The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to ensuring that items and components installed in safety-related or mission-critical applications meet their intended function and operability requirements. DOE has established a process for identifying Suspect/Counterfeit (S/CI) or Defective Items (DI) that are found in safety-significant systems or within DOE facilities, and explains the actions needed to capture, control, and disposition the S/CI-DI.
Access to password protected areas of this website is available to DOE employees and contractors, and other Federal/military employees with a need-to-know. These are typically individuals that are S/CI Coordinators or contacts associated with the S/CI Program. Such persons must register for a password to gain access to S/CI and DI information maintained here.
NOTICE: Documents downloaded from the password-protected areas of this web site may be made available to the DOE Federal/military and DOE contractor community. These documents are not permitted to be made available to the general public. All parties with access to the password-protected areas of the EHSS web site are to exercise due diligence to maintain control of information.
SUSPECT-COUNTERFEIT ITEMS (S/CI) AND DEFECTIVE ITEM (DI) COMMUNICATIONS:
S/CI-DI related communications are available on DOE OPEXShare.
Registration and Login is required to view all articles on DOE OPEXShare including S/CI-DI related information. S/CI-DI information is only viewable by DOE Federal and contractor employees.
Documents for S/CI-DI posted to DOE OPEXShare include the following:
- Operating Experience Products
- Operating Experience Level 1 through 3 documents (OE-1, OE-2, and OE-3)
- Operating Experience Summaries (OESs)
- OPEX Awareness Notices
- Data Collection Sheets (DCS) are issued to the DOE enterprise to communicate Suspect/ Counterfeit or Defective Items (S/CI-DI) related alerts that are issued by manufacturers or through other government sources such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) or U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Lessons Learned, Best Practices, and other operating experience articles submitted by DOE sites to share S/CI or DI related information that may benefit other sites.
- Suspect/Counterfeit Items Program Annual Reports
- Fraudulent, Adulterated, Knockoff, and Erroneous (FAKE’s) Newsletters
ADDITIONAL DOE S/CI RESOURCES:
- Criteria, Review, and Approach Document (CRAD), Suspect/Counterfeit Item
- Suspect Counterfeit & Defective Fastener Inspection
- Suspect/Counterfeit Resource Handbook (DOE-HDBK-1221-2016)
- Suspect/Counterfeit Items and Defective Items Powerpedia Site (DOE Federal and contractor employee access only)
EHSS RELATED LINKS:
- DOE O 414.1D Admin Chg 2, Quality Assurance
- DOE G 414.1-2B Admin Chg2, Quality Assurance Program Guide
- DOE O 232.2 Admin Chg 1, Occurrence Reporting & Processing of Operations Information
- DOE O 221.1A, Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse to the Office of Inspector General
- U. S. Patent and Trademark Office - Fastener Quality Act (FQA)
- National Institute for Standards & Technology - Fastener Quality Act (FQA)
- Department of Commerce - 2010 Defense Industrial Base Assessment: Counterfeit Electronics Report