Original Date: 11/03/1996
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Y-12 Plant Operational Readiness
To ensure safe facility operation which is in compliance with overall governing requirements, a structured methodology called the Operation Readiness Process (ORP) is applied at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant. This process is required by Department of Energy (DOE) policy, and provides management and the customer with the assurance that the current increment of work has been performed consistent with management expectations. It also ensures the subject activity is ready to proceed to the next increment of work safety and in compliance with applicable requirements. Situations requiring application of ORP include start-up of new or significantly modified operations, reactivation of an activity after extended shutdown, implementation of a significant change in operating mode, decommissioning or dismantling, and specific management or customer direction. Applicable projects or activities are evaluated for risk of safety, health, environmental protection, public sensitivity, regulatory compliance, cost, and milestones to establish a graded approach to readiness review. A team and board approach is used to conduct the process and provide independence in the verification function.
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