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DOE O 422.1 Chg 2 (Admin Chg), Conduct of Operations

Functional areas: Administrative Change, Conduct of Operations, Safety, Security, Property Management

This Order defines the requirements for establishing and implementing Conduct of Operations Programs at Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), facilities and projects. Admin Chg 2, dated 12-3-14, supersedes Admin Chg 1.

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Writer: Earl Hughes
  • Administration
  • Management and Operations
  • Procurement
  • Safety
  • Security
ID: DOE O 422.1 Chg 2 (Admin Chg)
Type: Order
OPI: AU - Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security
Status: Current
Approved Date: Jun 29, 2010
Last Update: Dec 03, 2014
Certified Date: Dec 03, 2014
CRD: Yes
Invoking Directive: Yes

Bonneville Power Administration; Southeastern Power Administration; Southwestern Power Administration; Western Area Power Administration; Facilities that are subject to regulation by other Federal agencies such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Tom Kohler says:
Oct 14, 2016 11:55 AM

In Attachment 2, Appendix A Step 2.e.(1) On-Shift Training. Attribute b. states, For positions requiring operator certification, candidates receive on-on-one instruction on station." This is only required when the operator I son watch with the trainer. The Guide to Good Practice identifies that more than one-to-one is allowed.

Earl Hughes says:
Jan 05, 2017 02:35 PM

The Order also allows more than one trainee per trainer in Appendix 2, paragraph 2.e.(4).c

Paragraph 2.e.(1).b requires on-shift training for certain operators. Even if more than one trainee is with the instructor, each would receive "one-on-one" training on station when performing on-shift training.

Michael R Causey says:
Dec 07, 2016 06:10 PM

I am new to DOE requirements and documents and would like to clarify requirements associated with DOE O 422.1. Specifically, where this DOE Order requires "checklists" or system alignments to be used for controlling the position or status of plant equipment, is it the intent of this DOE Order to exclude "computer controlled equipment" from this requirement ? For example, do I need to establish a documented baseline configuration for ALL configurable plant equipment, such as pumps, fans, heaters and valves, including that equipment that can be remotely operated using the station computer network ? Does the requirement to use a checklist or system alignment pertain and apply ONLY to manually operated equipment ? Thanks in advance.

Earl Hughes says:
Jan 05, 2017 03:11 PM

No reference is provided in the comment, but it appears to refer to Appendix 2, paragraph 2.h.(2) for initial system alignments and maintaining control of system status. The requirement in 2.h that "...operators ... ensure facilities operate with known, proper configuration..." flows to 2.h.(2).b where checklists are mentioned for initial alignments and rechecks. Knowing initial and follow-on configuration of equipment is required for all equipment in a facility, whether manually or remotely operated. Operators should determine the desired configuration (on off, standby, remote/local control, open, shut, etc.) for startup, and maintain control through operations to shutdown. In the case of automatic systems, the control system configuration also should have alignment checklists to ensure they are on line, operating in the proper mode, and any variable control inputs (switch positions, digital input selections, etc.) are set properly. See section 2.j on Independent Verification for guidance on verifying critical equipment configuration.

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