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Independent technical review, handbook  

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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.

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1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent technical review of the Mound Plant  

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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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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 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

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

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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

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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.)

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

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

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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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

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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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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)) Indexed Site

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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1Â…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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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 Mineral Processing Project Technical Due Diligence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Independent Mineral Processing Project Technical Due Diligence ... CRIMM Energy-saving Magnetic Separation Equipment and Industrial ...

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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 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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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 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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Technical Review Panel Report  

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

TRP Report v7, 12 Aug 2012 TRP Report Final December 2012 TRP Report v7, 12 Aug 2012 TRP Report Final December 2012 Advanced Reactor Concepts Technical Review Panel Report Evaluation and Identification of future R&D on eight Advanced Reactor Concepts, conducted April - September 2012 December 2012 Public release version 2 Public release version 3 Table of Contents Summary ................................................................................................................................... 4 1. Overview of the Technical Review Panel Process ............................................................... 5 2. Technical Review Panel Criteria ......................................................................................... 6 3. Concept Summaries ........................................................................................................... 8

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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

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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...

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

SciTech Connect

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

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Independent Oversight Review of the Technical Area 55 Safety Class Fire Suppression System at Los Alamos National Laboratory, December 2013  

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

Technical Area 55 Technical Area 55 Safety Class Fire Suppression System at Los Alamos National Laboratory 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 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope ....................................................................................................................................................... 2

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External Technical Reviews | Department of Energy  

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

Services » Waste Management » Tank Waste and Waste Processing » Services » Waste Management » Tank Waste and Waste Processing » External Technical Reviews External Technical Reviews Documents Available for Download March 17, 2006 Hanford ETR Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Technical Review - External Flowsheet Review Team (Technical) Report Full Document and Summary Versions are available for download previous 1 2 next Miscellaneous Supporting Information January 9, 2007 Savannah River Site - Salt Waste Processing Facility: Briefing on the Salt Waste Processing Facility Independent Technical Review August 10, 2006 Savannah River Site - Tank 48 Briefing on SRS Tank 48 Independent Technical Review August 10, 2006 Savannah River Site - Tank 48 Transmittal Letter of SRS Tank 48 Review

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DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program: Independent Peer Reviews  

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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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External Technical Review Report  

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

External Technical Review Report External Technical Review Report March 2010 U U . . S S . . D D e e p p a a r r t t m m e e n n t t o o f f E E n n e e r r g g y y O O f f f f i i c c e e o o f f E E n n v v i i r r o o n n m m e e n n t t a a l l M M a a n n a a g g e e m m e e n n t t External Technical Review (ETR) Process Guide September 2008 U.S. DOE Office of Environmental Management September 2008 External Technical Review Process Guide Page 2 of 37 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................................... 3 1.1 Purpose of Process ............................................................................................................ 3 1.2 Background .........................................................................................................................

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External Technical Review Report  

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

This document has been developed to guide individuals and teams who will be involved in External Technical Reviews (ETR) of U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM)...

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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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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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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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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,

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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 - 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, 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

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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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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 Focus Area Review, DOE Nuclear Facilities - April  

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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)

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - December  

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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, 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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Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review is published to inform readers of various technical activities within the Department, promote exchange of ideas, and give credit to personnel who are achieving the results. The report is presented in two parts: technical achievements and publication abstracts. The first is divided into seven sections, each of which reports on an engineering division and its specific activities related to nuclear tests, nuclear explosives, weapons, energy systems, engineering sciences, magnetic fusion, and materials fabrication.

Carr, R.B.; Denney, R.M. (eds.)

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Engineering Department. Technical review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Mechanical Engineering Department Technical Review is published to (1) inform the readers of various technical activities within the Department, (2) promote exchange of ideas, and (3) give credit to the personnel who are achieving the results. The report is formatted into two parts: technical achievements and publication abstracts. The first is divided into eight sections, one for each Division in the Department providing the reader with the names of the personnel and the Division accomplishing the work.

Simecka, W.B.; Condouris, R.A.; Talaber, C. (eds.)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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 of Integrated Safety Management...  

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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 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

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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 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 -  

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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, 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

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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

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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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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, 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, 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, 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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Non-Destructive Examination Independent Review  

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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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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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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

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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

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NETL: 2010 - Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs  

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- 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, 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, 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, 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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External Technical Reviews | Department of Energy  

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

Waste Management » Tank Waste and Waste Processing » Waste Management » Tank Waste and Waste Processing » External Technical Reviews External Technical Reviews Documents Available for Download September 1, 2011 Peer Review of the ASCEM Program 2010 Full Document and Summary Versions are available for download September 1, 2011 Compilation of ETR Summaries ETR Summaries from 2011 February 15, 2011 External Technical Review Report for Small Column Ion Exchange Technology at Savannah River Site Full Document and Summary Versions are available for download September 30, 2009 External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Full Document and Summary Versions are available for download June 30, 2009 Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of

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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

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 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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ORAU: Scientific and Technical Peer Review Services fact sheet  

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

to ensure timely and fair assessments for informed funding decisions. Scientific and Technical Peer Review Services Unmatched Access to Scientific and Technical Reviewers ORAU is...

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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, 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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Technical Review of Externalities Issues  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Externalities, once a term known only to students of economics, has become the catchword for a major experiment in electric utility regulation. It is very important for utilities and policy makers to understand the technical issues and arguments driving the externality experiment. This experiment has important implications for utility costs, competitive positions, environmental quality, and future regulations.

1995-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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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 - 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....

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

88

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...

89

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...

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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

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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

92

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...

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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

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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

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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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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

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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...

99

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...

100

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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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....

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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...

103

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...

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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

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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

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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

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

114

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, 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, 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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SRTC criticality safety technical review of SRT-CMA-930039  

SciTech Connect

Review of SRT-CMA-930039, ``Nuclear Criticality Safety Evaluation (NCSE): DWPF Melter-Batch 1,`` December 1, 1993, has been performed by the Savannah River Technical Center (SRTC) Applied Physics Group. The NCSE is a criticality assessment of the Melt Cell in the DWPF. Additionally, this pertains only to Batch 1 operation, which differs from batches to follow. Plans for subsequent batch operations call for fissile material in the Salt Cell feed-stream, which necessitates a separate criticality evaluation in the future. The NCSE under review concludes that the process is safe from criticality events, even in the event that all lithium and boron neutron poisons are lost, provided uranium enrichments are less than 40%. Furthermore, if all the lithium and as much as 98% of the boron would be lost, uranium enrichments of 100% would be allowable. After a thorough review of the NCSE, this reviewer agrees with that conclusion. This technical review consisted of: an independent check of the methods and models employed, independent calculations application of ANSI/ANS 8.1, verification of WSRC Nuclear Criticality Safety Manual({sup 2}) procedures.

Rathbun, R.

1993-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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

120

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

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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

122

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

124

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

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, 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

128

NETL: Independent Peer Reviews of NETL Technology Programs  

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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, 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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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.

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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 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

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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, 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, Los Alamos National Laboratory - May 2012 |  

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

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

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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

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Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory - January 2012  

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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 - 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 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.

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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, 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;

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

162

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

163

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

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

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

164

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

165

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

166

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

167

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

168

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

169

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

170

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

171

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

172

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

173

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.

174

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

175

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

176

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

177

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

178

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

179

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

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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, 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

182

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

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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

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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,

185

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

186

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

187

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:

188

Advanced Reactor Concepts Technical Review Panel Report | Department of  

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

Advanced Reactor Concepts Technical Review Panel Report Advanced Reactor Concepts Technical Review Panel Report Advanced Reactor Concepts Technical Review Panel Report This report documents the establishment of a technical review process and the findings of the Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) Technical Review Panel (TRP).1 The intent of the process is to identify R&D needs for viable advanced reactor concepts in order to inform DOE-NE R&D investment decisions. A goal of the process is to facilitate greater engagement between DOE and industry. The process involved establishing evaluation criteria, conducting a pilot review, soliciting concept inputs from industry entities, reviewing the concepts by TRP members and compiling the results. The eight concepts received from industry spanned a range of reactor types

189

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

190

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

191

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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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

193

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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An evaluation of technical review of federal laboratory research: Findings from a US Department of Energy technical review pilot  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recommendations for improving the process for expert panel reviews of technical and programmatic aspects of science and technology programs are provided based on an evaluation study of pilot reviews for two programs at Sandia National Laboratories. These reviews were part of a larger Technical Review Pilot for the US Department of Energy (DOE). Both the Sandia Pulse Power program and Solar Thermal Electric program (a virtual lab with NREL) reviews used the recommended four DOE review criteria, but motivation for the review and the review process differed. These differences provide insight into recommendations for ways to improve the review of DOE`s multifaceted technical programs. Recommendations are: (1) Review when the program has specific need for information or validation. There is no one size fits all correct time or reason to review technical programs. (2) Tailor the four DOE criteria to the program and its need for information and explain them to the Review Panel. (3) Pay attention to the review process. Spend more time in preparation and pre-review and on briefings on the review outcomes. (4) Evaluate reviews to determine how to do them better. The survey instrument is provided for those who wish to modify it for their own use.

Jordan, G.; Kuswa, G.; Mortensen, J.

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Roles and Priorities...  

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

Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Roles and Priorities U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Roles and Priorities Presentation made by Nigel Mote for the NTSF annual...

197

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...

198

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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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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201

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

202

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

203

UNITED STATES NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD  

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falsified documents related to work at the Yucca Mountain site. The second purpose identified the significance for the technical work at Yucca Mountain of the group of redacted e-mails that were posted summarizing areas of progress in the Yucca Mountain program; issues that, in the Board's view, require

204

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

205

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)

206

Independent Oversight Review of the Fire Protection Program and...  

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

Officer TCC Telecommunications Center TRU Transuranic TSR Technical Safety Requirement TWPC Transuranic Waste Processing Center WAI Wastren Advantage, Incorporated WIPP Waste...

207

External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and  

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

for Evaluation of System Level Modeling for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Full Document and Summary Versions are available for download External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Summary - System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools for Hanford More Documents & Publications Hanford Site C Tank Farm Meeting Summary - May 2009 System Planning for Low-Activity Waste at Hanford Hanford ETR Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant - Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Technical Review - External

208

UNITED STATES NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD  

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waste management program in addition to the site-characterization efforts at Yucca Mountain Upwelling at Yucca Mountain The Board completed its review of material (11 re- ports) first submitted that there is evidence of ongoing, intermittent hydrothermal upwelling at Yucca Mountain and that large earth- quake

209

Independent Oversight Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- July 2013  

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

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

210

Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant- January 2013  

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

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

211

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.

212

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- January 2012  

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

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

213

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- September 2011  

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

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

214

Communication Between U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board  

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Moving Beyond the Yucca Mountain Viability Assessment U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as the sole location to be studied for possi- ble development of the Yucca Mountain site. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published Viability As- sessment

215

Alcohol Fuels Program technical review, Spring 1984  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The alcohol fuels program consists of in-house and subcontracted research for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into fuel alcohols via thermoconversion and bioconversion technologies. In the thermoconversion area, the SERI gasifier has been operated on a one-ton per day scale and produces a clean, medium-Btu gas that can be used to manufacture methanol with a relatively small gas-water shift reaction requirement. Recent research has produced catalysts that make methanol and a mixture of higher alcohols from the biomass-derived synthetic gas. Three hydrolysis processes have emerged as candidates for more focused research. They are: a high-temperature, dilute-acid, plug-flow approach based on the Dartmouth reactor; steam explosion pretreatment followed by hydrolysis using the RUT-C30 fungal organism; and direct microbial conversion of the cellulose to ethanol using bacteria in a single or mixed culture. Modeling studies, including parametric and sensitivity analyses, have recently been completed. The results of these studies will lead to a better definition of the present state-of-the-art for these processes and provide a framework for establishing the research and process engineering issues that still need resolution. In addition to these modeling studies, economic feasibility studies are being carried out by commercial engineering firms. Their results will supplement and add commercial validity to the program results. The feasibility contractors will provide input at two levels: Technical and economic assessment of the current state-of-the-art in alcohol production from lignocellulosic biomass via thermoconversion to produce methanol and higher alcohol mixtures and bioconversion to produce ethanol; and identification of research areas having the potential to significantly reduce the cost of production of alcohols.

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1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Technical review of Molten Salt Oxidation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The process was reviewed for destruction of mixed low-level radioactive waste. Results: extensive development work and scaleup has been documented on coal gasification and hazardous waste which forms a strong experience base for this MSO process; it is clearly applicable to DOE wastes such as organic liquids and low-ash wastes. It also has potential for processing difficult-to-treat wastes such as nuclear grade graphite and TBP, and it may be suitable for other problem waste streams such as sodium metal. MSO operating systems may be constructed in relatively small units for small quantity generators. Public perceptions could be favorable if acceptable performance data are presented fairly; MSO will likely require compliance with regulations for incineration. Use of MSO for offgas treatment may be complicated by salt carryover. Figs, tabs, refs.

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1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

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 &...

218

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

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

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

219

Independent Oversight Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory- January 2013  

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

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

220

Independent Scientific Review Panel for the Northwest Power Planning Council  

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. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, COMPA has offices in Nevada, California, Idaho, and Washington State, General Sciences, and Operations www.lbl.gov #12;In operation since 1949, Idaho National Laboratory products, and technical training ­ deliver value throughout the complete equipment lifecycle, from system

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221

Independent Oversight Review of Nevada Site Office Criticality...  

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

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

222

Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site- June 2012  

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

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

223

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...

224

Independent Oversight Review of the Lawrence Livermore National...  

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

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

225

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

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

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

226

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...

227

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

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

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...

228

Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Site Office- June 2012  

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

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

229

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

230

Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap  

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

Analysis Analysis Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap Analysis While both wet and dry storage have been shown to be safe options for storing used nuclear fuel (UNF), the focus of the program is on dry storage of commercial UNF at reactor or centralized locations. This report focuses on the knowledge gaps concerning extended storage identified in numerous domestic and international investigations and provides the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign"s (UFDC) gap description, any alternate gap descriptions, the rankings by the various organizations, evaluation of the priority assignment, and UFDC-recommended action based on the comparison. Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap Analysis More Documents & Publications

231

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

232

Distributed Hydrogen Production from Natural Gas: Independent Review Panel Report  

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Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States government or any agency thereof. Available electronically at http://www.osti.gov/bridge Available for a processing fee to U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors, in paper, from: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information P.O. Box 62 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0062 phone: 865.576.8401 fax: 865.576.5728 email: mailto:reports@adonis.osti.gov

233

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

234

Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Site CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation  

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

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

235

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

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

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

236

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

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

Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55 May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1

237

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

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Implementation Verification Review at Technical Area-55 May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1 3.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 1

238

Westinghouse independent safety review of Savannah River production reactors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

239

A technical review of the SWEPP gamma-ray spectrometer system  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The SWEPP Gamma-ray Spectrometer (SGRS) was developed by INEL researchers as a nonintrusive method of determining the isotopic ratios of TRU and U materials in a 208-liter waste drums. The SGRS has been in use at SWEPP since mid-1994. Enough questions have been raised regarding the system reliability and technical capabilities, that, coupled with a desire to procure an additional gamma-ray spectroscopy system in order to increase the drum throughput of SWEPP, have prompted an independent technical review of the SGRS. The author was chosen as the reviewer, and this report documents the results of the review. While the SGRS is accurate in its isotopic ratio results, the system is not calculationally robust. The primary reason for this lack of calculational reliability is the implementation of the attenuation corrections. Suggested changes may improve the system reliability dramatically. The SGRS is a multiple detector spectrometry system. Tests were conducted on various methods for combining the four detector results into a single drum representative value. No clear solution was reached for the cases in which the isotopic ratios are vertically segregated; however, some methods showed promise. These should be investigated further. 14 refs. , 15 figs., 23 tabs.

Hartwell, J.K.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap  

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

Analyses Analyses Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical Gap Analyses The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), Office of Fuel Cycle Technology, has established the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign (UFDC) to conduct the research and development activities related to storage, transportation, and disposal of used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. The mission of the UFDC is to identify alternatives and conduct scientific research and technology development to enable storage, transportation, and disposal of used nuclear fuel (UNF) and wastes generated by existing and future nuclear fuel cycles. The Storage and Transportation activities within the UFDC are being developed to address issues regarding the extended storage of UNF and its subsequent

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241

The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Status Update  

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

NWTRB NWTRB www.nwtrb.gov U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board The U S Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Status Update Presented to: National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Presented By: National Transportation Stakeholders Forum Mark Abkowitz May 11, 2011 The Board's Statutory Mandate * The 1987 amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) established the U S Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board established the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. * The Board evaluates the technical and scientific validity of DOE activities related to: - transportation, packaging and storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) - site characterization, design, development, and operations of facilities for

242

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

243

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

244

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

245

Technical memorandum on analysis of the EU ETS using the community independent transaction log  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This memorandum provides an overview of three deficiencies within the current presentation of the Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) data that have implications for researchers' ability to accurately analyze the ...

McGuinness, Meghan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

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

247

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

248

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

249

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

250

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

251

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'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

252

A COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL REVIEW OF THE DEMONSTRATION BULK VITRIFICATION SYSTEM  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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. However, a number of technical issues were found that could significantly affect the project's ability to meet its overall mission as stated in the project ''Justification of Mission Need'' document, if not satisfactorily resolved. The ERP recognizes that the project has changed from an accelerated schedule demonstration project to a formally chartered project that must be in full compliance with DOE 413.3 requirements. The perspective of the ERP presented herein, is measured against the formally chartered project as stated in the approved Justification of Mission Need document. A justification of Mission Need document was approved in July 2006 which defined the objectives for the DBVS Project. In this document, DOE concluded that bulk vitrification is a viable technology that requires additional development to determine its potential applicability to treatment of a portion of the Hanford low activity waste. The DBVS mission need statement now includes the following primary objectives: (1) process approximately 190,000 gallons of Tank S-109 waste into fifty 100 metric ton boxes of vitrified product; (2) store and dispose of these boxes at Hanford's Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF); (3) evaluate the waste form characteristics; (4) gather pilot plant operability data, and (5) develop the overall life cycle system performance of bulk vitrification and produce a comparison of the bulk vitrification process to building a second LAW Immobilization facility or other supplemental treatment alternatives as provided in M-62-08.

SCHAUS, P.S.

2006-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

253

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

254

HIGH-TEMPERATURE LIQUID-METAL TECHNOLOGY REVIEW. A Bimonthly Technical Progress Review. Vol. 1, No. 1  

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Unclassified technical reports and papers in the hightemperature liquid- metal field are reviewed. All phases of liquid-metal technology pertinent to the space power development program are covered, including materials development, corrosion, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, instrumentation, component development, physical properties, and power systems. Twelve reviews are included. (M.C.G.)

Dwyer, O.E. ed.

1963-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT OF MANAGEMENT OF STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER AT THE SEPARATIONS PROCESS RESEARCH UNIT (SPRU) DISPOSITION PROJECT, NEW YORK  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently evaluating the water management procedures at the Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU). The facility has three issues related to water management that require technical assistance: (1) due to a excessive rainfall event in October, 2010, contaminated water collected in basements of G2 and H2 buildings. As a result of this event, the contractor has had to collect and dispose of water offsite; (2) The failure of a sump pump at a KAPL outfall resulted in a Notice of Violation issued by the New York State Department of Environment and Conservation (NYSDEC) and subsequent Consent Order. On-site water now requires treatment and off-site disposition; and (3) stormwater infiltration has resulted in Strontium-90 levels discharged to the storm drains that exceed NR standards. The contractor has indicated that water management at SPRU requires major staff resources (at least 50 persons). The purpose of this review is to determine if the contractor's technical approach warrants the large number of staff resources and to ensure that the technical approach is compliant and in accordance with federal, state and NR requirements.

Abitz, R.; Jackson, D.; Eddy-Dilek, C.

2011-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

256

Review of the Regional Biomass Energy Program: Technical projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article summarizes technical projects of the regional Biomass Energy Program. Projects included are as follows: economic impact studies for renewable energy resources; alternative liquid fuels; Wood pellets fuels forum; residential fuel wood consumption; waste to energy decision-makers guide; fuel assessment for cogeneration facilities; municipal solid waste combustion characteristics.

Lusk, P.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

257

Software Sensitivity Review | Scientific and Technical Information Program  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Sensitivity Review Sensitivity Review Print page Print page Email page Email page As required by DOE O 241.1B, software submitting sites are to review all software for classified and controlled unclassified information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), according to approved local procedures. Prior to announcing and/or submitting software to ESTSC or a SIAC, or disseminating software publicly, the submitting site should conduct reviews to determine the appropriate Intellectual Property or other category of sensitivity. Those categories include: Unlimited Announcement - Software which be made available to all requesters; government, public and foreign (sensitive countries require Headquarters approval). Open Source Software - Computer software that is distributed under a

258

Energy Department Announces New Technical Review to Assess Black...  

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

in the review: Langdon Holton has over 35 years experience in radiochemical process engineering and operations, nuclear fuel reprocessing, waste separations and treatment and...

259

Review of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation Technical...  

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

the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The documents reviewed are:...

260

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

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Review of the technical bases of 40 CFR Part 190.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dose limits for emissions from the nuclear fuel cycle were established by the Environmental Protection Agency in 40 CFR Part 190 in 1977. These limits were based on assumptions regarding the growth of nuclear power and the technical capabilities of decontamination systems as well as the then-current knowledge of atmospheric dispersion and the biological effects of ionizing radiation. In the more than thirty years since the adoption of the limits, much has changed with respect to the scale of nuclear energy deployment in the United States and the scientific knowledge associated with modeling health effects from radioactivity release. Sandia National Laboratories conducted a study to examine and understand the methodologies and technical bases of 40 CFR 190 and also to determine if the conclusions of the earlier work would be different today given the current projected growth of nuclear power and the advances in scientific understanding. This report documents the results of that work.

Kelly, John E.; McMahon, Kevin A.; Siegel, Malcolm Dean; Weiner, Ruth F.; Bixler, Nathan E.; Klein, Keith A. (Longenecker and Associates)

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

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

263

General Electric ATS Program technical review Phase 2 activities  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) Program Phase 2 objectives are to select a cycle, and to identify and resolve technical issues required to realize the ATS Program goals of 60% net combined cycle efficiency, single digit NOx, and a 10% electric power cost reduction, compared to current technology. The Phase 2 efforts have showns that the ATS Program goals are achievable. The GE Power Generation advanced gas turbine will use closed-loop steam cooling in the first two turbine stages and advanced coatings, seals and cooling designs to meet ATS performance and cost of electricity goals.

Chance, T. [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Generation Div.; Smith, D. [General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States). Corporate Research and Development Center

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

264

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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2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

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

SciTech Connect

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

266

Technical Review of SRS Dose Reconstrruction Methods Used By CDC  

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At the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a subcontractor Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International, Inc.(ATL) issued a draft report estimating offsite dose as a result of Savannah River Site operations for the period 1954-1992 in support of Phase III of the SRS Dose Reconstruction Project. The doses reported by ATL differed than those previously estimated by Savannah River Site SRS dose modelers for a variety of reasons, but primarily because (1) ATL used different source terms, (2) ATL considered trespasser/poacher scenarios and (3) ATL did not consistently use site-specific parameters or correct usage parameters. The receptors with the highest dose from atmospheric and liquid pathways were within about a factor of four greater than dose values previously reported by SRS. A complete set of technical comments have also been included.

Simpkins, Ali, A

2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

267

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

268

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

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

This presentation outlines the SRS Tank 48 ITR listing observations, conclusions, and TPB processing.

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BPA-Solicited Technical Review of "Echo Meadows Project Winter Artificial Recharge: Final Report for 2001 Baseline", Technical Report 2004.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this report was to provide, at BPA's request, a technical review of interim products received for Project 2001-015-00 under contract 6925. BPA sometimes solicits technical reviews for Fish and Wildlife products or issues where outside expertise is required. External review of complex project deliverables assures BPA as a funding agency that the contractor is continuing with scientifically-credible experimental techniques envisioned in the original proposal. If the project's methodology proves feasible, there could be potential applications beyond the project area to similar situations in the Columbia Basin. The Experiment involves artificial flooding during high flow periods and a determination of the portion of the return flows that end up in the Umatilla River during low flow months and within acceptable water quality parameters (e.g., low temperature, few contaminants). Flooding could be a critical water source for aquatic organisms at times of the year when flows in the lower reaches of the Umatilla River are low and water is warmer than would be desired. The experiment was proposed to test whether 'this process, recharges the shallow aquifers of the old flood plain, for natural filtration through the alluvial soils as it returns to the Umatilla River, cleaner and cooler (about 50 degree Fahrenheit) five to six month later (about July and August) substantially cooling the river and [making it] more beneficial to anadromous [fish]'. A substantial amount of preliminary data had been collected and preliminary results were submitted in an interim report 'Echo Meadows Project Winter Artificial Recharge: Final Report for 2001 Baseline (December 2002)'. A substantial amount of addition funding was provided for the last cycle of flooding (Phases II) and final analyses of the full compliment of data collected over the life of the contract (Phase III). Third party scientific review may assist the contractor in producing a higher quality Final Report with completion of the final 2 phases of the project.

Morgan, David

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

SAM Technical Review Committee Final Report: Summary and Key Recommendations from the Onsite TRC Meeting Held April 22-23, 2013  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a broad and robust set of models and frameworks for analyzing both system performance and system financing. It does this across a range of technologies dominated by solar technologies including photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technology Program requested the SAM development team to review the photovoltaic performance modeling with the development community and specifically, with the independent engineering community. The report summarizes the major effort for this technical review committee (TRC).

Blair, N.; Dobos, S.; Janzou, S.; Gilman, P.; Freeman, J.; Kaffine, L.

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Technical Assistance | Department of Energy  

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

Technical Assistance Technical Assistance Technical Assistance The Technical Assistance program is managed through the Center for Sustainable Soil and Groundwater Solutions at SRNL. The Technical Assistance program provides teams of nationally recognized experts from across the complex to support both DOE's smaller sites, such as Paducah, Portsmouth, Pinellas, Ashtabula, Fernald, Mound and Kansas City Plant, and larger sites such as Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Savannah River. Solutions that reduce technical risk and uncertainty Focus on science and engineering issues and strategic implementation of remedial systems Independent reviews facilitate regulatory and stakeholder acceptance of solutions. Contacts Karen Skubal karen.skubal@em.doe.gov (301) 903-6524 Justin Marble

272

Technical/Peer Review Draft May 2006 PART II OVERVIEW1  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Technical/Peer Review Draft May 2006 II-1 PART II OVERVIEW1 2 Energy, Industry, and Waste Fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) are used primarily for their concentration of chemical energy is identified as emissions from energy and emissions from industrial21 processes.22 23 Emissions by Month and

273

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

274

PNL technical review of pressurized thermal-shock issues. [PWR  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) was asked to develop and recommend a regulatory position that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should adopt regarding the ability of reactor pressure vessels to withstand the effects of pressurized thermal shock (PTS). Licensees of eight pressurized water reactors provided NRC with estimates of remaining effective full power years before corrective actions would be required to prevent an unsafe operating condition. PNL reviewed these responses and the results of supporting research and concluded that none of the eight reactors would undergo vessel failure from a PTS event before several more years of operation. Operator actions, however, were often required to terminate a PTS event before it deteriorated to the point where failure could occur. Therefore, the near-term (less than one year) recommendation is to upgrade, on a site-specific basis, operational procedures, training, and control room instrumentation. Also, uniform criteria should be developed by NRC for use during future licensee analyses. Finally, it was recommended that NRC upgrade nondestructive inspection techniques used during vessel examinations and become more involved in the evaluation of annealing requirements.

Pedersen, L.T.; Apley, W.J.; Bian, S.H.; Defferding, L.J.; Morgenstern, M.H.; Pelto, P.J.; Simonen, E.P.; Simonen, F.A.; Stevens, D.L.; Taylor, T.T.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Review and Approval of Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Documents (Documented Safety Analyses and Technical Safety Requirements)  

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

February 1996 February 1996 CHANGE NOTICE NO. 2 Date November 2005 DOE STANDARD REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF NUCLEAR FACILITY SAFETY BASIS DOCUMENTS (DOCUMENTED SAFETY ANALYSES AND TECHNICAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS) U.S. Department of Energy AREA SAFT Washington, DC 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from ES&H Technical Information Services, U.S. Department of Energy, (800) 473-4375, Fax: (301) 903-9823. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Adminis tration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 605-6000.

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

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

277

Technical Review of Retrieval and Closure Plans for the INEEL INTEC Tank Farm Facility  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to document the conclusions of a technical review of retrieval and closure plans for the Idaho National Energy and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) Tank Farm Facility. In addition to reviewing retrieval and closure plans for these tanks, the review process served as an information exchange mechanism so that staff in the INEEL High Level Waste (HLW) Program could become more familiar with retrieval and closure approaches that have been completed or are planned for underground storage tanks at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hanford sites. This review focused not only on evaluation of the technical feasibility and appropriateness of the approach selected by INEEL but also on technology gaps that could be addressed through utilization of technologies or performance data available at other DOE sites and in the private sector. The reviewers, Judith Bamberger of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Dr. Barry Burks of The Providence Group Applied Technology, have extensive experience in the development and application of tank waste retrieval technologies for nuclear waste remediation.

Bamberger, Judith A; Burks, Barry L; Quigley, Keith D; Falter, Diedre D

2001-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

278

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

279

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

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

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

280

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

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

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

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

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

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

282

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

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

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

283

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

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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  

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

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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Technical Review of Law Enforcement Standards and Guides Relative to Incident Management  

SciTech Connect

In an effort to locate potential law enforcement-related standards that support incident management, a team from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) contacted representatives from the National Institute of Standards-Office of Law Enforcement Standards (NIST-OLES), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Secret Service, ASTM International committees that have a law enforcement focus, and a variety of individuals from local and regional law enforcement organizations. Discussions were held with various state and local law enforcement organizations. The NIJ has published several specific equipment-related law enforcement standards that were included in the review, but it appears that law enforcement program and process-type standards are developed principally by organizations that operate at the state and local level. Input is provided from state regulations and codes and from external non-government organizations (NGOs) that provide national standards. The standards that are adopted from external organizations or developed independently by state authorities are available for use by local law enforcement agencies on a voluntary basis. The extent to which they are used depends on the respective jurisdictions involved. In some instances, use of state and local disseminated standards is mandatory, but in most cases, use is voluntary. Usually, the extent to which these standards are used appears to depend on whether or not jurisdictions receive certification from a “governing” entity due to their use and compliance with the standards. In some cases, these certification-based standards are used in principal but without certification or other compliance monitoring. In general, these standards appear to be routinely used for qualification, selection for employment, and training. In these standards, the term “Peace Officer” is frequently used to refer to law enforcement personnel. This technical review of national law enforcement standards and guides identified the following four guides as having content that supports incident management: • TE-02-02 Guide to Radio Communications Interoperability Strategies and Products • OSHA 335-10N Preparing and Protecting Security Personnel in Emergencies • NIJ 181584 Fire and Arson Scene Evidence: A Guide for Public Safety Personnel • NIJ 181869 A Guide for Explosion and Bombing Scene Investigation In conversations with various state and local law enforcement officials, it was determined that the following National Fire Protection Association (NPFA) standards are generally recognized and tend to be universally used by law enforcement organizations across the country: • NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs • NFPA 1561 Standard on Fire Department Incident Management Systems • NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2008 Edition) • NFPA 473 Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2008 Edition)

Stenner, Robert D.; Salter, R.; Stanton, J. R.; Fisher, D.

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

287

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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Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project melter system preliminary design technical review meeting  

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project sponsored a plasma are melter technical design review meeting to evaluate high-temperature melter system configurations for processing heterogeneous alpha-contaminated low-level radioactive waste (ALLW). Thermal processing experts representing Department of Energy contractors, the Environmental Protection Agency, and private sector companies participated in the review. The participants discussed issues and evaluated alternative configurations for three areas of the melter system design: plasma torch melters and graphite arc melters, offgas treatment options, and overall system configuration considerations. The Technical Advisory Committee for the review concluded that graphite arc melters are preferred over plasma torch melters for processing ALLW. Initiating involvement of stakeholders was considered essential at this stage of the design. For the offgas treatment system, the advisory committee raised the question whether to a use wet-dry or a dry-wet system. The committee recommended that the waste stream characterization, feed preparation, and the control system are essential design tasks for the high-temperature melter treatment system. The participants strongly recommended that a complete melter treatment system be assembled to conduct tests with nonradioactive surrogate waste material. A nonradioactive test bed would allow for inexpensive design and operational changes prior to assembling a system for radioactive waste treatment operations.

Eddy, T.L.; Raivo, B.D.; Soelberg, N.R.; Wiersholm, O.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loads Providing Ancillary Services: Review of InternationalExperience-- Technical Appendix: Market Descriptions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, we examine the arrangements for andexperiences of end-use loads providing ancillary services (AS) in fiveelectricity markets: Australia, the United Kingdom (UK), the Nordicmarket, and the ERCOT and PJM markets in the United States. Our objectivein undertaking this review of international experience was to identifyspecific approaches or market designs that have enabled customer loads toeffectively deliver various ancillary services (AS) products. We hopethat this report will contribute to the ongoing discussion in the U.S.and elsewhere regarding what institutional and technical developments areneeded to ensure that customer loads can meaningfully participate in allwholesale electricity markets.

Grayson Heffner, Charles Goldman, Kintner-Meyer, M; Kirby, Brendan

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Technical Review on Biomass Processing: Densification, Preprocessing, Modeling and Optimization  

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It is now a well-acclaimed fact that burning fossil fuels and deforestation are major contributors to climate change. Biomass from plants can serve as an alternative renewable and carbon-neutral raw material for the production of bioenergy. Low densities of 40–60 kg/m3 for lignocellulosic and 200–400 kg/m3 for woody biomass limits their application for energy purposes. Prior to use in energy applications these materials need to be densified. The densified biomass can have bulk densities over 10 times the raw material helping to significantly reduce technical limitations associated with storage, loading and transportation. Pelleting, briquetting, or extrusion processing are commonly used methods for densification. The aim of the present research is to develop a comprehensive review of biomass processing that includes densification, preprocessing, modeling and optimization. The specific objective include carrying out a technical review on (a) mechanisms of particle bonding during densification; (b) methods of densification including extrusion, briquetting, pelleting, and agglomeration; (c) effects of process and feedstock variables and biomass biochemical composition on the densification (d) effects of preprocessing such as grinding, preheating, steam explosion, and torrefaction on biomass quality and binding characteristics; (e) models for understanding the compression characteristics; and (f) procedures for response surface modeling and optimization.

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru; Christopher T. Wright

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Human-system Interfaces to Automatic Systems: Review Guidance and Technical Basis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automation has become ubiquitous in modern complex systems and commercial nuclear power plants are no exception. Beyond the control of plant functions and systems, automation is applied to a wide range of additional functions including monitoring and detection, situation assessment, response planning, response implementation, and interface management. Automation has become a 'team player' supporting plant personnel in nearly all aspects of plant operation. In light of the increasing use and importance of automation in new and future plants, guidance is needed to enable the NRC staff to conduct safety reviews of the human factors engineering (HFE) aspects of modern automation. The objective of the research described in this report was to develop guidance for reviewing the operator's interface with automation. We first developed a characterization of the important HFE aspects of automation based on how it is implemented in current systems. The characterization included five dimensions: Level of automation, function of automation, modes of automation, flexibility of allocation, and reliability of automation. Next, we reviewed literature pertaining to the effects of these aspects of automation on human performance and the design of human-system interfaces (HSIs) for automation. Then, we used the technical basis established by the literature to develop design review guidance. The guidance is divided into the following seven topics: Automation displays, interaction and control, automation modes, automation levels, adaptive automation, error tolerance and failure management, and HSI integration. In addition, we identified insights into the automaton design process, operator training, and operations.

OHara, J.M.; Higgins, J.C.

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

292

SUPPLEMENTAL COLUMBIA RIVER PROTECTION ACTIVITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HANFORD SITE 2008 TECHNICAL REVIEW  

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Beginning in 2006, the US Department of Energy (DOE) supported nine applied research projects to improve the protection of the Columbia River and mitigate the impacts of Hanford Site groundwater. These projects were funded through a supplemental Congressional budget allocation, and are now in various stages of completion in accordance with the research plans. The DOE Office of Environmental Management Groundwater and Soil Cleanup Technologies (EM-22) sponsored a technical peer review meeting for these projects in Richland WA, July 28-31, 2008. The overall objective of the peer review is to provide information to support DOE decisions about the status and potential future application of the various technologies. The charge for the peer review panel was to develop recommendations for each of the nine 'technologies'. Team members for the July 2008 review were Brian Looney, Gene LeBoeuf, Dawn Kaback, Karen Skubal, Joe Rossabi, Paul Deutsch, and David Cocke. Previous project reviews were held in May 2007 and March-May of 2006. The team used the following four rating categories for projects: (a) Incorporate the technology/strategy in ongoing and future EM activities; (b) Finish existing scope of applied research and determine potential for EM activities when research program is finished; (c) Discontinue current development activities and do not incorporate technology/strategy into ongoing and future EM activities unless a significant and compelling change in potential viability is documented; and (d) Supplement original funded work to obtain the data needed to support a DOE decision to incorporate the technology into ongoing and future EM activities. The supplemental funding portfolio included two projects that addressed strontium, five projects that addressed chromium, one project that addressed uranium and one project that addressed carbon tetrachloride. The projects ranged from in situ treatment methods for immobilizing contaminants using chemical-based methods such as phosphate addition, to innovative surface treatment technologies such as electrocoagulation. Total funding for the nine projects was $9,900,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and $2,000,000 in FY 2007. At the Richland meeting, the peer reviewers provided a generally neutral assessment of the projects and overall progress, and a generally positive assessment with regard to the principal investigators meeting their stated research objectives and performing the planned laboratory research and limited field work. Only one project, the Electrocoagulation Treatability Test, received a rating of 'discontinue' from the team because the project goals had not been met. Because this particular project has already ended, no action with respect to funding withdrawal is necessary. All other projects were recommended to be finished and/or incorporated into field efforts at Hanford. Specific technical comments and recommendations were provided by the team for each project.

Looney, B; Dawn S. Kaback, D; Eugene L. LeBoeuf, E; Joe Rossabi, J; Karen L. Skubal, K; David L. Cocke, D; Paul C. Deutsch, P

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

293

Spent fuel sabotage test program, characterization of aerosol dispersal : technical review and analysis supplement.  

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This project seeks to provide vital data required to assess the consequences of a terrorist attack on a spent fuel transportation cask. One such attack scenario involves the use of conical shaped charges (CSC), which are capable of damaging a spent fuel transportation cask. In the event of such an attack, the amount of radioactivity that may be released as respirable aerosols is not known with great certainty. Research to date has focused on measuring the aerosol release from single short surrogate fuel rodlets subjected to attack by a small CSC device in various aerosol chamber designs. The last series of three experiments tested surrogate fuel rodlets made with depleted uranium oxide ceramic pellets in a specially designed double chamber aerosol containment apparatus. This robust testing apparatus was designed to prevent any radioactive release and allow high level radioactive waste disposal of the entire apparatus following testing of actual spent fuel rodlets as proposed. DOE and Sandia reviews of the project to date identified a number of issues. The purpose of this supplemental report is to address and document the DOE review comments and to resolve the issues identified in the Sandia technical review.

Durbin, Samuel G.; Lindgren, Eric Richard

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Review of the CENWP Computational Fluid Dynamics Model of the John Day Dam Forebay  

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The US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District (CENWP) has developed a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the John Day forebay on the Columbia River to aid in the development and design of alternatives to improve juvenile salmon passage at the John Day Project. At the request of CENWP, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Hydrology Group has conducted a technical review of CENWP's CFD model run in CFD solver software, STAR-CD. PNNL has extensive experience developing and applying 3D CFD models run in STAR-CD for Columbia River hydroelectric projects. The John Day forebay model developed by CENWP is adequately configured and validated. The model is ready for use simulating forebay hydraulics for structural and operational alternatives. The approach and method are sound, however CENWP has identified some improvements that need to be made for future models and for modifications to this existing model.

Rakowski, Cynthia L.; Serkowski, John A.; Richmond, Marshall C.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Review of the Technical Basis of the Hydrogen Control Limit for Operations in Hanford Tank Farms  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The waste in Hanford tanks generates a mixture of flammable gases and releases it into the tank headspace. The potential hazard resulting from flammable gas generation requires that controls be established to prevent ignition and halt operations if gas concentrations reach levels of concern. In cases where only hydrogen is monitored, a control limit of 6,250 ppm hydrogen has been in use at Hanford for several years. The hydrogen-based control limit is intended to conservatively represent 25% of the lower flammability limit of a gas mixture, accounting for the presence of flammable gases other than hydrogen, with ammonia being the primary concern. This report reviews the technical basis of the current control limit based on observed and projected concentrations of hydrogen and ammonia representing a range of gas release scenarios. The conclusion supports the continued use of the current 6,250 ppm hydrogen control limit

Mahoney, Lenna A. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Stewart, Charles W. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2002-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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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  

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

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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

299

Technical cooperation on nuclear security between the United States and China : review of the past and opportunities for the future.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The United States and China are committed to cooperation to address the challenges of the next century. Technical cooperation, building on a long tradition of technical exchange between the two countries, can play an important role. This paper focuses on technical cooperation between the United States and China in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control and other nuclear security topics. It reviews cooperation during the 1990s on nonproliferation and arms control under the U.S.-China Arms Control Exchange, discusses examples of ongoing activities under the Peaceful Uses of Technology Agreement to enhance security of nuclear and radiological material, and suggests opportunities for expanding technical cooperation between the defense nuclear laboratories of both countries to address a broader range of nuclear security topics.

Pregenzer, Arian Leigh

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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

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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

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SRTC criticality safety technical review: Phase 1 criticality analysis for the 9972-9975 family of shipping casks: (SRT-CMA-940003)  

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Review of SRT-CMA-940003, ``Phase I Criticality Analysis For The 9972-9975 Family Of Shipping Casks (U). (SRT-CMA-940003).`` January 22, 1994, has been performed by the SRTC Applied Physics Group. The NCSE is a criticality assessment of the 9972-9975 family of shipping casks. This work is a follow-on of a previous criticality safety evaluation, with the differences between this and the previous evaluation are that now wall tolerances are modeled and more sophisticated analytical methods are applied. The NCSE under review concludes that, with one exception, the previously specified plutonium and uranium mass limits for 9972-9975 family of shipping casks do ensure that WSRC Nuclear Criticality Safety Manual requirements (ref. 1) are satisfied. The one exception is that the plutonium mass limit for the 9974 cask had to be reduced from 4.4 to 4.3 kg. In contrast, the 7.5 kg uranium mass limit for the 9974 cask was raised to 14.5 kg, making the uranium mass identical for all casks in this family. This technical review consisted of an independent check of the methods and models employed, application of ANSI/ANS 8.1 and 8.15, and verification of WSRC Nuclear Criticality Safety Manual procedures.

Rathbun, R.

1994-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

302

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

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Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health  

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

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at DOE Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) during March and April 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. This volume of the report provides four technical appendices (C through F) containing detailed results of the OA review. Appendix C provides the

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Proceedings of the technical review on advances in geothermal reservoir technology---Research in progress  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This proceedings contains 20 technical papers and abstracts describing most of the research activities funded by the Department of Energy (DOE's) Geothermal Reservoir Technology Program, which is under the management of Marshall Reed. The meeting was organized in response to several requests made by geothermal industry representatives who wanted to learn more about technical details of the projects supported by the DOE program. Also, this gives them an opportunity to personally discuss research topics with colleagues in the national laboratories and universities.

Lippmann, M.J. (ed.)

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Activity Report, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company -  

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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

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National Climate Assessment: Available Technical Inputs  

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Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Available Technical Inputs Print E-mail Technical inputs for the 2013 National Climate Assessment were due March 1, 2012. Please note that these reports were submitted independently to the National Climate Assessment for consideration and have not been reviewed by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. Links to agency-sponsored reports will be posted here as they are made available. Sectors National Climate Assessment Health Sector Literature Review and Bibliography. Technical Input for the Interagency Climate Change and Human Health Group, September 2012. Overview Bibliography Bibliography User's Guide Search Strategy and Results Walthall et al. 2012. Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation. USDA Technical Bulletin 1935. Washington, DC. 186 pages. | Report FAQs

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Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health  

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Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Sandia National Laboratories, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at DOE Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) during March and April 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. This volume of the report provides four technical appendices (C through F) containing detailed results of the OA review. Appendix C provides the results of the review of the application of the core functions of ISM for

308

Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health  

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Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 Independent Oversight Inspection of Environment, Safety, and Health Programs at the Argonne National Laboratory, Technical Appendices, Volume II, May 2005 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) inspected environment, safety, and health (ES&H) programs at the DOE Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) during April and May 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations. This volume of the report provides four technical appendices (C through F) containing detailed results of the OA review. Appendix C provides the results of the review of the application of the core functions of ISM for

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External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process  

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Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process September 2009 Monica C. Regalbuto Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM Kevin G. Brown Vanderbilt University and CRESP David W. DePaoli Oak Ridge National Laboratory Candido Pereira Argonne National Laboratory John R. Shultz Office of Waste Processing DOE/EM External Technical Review for Evaluation of System Level Modeling and Simulation Tools in Support of Hanford Site Liquid Waste Process September 2009 Acknowledgements The Review Team thanks Mr. Glyn Trenchard, Team Lead for Planning and Coordination Waste Disposition Project, U.S. Department of Energy--Office of River Protection, Mr. Paul Rutland, RPP System Planning Manager for Washington River Protection Solutions, and Mr. Ernie Lee,

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Agenda for the Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Working Group (BILIWG) Hydrogen Production Technical Team Research Review  

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& Hydrogen Production Technical Team Research Review Agenda for Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Location: BCS Incorporated, 8929 Stephens Road, Laurel, MD. 20723 410-997-7778 8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast 9:00 DOE Targets, Tools and Technology o Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Targets DOE, Arlene Anderson o H2A Overview, NREL, Darlene Steward o Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Cost Analysis DTI, Brian James 10:00 Research Review o Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production Systems, H2Gen, Sandy Thomas o Integrated Short Contact Time Hydrogen Generator, GE Global Research, Wei Wei o Distributed Bio-Oil Reforming, NREL, Darlene Steward o High Pressure Steam Ethanol Reforming, ANL, Romesh Kumar

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

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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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Technical Review Report for the Mound 1KW Package Safety Analysis Report for Packaging Addendum No. 1, through Revision b  

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This Technical Review Report (TRR) documents the review, performed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) staff, at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on the 'Mound 1KW Package Safety Analysis Report for Packaging, Addendum No. 1, Revision b', dated May 2007 (Addendum 1). The Mound 1KW Package is certified by DOE Certificate of Compliance (CoC) number USA/9516/B(U)F-85 for the transportation of Type B quantities of plutonium heat source material. The safety analysis of the package is documented in the 'Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) for the Mound 1KW Package' (i.e., the Mound 1KW SARP, or the SARP). Addendum 1 incorporates a new fueled capsule assembly payload. The following changes have been made to add this payload: (1) The primary containment vessel (PCV) will be of the same design, but will increase in height to 11.16 in.; (2) A new graphite support block will be added to support up to three fueled capsule assemblies per package; (3) The cutting groove height on the secondary containment vessel (SCV) will be heightened to accommodate the taller PCV; and (4) A 3.38 in. high graphite filler block will be placed on top of the PCV. All other packaging features, as described in the Mound 1KW SARP [3], remain unchanged. This report documents the LLNL review of Addendum 1[1]. The specific review for each SARP Chapter is documented herein.

DiSabatino, A; West, M; Hafner, R; Russell, E

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

313

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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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

315

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

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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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HIGH-TEMPERATURE LIQUID-METAL TECHNOLOGY REVIEW. A Bimonthly Technical Progress Review. Volume 1, Number 2  

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Metals ---technology of high-temperature liquid, review; Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP-2) ---coolant boiling research for; Nuclear Power Plants ---development research on thermionic, Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiments ---fuel element analysis; Heat Transfer Systems ---conference on liquid metal; Bearings --coating for liquid metal, performance of; Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP-8) ---component development; Sodium---heat transfer research on; Mercury --heat transfer research on; Potassium ---heat transfer research on; Nitrogen Systems ---Hg --N, flow characteristics for two-phase; Mercury Systems ---Hg --N, flow characteristics for two-phase; Nuclear Power Plants ---heat transfer rejection by space, research on; Alkali Metals ---heat transfer research on; Turbines ---development of twostage potassium; Bearings --- development of liquid-metal lubricated; Niobium Alloys ---properties for alkali metal containment, research on; Rubidium ---thermophysical properties of; Los Alamos Molten Plutonium Reactor Experiments ---design of LAMPRE-1. (D.C.W.)

Dwyer, O.E. ed.

1963-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SCFA lead lab technical assistance at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Baseline review of three groundwater plumes  

SciTech Connect

During the closeout session, members of the technical assistance team conveyed to the site how impressed they were at the thoroughness of the site's investigation and attempts at remediation. Team members were uniformly pleased at the skilled detection work to identify sources, make quick remediation decisions, and change course when a strategy did not work well. The technical assistance team also noted that, to their knowledge, this is the only DOE site at which a world-class scientist has had primary responsibility for the environmental restoration activities. This has undoubtedly contributed to the successes observed and DOE should take careful note. The following overall recommendations were agreed upon: (1) The site has done a phenomenal job of characterization and identifying and removing source terms. (2) Technologies selected to date are appropriate and high impact, e.g. collection trenches are an effective remedial strategy for this complicated geology. The site should continue using technology that is adapted to the site's unique geology, such as the collection trenches. (3) The site should develop a better way to determine the basis of cleanup for all sites. (4) The sentinel well system should be evaluated and modified, if needed, to assure that the sentinel wells provide coverage to the current site boundary. Potential modifications could include installation, abandonment or relocation of wells based on the large amount of data collected since the original sentinel well system was designed. (5) Modeling to assist in remedial design and communication should continue. (6) The site should develop a plan to ensure institutional memory. (7) The most likely possibility for improving closure to 2006 is by removing the residual source of the Old Town plume and establishing the efficacy of remediation for the 51/64 plume.

Hazen, Terry; et al.

2002-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

318

CERTS 2012 Program Review - NASPI Leadership and Task Team Technical Support - Joe Gracia, ORNL  

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

ORNL's Support of NASPI ORNL's Support of NASPI Presented at: DOE OE Transmission Reliability Program Review ORNL Team: Jose R. Gracia, P.E. (Presenter) D. Tom Rizy Isabelle Snyder, Ph.D. 12 June 2012 2 Managed by UT-Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy OE Transmission Reliability Program Review NASPI Goal: To improve the reliable operation of the North American power system by successfully transitioning synchrophasor technologies from research to industry adoption. 2 Project Objective(s) ORNL's activities in support of NASPI include: * Participate in NASPI Leadership Team * Support Operations Implementation Task Team * Participate in Performance and Standards Task Team * Develop needed metrology capabilities in partnership with NIST.

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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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CERTS 2012 Program Review - NASPI Leadership and Task Team Technical Support - Jeff Dagle, PNNL  

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

PNNL Support for NASPI PNNL Support for NASPI Jeff Dagle Pacific Northwest National Lab jeff.dagle@pnnl.gov 11/12 June 2012 Washington, DC OE Transmission Reliability Program Review 2 Project Objective(s) To improve the reliable operation of the North American power system by successfully transitioning synchrophasor technologies from research to industry adoption PNNL's activities in support of NASPI include:  Facilitate leadership and planning activities for the NASPI leadership team and work group meetings  Support the NASPI website, mailing lists, and task team administrative support (e.g., conference call scheduling and facilitation) PNNL Activities in Support of NASPI in FY12 (cont.)  Special assignments

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321

Yucca Mountain program summary of research and technical review activities, July 1988--June 1989  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Desert Research Institute (DRI), through its Water Resources Center (WRC), since 1984 has supported the State of Nevada Nuclear Waste Project Office`s activities related to the proposed high-level radioactive waste repository at Yucca Mountain on the Nevada Test Site (NTS). This effort is directed at providing the State Office with an unbiased evaluation of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) investigations performed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The overall objective is to determine independently whether or not the site meets the performance criteria defined by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 and amendments for isolating and containing the wastes during emplacement and the proposed life of the repository. A particularly important area of concern with the proposed repository is the site`s hydrology. The faculty of the DRI have long been involved with research throughout the State and have particular expertise in groundwater studies related to radionuclide migration and hydrologic safety of underground nuclear testing by DOE and predecessor agencies. In addition, we utilize laboratory personnel for chemical and isotopic analyses in both of the DRI-WMC water chemistry laboratories.

NONE

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - November 2012 | Department of  

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

November 2012 November 2012 Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - November 2012 November 2012 Pantex Plant Operational Awareness Site Visit [HIAR PTX-2012-11-08] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) activity was to perform an operational awareness site visit to review the status of the Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Pantex, LLC (B&W Pantex) Documented Safety Analysis Upgrade Initiative (DSAUGI) project and B&W Pantex's response to various fire protection issues, and also to monitor other ongoing site activities. Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - November 2012 More Documents & Publications Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - October 2011 Independent Activity Report, Pantex Site Office - May 2011

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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

324

A review of the technical issues of air ingression during severe reactor accidents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Severe reactor accident scenarios involving air ingression into the reactor coolant system are described. Evidence from modem reactor accident analyses and from the accident at Three Mile Island show residual fuel will be present in the core region when air ingression is possible. This residual fuel can interact with the air. Exploratory calculations with the MELCOR code of station blackout accidents during shutdown conditions and during operations are used to examine clad oxidation by air and ruthenium release from fuel in air. Extensive ruthenium release is predicted when air ingression rates exceed about 10 moles/s. Past studies of air interactions with irradiated reactor fuel are reviewed. Effects air ingression may have on fission product release, transport, deposition and revaporization are discussed. Perhaps the most important effects of air ingression are expected to be enhanced release of ruthenium from the fuel and the formation of copious amounts of aerosol from uranium oxide vapors. Revaporization of iodine and tellurium retained in the reactor coolant system might be expected.

Powers, D.A.; Kmetyk, L.N.; Schmidt, R.C.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Technical and economic review of wood energy systems for military bases  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report combines two reports dealing with industrial-sized wood combustion technology. As part of its industrial wood combustion effort, SERI's former Industrial Applications and Analysis Branch (IAAB) contracted with the Air Force through the Department of Energy (DOE) to review wood fuels and equipment and to perform an economic sensitivity analysis of small-scale industrial-sized wood combustion investments that might be considered for steam and/or electricity generation at Air Force Bases. Additionally, in 1979, SERI's IAAB contracted with North Carolina State University to produce the Decision Makers' Guide to Wood Fuel for Small Industrial Energy Use. These two reports have been combined to provide the Air Force with a comprehensive guide to wood energy combustion. Discussion is presented under the headings: comparison of wood fuels with conventional boiler fuels; densified biomass; fuel storage; fuel handling and preparation; wood-fired equipment; gasification of wood; retrofitting fossil-fuel boilers; cogeneration; pollution abatement; wood energy system economics and procurement of wood fuels. (DMC)

Flowers, L.; Junge, D.; Levi, M.; O'Grady, M.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Index to Nuclear Safety: a technical progress review by chronology, permuted title, and author, Volume 18 (1) through Volume 22 (6)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This index to Nuclear Safety covers articles published in Nuclear Safety, Volume 18, Number 1 (January-February 1977) through Volume 22, Number 6 (November-December 1981). The index is divided into three section: a chronological list of articles (including abstracts), a permuted-title (KWIC) index, and an author index. Nuclear Safety, a bimonthly technical progress review prepared by the Nuclear Safety Information Center, covers all safety aspects of nuclear power reactors and associated facilities. Over 300 technical articles published in Nuclear Safety in the last 5 years are listed in this index.

Cottrell, W.B.; Passiakos, M.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Technical Review Report for the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging Model 9977 S-SARP-G-00001 Revision 2  

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This Technical Review Report (TRR) summarizes the review findings for the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) for the Model 9977 B(M)F-96 shipping container. The content analyzed for this submittal is Content Envelope C.1, Heat Sources, in assemblies of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators or food-pack cans. The SARP under review, i.e., S-SARP-G-00001, Revision 2 (August 2007), was originally referred to as the General Purpose Fissile Material Package. The review presented in this TRR was performed using the methods outlined in Revision 3 of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Packaging Review Guide (PRG) for Reviewing Safety Analysis Reports for Packages. The format of the SARP follows that specified in Revision 2 of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's, Regulatory Guide 7.9, i.e., Standard Format and Content of Part 71 Applications for Approval of Packages for Radioactive Material. Although the two documents are similar in their content, they are not identical. Formatting differences have been noted in this TRR, where appropriate. The Model 9977 Package is a 35-gallon drum package design that has evolved from a family of packages designed by DOE contractors at the Savannah River Site. The Model 9977 Package design includes a single, 6-inch diameter, stainless steel pressure vessel containment system (i.e., the 6CV) that was designed and fabricated in accordance with Section III, Subsection NB, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. The earlier package designs, i.e., the Model 9965, 9966, 9967 and 9968 Packages, were originally designed and certified in the 1980s. In the 1990s, updated package designs that incorporated design features consistent with new safety requirements, based on International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines, were proposed. The updated package designs were the Model 9972, 9973, 9974 and 9975 Packages, respectively. The Model 9975 Package was certified by the Packaging Certification Program, under the Office of Safety Management and Operations. Differences between the Model 9975 Package and the Model 9977 Package include: (1) The lead shield present in the Model 9975 Package is absent in the Model 9977 Package; (2) The Model 9975 Package has eight allowable contents, while the Model 9977 Package has a single allowable content. (3) The 6CV of the Model 9977 Package is similar in design to the outer Containment Vessel of the Model 9975 Package that also incorporates a 5-inch Containment Vessel as the inner Containment Vessel. (4) The Model 9975 Package uses a Celotex{reg_sign}-based impact limiter while the Model 9977 Package uses Last-A-Foam{reg_sign}, a polyurethane foam, for the impact limiter. (5) The Model 9975 Package has two Containment Vessels, while the Model 9977 Package has a single Containment Vessel.

DiSabatino, A; Hafner, R; West, M

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

328

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 Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - January 2011 |  

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

Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - January Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - January 2011 Independent Activity Report, Richland Operations Office - January 2011 January 2011 Presentation of Questions Associated With the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (Onsite) Multi-Canister Overpack Cask [ARPT-RL-2011-001] The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 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 Safety Analysis Report (SAR) for Packaging (Onsite) Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Cask HNF-SD-SARP-017, Rev. 3, to DOE Richland Operations Office (RL) representatives. The presentation was supported by a detailed document that discussed the individual questions.

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Technical Papers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... TECHNICAL INFORMATION. ... Technical comments: nsrl@nist.gov. Website comments: web897@nist.gov. Technical Papers. ...

2013-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

331

Technical Assistance to ISO's and Grid Operators For Loads Providing  

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

Technical Assistance to ISO's and Grid Operators For Loads Technical Assistance to ISO's and Grid Operators For Loads Providing Ancillary Services To Enhance Grid Reliability Technical Assistance to ISO's and Grid Operators For Loads Providing Ancillary Services To Enhance Grid Reliability Project demonstrates and promotes the use of responsive load to provide ancillary services; helps ISOsand grid operators understand the resource and how best to apply it. Technical Assistance to ISO's and Grid Operators For Loads Providing Ancillary Services To Enhance Grid Reliability More Documents & Publications Loads Providing Ancillary Services: Review of International Experience 2012 Load as a Resource Program Peer Review New York Independent System Operator, Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges.

332

Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 |  

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

Argonne National Laboratory - July Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 July 2012 Operational Awareness Oversight of the Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility [HIAR ANL-2012-07-20] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) activity was to shadow the Argonne Site Office (ASO) Facility Representative (FR) performing a review of the technical safety requirements (TSRs) for the Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility (AGHCF), a hazard category 2 nuclear facility. The ASO review evaluated the flow down of the TSRs into the facility documentation of surveillance procedures, datasheets, and the performance of the surveillance. Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012

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Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 |  

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

Argonne National Laboratory - July Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012 July 2012 Operational Awareness Oversight of the Argonne National Laboratory Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility [HIAR ANL-2012-07-20] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) activity was to shadow the Argonne Site Office (ASO) Facility Representative (FR) performing a review of the technical safety requirements (TSRs) for the Alpha-Gamma Hot Cell Facility (AGHCF), a hazard category 2 nuclear facility. The ASO review evaluated the flow down of the TSRs into the facility documentation of surveillance procedures, datasheets, and the performance of the surveillance. Independent Activity Report, Argonne National Laboratory - July 2012

334

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

335

Technical Analysis of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order on Smart Grid Interoperability Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As specified in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is required to post smart grid interoperability standards for consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is to determine if there is sufficient consensus for the standards to be adopted. A FERC technical conference was held on January 31, 2011, to review the five families of standards that were posted by NIST, and following the technical conference, comme...

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

336

SRTC criticality safety technical review: Nuclear criticality safety evaluation 94-02, uranium solidification facility pencil tank module spacing  

SciTech Connect

Review of NMP-NCS-94-0087, ``Nuclear Criticality Safety Evaluation 94-02: Uranium Solidification Facility Pencil Tank Module Spacing (U), April 18, 1994,`` was requested of the SRTC Applied Physics Group. The NCSE is a criticality assessment to show that the USF process module spacing, as given in Non-Conformance Report SHM-0045, remains safe for operation. The NCSE under review concludes that the module spacing as given in Non-Conformance Report SHM-0045 remains in a critically safe configuration for all normal and single credible abnormal conditions. After a thorough review of the NCSE, this reviewer agrees with that conclusion.

Rathbun, R. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

1994-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

337

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

338

Functional Area Qualification Standards - Review Process for...  

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

Interest Legend: Red Technical Standards Program Activities and Responsibilities Blue Directives Program Activities and Responsibilities Review Process for Technical Standards...

339

Program Review - Geothermal Exploration and Assessment Technology Program; Including a Report of the Reservoir Engineering Technical Advisory Group  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 1978, The Division of Geothermal Energy of the Department of Energy established the Geothermal Exploration and Assessment Technology Program. The purpose of this program is to ''provide assistance to the Nation's industrial community by helping to remove technical and associated economic barriers which presently inhibit efforts to bring geothermal electric power production and direct heat application on line''. In the near term this involves the adaptation of exploration and assessment techniques from the mineral and petroleum industry to geothermal applications. In the near to far term it involves the development of new technology which will improve the cost effectiveness of geothermal exploration.

Nielson, Dennis L., ed.

1979-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Report - Sandia Site Office |  

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

Accreditation Report - Sandia Site Accreditation Report - Sandia Site Office Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Report - Sandia Site Office The purpose of this Technical Qualification Program (TQP) Accreditation evaluation was to conduct a thorough, independent evaluation of the status of the implementation of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Sandia Site Office (SSO) TQP and assess the actions taken to correct problems identified in the site self-evaluation report. This report documents the activities of the Accreditation Review Team and the results of its evaluation of the SSO TQP for the Accreditation Board. SSO TQP Accreditation Report More Documents & Publications Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Sandia Site Office Technical Qualification Program Accreditation Report - NNSA Service Center

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341

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

342

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...

343

Technical Information Officers | Scientific and Technical Information  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Technical Information Officers Technical Information Officers Print page Print page Email page Email page Technical Information Officers: Serve as the DOE element representatives to STIP and ensure that STI objectives and requirements are incorporated into strategic planning, management information plans, life-cycle procedures from project initiation to close-out, and contract language as appropriate. Coordinate with contractor STI managers and have adequate familiarity with STI activities to discern contractor compliance with the CRD portion of this directive. Coordinate the implementation of appropriate review and release procedures by DOE elements, DOE contractors, and financial assistance recipients as appropriate. Serve as Releasing Officials or coordinate designation and official

344

CERTS 2012 Program Review - NASPI Technical Support for OITT & Operations of NERC-TVA NASPI Synchrophasor Network & RTDMS Installation - Jim Dyer, EPG  

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

SynchroPhasor Initiative SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI) Event Analysis Reports Jim Dyer dyer@ElectricPowerGroup.com June 12, 2012 Washington, DC DOE - CERTS Transmission Reliability R&D Internal Program Review Agenda  Technical Support for Operations of Real Time Dynamics Monitoring System (RTDMS) for NASPI  Support of the RTDMS Users' Group  Support of NASPI Operations Implementation Task Team (OITT) Page 1  Built upon GRID-3P Platform, U.S. Patent 7,233,843, and U.S. Patent 8,060259. All rights reserved. NASPI-RTDMS Support Page 2  Objective - Enhance, maintain and support the RTDMS application, server, data base and client. Support users needs and provide an application that converts phasor date into useful information

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Safety and Technical Services  

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

Safety and Technical Services Safety and Technical Services Minimize The Safety and Technical Services (STS) organization is a component of the Office of Science's (SC's) Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center. The mission of STS is to provide excellent environmental, safety, health, quality, and engineering support to SC laboratories and other U.S. Department of Energy program offices. STS maintains a full range of technically qualified Subject Matter Experts, all of whom are associated with the Technical Qualifications Program. Examples of the services that we provide include: Integrated Safety Management Quality Assurance Planning and Metrics Document Review Tracking and trending analysis and reporting Assessments, Reviews, Surveillances and Inspections Safety Basis Support SharePoint/Dashboard Development for Safety Programs

346

DOE-DARPA High-Performance Corrosion-Resistant Materials (HPCRM), Annual HPCRM Team Meeting & Technical Review  

SciTech Connect

The overall goal is to develop high-performance corrosion-resistant iron-based amorphous-metal coatings for prolonged trouble-free use in very aggressive environments: seawater & hot geothermal brines. The specific technical objectives are: (1) Synthesize Fe-based amorphous-metal coating with corrosion resistance comparable/superior to Ni-based Alloy C-22; (2) Establish processing parameter windows for applying and controlling coating attributes (porosity, density, bonding); (3) Assess possible cost savings through substitution of Fe-based material for more expensive Ni-based Alloy C-22; (4) Demonstrate practical fabrication processes; (5) Produce quality materials and data with complete traceability for nuclear applications; and (6) Develop, validate and calibrate computational models to enable life prediction and process design.

Farmer, J; Brown, B; Bayles, B; Lemieux, T; Choi, J; Ajdelsztajn, L; Dannenberg, J; Lavernia, E; Schoenung, J; Branagan, D; Blue, C; Peter, B; Beardsley, B; Graeve, O; Aprigliano, L; Yang, N; Perepezko, J; Hildal, K; Kaufman, L; Lewandowski, J; Perepezko, J; Hildal, K; Kaufman, L; Lewandowski, J; Boudreau, J

2007-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

347

Tank waste remediation system retrieval and disposal mission readiness-to-proceed responses to internal independent assessment  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is planning to make critical decisions during fiscal year (FY) 1998 regarding privatization contracts for the treatment of Hanford tank waste. Specifically, DOE, Richland Operations Office (RL), will make decisions related to proceeding with Phase 1 Privatization. In support of these decisions, the management and integration (M+I) contractor must be able to meet the requirements to support the Phase 1 privatization contractors. As part of the assessment of the Tank Waste Retrieval (TWR) Readiness-To-Proceed (RTP), an independent review of their process and products was required by the RL letter of August 8, 1997. The Independent Review Team reviewed the adequacy of the planning that has been done by the M+I contractor to validate that, if the plans are carried out, there is reasonable assurance of success. Overall, the RTP Independent Review Team concluded that, if the planning by the M+I contractor team is carried out with adequate funding, there is reasonable assurance that the M+I contractor will be able to deliver waste to the privatization contractor for the duration of Phase 1. This conclusion was based on addressing the recommendations contained in the Independent Review Team`s Final Report and in the individual Criteria and Review Approach (CRA) forms completed during the assessment. The purpose of this report is to formally document the independent assessment and the RTP team responses to the Independent Review Team recommendations. It also provides closure logics for selected recommendations from a Lockheed Martin Hanford Corporation (LMHC) internal assessment of the Technical Basis Review (TBR) packages. This report contains the RTP recommendation closure process (Section 2.0); the closure tables (Section 3.0) which provide traceability between each review team recommendation and its corresponding Project Hanford Management Contract closure logic; and two attachments that formally document the Independent Review Team Final Report and the Internal Assessment Final Report.

Schaus, P.S.

1998-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

348

Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - July 2012 | Department of  

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

July 2012 July 2012 Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - July 2012 July 2012 Operational Awareness Oversight of the Pantex Plant [HIAR PTX-2012-07-19] The purpose of this Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) activity was to perform an operational awareness site visit primarily to review the status of the Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Pantex, LLC (B&W Pantex) Documented Safety Analysis Upgrade Initiative (DSAUGI) project and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) response to recent Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) concerns regarding nuclear explosive safety (NES) issues at the Pantex Plant, but also to monitor other ongoing site activities. Independent Activity Report, Pantex Plant - July 2012 More Documents & Publications

349

Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Remediation - July 2010 |  

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

Remediation - July 2010 Remediation - July 2010 Independent Activity Report, Savannah River Remediation - July 2010 July 2010 Savannah River Operations Office Integrated Safety Management System Phase II Verification Review of Savannah River Remediation 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), Office of Safety and Quality Assurance (OSQA), Technical Support Division (TSD) Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS), Phase II Verification of Savannah River Remediation (SRR). The purpose of the DOE-SR Phase II ISMS Verification was to verify that the SRR ISMS Description that was submitted to and approved by the DOE-SR Manager is being effectively implemented at the Savannah

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Technical Report Confirms Reliability of Yucca Mountain Technical Work |  

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

Technical Report Confirms Reliability of Yucca Mountain Technical Technical Report Confirms Reliability of Yucca Mountain Technical Work Technical Report Confirms Reliability of Yucca Mountain Technical Work February 17, 2006 - 11:59am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) today released a report confirming the technical soundness of infiltration modeling work performed by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) employees. "The report makes clear that the technical basis developed by the USGS has a strong conceptual foundation and is corroborated by independently-derived scientific conclusions, and provides a solid underpinning for the 2002 site recommendation," said OCRWM's Acting Director Paul Golan. "We are committed to opening Yucca Mountain based only on sound science. The work

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Technical and regulatory review of the Rover nuclear fuel process for use on Fort St. Vrain fuel  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of an analysis for processing and final disposal of Fort St. Vrain (FSV) irradiated fuel in Rover-type equipment or technologies. This analysis includes an evaluation of the current Rover equipment status and the applicability of this technology in processing FSV fuel. The analyses are based on the physical characteristics of the FSV fuel and processing capabilities of the Rover equipment. Alternate FSV fuel disposal options are also considered including fuel-rod removal from the block, disposal of the empty block, or disposal of the entire fuel-containing block. The results of these analyses document that the current Rover hardware is not operable for any purpose, and any effort to restart this hardware will require extensive modifications and re-evaluation. However, various aspects of the Rover technology, such as the successful fluid-bed burner design, can be applied with modification to FSV fuel processing. The current regulatory climate and technical knowledge are not adequately defined to allow a complete analysis and conclusion with respect to the disposal of intact fuel blocks with or without the fuel rods removed. The primary unknowns include the various aspects of fuel-rod removal from the block, concentration of radionuclides remaining in the graphite block after rod removal, and acceptability of carbon in the form of graphite in a high level waste repository.

Hertzler, T. [Science Applications International Corp., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Results of a Technical Review of the U.S. Climate Change Technology Program's R&D Portfolio  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The U.S. Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP) is a multi-agency planning and coordinating entity, led by the U.S. Department of Energy that aims to accelerate the development and facilitate the adoption of technologies to address climate change. In late 2005, CCTP asked Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Energetics Incorporated to organize and coordinate a review of the CCTP R&D portfolio using structured workshops. Each workshop focused on one of CCTP's six strategic goals: 1.Reduce emissions from energy end-use and infrastructure 2.Reduce emissions from energy supply 3.Capture and sequester carbon dioxide 4.Reduce emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHG) 5.Improve capabilities to measure and monitor GHG emissions 6.Bolster basic science contributions to technology development To promote meaningful dialogue while ensuring broad coverage, a group of broadly experienced professionals with expertise in fields relevant to each CCTP goal were asked to participate in the portfolio reviews and associated workshops. A total of 75 experts participated in the workshops; 60 of these participants represented non-Federal organizations. This report summarizes the findings of the workshops and the results of the Delphi assessment of the CCTP R&D portfolio.

Brown, Marilyn A [ORNL

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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...

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The Effects of Degraded Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems on Human-system Interfaces and Operator Performance: HFE Review Guidance and Technical Basis  

SciTech Connect

New and advanced reactors will use integrated digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems to support operators in their monitoring and control functions. Even though digital systems are typically highly reliable, their potential for degradation or failure could significantly affect operator performance and, consequently, impact plant safety. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) supported this research project to investigate the effects of degraded I&C systems on human performance and plant operations. The objective was to develop human factors engineering (HFE) review guidance addressing the detection and management of degraded digital I&C conditions by plant operators. We reviewed pertinent standards and guidelines, empirical studies, and plant operating experience. In addition, we conducted an evaluation of the potential effects of selected failure modes of the digital feedwater system on human-system interfaces (HSIs) and operator performance. The results indicated that I&C degradations are prevalent in plants employing digital systems and the overall effects on plant behavior can be significant, such as causing a reactor trip or causing equipment to operate unexpectedly. I&C degradations can impact the HSIs used by operators to monitor and control the plant. For example, sensor degradations can make displays difficult to interpret and can sometimes mislead operators by making it appear that a process disturbance has occurred. We used the information obtained as the technical basis upon which to develop HFE review guidance. The guidance addresses the treatment of degraded I&C conditions as part of the design process and the HSI features and functions that support operators to monitor I&C performance and manage I&C degradations when they occur. In addition, we identified topics for future research.

O'Hara, J.M.; W. Gunther, G. Martinez-Guridi

2010-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Technical Review Report for the Model 9975-96 Package Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (S-SARP-G-00003, Revision 0, January 2008)  

SciTech Connect

This Technical Review Report (TRR) documents the review, performed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Staff, at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging, Model 9975, Revision 0, dated January 2008 (S-SARP-G-00003, the SARP). The review includes an evaluation of the SARP, with respect to the requirements specified in 10 CFR 71, and in International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Standards Series No. TS-R-1. The Model 9975-96 Package is a 35-gallon drum package design that has evolved from a family of packages designed by DOE contractors at the Savannah River Site. Earlier package designs, i.e., the Model 9965, the Model 9966, the Model 9967, and the Model 9968 Packagings, were originally designed and certified in the early 1980s. In the 1990s, updated package designs that incorporated design features consistent with the then newer safety requirements were proposed. The updated package designs at the time were the Model 9972, the Model 9973, the Model 9974, and the Model 9975 Packagings, respectively. The Model 9975 Package was certified by the Packaging Certification Program, under the Office of Safety Management and Operations. The safety analysis of the Model 9975-85 Packaging is documented in the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging, Model 9975, B(M)F-85, Revision 0, dated December 2003. The Model 9975-85 Package is certified by DOE Certificate of Compliance (CoC) package identification number, USA/9975/B(M)F-85, for the transportation of Type B quantities of uranium metal/oxide, {sup 238}Pu heat sources, plutonium/uranium metals, plutonium/uranium oxides, plutonium composites, plutonium/tantalum composites, {sup 238}Pu oxide/beryllium metal.

West, M

2009-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

356

Technical Review Report for the Application for Contents Amendment for Shipping Isentropic Compression Experiment (ICE) Apparatus in 9977 Packaging  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the review of Application for Contents Amendment for Shipping Isentropic Compression Experiment (ICE) Apparatus in 9977 Packaging, prepared by Savannah River Packaging Technology (SRPT) of Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, -- the Submittal -- at the request of the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Agency's (NNSA) Albuquerque Facility Operations Division, for the shipment of the ICE apparatus from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), to Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). The ICE apparatus consists of a stainless steel assembly containing about 8 grams of {sup 239}Pu or its dose equivalent as noted in Table 1, Comparison of 9977 Content C.1 and the ICE Radioactive Contents, of the Submittal. The ICE target is mounted on the transport container assembly base. A Viton{sup R} O-ring seals the transport container base to the transport container body. Another Viton{sup R} O-ring seals the transport container handle to the transport container body. The ICE apparatus weighs less than 30 pounds and has less than 0.6 watts decay heat rate. For the Model 9977 Package, the maximum payload weight is 100 pounds and the maximum decay heat rate is 19 watts. Thus, the maximum payload weight and the maximum decay heat rate for the Model 9977 Package easily bound those for the ICE apparatus. This Addendum supplements the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), Revision 2, for the Model 9977 Package and Addendum 1, Revision 2, to Revision 2 of the Model 9977 Package SARP. The ICE apparatus is considered as part of Content Envelope C.6, Samples and Sources, under the submittal for the Model 9978 Package SARP currently under review. The Staff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) recommends that the Submittal be approved by the DOE-Headquarters Certifying Official (EM-60), and incorporated into a subsequent revision to the current Certificate of Compliance (CoC), to the Model 9977-96 Packaging.

West, M

2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

357

Technical Review Report for the Model 9977 Safety Analysis Report for Packaging Addendum 1 Justification for DNDO Contents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Model 9977 Package is currently certified for Content Envelope C.1, {sup 238}Pu Heat Sources, either in Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG), or in Food-Pack Can configurations, under Certificate of Compliance (CoC) Certificate Number 9977 and Package Identification Number USA/9977/B(M)F-96 (DOE). Addendum 1, Justification for DNDO Contents,--the Submittal--supplements Revision 2 of the Safety Analysis Report for Packaging for the Model 9977 Package. The Submittal adds five new contents to the Model 9977 Package, Content Envelopes, AC.1 through AC.5. The Content Envelopes are neptunium metal, the beryllium-reflected plutonium ball (BeRP Ball), plutonium/uranium metal, plutonium/uranium metal with enhanced wt% {sup 240}Pu (to 50 wt%), and uranium metal. The last three Content Envelopes are stabilized to DOE-STD-3013. These Content Envelopes will be shipped to the Device Assembly Facility (DAF) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), where they will reside, and, hence, to off-site locations in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The new certificate will apply to a limited number of Model 9977 Packages. At the same time, the Submittal requests an extension of the periodic maintenance requirements from one (1) year to up to five (5) years using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) temperature-monitoring systems to measure the ambient storage temperature in order to ensure that the temperature of the Viton{reg_sign} O-rings for the 6-inch Containment Vessel (6CV) remain less than 200 F. The RFIDs have been developed by Argonne National Laboratory. An on-going surveillance program at the K-Area Materials Storage (KAMS) facility at the Savannah River Site, and an on-going examination of Viton{reg_sign} O-rings from mock Primary Containment Vessels (PCVs) at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) provide the technical justification for the extension of the periodic maintenance interval. Where extended periodic maintenance is desired, the decay heat rate for the Model 9977 Package is limited to 15 watts.

West, M H

2008-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

358

INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PANEL INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD  

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: · 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

359

NEHRP - Technical Briefs  

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Library. Design & Construction Technical Briefs. Technical Briefs. Also ... Clearinghouse. NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. ...

360

Technical Assistance | Department of Energy  

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Assistance Assistance Technical Assistance Best practice-based technical assistance is provided through a combination of OE staff, and nationally-recognized experts at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Regulatory Assistance Project, the National Council on Electricity Policy, the National Council of State Legislatures, and the National Governors Association, and others. With these entities, the expert technical assistance is provided on an as-requested basis to State public utility commissions, State legislatures, regional State associations, regional transmission organizations/independent system operators, Federal officials, Governors' offices, State energy offices, and sometimes individual electric utilities. Technical Assistance on EPA Rules Implementation to States and the Utility

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361

Technical Resources  

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AOCS Resource Directory helps members maintain technical excellence in their professions. Technical Resources Analytical Chemistry acid analysis Analytical Chemistry aocs applicants april articles atomic)FluorometryDifferential scanning calorimetry chemi

362

Technical Guidance  

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

The Office of Technical Guidance, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security develops and issues Government-wide and Department-wide technical guidance to ensure that classified nuclear...

363

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

364

Technical Review Report for the Model 9978-96 Package Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (S-SARP-G-00002, Revision 1, March 2009)  

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This Technical Review Report (TRR) documents the review, performed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Staff, at the request of the Department of Energy (DOE), on the 'Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), Model 9978 B(M)F-96', Revision 1, March 2009 (S-SARP-G-00002). The Model 9978 Package complies with 10 CFR 71, and with 'Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material-1996 Edition (As Amended, 2000)-Safety Requirements', International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Standards Series No. TS-R-1. The Model 9978 Packaging is designed, analyzed, fabricated, and tested in accordance with Section III of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME B&PVC). The review presented in this TRR was performed using the methods outlined in Revision 3 of the DOE's 'Packaging Review Guide (PRG) for Reviewing Safety Analysis Reports for Packages'. The format of the SARP follows that specified in Revision 2 of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Guide 7.9, i.e., 'Standard Format and Content of Part 71 Applications for Approval of Packages for Radioactive Material'. Although the two documents are similar in their content, they are not identical. Formatting differences have been noted in this TRR, where appropriate. The Model 9978 Packaging is a single containment package, using a 5-inch containment vessel (5CV). It uses a nominal 35-gallon drum package design. In comparison, the Model 9977 Packaging uses a 6-inch containment vessel (6CV). The Model 9977 and Model 9978 Packagings were developed concurrently, and they were referred to as the General Purpose Fissile Material Package, Version 1 (GPFP). Both packagings use General Plastics FR-3716 polyurethane foam as insulation and as impact limiters. The 5CV is used as the Primary Containment Vessel (PCV) in the Model 9975-96 Packaging. The Model 9975-96 Packaging also has the 6CV as its Secondary Containment Vessel (SCV). In comparison, the Model 9975 Packagings use Celotex{trademark} for insulation and as impact limiters. To provide a historical perspective, it is noted that the Model 9975-96 Packaging is a 35-gallon drum package design that has evolved from a family of packages designed by DOE contractors at the Savannah River Site. Earlier package designs, i.e., the Model 9965, the Model 9966, the Model 9967, and the Model 9968 Packagings, were originally designed and certified in the early 1980s. In the 1990s, updated package designs that incorporated design features consistent with the then-newer safety requirements were proposed. The updated package designs at the time were the Model 9972, the Model 9973, the Model 9974, and the Model 9975 Packagings, respectively. The Model 9975 Package was certified by the Packaging Certification Program, under the Office of Safety Management and Operations. The Model 9978 Package has six Content Envelopes: C.1 ({sup 238}Pu Heat Sources), C.2 ( Pu/U Metals), C.3 (Pu/U Oxides, Reserved), C.4 (U Metal or Alloy), C.5 (U Compounds), and C.6 (Samples and Sources). Per 10 CFR 71.59 (Code of Federal Regulations), the value of N is 50 for the Model 9978 Package leading to a Criticality Safety Index (CSI) of 1.0. The Transport Index (TI), based on dose rate, is calculated to be a maximum of 4.1.

West, M

2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

365

Approved DOE Technical Standards  

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

approved-doe-technical-standards Forrestal Building approved-doe-technical-standards Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 205851.800.dial.DOE en DOE-STD-1150-2013 http://energy.gov/hss/downloads/doe-std-1150-2013 DOE-STD-1150-2013

366

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

367

Risk-Managed Technical Specifications (RMTS) Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI has assessed the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in the regulation of nuclear power plant technical specifications. This report presents nuclear utilities with a framework and associated general guidance for implementing risk managed technical specifications (RMTS) as a partial replacement of existing technical specifications. This report was prepared for EPRI with extensive technical input and review by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Risk-Informed Technical Specifications Task Force...

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Technical Analysis of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Technical Conference on Smart Grid Interoperability Standards and the Responses to Questions Asked by the Commission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As specified in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is required to post smart grid interoperability standards for consideration by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is to determine if there is sufficient consensus for the standards to be adopted. A FERC technical conference was held on January 31, 2011, to review the five families of standards that were posted by NIST. The FERC Commissioners posed questions to two...

2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

369

Forecast Technical Document Technical Glossary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Forecast Technical Document Technical Glossary A document defining some of the terms used in the 2011 Production Forecast technical documentation. Tom Jenkins Robert Matthews Ewan Mackie Lesley in the Forecast documentation. In some cases, the terms and the descriptions are "industry standard", in others

370

Sandia Combustion Research: Technical review  

SciTech Connect

This report contains reports from research programs conducted at the Sandia Combustion Research Facility. Research is presented under the following topics: laser based diagnostics; combustion chemistry; reacting flow; combustion in engines and commercial burners; coal combustion; and industrial processing. Individual projects were processed separately for entry onto the DOE databases.

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1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Alcohol fuels program technical review  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The last issue of the Alcohol Fuels Process R/D Newsletter contained a work breakdown structure (WBS) of the SERI Alcohol Fuels Program that stressed the subcontracted portion of the program and discussed the SERI biotechnology in-house program. This issue shows the WBS for the in-house programs and contains highlights for the remaining in-house tasks, that is, methanol production research, alcohol utilization research, and membrane research. The methanol production research activity consists of two elements: development of a pressurized oxygen gasifier and synthesis of catalytic materials to more efficiently convert synthesis gas to methanol and higher alcohols. A report is included (Finegold et al. 1981) that details the experimental apparatus and recent results obtained from the gasifier. The catalysis research is principally directed toward producing novel organometallic compounds for use as a homogeneous catalyst. The utilization research is directed toward the development of novel engine systems that use pure alcohol for fuel. Reforming methanol and ethanol catalytically to produce H/sub 2/ and CO gas for use as a fuel offers performance and efficiency advantages over burning alcohol directly as fuel in an engine. An application of this approach is also detailed at the end of this section. Another area of utilization is the use of fuel cells in transportation. In-house researchers investigating alternate electrolyte systems are exploring the direct and indirect use of alcohols in fuel cells. A workshop is being organized to explore potential applications of fuel cells in the transportation sector. The membrane research group is equipping to evaluate alcohol/water separation membranes and is also establishing cost estimation and energy utilization figures for use in alcohol plant design.

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Review  

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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

373

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

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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

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Independence) PROJECT TITLE: Clinton Community Human Service Campus Project  

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

Area Substance Abuse Council, Inc (a SEP subrecipient of the Iowa Office of Energy STATE: IA Area Substance Abuse Council, Inc (a SEP subrecipient of the Iowa Office of Energy STATE: IA Independence) PROJECT TITLE: Clinton Community Human Service Campus Project Page 1 of2 Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number CID Number DE FOA 000052 EE0000162 GFO-0000162-015 EE162 Based on my review of the information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: 85.1 Actions to conserve energy, demonstrate potential energy conservation, and promote energy-efficiency that do not increase the indoor concentrations of potentially harmful substances. These actions may involve financial and technical

376

Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public  

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

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 October 2012 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting on the Status of Integration of Safety Into the Design of the Uranium Processing Facility [HIAR-Y-12-2012-10-02] The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) observed the public hearing of the DNFSB review of the UPF project status for integrating safety into design. The meeting was broken into three parts: a panel discussion and questioning of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) oversight and execution; a panel discussion and questioning of the B&W Y-12 Technical Services, LLC (B&W Y-12) design project team leadership; and an open public

377

Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public  

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

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 October 2012 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting on the Status of Integration of Safety Into the Design of the Uranium Processing Facility [HIAR-Y-12-2012-10-02] The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) observed the public hearing of the DNFSB review of the UPF project status for integrating safety into design. The meeting was broken into three parts: a panel discussion and questioning of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) oversight and execution; a panel discussion and questioning of the B&W Y-12 Technical Services, LLC (B&W Y-12) design project team leadership; and an open public

378

Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public  

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

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 Independent Activity Report, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting - October 2012 October 2012 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting on the Status of Integration of Safety Into the Design of the Uranium Processing Facility [HIAR-Y-12-2012-10-02] The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) observed the public hearing of the DNFSB review of the UPF project status for integrating safety into design. The meeting was broken into three parts: a panel discussion and questioning of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) oversight and execution; a panel discussion and questioning of the B&W Y-12 Technical Services, LLC (B&W Y-12) design project team leadership; and an open public

379

INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR  

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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

380

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

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

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EPRI Fukushima Daini Independent Review and Walkdown  

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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

382

Review Reports | Department of Energy  

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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

383

Risk-Managed Technical Specifications (RMTS) Guidelines  

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The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has assessed the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in the regulation of nuclear power station Technical Specifications. This report presents nuclear utilities with a framework and associated general guidance for implementing Risk-Managed Technical Specifications (RMTS) as a partial replacement for existing Technical Specifications. This report was prepared for EPRI with extensive technical input and review by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Risk-I...

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

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 ...

385

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 -

386

Technical Assistance to Developers  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This task supports the allowance of technical assistance to fuel-cell component and system developers as directed by the DOE. This task includes testing of novel materials and participation in the further development and validation of single cell test protocols. This task also covers technical assistance to DOE Working Groups, the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) and the USCAR/DOE Driving Research and Innovation for Vehicle efficiency and Energy sustainability (U.S. Drive) Fuel Cell Technology Team. Assistance includes technical validation of new fuel cell materials and methods, single cell fuel cell testing to support the development of targets and test protocols, and regular advisory participation in other working groups and reviews. This assistance is made available to PEM fuel cell developers by request and DOE Approval. The objectives are to: (1) Support technically, as directed by DOE, fuel cell component and system developers; (2) Assess fuel cell materials and components and give feedback to developers; (3) Assist the DOE Durability Working Group with the development of various new material durability Testing protocols; and (4) Provide support to the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) and the USCAR/DOE Fuel Cell Technology Team. FY2012 specific technical objectives are: (1) Evaluate novel MPL materials; (2) Develop of startup/ shutdown protocol; (3) Test the impact of hydrophobic treatment on graphite bi-polar plates; (4) Perform complete diagnostics on metal bi-polar plates for corrosion; and (5) Participate and lead efforts in the DOE Working Groups.

Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Borup, Rodney L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garzon, Fernando H. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukundan, Rangachary [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Spernjak, Dusan [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

387

TMS Technical Divisions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TMS BOARD OF DIRECTORS · TMS TECHNICAL DIVISIONS · COMMITTEE HOME PAGES. TOOLS AND RESOURCES. TECHNICAL COMMITTEE TOOLKIT.

388

Department of Energy Technical Standards Program | Department of Energy  

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

Department of Energy Technical Standards Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Department of Energy Technical Standards Program The DOE Technical Standards Program promotes the use of voluntary consensus standards at DOE, manages and facilitates DOE's efforts to develop and maintain necessary technical standards, and communicates information on technical standards activities to people who develop or use technical standards in DOE. Online Standards Approved DOE Technical Standards DOE Technical Standards Archive Monthly Status Reports Subscribe RSS logo Subscribe to receive the latest DOE Approved Technical Standards via an RSS feed. Take Action Write, revise, or maintain a DOE Technical Standard Review a DOE Technical Standard at RevCom for TSP Additional Information Technical Standards Program Information

389

ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION AND FEDERAL TECHNICAL CAPABILITY PROGRAMS  

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

And TQP Assessment Crads 11 2012 Smooth (2) 1 11/29/12 And TQP Assessment Crads 11 2012 Smooth (2) 1 11/29/12 ASSESSMENT OF TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION AND FEDERAL TECHNICAL CAPABILITY PROGRAMS This document provides guidance and objectives and criteria to support assessments required by DOE O 426.1 Federal Technical Capability (FTC), Section 4. REQUIREMENTS, paragraph b. FTC Program Implementation, subparagraph (7) Self- Assessment. This FTC Order paragraph requires self-assessment of TQP and FTC Program implementation within one's organization. To ensure effective implementation of the Technical Qualification Programs (TQP), Headquarters and field elements conduct self-assessments of these programs. The Federal Technical Capability Panel (FTCP) also reviews the results of the TQP self-assessments and determines if further action is

390

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.

391

Review of the Long Lead Procurement Processed Used by Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC for the Uranium Processing Facility Proect, July 2012  

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

Long Lead Procurement Processes Used by Long Lead Procurement Processes Used by Babcock &Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC for the Uranium Processing Facility Project May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................ 1

392

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...

393

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...

394

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

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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 -

396

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

397

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

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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

399

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

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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

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Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support (TNPS), Nonproliferation and  

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Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support (TNPS) Nonproliferation & National Security (NPNS) Overview Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support Strategic Trade Control Review of export license applications Multilateral Export Control Arrangements Interdiction Engagement & Training INECP INSEP GIPP Safeguards Concepts and Approaches Human Capital Development Additional Protocol Technical Assistance National Security Systems & Assessments National Security Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) Radiation Detection & Response (RDR) Contact NPNS Other Major Programs Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE Division on Flickr Nonproliferation and National Security Program Technical Nonproliferation Policy Support (TNPS)

402

DuPont Chemical Vapor Technical Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

DuPont Safety Resources was tasked with reviewing the current chemical vapor control practices and providing preventive recommendations on best commercial techniques to control worker exposures. The increased focus of the tank closure project to meet the 2024 Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) milestones has surfaced concerns among some CH2MHill employees and other interested parties. CH2MHill is committed to providing a safe working environment for employees and desires to safely manage the tank farm operations using appropriate control measures. To address worker concerns, CH2MHill has chartered a ''Chemical Vapors Project'' to integrate the activities of multiple CH2MHill project teams, and solicit the expertise of external resources, including an independent Industrial Hygiene expert panel, a communications consultant, and DuPont Safety Resources. Over a three-month time period, DuPont worked with CH2MHill ESH&Q, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, and the independent expert panel to perform the assessment. The process included overview presentations, formal interviews, informal discussions, documentation review, and literature review. DuPont Safety Resources concluded that it is highly unlikely that workers in the tank farms are exposed to chemicals above established standards. Additionally, the conventional and radiological chemistry is understood, the inherent chemical hazards are known, and the risk associated with chemical vapor exposure is properly managed. The assessment highlighted management's commitment to addressing chemical vapor hazards and controlling the associated risks. Additionally, we found the Industrial Hygiene staff to be technically competent and well motivated. The tank characterization data resides in a comprehensive database containing the tank chemical compositions and relevant airborne concentrations.

MOORE, T.L.

2003-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

403

PHYSICS LAB: TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1999  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most Recent Technical Activities, "Technical Activities 1999" - NISTIR 6438. TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1999. This report summarizes ...

404

PHYSICS LAB: TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most Recent Technical Activities, TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1998 - NISTIR NISTIR 6268. TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 1998. ...

405

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.

406

APS Technical Update Index  

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Updates Technical Updates are notices that share beamline technical and operations developments with APS users. For additional information contact the APS User Technical Interface....

407

Office of Technical Guidance  

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Guidance Director's Perspective Welcome to the Office of Technical Guidance Edith A. Chalk, Director Welcome to the Office of Technical Guidance. The Office of Technical Guidance...

408

Review of state-of-the-art of solar collector corrosion processes. Task 1 of solar collector studies for solar heating and cooling applications. Final technical progress report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The state-of-the-art of solar collector corrosion processes is reviewed, and Task 1 of a current research program on use of aqueous heat transfer fluids for solar heating and cooling is summarized. The review of available published literature has indicated that lack of quantitative information exists relative to collector corrosion at the present time, particularly for the higher temperature applications of solar heating and cooling compared to domestic water heating. Solar collector systems are reviewed from the corrosion/service life viewpoint, with emphasis on various applications, collector design, heat transfer fluids, and freeze protection methods. Available information (mostly qualitative) on collector corrosion technology is reviewed to indicate potential corrosion problem areas and corrosion prevention practices. Sources of limited quantitative data that are reviewed are current solar applications, research programs on collector corrosion, and pertinent experience in related applications of automotive cooling and non-solar heating and cooling. A data bank was developed to catalog corrosion information. Appendix A of this report is a bibliography of the data bank, with abstracts reproduced from presently available literature accessions (about 220). This report is presented as a descriptive summary of information that is contained in the data bank.

Clifford, J E; Diegle, R B

1980-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

409

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 -

410

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 -

411

Technical Reference and Technical Database for Hydrogen Compatibility of  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

8 8 Varnish cache server Browse Upload data GDR 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load) Throttled (bot load) Guru Meditation: XID: 2142279738 Varnish cache server Technical Reference and Technical Database for Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials Dataset Summary Description Technical Reference for Hydrogen Compatibility of MaterialsGuidance on materials selection for hydrogen service is needed to support the deployment of hydrogen as a fuel as well as the development of codes and standards for stationary hydrogen use, hydrogen vehicles, refueling stations, and hydrogen transportation. Materials property measurement is needed on deformation, fracture and fatigue of metals in environments relevant to this hydrogen economy infrastructure. The identification of hydrogen-affected material properties such as strength, fracture resistance and fatigue resistance are high priorities to ensure the safe design of load-bearing structures.To support the needs of the hydrogen community, Sandia National Laboratories is conducting an extensive review of reports and journal publications to gather existing materials data for inclusion in the Technical Reference for Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials. Additionally, Sandia is working internationally with collaborators to acquire newly generated data for inclusion in the Technical Reference. SAND2012-7321 is an archival report issued by Sandia National Laboratories representing the reference information compiled as of September 2012. Updates and additions of individual sections of this report are available at http://www.sandia.gov/matlsTechRef.Technical Database for Hydrogen Compatibility of MaterialsThe Technical Database for Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials is intended to be a complement to the Technical Reference for Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials. Although still in the development stage, the Technical Database will provide a repository of technical data measured in hydrogen and is meant to be an engineering tool to aid the selection of materials for use in hydrogen.

412

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...

413

Total energy cycle assessment of electric and conventional vehicles: an energy and environmental analysis. Volume 4: peer review comments on technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report compares the energy use, oil use and emissions of electric vehicles (EVs) with those of conventional, gasoline-powered vehicles (CVs) over the total life cycle of the vehicles. The various stages included in the vehicles` life cycles include vehicle manufacture, fuel production, and vehicle operation. Disposal is not included. An inventory of the air emissions associated with each stage of the life cycle is estimated. Water pollutants and solid wastes are reported for individual processes, but no comprehensive inventory is developed. Volume IV includes copies of all the external peer review comments on the report distributed for review in July 1997.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Technical Brief  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ii iiiFOREWARD The Depleted Uranium Technical Brief is designed to convey available information and knowledge about depleted uranium to EPA Remedial Project Managers, On-Scene Coordinators, contractors, and other Agency managers involved with the remediation of sites contaminated with this material. It addresses relative questions regarding the chemical and radiological health concerns involved with depleted uranium in the environment. This technical brief was developed to address the common misconception that depleted uranium represents only a radiological health hazard. It provides accepted data and references to additional sources for both the radiological and chemical characteristics, health risk as well as references for both the monitoring and measurement and applicable treatment techniques for depleted uranium. Please Note: This document has been changed from the original publication dated

Depleted Uranium; Brian Littleton

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Microsoft Word - Pantex Volume 2 - Technical Appendices - FINAL.doc  

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

INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT INSPECTION OF ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AT THE PANTEX PLANT Volume II Technical Appendices February 2005 i INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT INSPECTION OF ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH PROGRAMS AT THE PANTEX PLANT Volume II Technical Appendices Table of Contents Acronyms.....................................................................................................................................................iii Appendix C - Core Function Implementation (Core Functions 1-4) ........................................................... 1 Appendix D - Feedback and Continuous Improvement (Core Function 5) ............................................... 39 Appendix E - Safety System Functionality

416

Chapter 5. Technical Notes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures. Table of Contents, Chapter 5. Technical Notes, OOF home. ... Chapter 5. Technical Notes. ...

2013-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

417

NCSL International Technical Exchange  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

NCSL International Technical Exchange. Purpose: The NCSL International ... Charleston, SC 29418. Technical Contact: Val Miller (301) 975-3602.

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

418

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

419

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.

420

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Technical Standards  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Technical Standards Listed below are the technical standards identified for students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) clinical program. Review each standard and communicate effectively. Smell Be able to detect electrical hazards inherent in medical equipment Speech

Barrash, Warren

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Technical Assessment: Cryo-Compressed Hydrogen Storage  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Technical Assessment: Cryo-Compressed Hydrogen Storage for Vehicular Applications October 30, 2006* U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program *Revised June, 2008 #12;Table of Contents Introduction .....................................................................................................................................................................8 APPENDIX A: Review of Cryo-Compressed Hydrogen Storage Systems

422

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

423

Selected geothermal technical assistance efforts at EG and G Idaho, Inc  

SciTech Connect

Technical assistance and information activities related to space conditioning, district heating, and heat exchangers are reviewed. (MHR)

Engen, I.A.; Keller, J.G.; DiBello, E.G.; Broadus, C.R.; Sanders, R.D.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

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

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

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

425

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

426

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

427

Nuclear Waste Assessment System for Technical Evaluation (NUWASTE)  

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

NWTRB NWTRB www.nwtrb.gov U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board: Roles and Priorities Presented by: Nigel Mote, Executive Director, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board May 14, 2013 Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. Presented to: National Transportation Stakeholders' Forum NWTRB www.nwtrb.gov U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board The Board's Statutory Mandate * The 1987 amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA) established the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. * The Board evaluates the technical and scientific validity of DOE activities related to implementing the NWPA, including: - transportation, packaging, and storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW)

428

NIST Physics Laboratory: Technical Activities 2000  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Most Recent Technical Activities, Technical Activities 2000 - NISTIR 6590. TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES 2000. ... Most Recent Technical Activities ...

429

Engineering Technical Letter (ETL) 11-28: Mandatory Review and Update of Record Drawings for Nuclear-Capable Weapons and Munitions Storage and Maintenance Facilities  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1. Purpose. This ETL provides criteria for munitions and nuclear weapons-capable maintenance and storage facilities (munitions storage areas [MSA] and weapons storage areas [WSA]) which are existing, under design, or under contract, and located in the continental United States (CONUS). It addresses requirements for reviewing and updating record drawings and requirements for as-built drawings for projects under design or under contract. Future project requirements will be addressed in a revision of Air Force instruction (AFI) 32-1065, Grounding Systems. 2. Application: Air Force installations with munitions and nuclear weapons-capable maintenance and storage facilities. The requirements in this ETL are mandatory.

Major Comm; Majcom Electrical Engineers

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two stage fluid bed-plasma gasification process for solid waste valorisation: Technical review and preliminary thermodynamic modelling of sulphur emissions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We investigate sulphur during MSW gasification within a fluid bed-plasma process. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We review the literature on the feed, sulphur and process principles therein. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The need for research in this area was identified. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We perform thermodynamic modelling of the fluid bed stage. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Initial findings indicate the prominence of solid phase sulphur. - Abstract: Gasification of solid waste for energy has significant potential given an abundant feed supply and strong policy drivers. Nonetheless, significant ambiguities in the knowledge base are apparent. Consequently this study investigates sulphur mechanisms within a novel two stage fluid bed-plasma gasification process. This paper includes a detailed review of gasification and plasma fundamentals in relation to the specific process, along with insight on MSW based feedstock properties and sulphur pollutant therein. As a first step to understanding sulphur partitioning and speciation within the process, thermodynamic modelling of the fluid bed stage has been performed. Preliminary findings, supported by plant experience, indicate the prominence of solid phase sulphur species (as opposed to H{sub 2}S) - Na and K based species in particular. Work is underway to further investigate and validate this.

Morrin, Shane, E-mail: shane.morrin@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom); Advanced Plasma Power, South Marston Business park, Swindon, SN3 4DE (United Kingdom); Lettieri, Paola, E-mail: p.lettieri@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom); Chapman, Chris, E-mail: chris.chapman@app-uk.com [Advanced Plasma Power, South Marston Business park, Swindon, SN3 4DE (United Kingdom); Mazzei, Luca, E-mail: l.mazzei@ucl.ac.uk [Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London, London, WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom)

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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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

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October 21, 2003, Board Public Meeting Presentations - DOE Independent Safety Oversight  

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

HEARING HEARING Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance October 21,2003 1 Office of Independent Oversight 1 and Performance Assurance 1 h.?s=- Role of Independent Oversight l Direct Report to the Secretary of Energy l Oversight for both NNSA and ESE l DOE's Corporate Oversight Entity l Provides Independent Performance-Based Evaluations Ytl l Well-Established Inspection Processes Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance OA's Technical Competence l Dedicated Team of Experienced Inspectors l Extensive Managerial and Technical Expertise l Technical Qualification Program and External Certifications Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance ? Some Key Inspection Focus Areas i l ISM Programs LY.W 0 Safety Systems

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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

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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

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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

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Project Independence. Final task force report: geothermal energy  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the final technical analysis of the Project Independence Interagency Geothermal Task Force chaired by the National Science Foundation. The potential of geothermal energy, resources, fuel cycles, and the status of geothermal technology are outlined. Some constraints inhibiting rapid and widespread utilization and some Federal actions to remove utilization barriers are described. (MOW)

1974-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argonne TDC: Technical Services Agreemens  

Technical Services Agreements with Industrial Partners . Argonne researchers provide short-term technical assistance to companies with technical problems requiring ...

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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

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