appoint the ERAP Reviewer.
The ERAP Reviewer should:
· develop policies, protocols, and guidelines necessary to maintain and improve
· review requests for interpretations of the provisions of this technical standard,
· issue technical notices to clarify various aspects of ERAP,
· coordinate a small group (5 or less persons) consisting principally of DOE field
and HQ organization representatives to oversee program policy (called the
Respiratory Advisory Committee),
· upon request, review the conclusions and recommendations of the Suit Test
Facility (STF) concerning the adequacy of the performance of the supplied-air
suit and accept or reject the conclusions and recommendations, and
· upon request, review site supplied-air suit procedures.
DOE field organization managers and their designees should:
· ensure that DOE and DOE contractors under their administration are using
supplied-air suits and supplied-air suit programs that have met the ERAP
· communicate information concerning the ERAP to appropriate sites and
· communicate changes in supplied-air suits used by DOE contractors to the LPSO
and the ERAP reviewer, and
· review supplied-air suit procedures for DOE and DOE contractors under their
Site supplied-air suit managers should:
· provide guidance to supplied-air suit user,
· ensure that only accepted supplied-air suit configurations and supplied-air suit
programs are used,
· document the design and procedures dealing with the use of supplied-air suits,
· submit new or modified supplied-air suit configurations to a testing facility for
testing and evaluation leading to ERAP acceptance, and
· notify the DOE field organization that a supplied-air suit configuration had been
submitted to a suit testing facility (STF).
Acceptance Testing Process
Only supplied-air suit configurations and their programs that meet the specifications
in this technical standard are considered to fulfill ERAP acceptance criteria. Failed
programs will be counseled and are expected to pass another qualification process.