5.13 Periodic Reports
Semiannual reports of FTF testing activities shall be prepared by the FTF and
transmitted in accordance with Section 10 of DOE Standard NE F 3-43.
Semiannual reports may contain proprietary information and distribution shall be
Quality Assurance Program
Under the program each FTF shall establish, maintain, and operate in accordance
with a Quality Assurance Plan that conforms to DOE Standard NE F 3-44.
All inspections and tests within the program shall be conducted in accordance
with written procedures described in Section 7.0 of DOE Standard NE F 3-43.
Verification of FTF Operations
Periodic Round-Robin comparison tests of selected filters shall be conducted in
accordance with Section 11.0 of DOE Standard NE F 3-43. FTF activities shall be
subject to periodic review and assessment by DOE.
Technical Support Group
Under this program, DOE maintains a Technical Support Group (TSG) to provide
technical assistance, including solution of problems; investigation/development of
alternate test aerosols and instruments; and investigation of other facilities or
equipment of interest to the DOE filter test program. The TSG shall also perform
technical assessments of FTF activities, coordinate and report on Round Robin
Tests, review semiannual reports of testing prepared by the FTF, and prepare an
Annual Report of Testing, in accordance with program management.
Recommendations resulting from investigations or research by the TSG shall be