Directives. DEAR 970.5204-78(a) requires that the contractor assist DOE to comply with any
applicable federal, state, and local laws (List A), and conform to the agreed upon requirements
of those Department of Energy directives, or parts thereof, identified in the List of Applicable
Directives (List B). As noted in the ISMS Guide, ES&H requirements appropriate for work
conducted by a contractor may be determined using a DOE-approved process to:
evaluate the work and the associated hazards, and
identify an appropriately tailored set of standards, practices, and controls. The resulting
approved set shall be incorporated into the contract as required by DEAR 970.5204-78.
Approved processes for establishing ES&H requirements include the following:
incorporation of a Standards/Requirements Identification Document (S/RID) into the
use of the Necessary and Sufficient Closure Process, and
compliance with the DOE directives and other applicable laws and regulations.
Within the overall context of ISM, the Process can be used to demonstrate that an agreed upon,
tailored, and standards-based definition of work, hazards, and expected controls exists. The
relationship between the specific ISMS and the WSS set is inseparable when the Process is
used. This is not to say that an ISMS cannot be established with a previously established S/RID
or order compliance base first, but the subsequent initiation of the Process may necessitate
conducting a follow on verification of the ISMS after the WSS set has been selected and
implemented. Process leadership and the Convened Group are charged with ensuring that
implementation of the WSS set is feasible and that the basis for this assurance is examined as
part of confirmation.