Nuclear Safety Technical Positions/Interpretations
10 CFR Part 830 Nuclear Safety Technical Positions
Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy is the Office of Primary Interest (OPI) responsible for the development, interpretation, and revision of a number of DOE directives. Technical Positions to directives issued by Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy provide clarification for specific applications of the requirements in DOE orders, rules, and other directives.
Legal interpretations of regulatory requirements in our rules may be requested in writing from the DOE Office of the General Counsel, Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585.
Technical positions to 10 CFR 830 may be requested in writing from the Director, Office of Nuclear and Facility
Safety Policy, Department of Energy, Washington, DC 20585.
Listed below are the interpretations that relate to directives from our office. Click on the interpretation title to
link to the interpretation.
Technical Positions: Garrett Smith
Legal Interpretations to Our Rule (10 CFR Part 830)
Ruling 1995-1: Issued as a Federal Register notice on February 5, 1996, Ruling
1995-1 interprets certain regulatory provisions relating to DOE's nuclear safety requirements in 10 CFR Parts 830
and 834. Some of these interpretations are affected by
changes to 10 CFR Part 830 in subsequent amendments.
Technical Positions to Our Directives
Technical Position NSEP-TP-2007- 1 Technical Position on the Requirement in DOE 0 420.1B to Use National Consensus Industry Standards and the Model Building Codes.
This technical position clarifies DOE 0 420.lB paragraph 4.b on the requirements to apply national consensus and building codes.
NSTP 2003-1 Use of Administrative Controls for Specific Safety Functions. This technical position supplements and clarifies Department of Energy's (DOE) Policy expectations for the proper understanding and implementation of administrative controls that perform a specific safety function.
NSTP 2002-1 Technical
Position on Onsite Transportation for Safety Bases (4/25/02), Technical position to clarify the need to prepare both a Transportation Safety Document (TSD) and a Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) to satisfy the requirement for a Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) to meeting 10 CFR Part 830.
NSTP 2002-2 Methodology for Final Hazard Categorization for Nuclear Facilities from Category 3 to Radiological (11/13/02). Clarification to DOE-STD-1027 to provide the methodology, consistent with the Standard, for considering material quality, form, location, dispersibility, and interaction
with available energy sources for final hazard categorization to below Hazard Category 3.
NSTI 2003-01 Technical Interpretation Regarding Department of Energy Reviews and Approvals of Safety Programs (12/03/03). Technical Interpretation 2003-01 concerns Department of Energy Orders and Regulations for review and approval of the underlying scope, methods, and approaches to implement the Order requirements.