Traceability and retrievability: Documentation, the bridge from science to compliance

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In this day of regulatory compliance, the fact that good science was practiced and documented is, in and of itself, not enough to assure a successful licensing or permitting result. A new level of documentation, that clearly walks a non-project reviewer through the traceability of all activities and decisions is required for successful acceptance of scientific results. Compliance reviewers (whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), etc.) expect to verify the results of the scientific and program activities without the physical presence of the person or persons that conducted the activity. Traceability of activities and associated decisions ... continued below

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Warner, P.J. August 1, 1997.

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  • Warner, P.J. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Nuclear Waste Management Programs Center

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

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In this day of regulatory compliance, the fact that good science was practiced and documented is, in and of itself, not enough to assure a successful licensing or permitting result. A new level of documentation, that clearly walks a non-project reviewer through the traceability of all activities and decisions is required for successful acceptance of scientific results. Compliance reviewers (whether the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), etc.) expect to verify the results of the scientific and program activities without the physical presence of the person or persons that conducted the activity. Traceability of activities and associated decisions through the retrieval of all associated records is a must. This presentation is based on lessons learned from the various quality assurance (QA) audits and program reviews of Sandia National Laboratories, Nuclear Waste Management Programs Center, scientific and programmatic documentation. The authors build a bridge from science to compliance from lessons learned. Here now is a somewhat fictional rendition of actual scientific testing and compliance support activities.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97007131

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  • Department of Energy (DOE) records management conference: illuminating our legacy, focusing our future, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 23-26 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97007131
  • Report No.: SAND--97-0485C
  • Report No.: CONF-970648--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 510334
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693881

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Warner, P.J. Traceability and retrievability: Documentation, the bridge from science to compliance, article, August 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693881/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.