for running the code, limitations of the code, hardware requirements, acceptance testing
records, and a copy of the code itself. Contractors should refer to DOE G 200.1-1,
Software Engineering Methodology, or other standards on software configuration
management to supplement the guidance in this standard for software.
DOE O 5480.19 and DOE O 433.1 provide additional detail that compliments the work
control section of this standard. In particular, DOE O 5480.19 provides requirements for
the control of equipment and system status and DOE O 433.1 provides the work control
DOE O 430.1A requires a configuration management process to ensure the integrity of
physical assets and systems and configuration integrity in designs and acquisitions.
DOE G 430.1-5, Transition Implementation Guide, encourages the use of configuration
management and configuration control during transition from the operational to the
disposition phase of a facility/activity life to ensure accurate and up-to-date drawings are
used in the transition process.
Changes to the Scope of this Standard in this Revision
This standard was originally issued in 1993 to address configuration management for the
operating phase of facilities and activities. This revised standard is applicable to the
design and post-operational (deactivation, decontaminations, and decommissioning)
phases as well. Where possible, configuration management should be applied throughout
the life cycle of critical structures, systems, and components. In fact, the earlier design
requirements, work control, document control, and change control processes are
established for a facility or activity, the easier they will be to establish and maintain. It is
generally more cost effective to establish and maintain accurate records during the design
stage when memories are fresh and design documentation is still available, than to
attempt to reconstruct them at a later date.
Facilities, Activities, and Operations
Where the term "nuclear facility" is used in this standard it is used consistent with the
definition for "nuclear facility" in 10 CFR 830.3. That definition states that activities and
operations are included in the definition, as well as "facilities." Consequently, wherever
the term "nuclear facility" is used in this standard, it is intended to include nuclear
activities, facilities, and operations. In addition, throughout this document, wherever the
term "activity" appears (in the singular or in the plural "activities") without the terms
"facility" or "operation," it is meant to apply to activities, facilities, and operations. The
term "activity" as it is used in this standard is intended to apply in a broad sense to major
activities, such as deactivation and decontamination, and not to small actions, such as
repacking a valve.