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Operational Readiness Review. Introduction May 2005 Revision. 1T1M1L. What is an Operational Readiness Review (ORR)?. A disciplined, systematic, documented, performance-based examination of: Personnel; Procedures/processes; Facilities/equipment;

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operational readiness review

Operational Readiness Review


May 2005 Revision


what is an operational readiness review orr
What is an Operational Readiness Review (ORR)?
  • A disciplined, systematic, documented, performance-based examination of:
    • Personnel;
    • Procedures/processes;
    • Facilities/equipment;
    • management control systems/Safety Management programs.
  • To ensure that a facility will be operated safely within its approved Authorization Basis as defined in the Authorization Agreement/Safety Basis.

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purpose of orr is twofold
Purpose of ORR is twofold:

1. Ensure readiness of facility and personnel to start the facility within the bounds of acceptable risk:

-Within the safety basis/Authorization Agreement;

- In compliance with applicable ES&H regulations.

2. Ensure the facility/activity has adequate Safety management programs implemented and sufficient controls in place to continue/start operations (performance) within those bounds.

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orr historical summary
ORR Historical Summary
  • 9-23-86, DOE 5480.6, Safety of DOE-owned Nuclear Reactors
  • 3-3-90, DNFSB 90-4, Rocky Flats Restart
  • 11-12-91, SEN-16B-91, Approval for Restart of Facilities Shutdown for Safety Reasons and for Startup of Major New Facilities
  • 2-26-92, NE-1 Procedure for Restart of Reactor & Non-reactor Nuclear Facilities
  • 8-26-92, DNFSB 92-6, Order/Standard Development
  • 9-17-92, EM Policy and Guidance for Readiness Determinations
  • 9-15-93, DOE O 5480.31/ 425.1, Startup and Restart of Nuclear Facilities
  • 12-93, DOE-STD-3006-95, Planning and Conduct of ORRs/RAs, updated
  • 9-26-99, DNFSB Letter on ORR/RA inadequacies, leading to 425.1B and 3006-00
  • 10-00, DOE ORR/RA Course created, developed, conducted as needed/as requested

6-15-00, DOE-STD-3006-00 (series)

3-13-03, 425.1C (series)

12-15-03, DOE 3012-2003 (series)

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current orders and directives
Current Orders and Directives

DOE O 425.1C, Startup and Restart of Nuclear Facilities (previously 5480.31) (425.1C little change from 425.1B)

DOE-STD-3006-00, Planning and Conduct of Operational Readiness Reviews (previously DOE-STD-3006-93/95)

DOE-HDBK-3012-2003, Team Leader's Preparation Guide for Operational Readiness Reviews(ORR)

WWW Home Page - http://www.eh.doe.gov

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when to have an orr

DOE O425.1 (series)

When to have an ORR:
  • For initial startups of new hazard categories 1, 2, & 3 nuclear facilities;
  • For a restart after an unplanned shutdown by DOE management official for safety or other appropriate reason;
  • For a restart after an extended shutdown of hazard category 1 & 2;
  • After substantial modifications as determined by Authorization Authority;
  • For a restart after shutdown because of operations outside the safety basis;
  • When deemed appropriate by DOE management officials-including hazard category 3.

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readiness assessment ra
Readiness Assessment (RA)
  • For restarts of nuclear facilities not requiring an Operational Readiness Review, DOE and contractor line management shall evaluate the need for performing a Readiness Assessment prior to restart.
  • When a Readiness Assessment is required, Operations Offices shall develop procedures and ensure that the contractors use these procedures to gain Operations Office approval of the startup or restart of nuclear facilities.
  • If a Readiness Assessment is not to be performed, the contractor's standard OPERATING procedures for startup or restart will be used.

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when is an ra appropriate examples
When is an RA Appropriate?(examples)
  • New activity within an operating facility,
  • Start-up following shutdown when ORR is not required,
  • Resumption following “non-significant” modification,
  • Resumption following Contractor directed unplanned shutdown,
  • Restart of hazard category 3 Facility,
  • Start/restart of nuclear explosive activity.

Discuss the RA proposal in the SNR!

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ra minimum attributes
RA Minimum Attributes
  • Plan of Action approved (POA) by the Authorization Authority (DOE):
    • If Contractor - DOE agreement via SNR;
    • Documents - agreement on the Scope.
  • Independent Team:
    • Reviewer (s) don’t look at their own work!
    • Reviewer (s) qualified.
  • Defined Prerequisites in POA, and an Implementation Plan (IP), Final Report, Finding Closure Record . . .
  • Personnel/Procedures/Facility are “ready for operation”;
    • An RA is not an “Assist Visit.”

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flexibility options of ra contractor proposes doe accepts
Flexibility Options of RA(Contractor Proposes - DOE Accepts)
  • “Broad as an ORR” -or- “Narrow as a checklist”:
      • Utilize Appropriate Core Requirements;
      • Define and justify in POA.
  • Authorization Authority - Contractor or DOE:
      • Discuss and justify in the SNR.
  • Number and Timing of RA’s:
      • Contractor only - DOE Monitor;
      • Contractor and DOE - in Parallel;
      • Contractor and DOE - in Series;
      • Proposal defined in SNR (STD 3006-2000).

Not a Scheduling Tool!

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other methods
Other Methods….
  • None!
    • If a Review is needed, minimum RA requirements will be followed!
  • If Startup Review is not needed...
    • Use Building/Process/Activity

Standard Operational Procedures.

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authorization authority

DOE O425.1 C

Authorization Authority
  • (a)Initial startups of new hazard categories 1and 2 facilities, the Secretary of Energy (or designee) ....
  • For initial startups of new category 3 facilities, Secretarial Officer (or designee) ...
  • (b) Shutdowns directed by a DOE official for safety or other reasons, ...an official of a level commensurate with the official ordering the shutdown ...
  • (c) Extended shutdowns of category 1 facilities, Secretarial Officer ...
  • Extended shutdowns of category 2 facilities, Secretarial Officer (or designee) ...
  • (d) For shutdowns because of ... Substantial (as determined by Authorization Authority) modifications of hazard category 1 nuclear facilities ..., the Secretarial Officer ...

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authorization authority continued

DOE O425.1 C

Authorization Authority (continued)
  • For ...hazard category 2 nuclear facilities, the Secretarial Officer (or designee) ...
  • (e) For shutdowns due to operations outside the safety basis, the official ... shall be commensurate with the approval authority for the safety basis.
  • (f) For startups or restarts ... for which Operational Readiness Reviews were required as a result of a DOE official deeming it appropriate, the official approving ... shall be of a level commensurate with the official directing the review.

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the orr core requirements
The ORR Core Requirements
  • DOE O 425.1C defines a minimum group of 18 Core Requirements that must be addressed in POA and ORR.
    • DOE O 425.1/1A (5480.31) defined a minimum set of 20 core requirements that were consolidated without scope reduction in 425.1B. 425.1C made no additional changes.
  • The core requirements define the breadth of the ORR.
  • Timely, independent reviews that address the requirements in a technically satisfactory manner may be utilized to justify not performing further evaluation of all or part of a core requirement in the ORR (must be documented).

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what s the process
What's the Process?

Project Management Plan (Line Management . . . “Line”)

Define Review or Exemption-Startup Notification Report (Line)

Develop a plan to achieve readiness (Line)

Develop an ORR/RA Plan of Action (Line)

Develop an Implementation Plan (ORR Team)

Achieve Readiness/Management Self Assessment (Line)

Readiness to Proceed Memo (Line)

Conduct the reviews, ORR Report (ORR Team )

Corrective Action Plan, Finding Resolution (Line)

Authorization/Startup Authority authorize operations/start (Line)

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  • Appropriate in unique situations:
    • Short duration D&D;
    • National priority activities.
  • Compensatory measures required:
    • Ensure safety;
    • Defined requirements/completion/transition.
  • Proposed and approved IAW DOE M 251.1-1A, Ch VII only on a “case by case basis.”
  • Discussed in STD 3006-00, Sections 4.6 & 5.11.

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  • CSO and EH Must Review;
  • 30 Day Clock without objection;
  • Address “7 Requirements of DOE M 251.1-1A.”

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exemption requests seven information requirements
Exemption RequestsSeven Information Requirements

1. Subject Facility . . .

2. Reference to specific requirements for which exemptions is sought . . .

3. ID and justification of acceptance of any additional risk . . .

  • Benefits related by exemption . . .
  • Indicate temporary or permanent; if temporary then defines for how long . . .

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seven information requirements continued
Seven Information Requirements (Continued)

6. Other pertinent Data used as a basis . . .

7. Description of special circumstances (see DOE M 251.1-1A Chapter VII:

- Steps/action to be taken to provide adequate protection of ES&H and statement that adequate protection will result . . .

- Description of Alternative or mitigating actions for period the exemption is effective . . .

- How the safe conduct of nuclear operations will then be assured?

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an orr should be
An ORR should be:
  • A disciplined, systematic, documented, examination of facilities and equipment, personnel, procedures, and management control systems to ensure that a facility will be operated safely within its approved safety basis.
  • The readiness reviews are not intended to be tools of line management to achieve readiness. Rather, the readiness reviews provide an independent confirmation of readiness to start or restart operations.

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abbreviations and acronyms
Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • AA Authorization Agreement
  • AB Authorization Basis
  • ASA Audited Safety Analysis
  • CORR Contractor Operational Readiness Review
  • CR Core Requirement
  • CRAD Criteria and Review Approach Document
  • DSA Documented Safety Analysis
  • IP Implementation Plan
  • JCO Justification for Continued Operations
  • MSA Management Self Assessment
  • OSR Operational Safety Requirements (TSR)

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abbreviations and acronyms cont
Abbreviations and Acronyms (cont)
  • ORR Operational Readiness Review
  • POA Plan of Action
  • RA Readiness Assessment
  • SAR Safety Analysis Report (DSA)
  • SER Safety Evaluation Report
  • SNR Startup Notification Report
  • S/RID Standards/Requirements identification Doc
  • SSC Structures, Systems, and Components
  • TSR Technical Safety Requirements
  • WSS Work Smart Standards

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