APPENDIX 11: PRE-START AND POST START DETERMINATION CRITERIA FOR ORRs
The Team Leader and the ORR team members may use the following checklist to evaluate if an
issue must be corrected prior to startup.
A. Initial Screening
1. Does this issue involve a safety system?
Does this issue involve processes, functions or components identified in the Technical
Safety Requirements (TSR), Operational Safety Requirements (OSR) or nuclear safety
Does this issue involve potential adverse environmental impact exceeding regulatory or
site specific release limits?
Does this issue impact non-safety processes, functions or components that could
adversely impact safety related processes, functions or components?
Is this issue non-compliant with [site] or DOE [site office] approved startup documents?
Does this issue indicate a lack of adequate procedures or administrative systems?
Does this issue indicate operational or administrative non-compliance with procedures or
Has this issue occurred with a frequency that indicates past corrective actions have been
lacking or ineffective?
10. Does this issue require operator training not specified in existing facility training
11. Does the issue involve a previously unknown risk to worker or public safety and health
or a previously unknown threat of environmental insult or release?
If the response to any of the above is yes, further evaluation in accordance with the issue impact
criteria below is required.