Defining the Scope and Graded Approach
Define the scope of the DOE ORR consistent with that of the contractor ORR. Differences between the two result in difficulties in performing the DOE ORR. DOE O 425.1C provides a structure for such consistency. Differences will occur in the evaluation of the Core Requirements specifically related to DOE management, which are necessarily absent from the contractor review.
Going beyond the defined scope in a case where an ongoing program that supports the process or facility under review but which is outside the scope of the review, presents potential problems. If the team is to make a judgment that operations can be conducted safely and it requires investigation at the interface of the process/facility with the supporting program, then going beyond the defined scope is proper.
Define the graded approach as it applies to each CRAD as specifically as possible.
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