SQA Site Assessments and Criteria Review and Approach Documents
DOE G 414.1-4, Safety Software Guide for use with 10 CFR 830, Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance, was
issued June 17. 2005. This Guide, referred to as the DOE Safety Software
Quality Assurance (SSQA) Guide, includes
Appendix F, a Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) associated
with the SSQA requirements in
DOE O 414.1C.
The criteria in the CRAD apply to all safety software regardless of the
safety software definition or software type (acquired or custom). The Lines
of Inquiry associated with the CRAD should be customized to fit the DOE
approved graded approach and ASME NQA-1-2000 or a standard with an
equivalent level of SQA requirements approved by DOE. Since the graded
approach and standard(s) approved can vary from site-to-site, there is no
single set of Lines of Inquiry that could be developed that would be
applicable to all sites.
DOE G 414.1-4 Appendix F replaces 2 previously issued CRADs that were
associated with assessments as part of DOE's
Implementation Plan for DNFSB Recommendation 2002-1, Quality Assurance for
Safety Software at Department of Energy Defense Nuclear Facilities.
These previous CRADS, the
Instrumentation and Control CRAD and the
Safety Analysis and
Design CRAD were generated for the identification, selection, and
assessment of the safety software to establish a baseline during the initial
Assessment reports and lessons learned from the EM and NNSA assessments
are available on the SQA Knowledge Portal.
As part of the implementation plan for Recommendation 2004-1, the CRAD in
DOE G 414.1-4, Appendix F
was updated as part of the oversight guidance being developed (reference DOE
P 226.1A and DOE O 226.1A). This
updated CRAD is available as a draft. The Lines of Inquiry included with
the draft CRAD are based upon the graded approach in DOE G 414.1-4 and ASME
NQA-1-2000. Those Lines of Inquiry attempt to address the graded approach in
the DOE safety software guide. For sites using the graded approach in the
DOE safety software guide and the Lines of Inquiry associated with the draft
DOE Oversight Manual CRAD, Section 5 of the DOE safety software guide should
provide the needed information to customize the Lines of Inquiry.
Software Quality Assurance CRADs (DOE G 414.1-4, Appendix F)
Updated SQA CRADs
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