CONTENT GUIDANCE FOR SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 12
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.
12.3 PROCEDURE PROGRAM
This section summarizes the facility procedures program, including brief
statements addressing the safety management policies and philosophies used as a
basis for the program. Reference facility documents detailing the program. Do
not list specific procedures.
Development of Procedures
This section summarizes how procedures are selected for development and
describes the processes by which the technical content of procedures is
developed, verified, and validated for normal, abnormal, and emergency
operations; and for surveillance testing and maintenance.
Maintenance of Procedures
This section summarizes provisions for documenting and controlling
procedures and providing the necessary training and coordination before the
introduction of new procedures, or the introduction of changes in the human-
machine interface covered by procedures.
Document control in this instance refers to the program that maintains the
latest revision of the procedures; captures and corrects errors; changes training
when procedures change; and, in general, maintains congruence between the
facility's actual condition, the procedures, and the training for the procedures.