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Independent Oversight Review, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management - February 2012

February 2012

Review of the Implementation Verification Review Processes at the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management for Building 3019

This report documents the results of an independent review of the implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (ORO-EM).  The review was conducted October 3-7, 2011, and November 29-December 8, 2011, by the DOE Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security.  The review was carried out within the broader context of an ongoing program of assessments of the execution of IVRs at DOE sites with hazard category 1, 2, and 3 nuclear facilities.  The overall purpose of these Independent Oversight reviews is to evaluate the processes and methods used for verifying and re-verifying implementation of new or substantially revised nuclear facility safety basis hazard controls.  This review involved evaluating established IVR processes and the implementation of the newly revised documented safety analysis and technical safety requirements for the Building 3019 Complex operated by Isotek Systems, LLC.  The objective was to evaluate the extent to which ORO-EM and Isotek have developed and executed appropriate methods for verifying and re-verifying implementation of new or substantially revised facility safety basis hazard controls.