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Title: RH Packaging Program Guidance

The purpose of this program guidance document is to provide the technical requirements for use, operation, inspection, and maintenance of the RH-TRU 72-B Waste Shipping Package (also known as the "RH-TRU 72-B cask") and directly related components. This document complies with the requirements as specified in the RH-TRU 72-B Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Certificate of Compliance (C of C) 9212. If there is a conflict between this document and the SARP and/or C of C, the C of C shall govern. The C of C states: "...each package must be prepared for shipment and operated in accordance with the procedures described in Chapter 7.0, Operating Procedures, of the application." It further states: "...each package must be tested and maintained in accordance with the procedures described in Chapter 8.0, Acceptance Tests and Maintenance Program of the Application." Chapter 9.0 of the SARP tasks the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Management and Operating (M&O) Contractor with assuring the packaging is used in accordance with the requirements of the C of C. Because the packaging is NRC-approved, users need to be familiar with Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §71.8, "Deliberate Misconduct." Any time amore » user suspects or has indications that the conditions of approval in the C of C were not met, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) shall be notified immediately. The CBFO will evaluate the issue and notify the NRC if required.In accordance with 10 CFR Part 71, "Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material," certificate holders, packaging users, and contractors or subcontractors who use, design, fabricate, test, maintain, or modify the packaging shall post copies of (1) 10 CFR Part 21, "Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance," regulations, (2) Section 206 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, and (3) NRC Form 3, Notice to Employees. These documents must be posted in a conspicuous location where the activities subject to these regulations are conducted. This document details the instructions to be followed to operate, maintain, and test the RH-TRU 72-B packaging. This Program Guidance standardizes instructions for all users. Users shall follow these instructions or equivalent approved instructions. Following these instructions assures that operations meet the requirements of the SARP.« less
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OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-02-3283, Rev. 2
TRN: US1001854
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Country of Publication:
United States
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COMPLIANCE; CONTRACTORS; DEFECTS; DESIGN; MAINTENANCE; MANAGEMENT; PACKAGING; PERSONNEL; REGULATIONS; SAFETY ANALYSIS; WASTES; WIPP annual maintenance; bench stock; certificate of compliance; O-ring, certified waste; leak check due tag; maintenance leakage rate test; mobile loading unit; nonconformance report; package; periodic leadage rate test; safety analysis report for packaging; remote-handled; transuranic; TRANSCOM; TRUCON; transuranic content codes; TRAMPAC; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant