Preparing for Implementation of DOE O 435.1 at Hanford

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Implementation of a new DOE Order at a complex site like Hanford is not as simple as just stating that the Order is to be followed. There are contractual changes, interface adjustments and institutional obstacles to overcome that all must be properly analyzed and dealt with before the actual physical changes embodied in the new requirements can be put into practice. In planning for these changes associated with the new DOE 0 435.1 ''Radioactive Waste Management'', the Richland Operations Office (RL) of the U.S. Department of Energy is attempting to make an orderly and efficient transition to the new Order ... continued below

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FRITZ, D.W. February 1, 2000.

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Implementation of a new DOE Order at a complex site like Hanford is not as simple as just stating that the Order is to be followed. There are contractual changes, interface adjustments and institutional obstacles to overcome that all must be properly analyzed and dealt with before the actual physical changes embodied in the new requirements can be put into practice. In planning for these changes associated with the new DOE 0 435.1 ''Radioactive Waste Management'', the Richland Operations Office (RL) of the U.S. Department of Energy is attempting to make an orderly and efficient transition to the new Order requirements. In so doing, RL is tasking the Management and Integration contractor for the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) held by Fluor Daniel Hanford (FDH) to coordinate the planning and integration efforts necessary to ensure that resources needed to implement the new requirements are identified and plans for implementation completed within the first year after issuance of the Order. Implementation at Hanford is complicated not only by the relatively complex contract situation with the PHMC under FDH and its major subcontractors, the Environmental Remediation Contract (under Bechtel), and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (run by Battelle), but also by the newly created Office of River Protection (ORP) which reports directly to EM-1, and not to the Hanford site RL Manager. Despite the obstacles, however, Hanford is making a concerted effort to effectively implement the new requirements, while maximizing use of existing systems, processes and documentation. This paper describes the process and experiences Hanford has developed to accomplish this objective. The interested audience will include others involved in implementation of new DOE Order 435.1 and others interested in the workings of large federal installations such as Hanford. This paper concludes that through use of planning, communications and participation of involved parties, complex new requirements can be appropriately evaluated, analyzed and approaches for their implementation developed and successfully put into place. The approach taken by Hanford to accomplish this mission is set forth in this paper, and lessons learned along the way are described.

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  • Grant Number: AC06-96RL13200
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 801325
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741487

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FRITZ, D.W. Preparing for Implementation of DOE O 435.1 at Hanford, article, February 1, 2000; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741487/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.