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Corporate Performance Measures Definitions

Corporate Performance Measures

Plutonium Metal or Oxide packaged for long-term storage (number of containers): 
Certified DOE storage/treatment/disposal (STD) 3013 containers (or equivalent) of plutonium metal or oxide packaged and ready for long-term storage.

Enriched Uranium packaged for long-term storage (number of containers):
Certified containers packaged and ready for long-term storage.

Plutonium or Uranium Residues packaged for disposition (kg of bulk material):
Amount of residue material packaged and ready for disposition/disposal.

Depleted and other Uranium packaged for disposition (metric tons):
Depleted and natural uranium packaged in a form suitable for disposition.

Liquid Waste in Inventory eliminated (millions of gallons):
Radioactive liquid tank waste (and other forms such as sludge and saltcake) volume is counted as complete when the inventory is reduced. This measure refers to waste traditionally called "high-level" waste, such as waste in the 177 tanks at Hanford. The radioactive liquid tanks waste inventory should not reflect any volume changes due to processing.

Liquid Waste Tanks closed (number of tanks):
Tanks are counted as completed when they reach the point of closure; closure is any endpoint as defined in a final, approved record of decision, and may include clean closure or in-place closure for the wastes described in the previous measure.

High-Level Waste packaged for final disposition (number of containers):
Containers/canisters of High-Level Waste packaged and ready for disposal.

Spent Nuclear Fuel packaged for final disposition (metric tons of heavy metal [MTHM]):
Heavy metal mass of spent nuclear fuel packaged and ready for final disposition

Transuranic waste dispositioned (cubic meters):
Waste that is removed from a site’s transuranic (TRU) waste inventory (i.e., waste that is currently managed at the site as transuranic waste) through the following methods:

• Shipped from the site to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) for disposal as TRU waste; or
• Removed from the TRU waste inventory by some other means (e.g., re-characterization and disposal as waste other than TRU waste or otherwise dispositioned such as being shipped to another site for further characterization and/or repackaging for ultimate disposal).

The metric also accounts for the remote-handled TRU waste and contact-handled TRU waste.

Legacy and Newly Generated Low-Level and Mixed Low-Level Waste disposed (cubic meters):
Amount of legacy and newly generated low-level and mixed low-level waste disposed.  Disposal quantities should include onsite disposal of a site's own waste, waste shipped to a commercial facility for disposal, and waste shipped to another DOE site for disposal.  Waste generated from ongoing processing operations should be included in this measure.  However, waste generated from environmental remediation, decontamination and decommissioning activities, as well as waste generated from the characterization of TRU should not be included in this measure.

Material Access Areas Eliminated (number of areas):
An MAA is a high security location which contains special nuclear material.  The objective of the MAA boundary is to prevent or detect the unauthorized movement of material through it, while allowing access for authorized personnel, authorized material movement, and emergency evacuation, as necessary. The elimination of a material access area indicates removing the need for safeguards and security in the area (an indicator of a site's progress towards reducing risk to workers, the public, and the environment). 

Nuclear Facility Completions (number of facilities):
Number of nuclear facilities that have reached their end state within the EM program. This endpoint should correspond to one of the following: decommissioning, deactivation, dismantlement, demolishment, or responsibility for the facility is transferred to another program or owner. Facilities should not be reported more than once. If a facility is included in the radioactive or industrial facility measures, it should not be reported in the nuclear facility measure.

Radioactive Facility Completions (number of facilities):
Number of radioactive facilities that have reached their end state within the EM program. This endpoint should correspond to one of the following: decommissioning, deactivation, dismantlement, demolishment, or responsibility for the facility is transferred to another program or owner. Facilities should not be reported more than once. If a facility is included in the nuclear or industrial facility measures, it should not be reported in the radioactive facility measure.

Industrial Facility Completions (number of facilities):
Number of industrial facilities that have reached their end state within the EM program. This endpoint should correspond to one of the following: decommissioning, deactivation, dismantlement, demolishment, or responsibility for the facility is transferred to another program or owner. Facilities should not be reported more than once. If a facility is included in the nuclear or radioactive facility measures, it should not be reported in the industrial facility measure.

Remediation Complete (number of release sites):
A release site is considered complete after regulatory approval is obtained and no additional EM resources are required except for long-term stewardship. This will occur after an assessment or evaluation (i.e., no action decision), or after active remediation is complete.

Geographic Sites eliminated (number of sites):
A site in its entirety (e.g., Fernald) is "complete" when active remediation has been completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of cleanup agreements (e.g., records of decision, permits). Stewardship or non-EM activities may be on going after site completion.