A P P L I C A T I O N O F T H E G R A D E D A P P R O A C H . The level of detail in this
chapter is dependent on hazards associated with facility operations and the complexity of
those operations. Conduct of operations also becomes more important as facility
The full conduct of operations program was originally developed for nuclear reactors, and
DOE 5480.19 acknowledges that the guidelines are written so as to allow flexibility. For
example, a facility that consists of a seque nce of manual operations may not have a
control room, and thus would not need to address control area activities. Remediation
sites may not have a need for shift operations as anticipated by the Order or specific shift
activities, such as on shift training.
The presentation of conduct of operations focuses, however, on a brief description of
what aspects of conduct of operations are directly applicable and to what extent they are
applied based on the type of operation occurring. Salient features may be re ferred to by
general title only with reference to more detailed procedures or policies.
A description of the fire prevention program is required for all facilities as well. The level
of detail should be directly related to either direct fire potential due to processing large
amounts of flammable material or the quantity and type of hazardous materials that could
be affected by a fire. Discussions can be brief and are limited to summaries of the major
features of the programmatic commitment to the safety b asis.
CONTENT GUIDANCE FOR SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 11
This section provides an introduction to the contents of this chapter based on the
graded approach and includes objectives and scope specific to the chapter as
This section lists the design codes, standards, regulations, and DOE Orders that are
required for establishing the safety basis of the facility. The intent is to provide
only the requirements that are specific for this chapter and pertinent to the safety
analysis, and not a comprehensive listing of all industrial standards or codes or
criteria. SRIDs may be referenced as appropriate.