Hazardous Material Protection
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 hazardous material protection program. It is intended to describe the
essential characteristics of the program as it relates to facility safety.
This chapter summarizes provisions for hazardous material protection other than
radiological hazards. Summaries focus on hazardous material protection based on facility
hazards to provide a basic understanding of the scope of the hazardous material protection
program. Expected products of this chapter, as applicable based on the graded approach,
Description of the overa ll hazardous material protection program and
Description of the hazardous material ALARA policy and program.
Description of hazardous material exposure control including identification of
hazardous material, administrative limits, occupationa l medical programs, and
Identification of hazardous material monitoring to protect workers, the public, and
Discussion of hazardous material protection instrumentation.
Description of the plans and procedures for ma intaining hazardous material
records, hazard communications, 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 . Summaries focus on the
major provisions of the facility hazardous material 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 monitoring 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 a facility.
Discussions can be brief and are limited to summaries of the major features of the
programmatic commitment to the safety basis.