and shadow1 a DOE Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) assessment of its contractors at the Hanford Site. The HSS reviewer observed the implementation and effectiveness of the DOE-RL assessment of two of the contractors (CHPRC and

198

Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Richland Operations Office and CH2M Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance - April 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance - April 2012 April 2012 Review of Richland Operations Office and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company and Mission Support Alliance Conduct of Operations The purpose of this independent oversight review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), was to observe and shadow1 a DOE Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) assessment of its contractors at the Hanford Site. The HSS reviewer observed the implementation and effectiveness of the DOE-RL assessment of two of the contractors (CHPRC and

199

Experts Feed  

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Il Chang joined Argonne National Laboratory in 1974 and led the laboratory's advanced reactor design and fuel cycle technology development activities

July 1, 2013 Experts...

200

Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at the Livermore Site Office, October 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Enforcement and Oversight Independent Oversight Review of Integrated Safety Management System Effectiveness at the Livermore Site Office October 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ............................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Background ...................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Scope ................................................................................................................................................ 1

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201

Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation - June 2013  

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May 2011 May 2011 Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation June 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Scope................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1

202

Independent Oversight Review of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rocky Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site Transportation Emergency Management Program Independent Oversight Review of the March 2000 OVERSIGHT Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................... 1 1.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 4 2.0 RESULTS ......................................................................................... 6 Hazard Survey and Hazards Assessments .................................... 6 Program Plans and Procedures ..................................................... 7 Emergency Responder Performance and Preparation ............... 9 Offsite Interfaces ........................................................................... 10 Feedback and Continuous Improvement Process

203

Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation - June 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 2011 May 2011 Independent Oversight Review of Oak Ridge Environmental Management Radiological Controls Activity Level Implementation June 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Scope................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ......................................................................................................................................... 1

204

A Review of Market Monitoring Activities at U.S. Independent System Operators  

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, Electric Markets Technical Assistance Program of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03LBNL-53975 A Review of Market Monitoring Activities at U.S. Independent System Operators Charles Goldman, Bernie C. Lesieutre, and Emily Bartholomew Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Energy Analysis

205

River Protection Project (RPP) Readiness to Proceed 2 Internal Independent Review Team Final Report  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results of an independent review team brought in to assess CH2M Hill Hanford Group's readiness and ability to support the RPP's move into its next major phase - retrieval and delivery of tank waste to the Privatization Contractor

SCHAUS, P.S.

2000-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

206

River Protection Project (RPP) Readiness to Proceed 2 Internal Independent Review Team Final Report  

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This report describes the results of an independent review team brought in to assess CH2M HILL Hanford's readiness and ability to support the RPP's move into its next major phase - retrieval and delivery of tank waste to the Privatization Contractor.

SCHAUS, P.S.

2000-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

207

Battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles: Expert viewsabout prospects for advancement. Under Review at Technological Forecasting and Social Change  

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In this paper we present the results of an expert elicitation on the prospects for advances in battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles. We find disagreement among the experts on a wide range of topics, including the need for government funding, the probability of getting batteries with Lithium Metal anodes to work, and the probability of building safe Lithium-ion batteries. Averaging across experts we find that U.S. government expenditures of $150M/yr lead to a 66 % chance of achieving a battery that costs less than $200/kWh, and a 20 % chance for a cost of $90/kWh or less. Reducing the cost of batteries from a baseline of $384 to $200 could lead to a savings in the cost of reducing greenhouse gases of about $100 Billion in 2050.

Erin Baker; Jeffrey Keisler

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Review of the independent risk assessment of the proposed Cabrillo liquified natural gas deepwater port project.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In March 2005, the United States Coast Guard requested that Sandia National Laboratories provide a technical review and evaluation of the appropriateness and completeness of models, assumptions, analyses, and risk management options presented in the Cabrillo Port LNG Deepwater Port Independent Risk Assessment-Revision 1 (Cabrillo Port IRA). The goal of Sandia's technical evaluation of the Cabrillo Port IRA was to assist the Coast Guard in ensuring that the hazards to the public and property from a potential LNG spill during transfer, storage, and regasification operations were appropriately evaluated and estimated. Sandia was asked to review and evaluate the Cabrillo Port IRA results relative to the risk and safety analysis framework developed in the recent Sandia report, ''Guidance on Risk Analysis and Safety Implications of a Large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Spill over Water''. That report provides a framework for assessing hazards and identifying approaches to minimize the consequences to people and property from an LNG spill over water. This report summarizes the results of the Sandia review of the Cabrillo Port IRA and supporting analyses. Based on our initial review, additional threat and hazard analyses, consequence modeling, and process safety considerations were suggested. The additional analyses recommended were conducted by the Cabrillo Port IRA authors in cooperation with Sandia and a technical review panel composed of representatives from the Coast Guard and the California State Lands Commission. The results from the additional analyses improved the understanding and confidence in the potential hazards and consequences to people and property from the proposed Cabrillo Port LNG Deepwater Port Project. The results of the Sandia review, the additional analyses and evaluations conducted, and the resolutions of suggested changes for inclusion in a final Cabrillo Port IRA are summarized in this report.

Gritzo, Louis Alan; Hightower, Marion Michael; Covan, John Morgan; Luketa-Hanlin, Anay Josephine

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

A review of market monitoring activities at U.S. independent system operators  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Policymakers have increasingly recognized the structural impediments to effective competition in electricity markets, which has resulted in a renewed emphasis on the need for careful market design and market monitoring in wholesale and retail electricity markets. In this study, we review the market monitoring activities of four Independent System Operators in the United States, focusing on such topics as the organization of an independent market monitoring unit (MMU), the role and value of external market monitors, performance metrics and indices to aid in market analysis, issues associated with access to confidential market data, and market mitigation and investigation authority. There is consensus across the four ISOs that market monitoring must be organizationally independent from market participants and that ISOs should have authority to apply some degree of corrective actions on the market, though scope and implementation differ across the ISOs. Likewise, current practices regarding access to confidential market data by state energy regulators varies somewhat by ISO. Drawing on our interviews and research, we present five examples that illustrate the impact and potential contribution of ISO market monitoring activities to enhance functioning of wholesale electricity markets. We also discuss several key policy and implementation issues that Western state policymakers and regulators should consider as market monitoring activities evolve in the West.

Lesieutre, Bernard C.; Goldman, Charles; Bartholomew, Emily

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Final report of the UMTRA independent technical review of TAC audit programs  

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This report details the findings of an Independent Technical Review (ITR) of practices and procedures for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project audit program. The audit program is conducted by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., the Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) for the UMTRA Project. The purpose of the ITR was to ensure that the TAC audit program is effective and is conducted efficiently. The ITR was conducted from May 16-20, 1994. A review team observed audit practices in the field, reviewed the TAC audit program`s documentation, and discussed the program with TAC staff and management. The format of this report has been developed around EPA guidelines; they comprise most of the major section headings. Each section begins by identifying the criteria that the TAC program is measured against, then describing the approach used by the ITR team to measure each TAC audit program against the criteria. An assessment of each type of audit is then summarized for each component in the following order: Radiological audit summary; Health and safety audit summary; Environmental audit summary; Quality assurance audit summary.

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1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Savannah River Site - Tank 48 Briefing on SRS Tank 48 Independent Technical Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tank 48 Tank 48 Independent Technical Review August 2006 2 SRS Tank 48 ITR SRS Tank 48 ITR Key ITR Observation Two distinct problems: Removing tetraphenylborate (TPB) waste and then cleaning the tank sufficiently to support return to service Processing contents to eliminate TPB hazard August 2006 3 SRS Tank 48 ITR SRS Tank 48 ITR Overarching ITR Conclusions 1. TPB Processing is on the right track - DOE/WSRC have selected the most promising candidates - Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) is the most technically attractive and mature of the candidate processes August 2006 4 SRS Tank 48 ITR SRS Tank 48 ITR Overarching Conclusions (continued) 2. Heel removal and tank cleanout will be a very challenging task. Compounding issues: - Physical difficulties in cleanout (access, congestion, etc.)

212

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company- November 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Review of the Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Implementation Verification Review Processes

213

Argonne TTRDC - Experts - Materials Experts  

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Battery Technologies Battery Technologies Combustion Analysis Engines & Emissions Fuel Cell Technologies Systems Assessment Technology Analysis Tribology Vehicle Recycling Vehicle Systems Materials Experts Click on a name to see a full résumé. Deformation Joining Cinta Lorenzo-Martin, Postdoctoral Appointee phone: 630/252-8577, fax: 630/525-5568, e-mail: lorenzo-martin@anl.gov PhD, Material Science, University of Seville, Spain Joining of different materials at high temperature Research on reduction of friction and wear to minimize energy losses Scuffing, wear and friction studies of ceramics 21+ publications and presentations Dileep Singh, Materials Scientist phone: 630/252-5009, fax: 630/252-2785, e-mail: dsingh@anl.gov PhD, Material Science, University of Utah Structure-mechanical property relationships in advanced energy materials

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Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Savannah River National Laboratory- January 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Follow-up Review of Implementation Verification Reviews at the Savannah River National Laboratory Savannah River Site

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Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2011 | Department  

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Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2011 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2011 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2011 July 2011 Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project Peer Review [HIAR-SRS-2011-07-15] At the request of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Enterprise Project Management (NAAPM-20), the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), provided an expert to review the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) startup programs and procedures associated with worker safety and health, environment, and security. Criteria for the review was detailed in the Criteria, Review and Approach Document (CRAD) contained within the NNSA review plan, and the expert served as a member of

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Participate on an Expert Panel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

AOCS Lab Services - Participate on an Expert Panel. Participate on an Expert Panel Participate on an Expert Panel Expert Panels

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1?10 kW Stationary Combined Heat and Power Systems Status and Technical Potential: Independent Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This independent review examines the status and technical potential of 1-10 kW stationary combined heat and power fuel cell systems and analyzes the achievability of the DOE cost, efficiency, and durability targets for 2012, 2015, and 2020.

Maru, H. C.; Singhal, S. C.; Stone, C.; Wheeler, D.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of market monitoring activities at U.S. independent system operators  

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of the ISO to conduct investigations, which ultimately maycan conduct independent studies and investigations; theirthe Commission may conduct an investigation of the retail

Goldman, Charles; Lesieutre, Bernie C.; Bartholomew, Emily

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review of market monitoring activities at U.S. independent system operators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBNL-53975 A Review of Market Monitoring Activities at U.S.Markets .9 Market Monitoring Units: Organization and

Goldman, Charles; Lesieutre, Bernie C.; Bartholomew, Emily

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex- February 2012  

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Targeted Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Y-12 National Security Complex

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility- January 2012  

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Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Facility Fire Suppression Vital Safety System

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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility- August 2012  

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Review of Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Found Fuel Multi-Canister Overpack Operations

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INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE C-400 INTERIM REMEDIAL PROJECT PHASE I RESULTS, PADUCAH, KENTUCKY  

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The groundwater and soil in the vicinity of the C-400 Building at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), is contaminated with substantial quantities of industrial solvents, primarily trichoroethene (TCE). This solvent 'source' is recognized as a significant challenge and an important remediation target in the overall environmental cleanup strategy for PGDP. Thus, the cleanup of the C-400 TCE Source is a principal focus for the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, and for PGDP regulators and stakeholders. Using a formal investigation, feasibility study and decision process, Electrical Resistance Heating (ERH) was selected for the treatment of the soil and groundwater in the vicinity of C-400. ERH was selected as an interim action to remove 'a significant portion of the contaminant mass of TCE at the C-400 Cleaning Building area through treatment' with the longer term goal of reducing 'the period the TCE concentration in groundwater remains above its Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL).' ERH is a thermal treatment that enhances the removal of TCE and related solvents from soil and groundwater. The heterogeneous conditions at PGDP, particularly the high permeability regional gravel aquifer (RGA), are challenging to ERH. Thus, a phased approach is being followed to implement this relatively expensive and complex remediation technology. Conceptually, the phased approach encourages safety and efficiency by providing a 'lessons learned' process and allowing appropriate adjustments to be identified and implemented prior to follow-on phase(s) of treatment. More specifically, early deployment targeted portions of the challenging RGA treatment zone with relatively little contamination reducing the risk of adverse collateral impacts from underperformance in terms of heating and capture. Because of the importance and scope of the C-400 TCE source remediation activities, DOE chartered an Independent Technical Review (ITR) in 2007 to assess the C-400 ERH plans prior to deployment and a second ITR to evaluate Phase I performance in September 2010. In this report, these ITR efforts are referenced as the '2007 ITR' and the 'current ITR', respectively. The 2007 ITR document (Looney et al., 2007) provided a detailed technical evaluation that remains relevant and this report builds on that analysis. The primary objective of the current ITR is to provide an expedited assessment of the available Phase I data to assist the PGDP team as they develop the lessons learned from Phase I and prepare plans for Phase II.

Looney, B.; Rossabi, J.; Stewart,L.; Richards, W.

2010-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Review: Independent component analysis for multiple-input multiple-output wireless communication systems  

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Independent component analysis (ICA), an efficient higher order statistics (HOS) based blind source separation technique, has been successfully applied in various fields. In this paper, we provide an overview of the applications of ICA in multiple-input ... Keywords: Frequency-domain equalization (FDE), I/Q imbalance, Independent component analysis (ICA), Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), Peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR)

J. Gao; X. Zhu; A. K. Nandi

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Implementation Verification Review Processes at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities, May 2013  

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Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Implementation Verification Review Processes at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities May 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents Acronyms ......................................................................................................................................................ii Executive Summaiy .....................................................................................................................................iii 1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1

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Independent Oversight Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Implementation Verification Review Processes at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities, May 2013  

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Lessons Learned from Targeted Reviews of Implementation Verification Review Processes at Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities May 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents Acronyms ......................................................................................................................................................ii Executive Summaiy .....................................................................................................................................iii 1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................. 1

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Independent Oversight Review, Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC- July 2012  

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Review of the Long Lead Procurement Processed Used by Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC for the Uranium Processing Facility Project

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Independent review of estimated load reductions for PJM's small customer load response pilot project  

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This study describes the results of a low-cost approach used to measure reported load reductions from a residential electric water heater (EWH) load control program operated as part of PJM Interconnection's Demand Response small customer pilot program. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducted this independent review of the engineering estimates for EWH load control reported by a Curtailment Service Provider (CSP) at PJM's request. LBNL employed low-cost measurement and verification (M&V) approaches that utilized existing interval metering equipment to monitor results for a series of load control tests. The CSP collected hourly load data for two substations and several hundred households over a six-week period in October and November 2003. During this time period, the CSP operated its electric water heater load control program during pre-specified test periods in the morning, afternoon and early evening. LBNL then analyzed substation and premise-level data from these tests in order to verify the diversified demand reductions claimed by the CSP for customers participating in the EWH load control program. We found that the observed load reductions for the premise-level data aggregated over all households in the two participating electric cooperatives were, respectively, 40 percent-60 percent less and 3 percent less-10 percent higher than the estimated diversified demand reduction values assumed by the CSP, depending on whether observed or normalized results are considered. We also analyzed sub-station level data and found that the observed load reductions during the test periods were significantly lower than expected, although confounding influences and operational problems signifiogram during pre-specified test periods in the morning, afternoon and early evening. LBNL then analyzed substation and premise-level data from these tests in order to verify the diversified demand reductions claimed by the CSP for customers participating in the EWH load control program. We found that the observed load reductions for the premise-level data aggregated over all households in the two participating electric cooperatives were, respectively, 40 percent-60 percent less and 3 percent less-10 percent higher than the estimated diversified demand reduction values assumed by the CSP, depending on whether observed or normalized results are considered. We also analyzed sub-station level data and found that the observed load reductions during the test periods were significantly lower than expected, although confounding influences and operational problems significantly limit our ability to differentiate between control-related and non-control related differences in substation-level load shape data. The usefulness and accuracy of the results were hampered by operational problems encountered during the measurement period as well as in sufficient number of load research grade interval meters at one cooperative. Given the larger sample size at one electric cooperative and more statistically-robust results, there is some basis to suggest that the Adjusted Diversified Demand Factor (ADDF) values used by the CSP somewhat over-state the actual load reductions. Given the results and limitations of the M&V approach as implemented, we suggest several options for PJM to consider: (1) require load aggregators participating in ISODR programs to utilize formal PURPA-compliant load research samples in their M&V plans, and (2) continue developing lower cost M&V approaches for mass market load control programs that incorporate suggested improvements described in this study.

Heffner, G.; Moezzi, M.; Goldman, C.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of independent consultants reviewing Integrated Test Stands (ITS) performance and readiness of DARHT for construction start  

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Independent consultants met at Los Alamos, June 15 and 16, 1993, to review progress on the commissioning of the Integrated Test Stand (ITS) for DARHT and to provide DOE with technical input on readiness for construction of the first radiographic arm of DARHT. The consultants concluded that all milestones necessary for demonstrating the performance of the DARHT accelerator have been met and that the project is ready for construction to resume. The experimental program using ITS should be continued to quantify the comparison of experiment and theory, to test improvements on the injector insulator, and to better evaluate the interaction of the beam and the target.

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1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Savannah River Site - Salt Waste Processing Facility: Briefing on the Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent Technical Review  

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Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent Technical Review Harry Harmon January 9, 2007 2 U.S. Department of Energy Outline * SWPF Process Overview * Major Risks * Approach for Conducting Review * Discussion of Findings * Conclusions 3 U.S. Department of Energy Salt Waste Processing Facility 4 U.S. Department of Energy SWPF Process Overview Alpha Finishing Process CSSX Alpha Strike Process MST/ Sludge Cs Strip Effluent DSS 5 U.S. Department of Energy BOTTOM LINE The SWPF Project is ready to move into final design. 6 U.S. Department of Energy Major Risks * Final geotechnical data potentially could result in redesign of the PC-3 CPA base mat and structure. * Cost and schedule impacts arising from the change from ISO-9001 to NQA-1 quality assurance requirements. * The "de-inventory, flush, and then hands-on

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Independent review of inappropriate identification, storage and treatment methods of polychlorinated biphenyl waste streams  

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The purpose of the review was to evaluate incidents involving the inappropriate identification, storage, and treatment methods associated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste streams originating from the V-tank system at the Test Area North (TAN). The team was instructed to perform a comprehensive review of Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (LMITCO`s) compliance programs related to these incidents to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the management program in all respects including: adequacy of the waste management program in meeting all LMITCO requirements and regulations; adequacy of policies, plans, and procedures in addressing and implementing all federal and state requirements and regulations; and compliance status of LMITCO, LMITCO contract team members, and LMITCO contract/team member subcontractor personnel with established PCB management policies, plans, and procedures. The V-Tanks are part of an intermediate waste disposal system and are located at the Technical Support Facility (TSF) at TAN at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The IRT evaluated how a waste was characterized, managed, and information was documented; however, they did not take control of wastes or ensure followup was performed on all waste streams that may have been generated from the V-Tanks. The team has also subsequently learned that the Environmental Restoration (ER) program is revising the plans for the decontamination and decommissioning of the intermediate waste disposal system based on new information listed and PCB wastes. The team has not reviewed those in-process changes. The source of PCB in the V-Tank is suspected to be a spill of hydraulic fluid in 1968.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent management and financial review, Yucca Mountain Project, Nevada. Final report, Appendix  

SciTech Connect

The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (Public Law 97-425), as amended by Public Law 100-203, December 22, 1987, established the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) within the Department of Energy (DOE), and directed the Office to investigate a site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to determine if this site is suitable for the construction of a repository for the disposal of high level nuclear waste. Work on site characterization has been under way for several years. Thus far, about $1.47 billion have been spent on Yucca Mountain programs. This work has been funded by Congressional appropriations from a Nuclear Waste Fund to which contributions have been made by electric utility ratepayers through electric utilities generating power from nuclear power stations. The Secretary of Energy and the Governor of the State of Nevada have appointed one person each to a panel to oversee an objective, independent financial and management evaluation of the Yucca Mountain Project. The Requirements for the work will include an analysis of (1) the Yucca Mountain financial and, contract management techniques and controls; (2) Project schedules and credibility of the proposed milestones; (3) Project organizational effectiveness and internal planning processes, and (4) adequacy of funding levels and funding priorities, including the cost of infrastructure and scientific studies. The recipient will provide monthly progress report and the following reports/documents will be presented as deliverables under the contract: (1) Financial and Contract Management Preliminary Report; (2) Project Scheduling Preliminary Report; (3)Project Organizational Effectiveness Preliminary Report; (4) Project Funding Levels and Funding Priorities Preliminary Report; and (5) Final Report.

1995-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review of the Fire Protection Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Fire Suppression System at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory, September 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Fire Protection Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Fire Suppression System at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory May 2011 February 2013 September 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose.................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope....................................................................................................................................................... 2

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Independent Oversight Review of the Fire Protection Program at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Fire Suppression System at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory, September 2013  

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Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Fire Protection Program at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Fire Suppression System at the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory May 2011 February 2013 September 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose.................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope....................................................................................................................................................... 2

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1…10 kW Stationary Combined Heat and Power Systems Status and Technical Potential: Independent Review  

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1-10 kW Stationary Combined Heat 1-10 kW Stationary Combined Heat and Power Systems Status and Technical Potential National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard * Golden, Colorado 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 Independent Review Published for the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program NREL/BK-6A10-48265 November 2010 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or

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Argonne TTRDC - Experts  

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Experts Experts Argonne's multidisciplinary approach to transportation research brings together scientists, engineers and researchers with diverse, but complementary, skills and experience. Researchers are experts in the fields of chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, economics and geography, environmental science, materials science, metallurgy and ceramics, as well as transportation planning. TTRDC Management Directors and managers APRF (Advanced Powertrain Research Facility) Researchers working with Argonne's integrated four-wheel drive chassis dynamometer Battery Technologies Researchers studying the energy storage needs of the light-duty vehicle market Engines & Fuels Researchers in combustion, ignition types, emissions, idling and much more Fuel Cell Technologies

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Expert assistants for design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two expert programs currently under development at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, PROCON and the Designer's Apprentice, are briefly described. Both codes define interface to simulations that provide a wide variety of information about the performance of complex devices. (BCS)

Aldridge, J.; Cerutti, J.; Draisin, W.; Steuerwalt, M.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capturing Undocumented Expert Knowledge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSEG) faces the retirements of skilled, productive experts in the areas of asset management system protection engineering and pipe-type cable design and operations. The project team used the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) guidelines and methods, described in the EPRI report Capturing and Using High-Value Undocumented Knowledge in the Nuclear Industry: Guidelines and Methods (1002896) to capture and retain the tacit knowledge held by these key experts. Th...

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors...  

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authors and reviewers, comment on drafts, and approve the final drafts and related summaries. Drafts of reports also go through expert review. Details of the IPCC process may be...

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IHS Standards Expert  

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Standards » Standards » IHS IHS Standards Expert1354608000000IHS Standards ExpertLANL researchers can access IHS Standards from offsite via Remote Access./No/Question? 667-5809library@lanl.gov IHS Standards Expert LANL researchers can access IHS Standards from offsite via Remote Access. Login For each collection (society), one person may access pdfs at a time, per the Library's subscription license. Please free up the collection for another user when finished: download or print your pdf, then Log Out. FAQs How do I use IHS? IHS Basic Tutorial (pdf) - see more on the "Training & Support" tab within IHS Contact IHS Customer support, 800-447-3352 (our Customer Support ID Number is 5926584) Contact the Research Library at 7-5809 or library@lanl.gov What if full-text is not available?

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory : Energy Expert  

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Energy Expert Back to Tool Screenshot of load profile for Energy Expert Screenshot of calendar for Energy Expert Screenshot for building results in Energy Expert...

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Evaluating complex interventions in End of Life Care: the MORECare Statement on good practice generated by a synthesis of transparent expert consultations and systematic reviews  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

from the ethics’ TEC was that it can be unethical not to offer research to this group of individ- uals. Concerns about approaching patients and families who are distressed or very ill are understandable, and this has often led ethics committees... interests. Authors’ contributions IJH designed the study, led the application for funding, oversaw the MORECare project, contributed to TECs and systematic reviews, led the integration of results, drafted and revised the paper and is the guarantor. CE...

Higginson, Irene J; Evans, Catherine J; Grande, Gunn; Preston, Nancy; Morgan, Myfanwy; McCrone, Paul; Lewis, Penney; Fayers, Peter; Harding, Richard; Hotopf, Matthew; Murray, Scott A; Benalia, Hamid; Gysels, Marjolein; Farquhar, Morag; Todd, Chris; on behalf of MORECare

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Savannah River Site - Salt Waste Processing Facility: Briefing on the Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent Technical Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This is a presentation outlining the Salt Waste Processing Facility process, major risks, approach for conducting reviews, discussion of the findings, and conclusions.

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Book Review: Radiological Conditions in the Dnieper River Basin: Assessment by an International Expert Team and Recommendations for an Action Plan  

SciTech Connect

This article is a book review of a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency that was prepared by a team of scientists from Belarus, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine as an assessment of radiological contamination of the Dnieper River, which flows through these three countries. The topics covered begin with radioactive sources (actual and potential) including areas affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident, nuclear power plants along the river and its tributaries, uranium mining and ore processing, radioactive waste storage and disposal sites, and non-power sources, such as medicine, industry, and research. The report continues with an assessment of human exposures to radiation from these sources. An additional area of consideration is radiological “hot spots” in the region. The report finishes with conclusions and recommendations to the regional governments for a strategic action plan and individual government national plans.

Napier, Bruce A.

2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Targeted Review of Activity-Level Implementation of Radiological Controls at Sandia National Laboratories, November 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Targeted Review of Targeted Review of Activity-Level Implementation of Radiological Controls at Sandia National Laboratories May 2011 November 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose................................................................................................................................................ 1 2.0 Scope................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ......................................................................................................................................... 2

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Independent Oversight Targeted Review of the Safety Significant Blast Door and Personnel Door Interlock Systems and Review of Federal Assurance Capability at the Pantex Plant, December 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Targeted Review of the Targeted Review of the Safety Significant Blast Door and Personnel Door Interlock Systems and Review of Federal Assurance Capability at the Pantex Plant December 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background........................................................................................................................................... 2

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CONSULTANT REPORT DEMAND FORECAST EXPERT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

CONSULTANT REPORT DEMAND FORECAST EXPERT PANEL INITIAL forecast, end-use demand modeling, econometric modeling, hybrid demand modeling, energyMahon, Carl Linvill 2012. Demand Forecast Expert Panel Initial Assessment. California Energy

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Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2010 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2010 Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2010 April 2010 Los Alamos Site Office Assessment of Fire Protection Activities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, in coordination with the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO), provided a technical expert to conduct several fire protection oversight activities, including validation of Los Alamos County's Fire Hydrant Flow Test Methodology and a review of Los Alamos National Laboratory Equivalency Request Review Process in support of LASO oversight of the contractor. Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos National Laboratory - April 2010

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Independent Oversight Review of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Medicine Programs from June 1998 to December 1999  

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Executive Summary Executive Summary The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Oversight performed a two-phased review of eight Departmental contractor occupational medicine programs. The first phase of the review was completed in September 1998 and the second phase in December 1999. To conduct the review, Oversight teamed with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a non-profit accreditation organization for health-care facilities. The Office of Oversight's interim report on the three sites covered in the initial phase revealed that some contractor occupational medicine programs were not implementing several important DOE policies and requirements. The most significant issue concerned the comprehensiveness of medical surveillance programs. Other issues included poorly defined and marginally implemented quality management and

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Independent Oversight Review of Department of Energy Contractor Occupational Medicine Programs from June 1998 to December 1999  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summary Summary The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Oversight performed a two-phased review of eight Departmental contractor occupational medicine programs. The first phase of the review was completed in September 1998 and the second phase in December 1999. To conduct the review, Oversight teamed with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), a non-profit accreditation organization for health-care facilities. The Office of Oversight's interim report on the three sites covered in the initial phase revealed that some contractor occupational medicine programs were not implementing several important DOE policies and requirements. The most significant issue concerned the comprehensiveness of medical surveillance programs. Other issues included poorly defined and marginally implemented quality management and

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Hierarchical fusion of expert opinions in the Transferable Belief Model, application to climate sensitivity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the fusion of conflicting and not independent expert opinion in the Transferable Belief Model. A hierarchical fusion procedure based on the partition of experts into schools of thought is introduced, justified by the sociology of ... Keywords: Climate sensitivity, Expert aggregation, Information fusion, Transferable Belief Model

Minh Ha-Duong

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent peer review panel report on the integrated nonthermal treatment systems study and the comparison of integrated thermal and integrated nonthermal treatment systems for mixed low level waste  

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The US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) Office of Science and Technology (OST) has conducted studies of integrated thermal treatment systems and integrated nonthermal treatment systems (INTS) for treating contact handled, alpha and non-alpha mixed low level radioactive waste (MLLW). The MLLW in the DOE complex consists of a wide variety of organic and inorganic solids and liquids contaminated with radioactive substances. Treatment systems are needed to destroy organic material and stabilize residues prior to land disposal. In May 1996 the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OST appointed an Independent Peer Review Panel to: (1) review and comment on the INTS Study; (2) make recommendations on the most promising thermal and nonthermal treatment systems; (3) make recommendations on research and development necessary to prove the performance of nonthermal and thermal technologies; and (4) review and comment on the preliminary draft of the ITTS/INTS Comparison Report. This report presents the primary conclusions and recommendations based on the review of the INTS study and the comparison report. System selection, overviews, comparisons, cost estimations and sensitivity analyses, and recommended R and D engineering needs are then described and discussed.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert system aid for military finance  

SciTech Connect

Historically, budget preparation processes have been difficult to accomplish. Errors and inconsistencies cause problems for the analyst during budget review. This paper discusses the development and testing of an expert system to aid budget preparation. The prototyping tool, its capabilities, and their application are discussed. Shown are the pilot testing procedures and their role in system development. Current status and enhancements (including software updates and future testing) are also presented. 12 refs., 3 figs.

Morris, J.D.; Emrich, M.L.; Hwang, Ho-Ling; Meador, M.

1987-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TTRDC - Experts - Battery Technologies  

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Research and Analysis Computing Center Working With Argonne Contact TTRDC Battery Technologies Experts Click on a highlighted name to see a full rsum. Jeff...

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INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE BUILDING 100 PLUME, FORMER DOE PINELLAS SITE (YOUNG - RAINEY STAR CENTER), LARGO, FLORIDA  

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Contaminated groundwater associated with Building 100 at the Young-Rainey Science, Technology, and Research Center, formerly the DOE Pinellas plant, is the primary remedial challenge that remains to be addressed at the site. Currently, Building 100 is an active industrial facility that is now owned and operated by the Pinellas county government. Groundwater samples collected from monitoring wells recently installed near the southern boundary of the site suggest that contaminated groundwater has migrated off the plant site. In response to the challenges presented by the Building 100 plume, the Office of Legacy Management (LM) requested assistance from the DOE Office of Groundwater and Soil Remediation (EM-32) to provide a review team to make technical recommendations so that they can efficiently and effectively address characterization and remediation of the plume. The review team was unanimous in the conclusion that a dynamic strategy that combines a phased implementation of direct push samplers, sensors, and tools can be used to better delineate the extent of contamination, control plume migration, and rapidly remediate the contaminated groundwater at the site. The initial efforts of the team focused on reviewing the site history and data, organizing the information into a conceptual model, identifying appropriate technologies, and recommending an integrated strategy. The current groundwater data from the site indicate a two-lobed plume extending to the east and south. To the east vinyl chloride is the primary contaminant of concern, to the south, vinyl chloride and cis1, 2-DCE are the primary contaminants. The limited data that are available suggest that reductive dechlorination of the TCE is already occurring but is not sufficient to prevent offsite migration of low concentrations of TCE daughter products. The team recommends that DOE pursue a strategy that builds on the natural cleansing capacity of the subsurface with reductive methods including biostimulation and/or bioaugmentation to provide a sustainable remediation system within the flow path of the plume. Additional data will be required to implement this approach and will include: (1) Better delineation of the nature and extent of contamination; (2) Demonstration the plume is currently stable or shrinking; and (3) Demonstration the full reductive dechlorination is occurring. The technical team recommends that DOE use a phased approach to identify residual contamination and to provide rapid installation of remedies. Matrices of characterization and remediation sensors, technologies, and tools were developed by the team in order to match the specific conditions and requirements of the site. The team provides a specific example of remedy that includes the incorporation of a dynamic characterization strategy moving from minimally invasive to more aggressive field techniques, the consideration of multiple complementary remediation approaches based on a spatiotemporally phased approach keyed to the different demands of different parts of the plume, and the integration and sequencing of the characterization and remediation activities.

Eddy-Dilek, C.; Rossabi, J.; Amidon, M.; Riha, B.; Kaback, D.

2010-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

256

Peer Review of Standards Rulemaking  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CHARGE CHARGE The Department of Energy (DOE) conducted the peer reviews in accordance with the requirements outlined in Bulletin from OMB (Available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/fy2005/m05-03.pdf). The selection of reviewers, including consideration of expertise, panel balance, conflicts of interest, and independence; employment of the peer review mechanisms (e.g., letter reviews, panels, etc.); and maintenance of transparency of the review process were in compliance with OMB guidance. DOE assembled a panel of experts to review the analysis used in the standards rulemaking process. The peer review panel consisted of seven reviewers DOE determined to be qualified to evaluate the assigned group of analyses, in accordance with the Bulletin. Each group of analyses displayed some technical diversity. Therefore, in

257

Independent Activity Report, Livermore Site Office - January 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Activity Report, Livermore Site Office - January 2011 Independent Activity Report, Livermore Site Office - January 2011 Independent Activity Report, Livermore Site Office - January 2011 January 2011 Livermore Site Office Facility Representative Program Assessment [ARPT-LSO-2011-001] This activity report documents the results of the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) review of and participation in the Livermore Site Office Self-Assessment of the Facility Representative (FR) Program. This self-assessment was led by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Livermore Site Office (LSO) and conducted by LSO staff, HSS staff, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety (CDNS) staff, a peer from Los Alamos Site Office, and a FR subject matter expert from NNSA.

258

DOE Seeks Independent Evaluation of Remote-Handled Waste Program  

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Seeks Independent Evaluation Seeks Independent Evaluation Of Remote-Handled Waste Program CARLSBAD, N.M., July 24, 2001 - An independent panel of scientific and engineering experts will convene July 30 in Carlsbad to evaluate U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans for managing remote-handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). DOE's Carlsbad Field Office has asked the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute for Regulatory Science to review its proposed RH-TRU waste program. The program must be approved by the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before DOE will be permitted to accept and dispose of RH-TRU waste at WIPP. "Safety and compliance are our primary considerations in developing the plans for

259

Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos Site Office - August 2010 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 2010 August 2010 Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos Site Office - August 2010 August 2010 Los Alamos Site Office Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory TA-55 Fire Suppression System Upgrade to Safety Class The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, in coordination with the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO), provided technical experts to support the ongoing LASO review of project actions by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to upgrade the Technical Area (TA)-55 fire safety system (FSS) from a safety-significant system to a safety-class system. The review is intended to provide DOE line managers with accurate, objective information on the adequacy of actions being taken to support upgrading and future

260

Argonne TTRDC - Experts - Engines & Fuels  

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Engines & Fuels Experts Engines & Fuels Experts Click on a name to see a full résumé. Raj Sekar, Section Leader, Engine and Emissions Research phone: 630/252-5101, fax: 630/252-3443, e-mail: rsekar@anl.gov MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin MBA, Research & Development Management, Indiana University 30+ years of experience in engine research (15 years at Cummins Engine Company) 5 patents, 35+ reviewed publications in engine-related technologies Bipin Bihari, Mechanical Engineer phone: 630/252-6492, fax: 630/252-3443, e-mail: bihari@anl.gov PhD, Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Experience in optical diagnostics techniques and laser spectroscopy Author or co-author of 58+ articles Munidhar S. Biruduganti, Research Engineer phone: 630/252-1765, fax: 630/252-3443, e-mail: mbiruduganti@anl.gov

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261

Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An expert overseer for the operation and real-time management of a mass spectrometer and associated laboratory equipment. The overseer is a computer-based expert diagnostic system implemented on a computer separate from the dedicated computer used to control the mass spectrometer and produce the analysis results. An interface links the overseer to components of the mass spectrometer, components of the laboratory support system, and the dedicated control computer. Periodically, the overseer polls these devices and as well as itself. These data are fed into an expert portion of the system for real-time evaluation. A knowledge base used for the evaluation includes both heuristic rules and precise operation parameters. The overseer also compares current readings to a long-term database to detect any developing trends using a combination of statistical and heuristic rules to evaluate the results. The overseer has the capability to alert lab personnel whenever questionable readings or trends are observed and provide a background review of the problem and suggest root causes and potential solutions, or appropriate additional tests that could be performed. The overseer can change the sequence or frequency of the polling to respond to an observation in the current data.

Filby, Evan E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Rankin, Richard A. (Ammon, ID)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An expert overseer for the operation and real-time management of a mass spectrometer and associated laboratory equipment. The overseer is a computer-based expert diagnostic system implemented on a computer separate from the dedicated computer used to control the mass spectrometer and produce the analysis results. An interface links the overseer to components of the mass spectrometer, components of the laboratory support system, and the dedicated control computer. Periodically, the overseer polls these devices and as well as itself. These data are fed into an expert portion of the system for real-time evaluation. A knowledge base used for the evaluation includes both heuristic rules and precise operation parameters. The overseer also compares current readings to a long-term database to detect any developing trends using a combination of statistical and heuristic rules to evaluate the results. The overseer has the capability to alert lab personnel whenever questionable readings or trends are observed and provide a background review of the problem and suggest root causes and potential solutions, or appropriate additional tests that could be performed. The overseer can change the sequence or frequency of the polling to respond to an observation in the current data.

Filby, E.E.; Rankin, R.A.

1989-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

263

Essays on the principal-expert problem  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation studies the problem of motivating an expert to help a principal take a decision. The first chapter examines a principal-expert model in which the only source of friction is that the expert must be induced ...

Zermeño Vallés, Luis G. (Luis Guillermo)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

EMSL: Capabilities: NMR and EPR Experts  

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NMR and EPR Experts Additional Information Meet the NMR and EPR Experts NMR and EPR Tools are Applied to all Science Themes 900-MHz NMR: Accelerating Scientific Discovery...

265

Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Strategies for  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses More research is needed to evaluate the level of energy efficiency and the conditions where simplified space conditioning systems will work in new and retrofitted houses. Guidance is needed on the design and installation of these systems to support a wider adoption throughout the new construction and retrofit market. The purpose of this expert meeting was to recap the current state of knowledge in this area and to provide a peer review of IBACOSs research plan for new and existing unoccupied test houses with minimized space conditioning systems. expt_mtg_space_cond.pdf

266

User interfaces to expert systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert Systems are becoming increasingly popular in environments where the user is not well versed in computers or the subject domain. They offer expert advice and can also explain their lines of reasoning. As these systems are applied to highly technical areas, they become complex and large. Therefore, User Systems Interfaces (USIs) become critical. This paper discusses recent technologies that can be applied to improved user communication. In particular, bar menus/graphics, mouse interfaces, touch screens, and voice links will be highlighted. Their applications in the context of SOFTMAN (The Software Manager Apprentice) a knowledge-based system are discussed. 18 refs., 2 figs.

Agarwal, A.; Emrich, M.L.

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Cathodic protection diagnostic expert system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A knowledge-based diagnostic system has been developed for troubleshooting cathodic protection systems. The expert system is designed to work in conjunction with a database that stores inventory and field measurement information and flags problem areas. The system is described, and examples of troubleshooting using the system are presented.

Van Blaricum, V.L.; Kumar, A. (Army Construction Engineering Research Labs., Champaign, IL (United States)); Park, Y.T. (Soong Sil Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Computer Science)

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Hanford ETR - Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Technical Review - Estimate at Completion (Cost) Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comprehensive Review of the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Estimate at Completion Assessment Conducted by an Independent Team of External Experts March 2006 Comprehensive Review of the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Estimate at Completion Page i of vi Executive Summary Following an August 2005 corporate commitment to the Secretary of Energy, Bechtel National, Inc. chartered a team of industry experts to review the technical, cost, and schedule aspects of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) project. This summary reflects the observations and recommendations of the EAC Review Team (ERT), comprised of six senior industry consultants, six retired Bechtel employees, one current Bechtel employee, three employees of Bechtel's competitors, and

269

Review of the Independent Integrated Safety Management/Integrated Work Management Assessment of Research and Develoopment and Programmatic Work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, December 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Integrated Safety Independent Integrated Safety Management/Integrated Work Management Assessment of Research and Development and Programmatic Work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory December 2011 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

270

Coherent approximation of distributed expert assessments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Expert judgments of probability and expectation play an integral role in many systems. Financial markets, public policy, medical diagnostics and more rely on the ability of informed experts (both human and machine) to make ...

Jones, Peter B., Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to...

272

Artificial Intelligence / Expert Systems Expertise - Nuclear...  

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Intelligence Expert Systems Expertise Capabilities Nuclear Systems Technologies Nuclear Criticality Safety Research Reactor Analysis Decontamination and Decommissioning...

273

Army Energy Security and Independence  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ARMY ARMY ENERGY SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCE Leadership Ownership Partnership 19 NOV 2008 Don Juhasz, PE, CEM CHIEF ARMY ENERGY POLICY Army Energy Security - "The Way Ahead" 2 ARMY ENERGY SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCE Leadership Ownership Partnership Energy Costs Driven by Global Situation OIL & GAS LIQUIDS Army Utilities Energy Use * 35% of DoD consumption * 21% of Fed government use * 11% of installations' budget * Commodity Prices increasing 8 - 20% annually Consumption Climbs as new sources decrease Oil production is primarily OCONUS and decreasing Our consumption is out of balance with our Reserves New Sources Dwindling - Forcing our reliance on Unstable governments 3 ARMY ENERGY SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCE Leadership Ownership Partnership Oil Field Forecasts Peak Year Oil Expert

274

Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RAWG) Conference Call Minutes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) Conference Call Minutes May 6, 2010 PARTICIPANTS Members: Don Nichols (CDNS), Jim O'Brien (HSS), Carol Sohn (SC), Rich Stark (NE), Bill Weaver (EM for Steve Krahn), Todd Lapointe (CNS for Chip Lagdon) Others: Kamiar Jamali (NE), Andy Wallo (DNFSB 2009-1 Responsible Manager), Rama Sastry (HSS), Samuel Rosenbloom (HSS) SUMMARY 1. Risk Assessment Information Notice (IN): HSS provided the draft IN to safety basis experts from SNL, Y-12 and PNNL for their review and comment. Their comments were addressed and the IN is back into concurrence. 2. DNFSB Brief: HSS is coordinated with the RWG and DNFSB to schedule a DNFSB brief in June. 3. Risk Assessment Training: The National Training Center is presenting its risk assessment overview

275

Site Visit Report - Independent Oversight Review of Work Planning/Execution and the Employee Concerns Program at Paducah, March 20105-10.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Site Visit Report - Review of Work Planning/Execution and the Employee Concerns Program at Paducah - March 2010 This report documents the results of a review activity performed by the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) in support of the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM). The purpose of the review was to support EM management efforts to resolve issues and enhance planned corrective actions for worker safety concerns expressed by several safety professionals at the Paducah Plant. The review was conducted by the Office of Health Safety and Security with an EM observer during the week of February 8, 2010. Observations and recommendations resulting from this review were discussed with representatives of EM's Environmental Management Safety

276

Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant -...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - February 2011 February 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Construction Quality Assurance Review ARPT-WTP-2011-002...

277

Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) Conference Call  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Conference Conference Call Minutes, March 8, 2010 Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) Conference Call Minutes, March 8, 2010 Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group Charter - The steering committee discussed the draft charter. Two recommended changes were agreed upon: * A sentence will be added to identify that the steering committee will develop protocols to define specifics relative to certain work activities (such as peer reviews) * Agreed to add Steve Koonin, Undersecretary for Science for signature. Note: Sharon Steele is officially the NNSA representative to the steering committee. 2. Web Page - Jim O'Brien reviewed the website. In general, the steering committee agreed that with small changes the web site was ready to go "live."

278

Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos Site Office - April 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 2012 April 2012 Independent Activity Report, Los Alamos Site Office - April 2012 April 2012 Los Alamos Site Office Nuclear Maintenance Management Program Oversight Self-Assessment [HIAR-LANL-2011-11-18] This activity report documents the results of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) review of the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) self-assessment of LASO's Nuclear Maintenance Management Program (NMMP) oversight program and activities. This self-assessment was led by the DOE LASO Facility Operations/Safety Engineering Team's (FO/SET) Nuclear Facility Maintenance Manager and was supported by a second member of the LASO FO/SET staff, an HSS subject matter expert, and a mechanical engineer from the National Nuclear Security

279

2013 DOE Building Technologies Office Program Review | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2013 DOE Building Technologies Office Program Review 2013 DOE Building Technologies Office Program Review 2013 DOE Building Technologies Office Program Review The 2013 Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office Program Review was held April 2-4, 2013 in Washington, DC. This inaugural review encompassed active work done by the Building Technologies Office (BTO), with a total of 59 individual activities reviewed. Sixty independent experts assessed the progress and contributions of each project toward BTO's mission and goals, and these assessments will be used to enhance the management of existing efforts, gauge the effectiveness of projects, and design future programs. The meeting also provided an opportunity to promote collaborations, partnerships, and technology transfers. 2013 Program Peer Review Report | 2013 Program Peer Review Presentations

280

Expert Meeting Report: Foundations Research Results  

SciTech Connect

In the Expert Meeting Plan, the NorthernSTAR Team proposed to host two Expert Meetings in calendar year 2011. Invitees to the meetings would include experts in the current field of study, other BA team members, and representatives from DOE and NREL. They will invite leading industry experts to present at these meetings. The Expert Meetings will focus on key systems areas that will be required to meet the Building America performance goals and shall be sufficiently narrow in scope that specific conclusions, action items, and delegation of future tasks can be identified and completed. The two expert meeting topics are 'Foundations' and 'Window Retrofit.' The first session is designed as a webinar only and the second will be a live meeting.

Ojczyk, C.; Huelman, P.; Carmody, J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Expert Meeting Report: Foundations Research Results  

SciTech Connect

In the Expert Meeting Plan, the NorthernSTAR Team proposed to host two Expert Meetings in calendar year 2011. Invitees to the meetings would include experts in the current field of study, other BA team members, and representatives from DOE and NREL. They will invite leading industry experts to present at these meetings. The Expert Meetings will focus on key systems areas that will be required to meet the Building America performance goals and shall be sufficiently narrow in scope that specific conclusions, action items, and delegation of future tasks can be identified and completed. The two expert meeting topics are 'Foundations' and 'Window Retrofit.' The first session is designed as a webinar only and the second will be a live meeting.

Ojczyk, C.; Huelman, P.; Carmody, J.

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

2010 Expert and Consultant Daily Wages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

2010 Expert and Consultant Daily Wages. Based on the OPM Salary Table 2010-GS. ... Daily Daily. Per Diem Salary Scale Minimum Maximum. ...

2012-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

283

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Energy Expert  

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software that creates a smart model of a building using interval data and hourly weather data and compares daily energy consumption against this norm. The Energy Expert...

284

Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Meeting: Combustion Safety Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety This is a meeting overview of "The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World, held...

285

Liquid low level waste management expert system  

SciTech Connect

An expert system has been developed as part of a new initiative for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) systems analysis program. This expert system will aid in prioritizing radioactive waste streams for treatment and disposal by evaluating the severity and treatability of the problem, as well as the final waste form. The objectives of the expert system development included: (1) collecting information on process treatment technologies for liquid low-level waste (LLLW) that can be incorporated in the knowledge base of the expert system, and (2) producing a prototype that suggests processes and disposal technologies for the ORNL LLLW system. 4 refs., 9 figs.

Ferrada, J.J.; Abraham, T.J. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Jackson, J.R. (Southwest Baptist Univ., Bolivar, MO (USA))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 3, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site - November 2012 Review of Radiation Protection Program Implementation at the Idaho Site December 3, 2012 Independent...

287

An expert advising system with acoustic output  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe the application of natural language processing and speech techniques to improve the user-interface of expert systems. The particular goal of our project was to develop a German language interface for expert systems using speech ...

Harald Trost; E. Buchberger; G. Dorffner

1989-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Implementing Fuzzy Expert System for intelligent buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present the design of an intelligent dome, as well as the design and implementation of the Fuzzy Expert System for the module controlling Ventilation and Air Conditioning. The system was designed as a Client/Server, Blackboard architecture, ... Keywords: Fuzzy Expert Systems, domotics, intelligent buildings, knowledge based systems, knowledge engineering

Carlos A. Reyes-Garcia; Elva. Corona

2003-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Machine learning and expert utility assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The theory of utility allows for the expert preferences being taken account of in complex systems and problems. The expert values are not directly oriented to the problem under consideration and due to that specific algorithms have to be developed for ... Keywords: stochastic approximation, subjective preferences, utility functions

Yuri Pavlov; Krassimira Ljakova

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PANEL INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: · identifying potential impacts on coded wire tag programs from regulations requiring mass marking of hatchery of the impacts of hatchery straying on natural populations. 4.2 Some large gaps in capacity to collect

291

Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG)Conference Call  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

May 6, 2010 May 6, 2010 Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG)Conference Call Minutes, May 6, 2010 Risk Assessment Information Notice (IN): HSS provided the draft IN to safety basis experts from SNL, Y-12 and PNNL for their review and comment. Their comments were addressed and the IN is back into concurrence. 2. DNFSB Brief: HSS is coordinated with the RWG and DNFSB to schedule a DNFSB brief in June. 3. Risk Assessment Training: The National Training Center is presenting its risk assessment overview course May 18-20 at DOE headquarters. HS-20 is planning to discuss DOE's nuclear safety risk assessment study and plans for policy and guidance development at the end of the course. 4. External Risk Study: Data collection has been completed at NASA, NEI, NASA, and FDA. HS-20

292

CCSI Risk Estimation: An Application of Expert Elicitation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) is a multi-laboratory simulation-driven effort to develop carbon capture technologies with the goal of accelerating commercialization and adoption in the near future. One of the key CCSI technical challenges is representing and quantifying the inherent uncertainty and risks associated with developing, testing, and deploying the technology in simulated and real operational settings. To address this challenge, the CCSI Element 7 team developed a holistic risk analysis and decision-making framework. The purpose of this report is to document the CCSI Element 7 structured systematic expert elicitation to identify additional risk factors. We review the significance of and established approaches to expert elicitation, describe the CCSI risk elicitation plan and implementation strategies, and conclude by discussing the next steps and highlighting the contribution of risk elicitation toward the achievement of the overarching CCSI objectives.

Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Expert Meeting: Optimized Heating Systems Using Condensing Boilers and Baseboard Convectors  

SciTech Connect

On August 11, 2011, in Denver, CO, a Building America Expert Meeting was held in conjunction with the Building America Residential Energy Efficiency Technical Update Meeting, to review and discuss results and future plans for research to improve the performance of hydronic heating systems using condensing boilers and baseboard convectors. A meeting objective was to provide an opportunity for other Building America teams and industry experts to provide feedback and specific suggestions for the planned research.

Arena, L.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Expert Solar Systems | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Expert Solar Systems Expert Solar Systems Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Expert Solar Systems Name Expert Solar Systems Address 11700 E. Sneller Vista Place Tucson, Arizona Zip 85749 Sector Solar Product Solar energy systems Year founded 1977 Phone number 520-749-3538 Website http://www.expertsolar.com/ Coordinates 32.288756°, -110.741866° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.288756,"lon":-110.741866,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

295

Steam And Condensate Diagnostic Expert System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes the outcome of a collaborative project to develop an operational expert system prototype that will help mill operators and engineers to troubleshoot and optimize the steam and condensate portion of paper machine dryer sections. The functionality of the prototype and results of mill validation tests are described. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to follow up on the status of a collaborative expert system (ES) development project presented at the 80th (1994) CPPA Technical Section Meeting. [1] The global objective of this one-year project was to apply the capabilities of expert systems to a paper machine, through the development of a practical operational prototype that assists operators to increase productivity and efficiency. Specifically, this Paper Drying Expert System (PDES) helps them to troubleshoot and optimize the steam and condensate (S&C) portion of the drying section of a paper machine. The project began in September 1993 and was completed in ...

Amyot Gowing Wylie; R. Amyot; J. Gowing; R. Wylie; R. Henzell; J. Futcher; J. Reinsborough; A. Coderre; P. Henzell; O. Vadas; Coulter Place

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

The Meteorologist as an Expert Witness  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert witnesses are being used in litgatory proceedings with unparalleled frequency. Traditionally unfamiliar with this role, the meteorologist must address new issues regarding events influenced weather phenomena, or the assessments associated ...

Spenser Huston

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Review  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

review of the Phase I DP for the West Valley Demonstration Project, Rev. I (Reference 1). DOE submitted responses to the other 38 of the 44 RAIs to NRC on August 13, 2009 (Reference 3). Enclosed are 20 paper copies of the RAI response package along with 20 compact disks. Each compact disk contains an electronic copy of the six RAI responses and two calculationQ t Dr. Keith 1. McConnell-3- September 16, 2009 For Further Information Please note that DOE's RAI responses and the proposed decommissioning approach are based on the preferred alternative in the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement for

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Expert Panel: Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes March 1999 Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes September 25-26, 1998 Arlington, Virginia The Expert Panel ............................................................................................. Page 1 Charge To The Expert Panel........................................................................... Page 2 Executive Summary......................................................................................... Page 3 Introduction ...................................................................................................... Page 4 Rationale.......................................................................................................... Page 6 Economic Analysis...........................................................................................

299

Independent directors in China.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis examines the development of the independent director system in China. The newly introduced independent director system is viewed as a revolutionary change to… (more)

Ma, Lijun

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Forecast of the electricity consumption by aggregation of specialized experts; application to Slovakian and French  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Forecast of the electricity consumption by aggregation of specialized experts; application-term forecast of electricity consumption based on ensemble methods. That is, we use several possibly independent base forecasters and design meta-forecasters which combine the base predictions that are output by them

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301

Using Bayesian Network to Develop Drilling Expert Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Long years of experience in the field and sometimes in the lab are required to develop consultants. Texas A&M University recently has established a new method to develop a drilling expert system that can be used as a training tool for young engineers or as a consultation system in various drilling engineering concepts such as drilling fluids, cementing, completion, well control, and underbalanced drilling practices. This method is done by proposing a set of guidelines for the optimal drilling operations in different focus areas, by integrating current best practices through a decision-making system based on Artificial Bayesian Intelligence. Optimum practices collected from literature review and experts' opinions, are integrated into a Bayesian Network BN to simulate likely scenarios of its use that will honor efficient practices when dictated by varying certain parameters. The advantage of the Artificial Bayesian Intelligence method is that it can be updated easily when dealing with different opinions. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to show a flexible systematic method to design drilling expert systems. We used these best practices to build decision trees that allow the user to take an elementary data set and end up with a decision that honors the best practices.

Alyami, Abdullah

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Nevada National Security Site Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from February 6 to 15, 2012. Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 More Documents & Publications CRAD, Implementation Verification Review - July 20, 2011

303

Microsoft Word - Report of Expert_Review_of_Regional Partnerships...  

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Sequestration Partnerships Programme (Partnerships Programme) is a multi-million dollar research programme which is underway in the USA. The Partnerships Programme is being...

304

Guidelines for the verification and validation of expert system software and conventional software: Survey and documentation of expert system verification and validation methodologies. Volume 3  

SciTech Connect

This report is the third volume in the final report for the Expert System Verification and Validation (V&V) project which was jointly sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute. The ultimate objective is the formulation of guidelines for the V&V of expert systems for use in nuclear power applications. The purpose of this activity was to survey and document techniques presently in use for expert system V&V. The survey effort included an extensive telephone interviewing program, site visits, and a thorough bibliographic search and compilation. The major finding was that V&V of expert systems is not nearly as established or prevalent as V&V of conventional software systems. When V&V was used for expert systems, it was almost always at the system validation stage after full implementation and integration usually employing the non-systematic dynamic method of {open_quotes}ad hoc testing.{close_quotes} There were few examples of employing V&V in the early phases of development and only weak sporadic mention of the possibilities in the literature. There is, however, a very active research area concerning the development of methods and tools to detect problems with, particularly, rule-based expert systems. Four such static-testing methods were identified which were not discovered in a comprehensive review of conventional V&V methods in an earlier task.

Groundwater, E.H.; Miller, L.A.; Mirsky, S.M. [Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (United States)

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

The Independent Technical Analysis Process  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) contracted with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to provide technical analytical support for system-wide fish passage information (BPA Project No. 2006-010-00). The goal of this project was to produce rigorous technical analysis products using independent analysts and anonymous peer reviewers. In the past, regional parties have interacted with a single entity, the Fish Passage Center to access the data, analyses, and coordination related to fish passage. This project provided an independent technical source for non-routine fish passage analyses while allowing routine support functions to be performed by other well-qualified entities.

Duberstein, Corey A.; Ham, Kenneth D.; Dauble, Dennis D.; Johnson, Gary E.

2007-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

306

Expert Panel Recommendations for Hanford Double-Shell Tank Life Extension  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert workshops were held in Richland in May 2001 to review the Hanford Double-Shell Tank Integrity Project and make recommendations to extend the life of Hanford's double-shell waste tanks. The workshop scope was limited to corrosion of the primary tank liner, and the main areas for review were waste chemistry control, tank inspection, and corrosion monitoring. Participants were corrosion experts from Hanford, Savannah River Site, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and several consultants. This report describes the current state of the three areas of the program, the final recommendations of the workshop, and the rationale for their selection.

Stewart, Charles W.; Bush, Spencer H.; Berman, Herbert S.; Czajkowski, Carl J.; Divine, James R.; Posakony, Gerald J.; Johnson, A. B.; Elmore, Monte R.; Reynolds, D. A.; Anantatmula, Ramamohan P.; Sindelar, Robert L.; Zapp, Philip E.

2001-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

307

Independent Activity Report, Washington River Protection Solutions -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Washington River Protection Solutions Washington River Protection Solutions - September 2010 Independent Activity Report, Washington River Protection Solutions - September 2010 September 2010 Participation in the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC Integrated Safety Management System Annual Review The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), participated in the review of the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC Integrated Safety Management System Annual Review for 2010. The review was conducted during the period of August 23 to September 2, 2010, and focused on six functional areas: corrective action management, work planning and control, radiological protection, environmental protection, emergency preparedness, and

308

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...  

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These reports summarize the comments of expert peer reviewers at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation, where each year projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells...

309

An expert system for window glazing design  

SciTech Connect

An integrated expert system was developed to facilitate the design of window glass for structural strength, hydrostatic loads, sound attenuation, and solar control. The integrated software consists of a text-based interface, a rule-based expert system, and two neural networks. The text of a glazing design guide is linked by related topics and concepts. The software's design feature lets the user enter design parameters for the window choice via an interactive consultation in to a rule-based expert system that critiques the design. The technical aspects of the glass's structural strength are based primarily on linear methods published by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Statistical correlations for the new nonlinear failure prediction for glass strength are used to automatically design for the minimum glass thickness required to withstand a specified load. Neural networks estimate values for sound attenuation and solar transmission characteristics from laboratory test data on selected glass constructions.

Foss, R.V. (E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co., Parkersburg, WV (US)); Droste, D.H.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 March 2012 Review of the Nevada National Security Site Implementation Verification Review Processes This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from February 6 to 15, 2012. Independent Oversight, Nevada National Security Site - March 2012 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - June 2012

311

Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of Energy Laboratories - August 2008 Environment, Safety, and Health Special Review, Department of Energy Laboratories - August 2008 At the request of the Secretary of Energy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed a Special Review of work practices for nanoscale material activities at DOE Laboratories. Representatives from DOE line management organizations - the Office of Science (SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) - as well as nanoscale science subject matter experts from national laboratories and representatives from the HSS Office of Health and Safety, contributed to the Special Review.

312

Lester to lead ORISE's scientific and technical peer review program  

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Lester to lead ORISE's scientific and technical peer review program Lester to lead ORISE's scientific and technical peer review program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2010 FY10-42 OAK RIDGE, Tenn.-Oak Ridge Associated Universities has appointed Tony Lester as director of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education's program focused on scientific peer review. Lester has been serving in this role in an acting capacity since September 2009. Tony Lester Tony Lester In his role, Lester manages a research peer review capability that coordinates the use of independent, expert reviewers to determine the scientific technical feasibility of proposals submitted in response to government agency research needs. His team works closely with the federal government to provide liaison, consultation and operations support during the planning and execution of customers' grant management cycles. The

313

Non-Destructive Examination Independent Review  

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Agenda Registration (early registration and speaker check-in) Agenda Registration (early registration and speaker check-in) Monday, August 24, 4:00-6:00pm Tuesday, August 25, 7:00-7:45am 1 Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Session One TIME TITLE/EVENT AUTHORS/SPEAKERS ORGANIZATION 7:00 Registration - - 7:45 Administrivia and Introductions Mike Terry V3 Technical Services 8:15 SRNL & PNNL Welcome Kristine Zeigler SRNL 8:20 Opening Remarks John Shultz C. K. Liu Don Blake James Castleberry Karthik Subramanian DOE-HQ DOE-ORP DOE-SR WRPS SRR 8:45 Intro to SRS Tanks: Structures, Materials Karthik Subramanian SRR 9:10 Intro to Hanford Tanks: Structures, Materials Kayle Boomer WRPS 9:35 Break - - 9:55 HLW Tank Degradation Mechanisms Bruce Wiersma SRNL 10:20 Tank Structural Integrity Panel NDE Recommendations Bruce Thompson Iowa State Univ.

314

EPRI Fukushima Daini Independent Review and Walkdown  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On Friday March 11, 2011, the powerful earthquake that struck off northeast Japan generated large tsunami waves that drove seawater into seven of the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station's eight heat exchanger buildings and one of the reactor buildings. Although the station's four reactors tripped as a result of the earthquake, water damage in the heat exchanger buildings resulted in the loss of cooling capability to remove decay heat in three of the reactors. In responding to the tsunami, the reactor ...

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

315

External Independent Review (EIR) Report Template | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

More Documents & Publications Statement of Work (SOW) Template (Combined EIRICE Support Contractor) Microsoft Word - EIR SOP Updated 101110 frank clean EIR SOP...

316

Personalized news recommendation via implicit social experts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Personalized news recommendation has become a promising research direction as the Internet provides fast access to real-time information around the world. A variety of news recommender systems based on different strategies have been proposed to provide ... Keywords: Implicit social network, Influential experts, Information diffusion, News recommendation, Personalization, Probabilistic matrix factorization

Chen Lin, Runquan Xie, Xinjun Guan, Lei Li, Tao Li

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Expert systems for design and simulation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss work in progress on two expert systems. We are developing systems that use artificial intelligence techniques to simplify the use of large simulation codes and to help design complicated physical devices. The simulation codes are used in analyzing and designing weapons, and the devices are themselves part of weapon systems. But we focus not only on the particular applications, but also on the broader issues common to design problems: large solution spaces and tentative reasoning. We also discuss some practical difficulties encountered during the project. One expert system provides an interface between users and several simulation codes. It checks input for errors, builds input files for the codes, and submits jobs to a central computing facility. The other expert system helps turn a description of a device into a particular design. Currently this expert system includes three major parts: a translator of descriptions into designs, a graphics interface that presents the design to the user and allows him to manipulate it, and a refiner of designs. The latter is the ''smartest'' part of the system, and the target of much of our present efforts.

Aldridge, J.; Cerutti, J.; Draisin, W.; Steuerwalt, M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Manage fuel gas with an expert system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Star Louisiana refinery has fuel gas header systems throughout the plant that are utilized by fuel gas producers and consumers. The refinery simultaneously exports surplus fuel gas from the export gas header, and maintains a minimum natural gas makeup rates from multiple external suppliers for fuel gas header pressure control. Successfully implementing a fuel gas expert system has facilitated communication of accurate, timely information to all unit control board operators in the refinery when any change or sub-optimal situation occurs in either of these systems. Information provided from the expert system rule knowledge base results in: proper unit operating actions taken when a flaring situation approaches, thus minimizing the negative impact of flaring on the environment and minimizing product loses to the flare; minimizing purchase of makeup natural gas used for fuel gas system pressure control; maximizing export gas capacity to prevent surplus fuel gas production from limiting refinery operation; immediately recognizing an upset in any fuel gas header system and advising the best corrective action for all affected refinery units; and minimizing voice communication required between units in an upset, since the expert system provides the communication immediately in expert advice messages.

Giacone, G.; Toben, S.; Bergeron, G. [Star Enterprise, Convent, LA (United States); Ayral, T. [Key Control Inc., Westlake Village, CA (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Board of Directors of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has adopted this Charter as part of its commitment to high standards of corporate governance in pursuing the objects of the IESO set out in the Electricity Act, 1998. This Charter describes the Board’s mandate, accountability and composition, and sets out a specific Code of Conduct for the Board. More detailed information about the IESO’s corporate governance is set out in the Governance and Structure By?law and in corporate policies, notably the Terms of Reference for a Director. The activities of the Board and its Committees are formally recorded in minutes of meetings. MANDATE The Board shall manage and supervise the management of the IESO’s business and affairs and shall provide insight, input into and oversight of the development of the IESO’s strategic direction. More specifically, the Board’s mandate includes: periodically reviewing with Management: the strategic environment; the emergence of new risks and opportunities and the implications of such risks and opportunities for the IESO’s strategic direction; and the establishment and operation of the IESO?administered markets to promote the purposes of the Electricity Act, 1998 including, without limitation, making market rules and amendments thereto; approving strategic plans that take into account the IESO’s major risks and opportunities and overseeing the management of those risks; 2 appointing, monitoring and assessing the performance of the Chief Executive

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2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Energy Independence: A Dry Hole? ---Experts Across Political Spectrum Challenge 'Emotionally Compelling' Slogan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A Game Theoretic Approach to Low Energy Wireless Video Streaming Ali Iranli, Kihwan Choi jVQ f e e = where eS j and eC j denote the server and the client energy consumptions for frame j timeslot. The server's goal is to minimize the overall energy consumption of the client-server system

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Hanford ETR Bulk Vitrification System - Demonstration Bulk Vitrification System (DBVS) Review Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A Comprehensive Technical A Comprehensive Technical Review of the Demonstration Bulk Vitrification System Technical Assessment Conducted by an Independent and External Team of Experts Volume 1 September 28, 2006 Chartered by CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. Richland, Washington 99352 RPP-31314 Executive Summary In May 2006, CH2M HILL Hanford Group, Inc. chartered an Expert Review Panel (ERP) to review the current status of the Demonstration Bulk Vitrification System (DBVS). It is the consensus of the ERP that bulk vitrification is a technology that requires further development and evaluation to determine its potential for meeting the Hanford waste stabilization mission. No fatal flaws (issues that would jeopardize the overall DBVS mission that cannot be mitigated) were found, given the current state of the project.

322

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 19, 2012 March 19, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - March 2012 Review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Nuclear Facility Configuration Management Program February 29, 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Y-12 National Security Complex - February 2012 Targeted Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at the Y-12 National Security Complex February 29, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant - February 2012 Review of the Pantex Plant Implementation Verification Review Processes February 28, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012 Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for Building 3019

323

Overcoming the challenges of certification for independent smallholders in the palm oil industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Independent smallholders' certification in the palm oil industry has been recognized as a significant challenge both in the academic literature and in the interviews conducted with experts prior to writing this thesis. ...

Vergez, Coralie (Coralie Sandrine Elsa)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Development and Application of Expert Systems in Audit Services  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors evaluate research and development in the design of expert systems for the audit domain, providing an overview of the domain of expert judgment involved in the audit process. A framework used to present and analyze work to date and to guide ... Keywords: audit complexity, audit domain, audit process, auditing, expert judgment, expert system validation, expert systems, future efforts, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, representational forms, rule-based systems

E. L. Denna; J. V. Hansen; R. D. Meservy

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

2012ExpertListingMASTERCOPY.xls  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Organization Title Organization Title Country/Subject Primary Expert Phone # (202- 586-xxxx) Email Alternate Expert Phone # (202- 586-xxxx) or (202-287-xxxx) Email PI-21 Russian & Eurasian Affairs Armenia Michael Apicelli 1238 Michael.Apicelli@hq.doe.gov David Gottfried 5622 david.gottfried@hq.doe.gov PI-21 Russian & Eurasian Affairs Azerbaijan David Gottfried 5622 david.gottfried@hq.doe.gov Michael Apicelli 1238 Michael.Apicelli@hq.doe.gov PI-21 Russian & Eurasian Affairs Belarus Paul Tumminia 8036 paul.tumminia@hq.doe.gov David Miller 9925 David.miller@hq.doe.gov PI-21 Russian & Eurasian Affairs Climate Change Michael Apicelli 1238 Michael.Apicelli@hq.doe.gov David Gottfried 1238 david.gottfried@hq.doe.gov PI-21 Russian & Eurasian Affairs Electricity Issues Michael Apicelli

326

Solar Power Expert For Remote Robotic Explorers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Robotic exploration of remote areas to assist or replace human exploration reduces the cost, hazard and tedium of such exploration. For remote explorers, power is the most critical resource, and the most common source of that power is solar energy. Information about the robot configuration, the planned path, the terrain and the position of the sun can be processed by a solar power expert software module to calculate the power provided by a given plan of action. Using this information to select the best plans will enable remote robotic explorers to extend their lifetimes. This paper presents the development of a solar power expert and its implementation on a simulator. Several patterned path plans are evaluated with various solar panel configurations, starting times and locations, concentrating on polar regions. 1. EXPLORATION ROBOTS Capable and adaptable robots are needed for exploring areas too dangerous or costly for humans to visit. Planets, moons, and remote earthly locations suc...

Kimberly Shillcutt Robotics; Kimberly Shillcutt; William Whittaker

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Building America Expert Meeting: Combustion Safety  

SciTech Connect

This is a meeting overview of 'The Best Approach to Combustion Safety in a Direct Vent World', held June 28, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The objective of this Expert Meeting was to identify gaps and barriers that need to be addressed by future research, and to develop data-driven technical recommendations for code updates so that a common approach for combustion safety can be adopted by all members of the building energy efficiency and code communities.

Brand, L.

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - February 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - February 2011 Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - February 2011 February 2011 Hanford Waste Treatment Plant Construction Quality Assurance Review [ARPT-WTP-2011-002] The purpose of the visit was to perform a review of construction quality assurance at the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) site activities concurrently with the Department of Energy (DOE) WTP staff. One focus area for this visit was piping and pipe support installations. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - February 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant -

329

Financial News for Independent Energy Companies, Second Quarter 2010  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Notes: The "Financial News for Independent Energy Companies" reviews the financial performance of companies that are typically smaller than the majors and do not have ...

330

A geochemical expert system prototype using object-oriented knowledge representation and a production rule system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Keywords: MINEQL, artificial intelligence, expert systems, geochemical expert system, geochemical modeling, geochemistry

Forrest M. Hoffman; Vijay S. Tripathi

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Expert Meeting Report: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation Expert Meeting Report: Cladding Attachment Over Exterior Insulation The addition of insulation to the exterior of buildings is an effective means of increasing the thermal resistance of both wood framed walls as well as mass masonry wall assemblies. The location of the insulation to the exterior of the structure has many direct benefits including better effective R-value from reduced thermal bridging, better condensation resistance, reduced thermal stress on the structure, as well as other commonly associated improvements such as increased air tightness and improved water management (Hutcheon 1964, Lstiburek 2007). The intent of the meeting was to review the current state of industry knowledge regarding cladding attachment over exterior insulation with a specific focus on: 1.

332

Expert system applications in nuclear plants; Discussion of the key issues  

SciTech Connect

Bringing a Nuclear Power Generating Station under the control of an expert system will require an extensive program of coordinated research, development, prototype testing, and regulatory review. Conversion of nuclear energy to electrical energy carries with it a myriad of unique and complicated issues. Some will be purely technical in nature. Other less technical, and more esoteric issues will also impose constraints on the programmer and on the utility. This paper presents and discusses the key issues that relate to the viability of expert systems in the nuclear power arena.

Beck, C.E. (ABB Impell Corp., Downers Grove,IL (United States)); Behera, A.K. (Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering); Reed, M.L. (Commonwealth Edison Co., Downers Grove, IL (United States))

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE FOCUSED FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PROPOSED PLAN FOR DESIGNATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT UNITS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOUTHWEST GROUNDWATER PLUME AT THE PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT  

SciTech Connect

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently developing a Proposed Plan (PP) for remediation of designated sources of chlorinated solvents that contribute contamination to the Southwest (SW) Groundwater Plume at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), in Paducah, KY. The principal contaminants in the SW Plume are trichloroethene (TCE) and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs); these industrial solvents were used and disposed in various facilities and locations at PGDP. In the SW plume area, residual TCE sources are primarily in the fine-grained sediments of the Upper Continental Recharge System (UCRS), a partially saturated zone that delivers contaminants downward into the coarse-grained Regional Gravel Aquifer (RGA). The RGA serves as the significant lateral groundwater transport pathway for the plume. In the SW Plume area, the four main contributing TCE source units are: (1) Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) 1 / Oil Landfarm; (2) C-720 Building TCE Northeast Spill Site (SWMU 211A); (3) C-720 Building TCE Southeast Spill Site (SWMU 211B); and (4) C-747 Contaminated Burial Yard (SWMU 4). The PP presents the Preferred Alternatives for remediation of VOCs in the UCRS at the Oil Landfarm and the C-720 Building spill sites. The basis for the PP is documented in a Focused Feasibility Study (FFS) (DOE, 2011) and a Site Investigation Report (SI) (DOE, 2007). The SW plume is currently within the boundaries of PGDP (i.e., does not extend off-site). Nonetheless, reasonable mitigation of the multiple contaminant sources contributing to the SW plume is one of the necessary components identified in the PGDP End State Vision (DOE, 2005). Because of the importance of the proposed actions DOE assembled an Independent Technical Review (ITR) team to provide input and assistance in finalizing the PP.

Looney, B.; Eddy-Dilek, C.; Amidon, M.; Rossabi, J.; Stewart, L.

2011-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

334

ORISE: Independent verification  

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Independent verification Independent verification ORISE techinician performs environmental scanning The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) performs independent environmental assessments and verification to determine the effectiveness of radiological cleanup at decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) projects across the United States. Since 1980, ORISE has performed independent verification at more than 500 sites in 42 states and the District of Columbia. As the primary independent verification contractor for all U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup projects and the only verification contractor for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), we validate that soil, water and structures are within established state and federal release criteria, and can be safely designated for public use.

335

Using expert systems components to enhance reliability analysis tools  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we discuss the use of expert system components to enhance reliability analysis software tools. The discussion focuses on two expert systems built to enhance STAR and SUPER, reliability analysis tools developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories. ...

William B. Frakes; D. H. Myers

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

A survey of methods for eliciting the knowledge of experts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A variety of methods have been used by expert system developers to elicit experts' knowledge and reasoning strategies. Additionally, a number of methods have been used by experimental psychologists to explore hypotheses about the nature of expertise. ...

Robert R. Hoffman

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Sandia experts help when sinkhole opens up in Louisiana | National...  

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Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Sandia experts help when sinkhole opens up ... Sandia experts help when...

338

Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts Earn Merit Badges at the HAMMER Training Facility Local Scouts Train with Hanford Safety Experts - 52 Boy Scouts Earn...

339

Two NIST Standards Experts Are Honored With 2013 ANSI ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two NIST Standards Experts Are Honored With 2013 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards. From NIST Tech Beat: August 20, 2013. ...

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

340

Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This is the summary report for the Building America expert meeting held on November 16, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois.

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341

Reports from Five Radiation Safety and Health Experts on the ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reports from Five Radiation Safety and Health Experts on the June 9 Plutonium Incident. For Immediate Release: July 11, 2008. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

342

NETL: 2013 - Carbon Capture Peer Review  

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3 - Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs NETL: 2013 - Carbon Capture Peer Review Carbon Storage Peer Review During October 22 - 26, 2012, a total of 16 projects...

343

NETL: 2011 - Carbon Capture Peer Review  

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2 - Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs Advanced Energy Systems Peer Review Advanced Energy Systems Peer Review During April 23 - 27, 2012, a total of 16 projects...

344

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

October 31, 2012 October 31, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - October 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality September 20, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - September 2012 Review of the Savannah River Site, Salt Waste Processing Facility, Construction Quality of Piping & Pipe Supports August 14, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 Review of Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Found Fuel Multi-Canister Overpack Operations August 14, 2012 Independent Oversight Review, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - August 2012 Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

345

Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - October 2012 October 2012 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Site Lead Planning Activities [HIAR LLNL-2012-10-23] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Independent Oversight activity was to maintain site operational awareness of key nuclear safety performance areas, monitor ongoing site oversight and planning activities for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear facilities, and identify and initiate coordination of future HSS oversight activities at the site, including planned HSS targeted reviews planned for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -

346

Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

October 2012 October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - October 2012 October 2012 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Site Lead Planning Activities [HIAR LLNL-2012-10-23] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Independent Oversight activity was to maintain site operational awareness of key nuclear safety performance areas, monitor ongoing site oversight and planning activities for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) nuclear facilities, and identify and initiate coordination of future HSS oversight activities at the site, including planned HSS targeted reviews planned for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - October 2012 More Documents & Publications

347

Comparison of the results of an authorship-based expert recommender against data from a directory of experts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert recommender systems have been introduced and implemented in various ways. But due to legal issues, the special nature of human-bound knowledge and lack of acceptance by the staff only few case studies and even less evaluations in real world scenarios ... Keywords: Directory of Experts, Document Metadata, Empirical Evaluation, Expert Recommender System, Field Data Set, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Map, Yellow Pages

Wilko Kraß, Ulrich Försterling

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 2011 June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 June 2011 Hanford Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Multi-Canister Overpack, Operational Proficiency Demonstration [HIAR-RL-2011-06-22] The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed an operational awareness review of the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Multi-Canister Overpack, Operational Proficiency Demonstration. Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - January 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011

349

Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sludge Treatment Project - Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 February 2012 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project Operational Awareness Review [HIAR-RL-2012-02-27] The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed operational awareness reviews of the Sludge Treatment Project (STP), Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System (ECRTS) during site visits. Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - August 2011

350

Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 2011 June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 June 2011 Hanford Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Multi-Canister Overpack, Operational Proficiency Demonstration [HIAR-RL-2011-06-22] The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed an operational awareness review of the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Multi-Canister Overpack, Operational Proficiency Demonstration. Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Hanford K Basin and Cold Vacuum Drying Facility - August 2012 Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June

351

Independent Activity Report, New Brunswick Laboratory - July 2012 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 2012 July 2012 Independent Activity Report, New Brunswick Laboratory - July 2012 July 2012 Operational Awareness Oversight of the New Brunswick Laboratory [HIAR NBL-2012-07-20] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) activity was to independently review the closed corrective actions from the Office of Science, Chicago Office (CH) implementation verification review (IVR) report for the New Brunswick Laboratory (NBL), which addressed vault and vault work room safety basis controls and was completed in April 2012. Independent Activity Report, New Brunswick Laboratory - July 2012 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, New Brunswick Laboratory - November 2011

352

Photovoltaic Experts GmbH | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Photovoltaic Experts GmbH Photovoltaic Experts GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name Photovoltaic Experts GmbH Place Germany Sector Services, Solar Product Germany-based company provides all services and products related to solar energy. References Photovoltaic Experts GmbH[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Photovoltaic Experts GmbH is a company located in Germany . References ↑ "Photovoltaic Experts GmbH" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Photovoltaic_Experts_GmbH&oldid=374821" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations Stubs Photovoltaic What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link

353

AR5 WGII Review  

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WGII Review Print E-mail WGII Review Print E-mail Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report: Working Group II Introduction: The United States Global Change Research Program, in cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2013: Impacts, Adaptation and Vlunerability. Pre-register Today To be notified when the Second Order Draft of the Working Group II contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th Assessment report is available for review, please click here. On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Global Change Research Program is coordinating the submission of comments by U.S. experts to inform development of an integrated set of U.S. Government comments on the report. Expert comments must be received via the internet-based application by Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, 1 May 2013 to be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission. An expert reviewer may also be asked to participate in the government review organized within his or her own country. In such a case, he/she should submit comments either as an individual or as part of the government review, but not both.

354

AR5 WGIII Review  

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WGIII Review Print E-mail WGIII Review Print E-mail Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report: Working Group III Introduction: The United States Global Change Research Program, in cooperation with the Department of State, request expert review of the Second Order Draft of the Working Group III Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Pre-register Today To be notified when the Second Order Draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th Assessment report is available for review, please click here. On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Global Change Research Program is coordinating the submission of comments by U.S. experts to inform development of an integrated set of U.S. Government comments on the report. Expert comments must be received via the internet-based application by Midnight, Eastern Daylight Time, 27 March 2013 to be considered for inclusion in the U.S. Government submission. An expert reviewer may also be asked to participate in the government review organized within his or her own country. In such a case, he/she should submit comments either as an individual or as part of the government review, but not both.

355

1st Advanced Marine Renewable Energy Instrumentation Experts Workshop: April 5-7, 2011  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The U.S. marine energy industry is actively pursuing development of offshore wind and marine hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems. Experience in the wind energy sector demonstrates that new technology development requires thorough measurement and characterization of the environmental conditions prevalent at installation sites and of technology operating in the field. Presently, there are no turn-key instrumentation system solutions that meet the measurement needs of the marine energy industry. The 1st Advanced Marine Renewable Energy Instrumentation Experts Workshop brought together technical experts from government laboratories, academia, and industry representatives from marine energy, wind, offshore oil and gas, and instrumentation developers to present and discuss the instrumentation needs of the marine energy industry. The goals of the meeting were to: (1) Share the latest relevant knowledge among technical experts; (2) Review relevant state-of-the-art field measurement technologies and methods; (3) Review lessons learned from recent field deployments; (4) Identify synergies across different industries; (5) Identify gaps between existing and needed instrumentation capabilities; (6) Understand who are the leading experts; (7) Provide a forum where stakeholders from the marine energy industry could provide substantive input in the development of new marine energy field deployable instrumentation packages.

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2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Development of a coal quality expert  

SciTech Connect

This project will enhance the existing Coal Quality Information System (CQIS) database and Coal Quality Impact Model (CQIM) to allow confident assessment of the effects of cleaning on specific boiler cost and performance, as well as develop and validate a methodology, Coal Quality Expert (CQE) which allows accurate and detailed predictions of coal quality impacts on total power plant capital cost, operating cost, and performance based upon inputs from inexpensive bench-scale tests. The project consists of the following seven tasks: Project management; coal cleanability characterization; pilot-scale combustion testing; utility boiler field testing; CQIM completion and development of CQE specification; develop CQE; and, CQE workstation testing and validation. Progress is discussed. 1 fig., 3 tabs.

1991-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

357

SRS Waste Solidification Building Project Peer Review, July 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SRS-2011-07-15 SRS-2011-07-15 Site: Savannah River Site, NA-26 Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Waste Solidification Building Project Peer Review Dates of Activity : 07/12/2011 - 07/15/2011 Report Preparer: James Lockridge Activity Description/Purpose: At the request of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Enterprise Project Management (NA- APM-20), the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), provided an expert to review the Waste Solidification Building (WSB) startup programs and procedures associated with worker safety and health, environment, and security. Criteria for the review was detailed in the Criteria,

358

Reviews | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Reviews Nuclear Physics (NP) NP Home About Research Facilities Science Highlights Benefits of NP Funding Opportunities Closed Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) Closed Lab Announcements Award Search Reviews NP Early Career Opportunities & Awardees Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) News & Resources Contact Information Nuclear Physics U.S. Department of Energy SC-26/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-3613 F: (301) 903-3833 E: sc.np@science.doe.gov More Information » Funding Opportunities Reviews Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page To ensure that funding is allocated as efficiently as possible, the NP program has developed a system of planning and priority setting that relies heavily on input from groups of outside experts. NP has also instituted a

359

Review of Selected Elements of Emergency Management at the Oak...  

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INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT REVIEW OF SELECTED ELEMENTS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AT THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY July 2011 i INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT REVIEW OF SELECTED ELEMENTS OF...

360

Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March March 2013 Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 March 2013 Operational Awareness Oversight of Sandia National Laboratories [HIAR SNL-2013-03-18] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Independent Oversight activity was to perform an operational awareness site visit to Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to discuss Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) issues and improvement plan. SNL management also briefed Independent Oversight on engineered safety implementation. Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories -

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361

Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sandia National Laboratories - March Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 March 2013 Operational Awareness Oversight of Sandia National Laboratories [HIAR SNL-2013-03-18] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Independent Oversight activity was to perform an operational awareness site visit to Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to discuss Annular Core Research Reactor (ACRR) issues and improvement plan. SNL management also briefed Independent Oversight on engineered safety implementation. Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - March 2013 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratories - April 2012 Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories -

362

experts-list | ornl.gov  

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News Releases Features Story Tips Audio Spots Videos ORNL Review Magazine ORNL Reporter ORNL in the News DOE Pulse Media Contacts Media Mentions RSS Feeds News Home | ORNL | News...

363

Argonne Transportation Technology R&D Center - Experts - Tribology Experts  

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Tribology Experts Tribology Experts Click on a highlighted name to see a full résumé. George Fenske, Section Leader phone: 630/252-5190, fax: 630/252-4798, e-mail: gfenske@.anl.gov PhD, Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois 20+ years of experience as a principal investigator on research projects related to tribology of hard coatings, surface modification by ion implantation and thin-film deposition processes, and nuclear reactor safety Developed program to develop hard coatings for tribological applications Author of 100+ publications on surface modification, friction, wear and lubrication of coated surfaces, and reactor safety Robert A. Erck, Metallurgist phone: 630/252-4972, fax: 630/252-4798, e-mail: erck@anl.gov PhD, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1988

364

IEAB Independent Analysis Board  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. On the Lemhi River, water transactions projects stipulated a minimum instream flow. Irrigators maintain be granted to public entities for future beneficial uses or to maintain minimum stream flows or quality­Effectiveness of Improved Irrigation Efficiency and Water Transactions for Instream Flow for Fish1 Independent Economic

365

Independent Oversight Program  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Independent Oversight Program Independent Oversight Program Home Office of Security and Cyber Evaluations Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Guidance Documents › Security and Cyber Evaluations › Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Reports › Physical Security › Cyber Security › Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Reports › Prior Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations Reports ›Prior Emergency Management Evaluations Reports Contact Us HSS Logo Welcome to the Independent Oversight Program The Independent Oversight Program is implemented by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) Office of Enforcement and Oversight. The mission of this program is to provide DOE line management, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE policy and line management performance in safety and security, and other critical areas as directed by the Secretary of Energy. The Office of Enforcement and Oversight performs this mission by conducting activity, facility, site, and Department-wide performance-based assessments that are designed to verify that the Department's safeguards and security interests are protected, that the Department can effectively respond to emergencies, and that Departmental employees, the public, and the environment are protected from hazardous operations and materials. These assessments complement line management's responsibility for security and safety program oversight and self-assessments. The outcome of these assessments are reports that provide information and analysis regarding the effectiveness, vulnerabilities, and trends in DOE safety and security programs, and identify issues requiring corrective action as well as recommended areas for improvement.

366

Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2010 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2010 July 2010 Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Construction Project Review A Department of Energy Construction Project Review (CPR) of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) project was conducted on July 19-22, 2010, at the request of the Principal Deputy Secretary, Office of Environmental Management (EM-2). The purpose of the review was to assess the cost, schedule, and technical progress against the approved Performance Baseline. Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - July 2010 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - September 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - May 2010

367

APEC experts` group on clean coal technology  

SciTech Connect

These proceedings are the result of a Technical Seminar of the APEC Experts Group on Clean Coal Technology, held in Thailand, September 6-10, 1993. The National Energy Policy Council of Thailand requested the seminar in response to growing public, government and private sector environmental concerns related to increased use of lignite for electricity generation in Thailand. The core of the seminar was a two-day series of 25 technical papers contained in these proceedings. The goals were: (1) to inform government officials and electric utility managers on the range of CCTs, their commercial status, environmental performance, and suitability for various types of coal, including lignite; and (2) to hold a public seminar to inform the public about the same issues set in the context of energy policy concerns that were articulated by the National Energy Policy Council. Sixty people participated in the technical seminar held in Chiang Mai, and approximately 170 people attended the public seminar in Bangkok, Thailand. All papers have been abstracted and indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

368

2011 Expert and Consultant Daily Wages Based on the OPM ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Page 1. 2011 Expert and Consultant Daily Wages Based on the OPM Salary Table 2011-GS ... Daily Daily Per Diem Salary Scale Minimum Maximum ...

2011-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

369

Request for Nominations of Experts for Consideration as Authors...  

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Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Environmental Policy, technical experts and managers of relevant science...

370

Experts To Examine Virtual Enterprise Uses of Info Tech  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experts To Examine Virtual Enterprise Uses of Info Tech. ... tools and technology can be used in consort ... its 5.7 working group on the use of computer ...

2012-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

371

Groundwater Makes a Splash NNSS Groundwater Experts Meet at Devils...  

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specialists have been examining the effects of contamination from historic underground nuclear testing on groundwater in and around the NNSS. These experts were on hand at the...

372

DOE O 321.1, Employment of Experts and Consultants  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

To maintain a system of controls and oversight necessary for the DOE to assure compliance with 5, U.S.C. Section 3109, "Employment of Experts and Consultants, ...

2006-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

373

Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 June 2011 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project Review [HIAR-RL-2011-06-17] The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed operational awareness reviews of the Sludge Treatment Project (STP), Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System (ECRTS) during site visits. Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2011 Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - August 2011

374

Independent Health Studies  

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Independent Health Studies Independent Health Studies A study of cancer rates within a 15-mile radius of Brookhaven National Laboratory found no relationship between Brookhaven Lab and cancer. Suffolk County Task Force Report (PDF) New York State Department of Health Cancer Registry Report (PDF) Report of the Rhabdomyosarcoma Task Force (PDF) According to a 1998 report by the Suffolk County Environmental Task Force on the Laboratory, "cancer rates of all types of cancers [the task force] studied are not elevated near BNL" for the years 1979-93. Task Force Chair Roger Grimson, a biostatistician and an associate professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, concluded in a Newsday article at that time, "There is no link between Brookhaven National Lab and

375

Independent Oversight Assessment, Pantex Plant - November 2012 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Pantex Plant - November 2012 Pantex Plant - November 2012 Independent Oversight Assessment, Pantex Plant - November 2012 November 2012 Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture at the Pantex Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent assessment of nuclear safety culture at the Pantex Plant. The primary objective of the evaluation was to provide information regarding the status of the safety culture at the Pantex Plant. The data collection phase of the assessment occurred during June - August 2012. The safety culture evaluation performed by the external independent safety culture experts is provided in Appendix B, which provides positive observations and identifies areas in need of attention for each of the nine

376

Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sludge Treatment Sludge Treatment Project - September 2013 Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - September 2013 November 2013 Hanford Sludge Treatment Project Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System Operational Awareness Review and Sludge Treatment Project Independent Project Review [HIAR-RL-2013-09-18] This Independent Oversight Activity Report documents an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations on September 17-18, 2013, at the Hanford Sludge Treatment Project. The activity consisted of HSS staff performing an operational awareness review of the Sludge Treatment Project (STP) Engineered Container Retrieval and Transfer System. An HSS

377

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Technical Review to Assess Black Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant August 2, 2012 - 12:15pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess the Hanford Site's Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), specifically as it relates to the facility's "black cells." The review involves the plant's capability, as designed, to detect equipment failure and to repair failed equipment inside the WTP's black cells. Black cells are enclosed concrete rooms within the WTP Pretreatment facility that contain tanks and piping. Due to high levels of

378

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant August 2, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact 202-586-4940 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess the Hanford Site's Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), specifically as it relates to the facility's "black cells." The review involves the plant's capability, as designed, to detect equipment failure and to repair failed equipment inside the WTP's black cells. Black cells are enclosed concrete rooms within the WTP Pretreatment

379

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant August 2, 2012 - 12:15pm Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess the Hanford Site's Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), specifically as it relates to the facility's "black cells." The review involves the plant's capability, as designed, to detect equipment failure and to repair failed equipment inside the WTP's black cells. Black cells are enclosed concrete rooms within the WTP Pretreatment facility that contain tanks and piping. Due to high levels of

380

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black Cells at Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant August 2, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact 202-586-4940 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has assembled a group of independent technical experts to assess the Hanford Site's Waste Treatment Plant (WTP), specifically as it relates to the facility's "black cells." The review involves the plant's capability, as designed, to detect equipment failure and to repair failed equipment inside the WTP's black cells. Black cells are enclosed concrete rooms within the WTP Pretreatment

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381

Expert system development for vibration analysis in machine condition monitoring  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert systems can be adapted for machine condition monitoring data interpretation due to the ability to identify systematic reasoning processes. As vibration analysis in condition monitoring is still generally performed by highly trained professionals, ... Keywords: Condition monitoring, Expert system, Vibration analysis

Stephan Ebersbach; Zhongxiao Peng

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

TA Orientation 2006 Activity #2 Expert-Novice Differences  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TA Orientation 2006 Activity #2 Expert-Novice Differences Activity 2 - Page 1 Differences in Expert group's answers to the questions. PRODUCT: Activity#2 Answer Sheet. #12;TA Orientation 2006 Activity #2 with the boulder. Determine how fast Bob will have to roll the boulder to reach the outlaws. #12;TA Orientation

Minnesota, University of

383

TA Orientation 2007 Activity #2 Expert-Novice Differences  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

TA Orientation 2007 Activity #2 Expert-Novice Differences Activity 2 - Page 1 Differences in Expert group's answers to the questions. PRODUCT: Activity #2 Answer Sheet. #12;TA Orientation 2007 Activity #2 with the boulder. Determine how fast Bob will have to roll the boulder to reach the outlaws. #12;TA Orientation

Minnesota, University of

384

An expert system for analyzing eddy current measurements  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus (called DODGER) analyzes eddy current data for heat exchanger tubes or any other metallic object. DODGER uses an expert system to analyze eddy current data by reasoning with uncertainty and pattern recognition. The expert system permits, DODGER to analyze eddy current data intelligently, an obviate operator uncertainty by analyzing the data in a uniform and consistent manner.

Levy, A.J.; Oppenlander, J.E.; Brudnoy, D.M.; Englund, J.M.; Loomis, K.C.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

385

Fuzzy Expert System to Estimate Ignition Timing for Hydrogen Car  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents the application of fuzzy expert system technique as a basis to estimate ignition timing for subsequent tuning of a Toyota Corolla 4 cylinder, 1.8l hydrogen powered car. Ignition timing prediction is a typical problem to which decision ... Keywords: Fuzzy expert system, Hydrogen engine tuning, Hydrogen powered car, Ignition advance, Ignition timing

Tien Ho; Vishy Karri

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Fuzzy expert system for solving lost circulation problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lost circulation is the most common problem encountered while drilling oil wells. This paper describes a distributed fuzzy expert system, called Smart-Drill, aimed in helping petroleum engineers to diagnose and solve lost circulation problems. To represent ... Keywords: Finite ordinal scales, Fuzzy algebra, Fuzzy expert system, Knowledge representation, Lost circulation problem, Multi-sets, Oil well drilling

Leonid Sheremetov; Ildar Batyrshin; Denis Filatov; Jorge Martinez; Hector Rodriguez

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Analytical Review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

ANL Performs Independent Review for DOE on the following topics: (1) Systematic analysis--Depends on question asked; (2) Compare technologies and pathways--Examples: (a) fuels, power plant technologies, vehicle materials; (b) Total lifecycle analysis reveals national and global impacts; and (3) Direction of R&D to most fruitful areas.

Frank Stodolsky

2000-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

388

Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 Independent Oversight Evaluation, Office of Secure Transportation - February 2004 February 2004 Evaluation of the Office of Secure Transportation Emergency Management Program The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of emergency management programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Secure Transportation (OST) in October 2003. Inspection activities included the observation of the OST annual emergency exercise and reviews of selected emergency management program elements. The exercise demonstrated that the OST emergency response organization could effectively provide for prompt event categorization, DOE and NNSA

389

Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes Expert Panel: Forecast Future Demand for Medical Isotopes The Expert Panel has concluded that the Department of Energy and National Institutes of Health must develop the capability to produce a diverse supply of radioisotopes for medical use in quantities sufficient to support research and clinical activities. Such a capability would prevent shortages of isotopes, reduce American dependence on foreign radionuclide sources and stimulate biomedical research. The expert panel recommends that the U.S. government build this capability around either a reactor, an accelerator or a combination of both technologies as long as isotopes for clinical and research applications can be supplied reliably, with diversity in adequate

390

Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Welcome: The Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) is established to assist DOE in the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety related activities. The activities of the group will help DOE ensure that risk assessments supporting nuclear safety decisions are conducted in a consistent manner, of appropriate quality, properly tailored to the needs of the decisions they are intended to support and documented. The RWG will also assist DOE in assessing the adequacy of available risk assessment tools and guidance supporting nuclear safety at its nuclear facilities.

391

Verification and validation of decision support software: Expert Choice{trademark} and PCM{trademark}  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the verification and validation of two decision support programs: EXPERT CHOICE{trademark} and PCM{trademark}. Both programs use the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) -- or pairwise comparison technique -- developed by Dr. Thomas L. Saaty. In order to provide an independent method for the validating the two programs, the pairwise comparison algorithm was developed for a standard mathematical program. A standard data set -- selecting a car to purchase -- was used with each of the three programs for validation. The results show that both commercial programs performed correctly.

Nguyen, Q.H.; Martin, J.D.

1994-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

392

Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Operation - June 2010 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Operation - June 2010 Savannah River Operation - June 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Operation - June 2010 June 2010 Savannah River Operations Office Self-Assessment of the Technical Qualification Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), participated in the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) self-assessment of the Technical Qualification Program (TQP). Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Operation - June 2010 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Operations Office - July 2013 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Remediation - July 2010 2011 Annual Workforce Analysis and Staffing Plan Report - Savannah River

393

Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2013 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3 3 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2013 April 2013 Operational Awareness of a Department of Energy Richland Operations Office Fire Protection Surveillance [HIAR-RL-2013-04-08] The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), performed an onsite operational awareness review of a DOE Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) fire protection surveillance. Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2013 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - April 2011 Independent Activity Report, Hanford Sludge Treatment Project - February 2012 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - June 201

394

Efficient independent component analysis  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Independent component analysis (ICA) has been widely used for blind source separation in many fields such as brain imaging analysis, signal processing and telecommunication. Many statistical techniques based on M-estimates have been proposed for estimating the mixing matrix. Recently several nonparametric methods have been developed but in-depth analysis on asymptotic efficiency has not been available. We analyze ICA using semiparametric theories and propose a straightforward estimate based on the efficient score function by using B-spline approximations. The estimate is asymptotically efficient under moderate conditions and exhibits better performance than standard ICA methods in a variety of simulations.

Chen, Aiyou

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

June 4, 2009 June 4, 2009 Independent Oversight Focus Area Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - June 2009 Review of Safety Component Procurement at DOE Nuclear Facilities April 30, 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Sandia National Laboratories - May 2009 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Sandia Site Office and Sandia National Laboratories April 6, 2009 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - April 2009 Review of Nuclear Safety Programs at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory March 31, 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - April 2009 Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory February 26, 2009 Independent Oversight Inspection, Hanford Site - February 2009

396

Independent Activity Report, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Activity Report, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Independent Activity Report, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - January 2011 Independent Activity Report, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - January 2011 January 2011 Review of the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company Unreviewed Safety Question Procedure [ARPT-RL-2011-003] The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, during a site visit from January 10-14, 2011, presented the results of a technical review of the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (PRC) Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) Procedure. Independent Activity Report, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company - January 2011 More Documents & Publications CX-009415: Categorical Exclusion Determination Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - January 2011

397

Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project is on Track Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project is on Track December 13, 2007 - 4:44pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) today released two independent assessments addressing areas critical to the overall success of the Yucca Mountain repository program. These assessments, which include an independent review of the OCRWM Quality Assurance (QA) Program and an independent review of its engineering processes and procedures, have concluded that the Yucca Mountain Project's current QA and engineering processes and procedures are consistent with standard nuclear industry

398

Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project is on Track Two Independent Assessments Find the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project is on Track December 13, 2007 - 4:44pm Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) today released two independent assessments addressing areas critical to the overall success of the Yucca Mountain repository program. These assessments, which include an independent review of the OCRWM Quality Assurance (QA) Program and an independent review of its engineering processes and procedures, have concluded that the Yucca Mountain Project's current QA and engineering processes and procedures are consistent with standard nuclear industry

399

Independent Activity Report, Pantex Site - March 2011 | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

March 2011 March 2011 Independent Activity Report, Pantex Site - March 2011 March 2011 CDNS Biennial Review of the Pantex Site [ARPT-PTX-2011-001] The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), visited the Department of Energy Pantex Site Office (PXSO) and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, from February 28 - March 8, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to participate in the biennial review of PXSO by the Office of the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety (CDNS). Independent Activity Report, Pantex Site - March 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Pantex Site - January 2011 Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - October 2011 Independent Activity Report, Pantex - December

400

Development of a Coal Quality Expert  

SciTech Connect

ABB Power Plant Laboratories Combustion Engineering, Inc., (ABB CE) and CQ Inc. completed a broad, comprehensive program to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of using higher quality U.S. coals for electrical power generation and developed state-of-the-art user-friendly software--Coal Quality Expert (CQE)-to reliably predict/estimate these benefits in a consistent manner. The program was an essential extension and integration of R and D projects performed in the past under U.S. DOE and EPRI sponsorship and it expanded the available database of coal quality and power plant performance information. This software will permit utilities to purchase the lowest cost clean coals tailored to their specific requirements. Based on common interest and mutual benefit, the subject program was cosponsored by the U.S. DOE, EPRI, and eight U.S. coal-burning utilities. In addition to cosponsoring this program, EPN contributed its background research, data, and computer models, and managed some other supporting contracts under the terms of a project agreement established between CQ Inc. and EPRI. The essential work of the proposed project was performed under separate contracts to CQ Inc. by Electric Power Technologies (El?'T), Black and Veatch (B and V), ABB Combustion Engineering, Babcock and Wilcox (B and W), and Decision Focus, Inc. Although a significant quantity of the coals tied in the United States are now cleaned to some degree before firing, for many of these coals the residual sulfur content requires users to install expensive sulfur removal systems and the residual ash causes boilers to operate inefficiently and to require frequent maintenance. Disposal of the large quantities of slag and ash at utility plant sites can also be problematic and expensive. Improved and advanced coal cleaning processes can reduce the sulfur content of many coals to levels conforming to environmental standards without requiring post-combustion desulfurization systems. Also, some coals may be beneficiated or blended to a quality level where significantly less costly desulfurization systems are needed. Coal cleaning processes may also be used to remove the precursors of other troublesome emissions that can be identified now or in the future. An added benefit of coal cleaning and blending is the reduction in concentrations of mineral impurities in the fuel leading to improved performance and operation of the'' boiler in which it is fired. The ash removed during the pre-combustion cleaning process can be more easily and safely disposed of at the mine than at the utility plant after combustion. EPRI's Coal Quality Impact Model (CQIM) has shown that improved fuel quality can result in savings in unit capital and operating costs. This project produced new and improved software to select coal types and specifications resulting in the best quality and lowest cost fuel to meet specific environmental requirements.

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1998-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Safety & Emergency Management Evaluations Safety & Emergency Management Evaluations » Review Reports Review Reports December 31, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Plant, December 2013 Targeted Review of the Safety Significant Blast Door and Personnel Door Interlock Systems and Review of Federal Assurance Capability at the Pantex Plant December 30, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Facility - December 2013 Review of the Fire Protection Program and Fire Protection Systems at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center December 13, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December 2013 Review of the Technical Area 55 Safety Class Fire Suppression System at Los Alamos National Laboratory December 13, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Nevada National Security Site, December 2013

402

Use of expert systems in nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

The application of technologies, particularly expert systems, to the control room activities in a nuclear power plant has the potential to reduce operator error and increase plant safety, reliability, and efficiency. Furthermore, there are a large number of nonoperating activities (testing, routine maintenance, outage planning, equipment diagnostics, and fuel management) in which expert systems can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of overall plant and corporate operations. This document presents a number of potential applications of expert systems in the nuclear power field. 36 refs., 2 tabs.

Uhrig, R.E.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Appraisal Process Protocols, Independent Oversight - November...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Appraisal Process Protocols, Independent Oversight - November 2012 Appraisal Process Protocols, Independent Oversight - November 2012 November 2012 Updated Independent Oversight...

404

Racing for conditional independence inference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, we consider the computational aspects of deciding whether a conditional independence statement t is implied by a list of conditional independence statements L using the implication related to the method of structural imsets. ...

Remco R. Bouckaert; Milan Studený

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP The Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) is established to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) with the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety-related activities. The activities of the group will help DOE make sure that risk assessments supporting nuclear safety decisions are: conducted in a consistent manner; of appropriate quality; properly documented; and properly tailored to the needs of the decisions they are intended to support. The RWG will also assist DOE in assessing the adequacy of available tools and guidance necessary to support nuclear safety at its nuclear facilities. RWG_Charter_March_2012.pdf

406

10 Questions for a Bioenergy Expert: Melinda Hamilton | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Bioenergy Expert: Melinda Hamilton Bioenergy Expert: Melinda Hamilton 10 Questions for a Bioenergy Expert: Melinda Hamilton February 15, 2011 - 4:43pm Addthis Melinda Hamilton | Photo courtesy of the Idaho National Laboratory Melinda Hamilton | Photo courtesy of the Idaho National Laboratory Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Meet Melinda Hamilton - she's a bioenergy expert and the Director of Education Programs at Idaho National Laboratory. She recently took some time to share what she's doing to help ramp-up U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, why Jane Goodall led her to a career in science and what can happen in a lab if you don't start with a good plan. Q: What sparked your interest to pursue a career in science? Melinda Hamilton: The answer is kind of corny, but the truth is when I was

407

Chair, CTBT working group B Radionuclide Expert Group and the...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

(PNNL). Ted is a nuclear explosion monitoring expert and a former Department of EnergyNNSA scientific adviser on the CTBT. Ted has worked at PNNL in a variety of...

408

An Expert System Approach for Prediction of Maritime Visibility Obscuration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An Expert system for Shipboard Obscuration Prediction (AESOP), an artificial intelligence approach to forecasting maritime visibility obscurations, has been designed, developed, and tested. The problem-solving model for AESOP, running within an ...

James E. Peak; Paul M. Tag

1989-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Fuzzy Expert System for Solving Lost Circulation Problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lost circulation is the most common problem encountered when drilling. This paper describes a distributed hybrid intelligent system, called SmartDrill, using fuzzy logic, expert system framework and web services for helping petroleum engineers to diagnose ...

Leonid Sheremetov; Ildar Batyrshin; Jorge Martinez; Hector Rodriguez; Denis Filatov

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Independent Oversight Program - Guidance Documents  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Independent Oversight Home Sub Offices Security Evaluations Cyber Security Evaluations Emergency Management Oversight Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations...

411

Fossil Power Plant Applications of Expert Systems: An EPRI Perspective  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

During the past decade, the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has witnessed tremendous growth. In particular, knowledge-based expert systems have quickly come to fore as one of the fastest growing subfields of AI. In this presentation we discuss the role of expert systems in the electric power industry, with particular emphasis on six fossil power plant applications currently under development by the Electric Power Research Institute.

Divakaruni, S. M.

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Evaluation of similarity measures for knowledge profiles from an expert directory: a field study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert directories describe the knowledge of the staff. From field data of an implementation of such an expert directory we calculated weighted connections between employees based on their shared topics. These relations will be used for recommending ... Keywords: expert directories, expert recommender, expert recommender systems, knowledge management, knowledge profile similarity

Wilko Kraß; Ulrich Försterling

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Expert elicitation and the problem of detecting undeclared activities  

SciTech Connect

Measures applicable to the detection of undeclared activities are not well established, and their effectiveness is uncertain. To detect clandestine paths, the IAEA is still developing processes and procedures. As the Agency gains experience with new measures and with integrated safeguards, dealing with such problems may become more experience-based and perhaps more closely parallel the process with current safeguards where detection probabilities for the measures to be utilized on declared paths are well characterized. Whether or not this point will be reached for undeclared and mixed paths, the only tool that appears suitable at present for the purpose of generating a reasonable detection probability that can over time be tested against reality and, if necessary, adjusted is formal expert judgment, or expert elicitation. Formal expert elicitation is a structured process that makes use of people knowledgeable in certain areas to make assessments. To provide a 'proof of principle' of this methodology for presentation to the Agency, experts in nuclear technology, nonproliferation, safeguards and open source information, as well as in formal expert elicitation processes, engaged in three illustrative expert elicitations on assessing information analysis as a means to detect undeclared activities. These elicitations were successful. This paper will discuss the process of and issues raised by the elicitations.

Pilat, Joseph F.; Sylvester, K. B. (Kori Budlong); Stanbro, W. D. (William D.)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratory - February 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Laboratory - February Laboratory - February 2011 Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratory - February 2011 February 2011 Sandia Site Office Effectiveness Review of Sandia National Laboratory's Closure of WP&C Corrective Actions [HIAR-SNL-2011-02-18] At the request of the Sandia Site Office (SSO), the Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations (HS-64) personnel participated in an SSO assessment of SNL's Activity-Level Work Planning and Control processes, procedures, and implementation by line organizations, including feedback and improvement activities and efforts to sustain the program, and line implementation improvements. Independent Activity Report, Sandia National Laboratory - February 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Targeted Review, Sandia National Laboratories -

415

Acknowledgment to Guest Editors and Reviewers (2011)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) formally thanks the guest editors and reviewers, who provided expert counsel and guidance on a voluntary basis. Through their efforts, the journal was able to provide submitting authors ...

Stephen C. Graves

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Final Report - Independent Confirmatory Survey Summary and Results for the Hematite Decommissioning Project  

SciTech Connect

The objectives of the confirmatory surveys were to provide independent contractor field data reviews and to generate independent radiological data for use by the NRC in evaluating the adequacy and accuracy of the licensee’s procedures and survey results.

E.N. Bailey

2009-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

417

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 15, 2013 April 15, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project - April 2013 Review of Radiation Protection Program Implementation at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project of the Idaho Site April 15, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - April 2013 Review of the Integrated Safety Management System Phase I Verification Review at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant April 11, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities - April 2013 Lessons Learned from the 2012 Targeted Reviews of Emergency Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events at Select DOE/NNSA Nuclear Facilities March 12, 2013 Independent Oversight Review, Idaho Site, March 2013 Review of the Facility Representative Program at the Idaho Site

418

Proposal Review Panel Descriptions  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Proposal Review Panel Descriptions Proposal Review Panel Descriptions To ensure competent scientific review, a proposal may be assigned to a different panel (at the discretion of the Review Panel Chair), or the panel may seek additional ad hoc reviews from other experts. High-Pressure This panel reviews scattering and diffraction proposals that focus on materials at high pressure. Techniques such as (but not limited to) diffraction, nuclear resonant scattering, and inelastic x-ray scattering for materials at high pressure are appropriate for this panel to consider. Instrumentation This panel reviews proposals related to the development of beamline instrumentation, sample environments, x-ray optical components, and/or detectors that are relevant to synchrotron radiation research. This panel

419

Safety review advisor  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The University of Tennessee's Nuclear Engineering Department, in cooperation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), is evaluating the feasibility of utilizing an expert system to aid in 10CFR50.59 evaluations. This paper discusses the history of 10CFR50.59 reviews, and details the development approach used in the construction of a prototype Safety Review Advisor (SRA). The goals for this expert system prototype are to (1) aid the engineer in the evaluation process by directing his attention to the appropriate critical issues, (2) increase the efficiency, consistency, and thoroughness of the evaluation process, and (3) provide a foundation of appropriate Safety Analysis Report (SAR) references for the reviewer. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Boshers, J.A.; Alguindigue, I.E.; Uhrig, R.E. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (USA). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering); Burnett, C.G. (Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN (USA))

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Independent Activity Report, Hanford - November 2010 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

- November 2010 - November 2010 Independent Activity Report, Hanford - November 2010 November 2010 Hanford Tour and Review of the Office of River Protection Waste Treatment Immobilization Project Construction Site The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an orientation visit on November 16-18, 2010, at the Office of River Protection Waste Treatment Immobilization Project (WTP) at the Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site. The purposes of the visit were to plan and coordinate future HSS oversight activities and to review corrective actions to the most recent HSS review at WTP. Independent Activity Report, Hanford - November 2010 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - February 2011

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421

Final Expert Meeting Report: Simplified Space Conditioning Strategies for Energy Efficient Houses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More research is needed to evaluate the level of energy efficiency and the conditions where simplified space conditioning systems will work in new and retrofitted houses. Guidance is needed on the design and installation of these systems to support a wider adoption throughout the new construction and retrofit market. The purpose of this expert meeting was to recap the current state of knowledge in this area and to provide a peer review of IBACOS's research plan for new and existing unoccupied test houses with minimized space conditioning systems.

Stecher, D.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - February 2011  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

February 2011 Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - February 2011 February 2011 Nevada National Security Site Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Review [ARPT-NNSS-2011-001] The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), visited the Nevada Site Office (NSO) and the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) from February 14-17, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to observe the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) review and maintain operational awareness of NNSS activities. Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - February 2011 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - July 2011 Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - August 2010

423

INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

adopted this Charter as part of its commitment to high standards of corporate governance in pursuing the objects of the IESO set out in the Electricity Act, 1998. This Charter describes the Board’s mandate, accountability and composition, and sets out a specific Code of Conduct for the Board. More detailed information about the IESO’s corporate governance is set out in the Governance and Structure By-law and in corporate policies, notably the Terms Of Reference for A Director. The activities of the Board and its Committees are formally recorded in minutes of meetings. MANDATE The Board shall supervise the management of the IESO’s business and affairs and shall take a leadership role in the development of the IESO’s strategic direction. More specifically, the Board’s mandate includes: regularly reviewing with Management: the strategic environment, the emergence of new risks and opportunities and the implications for strategic direction; and the establishment and operation of the IESO-administered markets to promote the

unknown authors

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

An uncertainty model for a diagnostic expert system based on fuzzy algebras of strict monotonic operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Expert knowledge in most of application domains is uncertain, incomplete and perception-based. For processing such expert knowledge an expert system should be able to represent and manipulate perception-based evaluations of uncertainties of facts and ...

Leonid Sheremetov; Ildar Batyrshin; Denis Filatov; Jorge Martínez-Muñoz

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Employment Opportunities (Consultant) Program Review Lead  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Working with the Program Manager, the Program Review Lead will facilitate discussions with an advisory group and will work with instructors and other subject matter experts to complete the program review of the program review process; working with instructors to develop learning plans and advising on instructional

Hitchcock, Adam P.

426

Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - September 2010 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

September 2010 September 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - September 2010 Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Facility Effectiveness Review The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), participated in the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR), Salt Waste Processing Facility Project Office (SWPFPO), Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Effectiveness Review. The HSS participation, through its Site Lead program, provided HSS with an opportunity to maintain operational awareness and evaluate site programs, while supporting DOE line management efforts to safely and securely accomplish their missions. The onsite review was conducted during the

427

The Independent Technical Analysis Process Final Report 2006-2007.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) contracted with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to provide technical analytical support for system-wide fish passage information (BPA Project No. 2006-010-00). The goal of this project was to produce rigorous technical analysis products using independent analysts and anonymous peer reviewers. This project provided an independent technical source for non-routine fish passage analyses while allowing routine support functions to be performed by other well-qualified entities. The Independent Technical Analysis Process (ITAP) was created to provide non-routine analysis for fish and wildlife agencies and tribes in particular and the public in general on matters related to juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead passage through the mainstem hydrosystem. The process was designed to maintain the independence of analysts and reviewers from parties requesting analyses, to avoid potential bias in technical products. The objectives identified for this project were to administer a rigorous, transparent process to deliver unbiased technical assistance necessary to coordinate recommendations for storage reservoir and river operations that avoid potential conflicts between anadromous and resident fish. Seven work elements, designated by numbered categories in the Pisces project tracking system, were created to define and accomplish project goals as follows: (1) 118 Coordination - Coordinate technical analysis and review process: (a) Retain expertise for analyst/reviewer roles. (b) Draft research directives. (c) Send directive to the analyst. (d) Coordinate two independent reviews of the draft report. (e) Ensure reviewer comments are addressed within the final report. (2) 162 Analyze/Interpret Data - Implement the independent aspects of the project. (3) 122 Provide Technical Review - Implement the review process for the analysts. (4) 132 Produce Annual Report - FY06 annual progress report with Pisces Disseminate (5) 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results - Post technical products on the ITAP web site. (6) 185-Produce Pisces Status Report - Provide periodic status reports to BPA. (7) 119 Manage and Administer Projects - project/contract administration.

Duberstein, Corey; Ham, Kenneth; Dauble, Dennis; Johnson, Gary [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

August 1, 2011 August 1, 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge National Laboratory - July 2011 Review of Selected Elements of Emergency Management at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory July 15, 2011 Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - July 2011 Review of Electrical System Configuration Management and Design Change Control at the Savannah River Site, Waste Solidification Building Project July 15, 2011 Independent Oversight Special Review, Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC - July 2011 Special Review of the Suspect/Counterfeit Items Program at the Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC at the Oak Ridge Reservation June 22, 2011 Independent Oversight Follow-up Review, Hanford Site - June 2011 Follow-up Review of the Hanford Site Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program

429

Building America Expert Meeting Report: Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report outlines findings resulting from a U.S. Department of Energy Building America expert meeting to determine how HVAC companies can transition from a traditional contractor status to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. IBACOS has embarked upon a research effort under the Building America Program to understand business impacts and change management strategies for HVAC companies. HVAC companies can implement these strategies in order to quickly transition from a 'traditional' heating and cooling contractor to a service provider for whole house energy upgrade contracting. Due to HVAC service contracts, which allow repeat interaction with homeowners, HVAC companies are ideally positioned in the marketplace to resolve homeowner comfort issues through whole house energy upgrades. There are essentially two primary ways to define the routes of transition for an HVAC contractor taking on whole house performance contracting: (1) Sub-contracting out the shell repair/upgrade work; and (2) Integrating the shell repair/upgrade work into their existing business. IBACOS held an Expert Meeting on the topic of Transitioning Traditional HVAC Contractors to Whole House Performance Contractors on March 29, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. The major objectives of the meeting were to: Review and validate the general business models for traditional HVAC companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Review preliminary findings on the differences between the structure of traditional HVAC Companies and whole house energy upgrade companies Seek industry input on how to structure information so it is relevant and useful for traditional HVAC contractors who are transitioning to becoming whole house energy upgrade contractors Seven industry experts identified by IBACOS participated in the session along with one representative from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The objective of the meeting was to validate the general operational profile of an integrated whole house performance contracting company and identify the most significant challenges facing a traditional HVAC contractor looking to transition to a whole house performance contractor. To facilitate the discussion, IBACOS divided the business operations profile of a typical integrated whole house performance contracting company (one that performs both HVAC and shell repair/upgrade work) into seven Operational Areas with more detailed Business Functions and Work Activities falling under each high-level Operational Area. The expert panel was asked to review the operational profile or 'map' of the Business Functions. The specific Work Activities within the Business Functions identified as potential transition barriers were rated by the group relative to the value in IBACOS creating guidance ensuring a successful transition and the relative difficulty in executing.

Burdick, A.

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ring Ring. Who's There? A Wind Expert | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ring Ring. Who's There? A Wind Expert Ring Ring. Who's There? A Wind Expert Ring Ring. Who's There? A Wind Expert August 23, 2010 - 10:44am Addthis Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE Have a question about wind energy? You're not alone. In 2009, about 1,200 people- ranging from farmers, teachers, county commissioners, developers and green job hopefuls -called or emailed Minnesota-based Windustry's wind hotline to learn more about the renewable energy. "The questions are all over the map," said David Tidball, who has been fielding calls since early 2009. "It's everything from, 'What's a wind turbine look like?' to 'How do I get involved in a wind project of my own?'" Windustry's mission is to provide accurate, unbiased and accessible information to the public about wind energy and help people across the

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Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice December 11, 2009 - 2:05pm Addthis Dr. John Barnett consulted for the military on saving energy in theater. | Photo courtesy NREL Dr. John Barnett consulted for the military on saving energy in theater. | Photo courtesy NREL Joshua DeLung As an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies, the United States military is pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in the field. Recently, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps sent a team to visit bases and camps in Afghanistan to assess and make recommendations on the supply and use of energy and water. If implemented, the findings will reduce demand for resources at military camps in strategically important areas of the country, translating to fewer trucks

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An Expert System For The Tectonic Characterization Of Ancient Volcanic  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

System For The Tectonic Characterization Of Ancient Volcanic System For The Tectonic Characterization Of Ancient Volcanic Rocks Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Expert System For The Tectonic Characterization Of Ancient Volcanic Rocks Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The expert system approach enables geochemical evidence to be integrated with geological, petrological and mineralogical evidence in identifying the eruptive setting of ancient volcanic rocks. This paper explains the development of ESCORT, an Expert System for Characterization of Rock Types. ESCORT uses as its knowledge base a set of dispersion matrices derived from a geochemical data bank of some 8000 immobile element analyses, together with tables of magma-type membership probabilities based

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Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice Experts Offer Marines Energy-Efficiency Advice December 11, 2009 - 2:05pm Addthis Dr. John Barnett consulted for the military on saving energy in theater. | Photo courtesy NREL Dr. John Barnett consulted for the military on saving energy in theater. | Photo courtesy NREL Joshua DeLung As an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies, the United States military is pioneering energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in the field. Recently, the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps sent a team to visit bases and camps in Afghanistan to assess and make recommendations on the supply and use of energy and water. If implemented, the findings will reduce demand for resources at military camps in strategically important areas of the country, translating to fewer trucks

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Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group Charter, January 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP CHARTER January 2012 PURPOSE: To support effective and appropriate utilization of risk assessment tools in nuclear safety applications at defense nuclear facilities. OBJECTIVES: The Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) is established to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) with the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety-related activities. The activities of the group will help DOE make sure that risk assessments supporting nuclear safety decisions are: conducted in a consistent manner; of appropriate quality; properly documented; and properly tailored to the needs of the decisions they are intended to support. The RWG will also assist DOE in assessing the adequacy of available tools and

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Sponsors and Recognized Experts for FAQS - September 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sponsors and Recognized Experts for FAQS Sponsors and Recognized Experts for FAQS Updated September 2013 Note: This list includes the five disciplines that were addressed in the July 29, 2005 DOE letter to the DNFSB that forwarded the list of highly qualified and experienced personnel for these disciplines, which was the deliverable for Commitment 11 in the Implementation Plan for DNFSB Recommendation 2004-1. The five disciplines are identified below with a double asterisk. The following Functional Areas were not updated in July 2009: 4, 5, 7, 11, 26 & 30 Functional Area Number Sponsor Phone Number Recognized Experts 1. Aviation Safety Manager DOE-STD- 1165-2003 MA-30 - Ferrin Moore (202) 586-6171 ferrin.moore@hq.doe.gov RL - Roger Gordon (509) 521-5279 Roger_M_Gordon@rl.gov

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Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Expert Meeting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20970 GTI PROJECT NUMBER 20970 Building America Industrialized Housing Partnership II Subtask 1.8: Building America Expert Meeting Report Issued: December 20, 2010 Prepared For: Philip Fairey Deputy Director Florida Solar Energy Center 1679 Clearlake Road Cocoa, FL 32922-5703 (321) 638-1434 pfairey@fsec.ucf.edu GTI Technical Contacts: Ryan Kerr Douglas Kosar R&D Market Analyst Institute Engineer 847-768-0941 847-768-0725 ryan.kerr@gastechnology.org douglas.kosar@gastechnology.org Gas Technology Institute 1700 S. Mount Prospect Rd. Des Plaines, Illinois 60018 www.gastechnology.org FINAL EXPERT MEETING REPORT Building America Expert Meeting Final Report Page i Legal Notice This information was prepared by Gas Technology Institute ("GTI") for the Florida Solar

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An expert system framework for nondestructive waste assay  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Management and disposition of transuranic (RU) waste forms necessitates determining entrained RU and associated radioactive material quantities as per National RU Waste Characterization Program requirements. Technical justification and demonstration of a given NDA method used to determine RU mass and uncertainty in accordance with program quality assurance is difficult for many waste forms. Difficulties are typically founded in waste NDA methods that employ standards compensation and/or employment of simplifying assumptions on waste form configurations. Capability to determine and justify RU mass and mass uncertainty can be enhanced through integration of waste container data/information using expert system and empirical data-driven techniques with conventional data acquisition and analysis. Presented is a preliminary expert system framework that integrates the waste form data base, alogrithmic techniques, statistical analyses, expert domain knowledge bases, and empirical artificial intelligence modules into a cohesive system. The framework design and bases in addition to module development activities are discussed.

Becker, G.K.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

February 2013 February 2013 Independent Activity Report, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - February 2013 February 2013 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Operational Drill at the B332 Plutonium Facility [HIAR LLNL-2013-02-27] The Livermore Site Office (LSO) and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) requested personnel from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations (HS-45) to observe an operational drill at the Plutonium Facility in Building 332 (B332). LSO and LLNS desired HS-45's participation to help determine the maturity of the operational drill program by providing independent expertise in the matter at a time when HS-45 personnel were already on site conducting an emergency management review. LLNS administered this operational drill using the DOE guidance for

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Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - April  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Brookhaven National Laboratory - Brookhaven National Laboratory - April 2004 Independent Oversight Inspection, Brookhaven National Laboratory - April 2004 April 2004 Inspection of Emergency Management at the Brookhaven National Laboratory The Secretary of Energy's Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the newly created Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in March 2004. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight. A number of positive attributes were identified during this review. Most significant is the aggressive program for reducing hazardous material inventories, minimizing hazardous waste, and evaluating chemical use to

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Recommendations for probabilistic seismic hazard analysis: Guidance on uncertainty and use of experts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) is a methodology that estimates the likelihood that various levels of earthquake-caused ground motion will be exceeded at a given location in a given future time period. Due to large uncertainties in all the geosciences data and in their modeling, multiple model interpretations are often possible. This leads to disagreement among experts, which in the past has led to disagreement on the selection of ground motion for design at a given site. In order to review the present state-of-the-art and improve on the overall stability of the PSHA process, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) co-sponsored a project to provide methodological guidance on how to perform a PSHA. The project has been carried out by a seven-member Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC) supported by a large number other experts. The SSHAC reviewed past studies, including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the EPRI landmark PSHA studies of the 1980`s and examined ways to improve on the present state-of-the-art. The Committee`s most important conclusion is that differences in PSHA results are due to procedural rather than technical differences. Thus, in addition to providing a detailed documentation on state-of-the-art elements of a PSHA, this report provides a series of procedural recommendations. The role of experts is analyzed in detail. Two entities are formally defined-the Technical Integrator (TI) and the Technical Facilitator Integrator (TFI)--to account for the various levels of complexity in the technical issues and different levels of efforts needed in a given study.

Budnitz, R.J.; Apostolakis, G.; Boore, D.M. [and others

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges in Biomarker Discovery: Combining Expert Insights with Statistical Analysis of Complex Omics Data  

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The advent of high throughput technologies capable of comprehensive analysis of genes, transcripts, proteins and other significant biological molecules has provided an unprecedented opportunity for the identification of molecular markers of disease processes. However, it has simultaneously complicated the problem of extracting meaningful signatures of biological processes from these complex datasets. The process of biomarker discovery and characterization provides opportunities both for purely statistical and expert knowledge-based approaches and would benefit from improved integration of the two. Areas covered In this review we will present examples of current practices for biomarker discovery from complex omic datasets and the challenges that have been encountered. We will then present a high-level review of data-driven (statistical) and knowledge-based methods applied to biomarker discovery, highlighting some current efforts to combine the two distinct approaches. Expert opinion Effective, reproducible and objective tools for combining data-driven and knowledge-based approaches to biomarker discovery and characterization are key to future success in the biomarker field. We will describe our recommendations of possible approaches to this problem including metrics for the evaluation of biomarkers.

McDermott, Jason E.; Wang, Jing; Mitchell, Hugh D.; Webb-Robertson, Bobbie-Jo M.; Hafen, Ryan P.; Ramey, John A.; Rodland, Karin D.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Phase 1, Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Pacific Northwest Laboratory evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume I, reviews diesel-generator experience to identify the systems and components most subject to aging degradation and isolates the major causes of failure that may affect future operational readiness. Evaluations show that as plants age, the percent of aging-related failures increases and failure modes change. A compilation is presented of recommended corrective actions for the failures identified. This study also includes a review of current, relevant industry programs, research, and standards. Volume II reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986 to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.; Dingee, D.A.; Nesbitt, J.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUPPLEMENTAL COLUMBIA RIVER PROTECTION ACTIVITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HANFORD SITE: 2006 TECHNICAL PEER REVIEW  

SciTech Connect

Prompted by a $10 million Congressional allocation to identify supplemental actions to protect the Columbia River from groundwater contamination beneath the Hanford Reservation, the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) Office of Clean-up Technology identified twenty-three potential technical projects and then down-selected ten of these for further evaluation. An independent expert peer review was conducted for the ten down-selected proposals. The review panel consisted of twenty-three recognized subject matter experts that broadly represented academia, industry, and federal laboratories. Of the initial ten proposals reviewed, one was given unconditional support, six were given conditional support, and three were not supported as proposed. Three additional proposals were then submitted by DOE for review--these proposals were structured, in part, to respond to the initial round of technical peer review comments. Peer reviews of these additional proposals provided conditional support. For those proposals that received conditional support, DOE requested specific implementation and work plans and assessed whether the plans adequately addressed the technical conditions identified by the review panel. The final list of technology proposals receiving support, or conditional support, primarily focused on understanding and reducing the potential impacts of uranium, chromium, and strontium from facilities adjacent to the Columbia River, with a secondary focus on understanding and limiting the future Columbia River impacts from the large carbon tetrachloride groundwater plume underlying and downgradient of the Hanford Central Plateau facilities. The results and recommendations of the peer reviews informed the final DOE project selections and supported implementation of the selected projects to protect the Columbia River and address groundwater contamination at Hanford.

Looney, B; Dawn Kaback; Gene Leboeuf; Jason Mulvihill-Kuntz; Lynn Lefkoff

2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Appraisal Process Protocols  

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OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND OVERSIGHT OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND OVERSIGHT INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT PROGRAM APPRAISAL PROCESS PROTOCOLS November 2012 Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Independent Oversight Program Appraisal Process Protocols Preface November 2012 i Preface The Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), is responsible for implementing an Independent Oversight Program for safety and security within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with DOE Orders 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, and 226.1B, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy. Effective oversight, including independent oversight, of DOE Federal and contractor operations is an integral element of the

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Independent Oversight Appraisal Process Protocols  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND OVERSIGHT OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT AND OVERSIGHT INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT PROGRAM APPRAISAL PROCESS PROTOCOLS November 2012 Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Independent Oversight Program Appraisal Process Protocols Preface November 2012 i Preface The Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), is responsible for implementing an Independent Oversight Program for safety and security within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with DOE Orders 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, and 226.1B, Implementation of Department of Energy Oversight Policy. Effective oversight, including independent oversight, of DOE Federal and contractor operations is an integral element of the

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Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - March 2013 | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Savannah River Site - March 2013 Savannah River Site - March 2013 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - March 2013 March 2013 Oversight Scheduling an Operational Awareness at the Savannah River Site [HIAR-SRS-2013-03-25] Activity Description/Purpose: The Independent Oversight Site Lead for the Savannah River Site traveled to the site to work with functional area managers to schedule nuclear safety oversight activities. The Site Lead reviewed the differing professional opinion (DPO) program at the Savannah River Operations Office (Department of Energy (DOE)-SR). Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Site - March 2013 More Documents & Publications Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Operations Office - July 2013 Policy Flash 2013-74 Quarterly Notification of the DOE's Differing

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Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - July 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - July Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - July 2011 Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - July 2011 July 2011 NNSS Operational Readiness Review of the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research Facility [HIAR-NNSS-2011-07-28] At the request of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Service Center, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) site lead for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) participated in the NNSA Operational Readiness Review (ORR) of the Joint Actinide Shock Physics Experimental Research (JASPER) Facility Restart conducted on July 18-27, 2011. Independent Activity Report, Nevada National Security Site - July 2011 More Documents & Publications

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Rise of the Expert Amateur: DIY Projects, Communities, and Cultures  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rise of the Expert Amateur: DIY Projects, Communities, and Cultures Stacey Kuznetsov & Eric Paulos, paulos}@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents a large-scale study of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) communities and makers. Our survey of over 2600 individuals across a range of DIY communities (Instructables, Dorkbot

Paulos, Eric

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Improving software effort estimation using an expert-centred approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A cornerstone of software project management is effort estimation, the process by which effort is forecasted and used as basis to predict costs and allocate resources effectively, so enabling projects to be delivered on time and within budget. Effort ... Keywords: cost estimation, expert-centred approach, process improvement, project management, software effort estimation

Emilia Mendes

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expert Meeting Report: Retrofit Implementation - A Neighborhood at a Time  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides information about a Building America expert meeting hosted by research team Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings on October 25, 2011, in New York City. The meeting discussed several community residential retrofit projects underway across the United States, and included representatives from utilities, energy program implementation firms, affordable housing agencies, and the financing industry.

Griffiths, D.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

An expert system to predict protein thermostability using decision tree  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Protein thermostability information is closely linked to commercial production of many biomaterials. Recent developments have shown that amino acid composition, special sequence patterns and hydrogen bonds, disulfide bonds, salt bridges and so on are ... Keywords: Bioinformatics, Decision Tree, Expert system, Machine learning, Protein thermostability

Li-Cheng Wu; Jian-Xin Lee; Hsien-Da Huang; Baw-Juine Liu; Jorng-Tzong Horng

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An expert system prototype for designing natural gas cogeneration plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cogeneration plants are units that simultaneously produce electricity and useful heat from the same fuel. In such plants different components (prime movers, pumps, steam generators, etc.) are combined in order to meet electricity and useful heat loads ... Keywords: Cogeneration, Engineering design, Expert systems, Natural gas

José Alexandre Matelli; Edson Bazzo; Jonny Carlos da Silva

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL  

SciTech Connect

Incomplete or sparse data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduce a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results when working with sparse data. State-of-the-art expert exploration tools, relying on a database, and computer maps generated by neural networks and user inputs, have been developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk has been reduced with the use of these properly verified and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tools.'' Through the course of this project, FEE Tools and supporting software were developed for two producing formations in southeast New Mexico. Tools of this type can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In today's oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lack the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, volatile oil prices, and scarcity of domestic exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The FEE Tools benefit a diverse group in the U.S., allowing a more efficient use of scarce funds, and potentially reducing dependence on foreign oil and providing lower product prices for consumers.

Robert S. Balch; Ron Broadhead

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

GMS: preserving multiple expert voices in scientific knowledge management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer archives of scientific and engineering knowledge must insure the accuracy, completeness, and validity of their contents. Unfortunately, designers of these sites often overlook the social and cognitive context of scientific activity in favor ... Keywords: cognitive psychology, ethnography, expert communities, information architecture, interaction design, knowledge design, scientific knowledge management, user interface design

Adria H. Liszka; William A. Stubblefield; Stephen D. Kleban

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer experts meet at CERN to discuss future of european high performance computing and networking  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Computer experts meet at CERN to discuss future of european high performance computing and networking

CERN Press Office. Geneva

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - August  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - August 2011 Independent Oversight Assessment, Los Alamos National Laboratory - August 2011 August 2011 Facility Centered Assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Science and Technology Operations - Facility Operations Director Managed Facilities This independent review report documents the results of the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) review of the Facility Centered Assessment (FCA) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) facilities managed by the Science and Technology Operations (STO) Facility Operations Director (FOD). The independent review of the STO FCA, conducted February 24 through April 1, 2011, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) and LANL.

457

RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Incomplete or sparse information on types of data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, is being developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In the 1998-1999 oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lacked the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, low oil prices, and scarcity of exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. As a result, today's pool of experts is much reduced. The FEE Tool will benefit a diverse group in the U.S., leading to a more efficient use of scarce funds and lower product prices for consumers. This fifth of ten semi-annual reports contains a summary of progress to date, problems encountered, plans for the next year, and an assessment of the prospects for future progress. The emphasis during the May 2001 through September 2001 was directed toward development of rules for the fuzzy system.

William W. Weiss

2001-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

458

RISK REDUCTION WITH A FUZZY EXPERT EXPLORATION TOOL  

SciTech Connect

Incomplete or sparse information on types of data such as geologic or formation characteristics introduces a high level of risk for oil exploration and development projects. ''Expert'' systems developed and used in several disciplines and industries have demonstrated beneficial results. A state-of-the-art exploration ''expert'' tool, relying on a computerized database and computer maps generated by neural networks, is being developed through the use of ''fuzzy'' logic, a relatively new mathematical treatment of imprecise or non-explicit parameters and values. Oil prospecting risk can be reduced with the use of a properly developed and validated ''Fuzzy Expert Exploration (FEE) Tool.'' This FEE Tool can be beneficial in many regions of the U.S. by enabling risk reduction in oil and gas prospecting as well as decreased prospecting and development costs. In the 1998-1999 oil industry environment, many smaller exploration companies lacked the resources of a pool of expert exploration personnel. Downsizing, low oil prices, and scarcity of exploration funds have also affected larger companies, and will, with time, affect the end users of oil industry products in the U.S. as reserves are depleted. The pool of experts is much reduced today. The FEE Tool will benefit a diverse group in the U.S., leading to a more efficient use of scarce funds, and possibly decreasing dependence on foreign oil and lower product prices for consumers. This fourth of five annual reports contains a summary of progress to date, problems encountered, plans for the next year, and an assessment of the prospects for future progress. The emphasis during the April 2002 through March 2003 period was directed toward Silurian-Devonian geology, development of rules for the fuzzy system, and on-line software.

Robert Balch

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

459

Sequence independent amplification of DNA  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a rapid sequence-independent amplification procedure (SIA). Even minute amounts of DNA from various sources can be amplified independent of any sequence requirements of the DNA or any a priori knowledge of any sequence characteristics of the DNA to be amplified. This method allows, for example, the sequence independent amplification of microdissected chromosomal material and the reliable construction of high quality fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) probes from YACs or from other sources. These probes can be used to localize YACs on metaphase chromosomes but also--with high efficiency--in interphase nuclei. 25 figs.

Bohlander, S.K.

1998-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Sequence independent amplification of DNA  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is a rapid sequence-independent amplification procedure (SIA). Even minute amounts of DNA from various sources can be amplified independent of any sequence requirements of the DNA or any a priori knowledge of any sequence characteristics of the DNA to be amplified. This method allows, for example the sequence independent amplification of microdissected chromosomal material and the reliable construction of high quality fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) probes from YACs or from other sources. These probes can be used to localize YACs on metaphase chromosomes but also--with high efficiency--in interphase nuclei.

Bohlander, Stefan K. (Chicago, IL)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MELCOR Peer Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

MELCOR is a fully integrated, engineering-level computer code that models the progression of severe accidents in light water reactor nuclear power plants. The newest version of MELCOR is Version 1.8.1, July 1991. MELCOR development has reached the point that the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sponsored a broad technical review by recognized experts to determine or confirm the technical adequacy of the code for the serious and complex analyses it is expected to perform. For this purpose, an eight-member MELCOR Peer Review Committee was organized. The Committee has completed its review of the MELCOR code: the review process and findings of the MELCOR Peer Review Committee are documented in this report. The Committee has determined that recommendations in five areas are appropriate: (1) MELCOR numerics, (2) models missing from MELCOR Version 1.8.1, (3) existing MELCOR models needing revision, (4) the need for expanded MELCOR assessment, and (5) documentation.

Boyack, B.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Dhir, V.K. [Santa Monica, CA. (United States); Gieseke, J.A. [Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States); Haste, T.J. [AEA Technology, Winfrith (United Kingdom); Kenton, M.A. [Gabor, Kenton and Associates, Inc., Westmont, IL (United States); Khatib-Rahbar, M. [Energy Research, Inc., Rockville, MD (United States); Leonard, M.T. [Science Applications International Corp., Wolfheze (Netherlands); Viskanta, R. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States). Heat Transfer Lab.

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