work, hazards and controls in a way that integrates implementability and technical
sufficiency to provide for adequate protection. Explaining the disposition of standards
which were not selected is neither required nor desired. It is often helpful to provide a
mapping matrix which illustrates how the topical area of identified standards link to the
same topical area of DOE directives. Although not required, such cross-referencing will
facilitate later review of the WSS set. Mapping the proposed WSS set back to the
identified work and hazards has proven to be an effective way to evaluate the
comprehensiveness of a proposed WSS set. Also, experience has shown that a WSS
set derived from the work and hazards may result in a need to modify existing
management systems. Mapping is an extremely valuable tool to aid in transitioning from
the as-is management systems to revised management systems that can effectively
deliver the WSS set.
Identify any implementation assumptions and interfaces. Implementation assumptions
include any unique resource requirements or time constraints for the use of certain
selected standards. Interfaces relate to the relationship between the requirements
associated with the work to be performed and others beyond the scope of that work.
These requirements may be organizational, physical, or programmatic. Clear
identification of any implementation assumptions and interfaces is critical to prevent the
WSS set from being applied counter to the Identification Team's intentions. These
factors should be addressed in detail to support the Confirmation Team's review for the
feasibility of the set.
Identify legal requirements that may be candidates for exemption requests. The
Identification Team may judge the value of applicable regulatory requirements included
in the WSS set. Exemption requests may be appropriate for regulatory requirements
that are deemed unnecessary for adequate protection. If such requirements are found,
the Identification Team should provide a thorough justification to support an exemption
request from the appropriate regulatory body. Actual preparation and follow up of any
exemption requests will be performed separately from the N&S Process itself, but will
rely heavily on the work of the Identification Team. Each applicable legally binding
requirement is mandatory and continues in force until and unless the mandating
authority provides an exemption to the requirement.
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