September 2013

Review of Management of Safety Systems at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center and Associated Feedback and Improvement Processes.

This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the management of safety significant structures, systems, and components at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC).  The review was performed April 2-5, April 15-19, and May 19-23, 2013, by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security.  The review was carried out within the broader context of an ongoing program of targeted assessments of safety systems, with an emphasis on the implementation of management of safety systems across the DOE complex at sites that have hazard category 1, 2, and 3 facilities.  The purpose of this Independent Oversight targeted assessment effort was to evaluate processes for monitoring, maintaining, and operating safety systems to ensure their continued reliable capability to perform intended safety functions.