PU R P O S E . The purpose of this DSA chapter is to provide information that will satisfy
the requirements of 10 CFR 830. This chapter is not intended to be the vehicle for review
and approval of the radiation protection program. It is intended to describe the essential
characteristics of the program as it relates to facility safety.
This chapter summarizes provisions for radiation protection. Summaries focus on
radiation protection based on facility hazards to provide a basic understanding of the
scope of the radiation protection program. Expected products of this chapter, as
applicable based on the graded approach, include:
Description of the overall radiation protection program and organization.
Description of the radiological As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
policy and program.
Description of radiation exposure control including administrative limits,
radiological practices, dosimetry, and respiratory protection.
Identification of radiological monitoring to protect workers, the public, and the
Discussion of radiological protection instrumentation.
Description of the plans and procedures for maintaining records of radiation
sources, releases, and occupational exposures.
Existing supporting documentation is to be referenced. Include brief abstracts of
referenced documentation with enough of the salient facts to provide an understanding of
the referenced documentation and its relation to this chapter.
AP P L I C A T I O N O F T H E GR A D E D AP P R O A C H . Summarie s focus on the
major provisions of the facility radiation protection program based on the type and
magnitude of hazards identified in the hazard analysis (Chapter 3). Type of hazard
determines generic applicability of certain provisions, and magnitude of hazard can
influence the breadth of description (e.g., larger quantities of material may warrant a wider
range of dosimetry concerns). However, the descriptions should be at summary level only,
with reference to the facility document(s) controlling the program. Additionally, simply
note where any generic programmatic aspects identified in this chapter are not relevant for
Discussions can be brief and are limited to summaries of the major features of the
programmatic commitment to the safety basis.