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Shall, Should, May Matrix for DOE STD 1063-2006: "Shall" Statements in DOE-STD-1063-200

Throughout this standard, the word "shall" is used to denote actions that must be performed if the objectives of this standard are to be met. If the provisions in this standard are made requirements through one of the two ways discussed above, then the "shall" statements would become requirements. It is not appropriate to consider that any "should" statements would automatically be converted to "shall" statements, as this action would violate the consensus process used to approve this standard.