Protocol for High Hazard Nuclear Facility Project Oversight
The purpose of this protocol is to establish the requirements and responsibilities for managing and conducting Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) independent oversight of high-hazard nuclear facility projects. As part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) self regulatory framework for safety and security, DOE Order 227.1, Independent Oversight Program, assigns HSS the responsibility for implementing an independent oversight program. It also requires the HSS Office of Enforcement and Oversight to conduct independent evaluations of safety and security. This protocol provides the requirements and responsibilities for conducting and managing HSS independent oversight of high-hazard nuclear facility construction or major modification projects in accordance with the provisions of DOE Order 227.1.