Waste management R&D Quality Assurance: An alternative approach

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This paper summarizes the development and initial implementation of a Quality Assurance (QA) Program for technical activities associated with assessing compliance of an existing DOE nuclear waste site with applicable environmental regulations. The requirements for establishing the QA program are defined, along with the approach and emphasis used to develop the program. The structure of the program and the various levels of QA plans and procedures are briefly discussed. Initial implementation efforts are summarized. The QA program was developed by and for the project participants and was structured according to the major technical requirements of the project. The QA plans ... continued below

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Brosseau, D.A.; Harlan, C.P. & Cochrell, R.C. February 1, 1991.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This paper summarizes the development and initial implementation of a Quality Assurance (QA) Program for technical activities associated with assessing compliance of an existing DOE nuclear waste site with applicable environmental regulations. The requirements for establishing the QA program are defined, along with the approach and emphasis used to develop the program. The structure of the program and the various levels of QA plans and procedures are briefly discussed. Initial implementation efforts are summarized. The QA program was developed by and for the project participants and was structured according to the major technical requirements of the project. The QA plans and procedures are written for the convenience and use of the technical staff and not merely to satisfy auditor expectations. Every effort was made to avoid an 18-point approach typical of many QA programs patterned after the dictates of the industry recognized ``national consensus standards.`` Flexibility is emphasized due to the nature of the research and development activities associated with the technical program. Recommendations are provided for using this alternative approach to QA program development for similar technical efforts elsewhere. 10 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

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INIS; OSTI as DE91007515

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  • Waste management `91, Tucson, AZ (United States), 24 Feb - 1 Mar 1991

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  • Other: DE91007515
  • Report No.: SAND--90-2606C
  • Report No.: CONF-910270--6
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137992
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623658

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Brosseau, D.A.; Harlan, C.P. & Cochrell, R.C. Waste management R&D Quality Assurance: An alternative approach, article, February 1, 1991; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623658/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.