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Title: Nevada Test Site Radiation Protection Program

Abstract

Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 835, 'Occupational Radiation Protection', establishes radiation protection standards, limits, and program requirements for protecting individuals from ionizing radiation resulting from the conduct of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities. 10 CFR 835.101(a) mandates that DOE activities be conducted in compliance with a documented Radiation Protection Program (RPP) as approved by DOE. This document promulgates the RPP for the Nevada Test Site (NTS), related (onsite or offsite) DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) operations, and environmental restoration offsite projects.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Security Technologies, LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
924110
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-144
TRN: US0802512
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; COMPLIANCE; IONIZING RADIATIONS; NEVADA TEST SITE; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATIONS; REGULATIONS; SECURITY

Citation Formats

Radiological Control Managers' Council, Nevada Test Site. Nevada Test Site Radiation Protection Program. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/924110.
Radiological Control Managers' Council, Nevada Test Site. Nevada Test Site Radiation Protection Program. United States. doi:10.2172/924110.
Radiological Control Managers' Council, Nevada Test Site. Thu . "Nevada Test Site Radiation Protection Program". United States. doi:10.2172/924110. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/924110.
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  • Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 835, 'Occupational Radiation Protection,' establishes radiation protection standards, limits, and program requirements for protecting individuals from ionizing radiation resulting from the conduct of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities. 10 CFR 835.101(a) mandates that DOE activities be conducted in compliance with a documented Radiation Protection Program (RPP) as approved by DOE. This document promulgates the RPP for the Nevada Test Site (NTS), related (on-site or off-site) U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) operations, and environmental restoration off-site projects. This NTS RPP promulgates the radiation protection standards,more » limits, and program requirements for occupational exposure to ionizing radiation resulting from NNSA/NSO activities at the NTS and other operational areas as stated in 10 CFR 835.1(a). NNSA/NSO activities (including design, construction, operation, and decommissioning) within the scope of this RPP may result in occupational exposures to radiation or radioactive material. Therefore, a system of control is implemented through specific references to the site-specific NV/YMP RCM. This system of control is intended to ensure that the following criteria are met: (1) occupational exposures are maintained as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), (2) DOE's limiting values are not exceeded, (3) employees are aware of and are prepared to cope with emergency conditions, and (4) employees are not inadvertently exposed to radiation or radioactive material.« less
  • A research project was undertaken to develop a performance-based curriculum model for Nevada Test Site Radiation Protection Technicians. The study began with an overview of Radiation Protection Technician training curricula within the Department of Energy (DOE) Government Contractor system and the Training Accreditation Manuals used for program evaluation of DOE system training programs. The research design included data from a two page questionnaire. Further data were provided from other Radiation Protection Technician training programs within the DOE system. The developed model utilized a five-phase/step approach to curriculum design encompassing (1) needs analysis, (2) designing the training process, (3) development ofmore » curriculum and support materials, (4) training implementation, (5) training evaluation. The Needs Analysis determined the specific material to be covered in the training program. Designing the Training Process involved choosing, from the core/generic job tasks identified in the Needs analysis, the specific knowledge and skills learning objectives for the program. Development of Curriculum and Support Materials involved choosing the method of instruction, identifying which tasks would be taught on-the-job and designing the qualification standard and lesson plans for the tasks. 24 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs.« less
  • Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 835, “Occupational Radiation Protection,” establishes radiation protection standards, limits, and program requirements for protecting individuals from ionizing radiation resulting from the conduct of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities. 10 CFR 835.101(a) mandates that DOE activities be conducted in compliance with a documented Radiation Protection Program (RPP) as approved by DOE. This document promulgates the RPP for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), related (on-site or off-site) U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO) operations, and environmental restoration off-site projects. This RPP section consists of general statementsmore » that are applicable to the NNSS as a whole. The RPP also includes a series of appendices which provide supporting detail for the associated NNSS Tennant Organizations (TOs). Appendix H, “Compliance Demonstration Table,” contains a cross-walk for the implementation of 10 CFR 835 requirements. This RPP does not contain any exemptions from the established 10 CFR 835 requirements. The RSPC and TOs are fully compliant with 10 CFR 835 and no additional funding is required in order to meet RPP commitments. No new programs or activities are needed to meet 10 CFR 835 requirements and there are no anticipated impacts to programs or activities that are not included in the RPP. There are no known constraints to implementing the RPP. No guides or technical standards are adopted in this RPP as a means to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 835.« less
  • This is a shared document required by 10 CFR 835 for all contractors conducting radiological work at the Nevada National Security Site.