ES&H Manual



3110 Appendix T1

New and Modification to Existing

Facility Design Review Procedure



1.0            Purpose


This appendix describes the minimum requirements used to ensure adequate environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) considerations are incorporated into new or modification of existing facility designs. Considerations include:

·         Life, safety, and fire protection

·         Environmentally responsible construction techniques

·         Restoration and protection measures to enhance long-term stewardship of natural and cultural resources throughout operation, closure, and post-closure life cycles


2.0            Scope


ES&H reviews designs for new and modification to existing facilities including:

·         New structures

·         Architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing or electrical system modifications to existing facility

·         Changes in building use related to technical/scientific purposes


3.0            Responsibilities

(see ES&H Manual Chapter 3310 Facility Design and Modification Review)


4.0            Procedure


4.1              ES&H Analysis

An initial ES&H identification of issues related to a new or proposed modification of existing facilities occurs during development of design criteria or other work-description documents. Anyone may identify potential ES&H issues at any time during the design process. New issues are reviewed when identified.  ES&H will use the ES&H Design Review System to capture design comments and resolutions.


4.2              Review

ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List provides a listing of ES&H issues that trigger the need for expert review. If the proposed design has even one of these issues, an ES&H review is scheduled and continual involvement is determined. Depending on the number of issues more than one reviewer may be assigned. 


4.3              Document

Records of ES&H reviews (in whatever form they occur) are preserved as part of the ES&H Design Review System. Documentation of the overall project design is in accordance with Facility Management and Logistics’ procedures.  


Using a Graded Approach the method and rationale of all ES&H reviews is preserved so:

·         Additional reviews are performed more efficiently.  

·         Necessary permitting information is preserved.

·         Accurate “as-built” drawings are available when a facility is modified or its use changes.


5.0            Revision Summary

Revision 1.0 – 12/15/16 – Periodic Review; updated responsibilities to reflect current processes 

Revision 0.0 09/27/09 – Initial content











ES&H Division

Rusty Sprouse





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