FUNCTIONAL AREAS FOR DOE TECHNICAL STANDARDS
Alternate Fuels Provisions for the development, documentation, and
implementation of plans to use fuels which have been determined to be
alternate fuels under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act.
Conduct of Operations Provisions to ensure a consistent approach to
controlled, disciplined and safe operations within the envelope of applicable
environmental, safety and health regulations. This area encompasses all
aspects of site and facility operations.
Configuration Management Provisions for the identification and
documentation of those structures, systems, components, and computer
software that will be managed; identification and documentation of the
technical baseline; control of changes to the baseline; and control of baseline
documents and databases.
Criticality Provisions for planning and controlling the release of a self-
sustaining or divergent neutron chain reaction in both reactor and non-reactor
nuclear facilities. This area also includes the provisions necessary for the
prevention or termination of an inadvertent release and for protection against
injury or damage due to such a release.
Engineering Design and Construction, Nuclear Provisions for the planning
and execution of engineering studies and designs for construction of nuclear
facilities and for the inspection of this construction for compliance with
contract documents. This area includes all projects ranging from minor
modifications to buildings, systems or components, to construction of a
completely new facility.
Engineering Design and Construction, Other Same provisions as above
except as applied to non-nuclear applications.
Emergency Management Provisions needed to mitigate the consequences
of, and recover from an emergency (including unwanted operational, civil,
natural phenomena or security occurrences) which could endanger or
adversely affect people, property, or the environment.
Energy Conversion Provisions for the development, documentation and
implementation of plans to conserve energy through the use of noncritical
fuels and by maximizing the energy efficiency of energy conversion and
distribution systems, vehicles and equipment.
Environmental Protection Provisions to ensure compliance with applicable
environmental laws and regulations, and provisions which further prevent,
reduce, or control to the extent practical, environmental damage by DOE
operations. This area also includes the requirements to protect environmental
media, biota, and cultural and natural resources.