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Title: Identifying environmental safety and health requirements for the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation

Abstract

This presentation will describe the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation`s (FERMCO) Standards/Requirements Identification Documents (S/RlDs) Program, the unique process used to implement it, and the status of the program. We will also discuss the lessons learned as the program was implemented. The Department of Energy (DOE) established the Fernald site to produce uranium metals for the nation`s defense programs in 1953. In 1989, DOE suspended production and, in 1991, the mission of the site was formally changed to one of environmental cleanup and restoration. The site was renamed the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP). FERMCO`s mission is to provide safe, early, and least-cost final clean-up of the site in compliance with all regulations and commitments. DOE has managed nuclear facilities primarily through its oversight of Management and Operating contractors. Comprehensive nuclear industry standards were absent when most DOE sites were first established, Management and Operating contractors had to apply existing non-nuclear industry standards and, in many cases, formulate new technical standards. Because it was satisfied with the operation of its facilities, DOE did not incorporate modern practices and standards as they became available. In March 1990, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board issued Recommendation 90-2, which called for DOE tomore » identify relevant standards and requirements, conduct adequacy assessments of requirements in protecting environmental, public, and worker health and safety, and determine the extent to which the requirements are being implemented. The Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Office of DOE embraced the recommendation for facilities under its control. Strict accountability requirements made it essential that FERMCO and DOE clearly identify applicable requirements necessary, determine the requirements` adequacy, and assess FERMCO`s level of compliance.« less

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Environmental Management Project
  2. Dept. of Energy, Fernald, OH (United States)
  3. Jacobs Engineering, Augusta, GA (United States)
  4. Fluor Daniel Corp., Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corp., Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Environmental Management Project
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10103418
Report Number(s):
FEMP-2321; CONF-940632-27
ON: DE95003488; TRN: 95:000348
DOE Contract Number:  
AC24-92OR21972
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Annual meeting and exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association,Cincinnati, OH (United States),19-24 Jun 1994; Other Information: PBD: 14 Jan 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; FEED MATERIALS PRODUCTION CENTER; REMEDIAL ACTION; SAFETY STANDARDS; 054000; HEALTH AND SAFETY

Citation Formats

Beckman, W H, Cossel, S C, Alhadeff, N, Porco, D J, Lindamood, S B, and Beers, J A. Identifying environmental safety and health requirements for the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Beckman, W H, Cossel, S C, Alhadeff, N, Porco, D J, Lindamood, S B, & Beers, J A. Identifying environmental safety and health requirements for the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation. United States.
Beckman, W H, Cossel, S C, Alhadeff, N, Porco, D J, Lindamood, S B, and Beers, J A. 1994. "Identifying environmental safety and health requirements for the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10103418.
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author = {Beckman, W H and Cossel, S C and Alhadeff, N and Porco, D J and Lindamood, S B and Beers, J A},
abstractNote = {This presentation will describe the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Corporation`s (FERMCO) Standards/Requirements Identification Documents (S/RlDs) Program, the unique process used to implement it, and the status of the program. We will also discuss the lessons learned as the program was implemented. The Department of Energy (DOE) established the Fernald site to produce uranium metals for the nation`s defense programs in 1953. In 1989, DOE suspended production and, in 1991, the mission of the site was formally changed to one of environmental cleanup and restoration. The site was renamed the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP). FERMCO`s mission is to provide safe, early, and least-cost final clean-up of the site in compliance with all regulations and commitments. DOE has managed nuclear facilities primarily through its oversight of Management and Operating contractors. Comprehensive nuclear industry standards were absent when most DOE sites were first established, Management and Operating contractors had to apply existing non-nuclear industry standards and, in many cases, formulate new technical standards. Because it was satisfied with the operation of its facilities, DOE did not incorporate modern practices and standards as they became available. In March 1990, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board issued Recommendation 90-2, which called for DOE to identify relevant standards and requirements, conduct adequacy assessments of requirements in protecting environmental, public, and worker health and safety, and determine the extent to which the requirements are being implemented. The Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Office of DOE embraced the recommendation for facilities under its control. Strict accountability requirements made it essential that FERMCO and DOE clearly identify applicable requirements necessary, determine the requirements` adequacy, and assess FERMCO`s level of compliance.},
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