Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management
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 radioactive and hazardous waste management program. It is intended
to describe the essential characteristics of the program as it relates to facility safety.
This chapter describes the provisions for radioactive and hazardous waste management.
Expected products of this chapter, as applicable based on the graded approach, include:
Description of the overall radioactive and hazardous waste management program
Description of the site-specific radioactive, mixed, and hazardous material waste
management policy, objectives, and philosophy.
Identification of hazardous waste streams, including types, sources, and
Description of the waste management process, and waste treatment and disposal
systems, including design and administrative controls.
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 . In general, the complexity
of waste systems and the management of waste is directly proportional to the quantities
and types of wastes associated with facility operations. If facilities handle very low
quantities or concentrations of material, the aspects of waste treatment become less
significant. For facilities whose mission is D&D or environmental restoration, this chapter
addresses those aspects of radioactive and hazardous waste management that are a result of
operations pertaining to the mission. For example, for a facility doing environmental
restoration, a summary of the management of radioac tive and hazardous waste streams that
result from that operation are included in this chapter. Discussions can be brief and are
limited to summaries of the major features of the programmatic commitment to the safety
basis. Do not describe waste minimization aspects of operations.