Review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project - Integrated Waste Treatment Unit Federal Operational Readiness Review
This report documents the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), independent review of the Sodium Bearing Waste Treatment Project-Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (SBWTP-IWTU) DOE (Federal) Operational Readiness Review (D-ORR). The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations and was intended to assess the effectiveness of the CORR process as implemented for the SBWTP-IWTU. This review also provides additional data regarding verification processes for the implementation of safety bases and safety basis controls at the Idaho Site. The review was conducted at the Idaho Site from March 26 to March 30, 2012.
Overall, the D-ORR was executed as planned by an experienced, critical D-ORR team that followed the approved POA and IP. The D-ORR team observed a significant number of work activities and was well prepared to evaluate the observed evolutions. The degree of rigor applied to the D-ORR was appropriate for the initial startup of a one-of-a-kind process, and the assessment results are properly documented in both a detailed outbrief and final report.