Required reading materials (discussed in DOE Order 5480.19, Chapter
XIV, "Required Reading," and in DOE-STD-1033-92, Guide to Good
Practices for Operations and Administration Updates through Required
If an act of sabotage is discovered or suspected, the investigative process is
essentially the same as that described for other abnormal events, although
different priorities may apply. The following items should be considered when
setting priorities in sabotage investigations.
Investigation should be started immediately to determine the condition of
the affected system(s) and the operability of all safety-related systems.
Personnel should consider the possibility that
Multiple acts of sabotage may have been committed
Safety-related or other critical systems may have been specifically
Deliberate steps may have been taken to prevent discovery.
The appropriate manager or supervisor should determine the capability for
continued operation or safe shutdown. This may include independent
verification of lineups for some critical safety systems. Guidelines and
techniques for independent verification are identified in DOE Order
5480.19, Chapter X, "Independent Verification."
Corrective actions should include steps to minimize the impact of the
sabotage and steps to deter further acts through enhanced security at the
Specific notification criteria for incidents of sabotage are identified in DOE