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Independent Oversight Review, Idaho National Laboratory - April 2010

April 2010

Review of the Idaho National Laboratory Fuel Conditioning Facility Safety Basis

This report presents the results of an independent review of the upgraded safety basis for the Fuel Conditioning Facility (FCF), a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility at the Idaho National Laboratory, which is managed and operated by Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). The review was conducted at the request of the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and DOE-ID by the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Office of Independent Oversight with assistance of the HSS Office of Nuclear Safety Policy and Assistance.

The review team concludes that BEA broadly followed the guidance in the DOE-STD-3009 and used a generally sound approach in developing the FCF safety basis. Based on an initial hazard evaluation, the FCF SAR analyzes a representative set of postulated accidents as a basis for selecting and classifying hazard controls. The SAR provides descriptions of the required safety functions and functional requirements, and includes evaluations of the ability of the SSCs or SACs to provide the required safety function. The SAR also addresses the derivation of the TSRs, including SACs.