Condensed summary of the systems prioritization method as a decision-aiding approach for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

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In March 1994, the US Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office (DOE/CAO) implemented a performance based decision-aiding method to assist in programmatic prioritization within the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) project. The prioritization was with respect to 40 CFR Part 191.13(a) and 40 CFR part 268.6. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for long-term isolation of radioactive and hazardous wastes. The Systems Prioritization Method (SPM), was designed by Sandia National Laboratories to: (1) identify programmatic options (activities), their costs and durations; (2) analyze combinations of activities in terms of their predicted contribution to long-term performance of the WIPP disposal system; ... continued below

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Boak, D.M.; Prindle, N.H. & Lincoln, R. March 1, 1997.

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In March 1994, the US Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office (DOE/CAO) implemented a performance based decision-aiding method to assist in programmatic prioritization within the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) project. The prioritization was with respect to 40 CFR Part 191.13(a) and 40 CFR part 268.6. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for long-term isolation of radioactive and hazardous wastes. The Systems Prioritization Method (SPM), was designed by Sandia National Laboratories to: (1) identify programmatic options (activities), their costs and durations; (2) analyze combinations of activities in terms of their predicted contribution to long-term performance of the WIPP disposal system; and (3) analyze cost, duration, and performance tradeoffs. SPM results were the basis for activities recommended to DOE/CAO in May 1995. SPM identified eight activities (less than 15% of the 58 proposed for consideration) predicted to be essential in addressing key regulatory issues. The SPM method proved useful for risk or performance-based prioritization in which options are interdependent and system behavior is nonlinear. 10 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

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  • ESREL `97: international conference on safety and reliability, Lisbon (Portugal), 17-20 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97003821
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2991C
  • Report No.: CONF-970674--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 471423
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc674812

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Boak, D.M.; Prindle, N.H. & Lincoln, R. Condensed summary of the systems prioritization method as a decision-aiding approach for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, article, March 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674812/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.