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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Site - August 2011

August 2011

Review of Commercial Grade Dedication Plans for the Safety Instrumented System at the Savannah River Site Waste Solidification Building Project

This report provides the results of an independent review of selected aspects of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions’ plans for commercial grade dedication (CGD) of the Waste Solidification Building Safety Instrumented System at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site.   The review was conducted during June 14-24 and July 12-13, 2011, by the DOE Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security.  The purpose of the review was to assess the adequacy of the contractor’s CGD plans, including receipt inspection scope, technical evaluation content and conclusions, critical characteristics identification, evaluation methods and acceptance criteria definition, failure modes and effects analyses, and required documentation.