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Independent Oversight Activity Report, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant – March 31 – April 10, 2014

March 31 - April 10, 2014

Observation of the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Low Activity Waste Facility Hazards Analysis Activities [IAR-WTP-2014-03-31]

This Independent Activity Report documents an oversight activity conducted by the Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (IEA), Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments from March 31 - April 10, 2014, at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).  The activity consisted of IEA staff reviewing hazard evaluations (HE) tables for hazard analyses (HAs) developed for WTP Low Activity Waste (LAW) Facility Melter and Off-gas systems; observed a portion of the HA activities; and met with Bechtel National, Incorporated (BNI) personnel to discuss HE table comments.

This Independent Oversight observation is part of a planned multi-phase review focusing on the technical adequacy of select BNI-issued LAW HA reports and subsequent submittal of LAW documented safety analysis and technical safety requirements for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection’s review and approval.