Increased Efficiencies in the INEEL SAR/TSR/USQ Process

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has implemented a number of efficiencies to reduce the time and cost of preparing safety basis documents. The INEEL is continuing to look at other aspects of the safety basis process to identify other efficiencies that can be implemented and remain in compliance with Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 830. A six-sigma approach is used to identify areas to improve efficiencies and develop the action plan for implementation of the new process, as applicable. Three improvement processes have been implemented: The first was the development of standardized Documented Safety ... continued below

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Cole, N.E. May 16, 2002.

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) has implemented a number of efficiencies to reduce the time and cost of preparing safety basis documents. The INEEL is continuing to look at other aspects of the safety basis process to identify other efficiencies that can be implemented and remain in compliance with Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 830. A six-sigma approach is used to identify areas to improve efficiencies and develop the action plan for implementation of the new process, as applicable. Three improvement processes have been implemented: The first was the development of standardized Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) and technical safety requirement (TSR) documents that all nuclear facilities use, by adding facility-specific details. The second is a material procurement process, which is based on safety systems specified in the individual safety basis documents. The third is a restructuring of the entire safety basis preparation and approval process. Significant savings in time to prepare safety basis document, cost of materials, and total cost of the documents are currently being realized.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00797104

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  • Energy Facilities Contractors Group (EFCOG) Safety Analysis Working Group (SAWG) Annual Workshop, Oak Ridge, TN (US), 06/22/2002--06/27/2002

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  • Report No.: INEEL/CON-02-00123
  • Grant Number: AC07-99ID13727
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 797104
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc741752

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Cole, N.E. Increased Efficiencies in the INEEL SAR/TSR/USQ Process, article, May 16, 2002; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741752/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.