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Independent Oversight Review, Hanford Tank Farms - April 2013

April 2013

Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Hanford Tank Farms

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the management of safety class or safety significant structures, systems and components (hereinafter referred to as safety systems) at the Hanford Site Tank Farms. The review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations. The purpose of this Independent Oversight targeted assessment effort is to evaluate processes for monitoring, maintaining, and operating safety systems to ensure their continued reliable capability to perform the intended safety functions. This targeted review was performed at the Hanford Site during the period of January 28 - February 7, 2013.