In May 1995, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a policy in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for decommissioning surplus DOE facilities consistent with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This policy ensures protection of the environment, worker health and public health, provides opportunities for stakeholder involvement, and achieves risk reduction without unnecessary delay. Consistent with the jointly issued "Guidance on Accelerating CERCLA Environmental Restoration at Federal Facilities" (August 22, 1994), this decommissioning policy encourages streamlined decision-making. This policy and any internal procedures adopted for its implementation are intended exclusively for employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for employees of the U.S. Department of Energy, and for DOE contractors. This guidance does not constitute rulemaking by EPA and may not be relied upon to create a right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any person. EPA may take action at variance with this guidance or its internal implementing procedures.
DOE ORDER 430.1A, LIFE CYCLE ASSET MANAGEMENT (LCAM)
LCAM Order is being developed to provide requirements for the management of physical assets from acquisition through operations and disposition. The LCAM Order and the associated guides are available at the Explorer Site in the Series 400 documents.
POLICY ON DECOMMISSIONING DOE FACILITIES UNDER CERCLA
This policy is the result of a joint effort by EPA and DOE to develop an approach to decommissioning that ensures protection of worker and public health and the environment, that is consistent with CERCLA, that provides for stakeholder involvement, and that achieves risk reduction without unnecessary delay.
DOE-STD-1120-98 INTEGRATION OF SAFETY AND HEALTH INTO FACILITY DISPOSITION ACTIVITIES
EH D&D S&H Project team members from the Offices of Facility Safety Analyses (EH-32) and Field Support (EH-53) have proposed a technical standard for the integration of safety and health into facility disposition activities.