ES&H Manual



5300 Appendix T2

Worker Radiation Protection Event Reporting

(10 CFR 835) under

Price Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA)



1.0          Purpose


Jefferson Lab identifies, evaluates, and reports worker radiation protection events for reporting under the specific requirements established in 10 CFR 820 under the Price Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA).  It is common for these events to be reported under both the Department of Energy (DOE) Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) and the DOE Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) (see ES&H Manual Chapter 5300 Appendix T1 Occurrence Reporting to DOE and Notification Procedures).


2.0          Scope


Jefferson Lab is a “…low-hazard non-nuclear accelerator facility,” as determined by the responsible Principal Secretarial Office, and the Office of Science (formerly the Office of Energy Research).  However, since radiation and radioactive sources are features of our operations and a Radiation Protection Program has been developed to ensure compliance with DOE’s occupational radiation protection requirements, the DOE Office of Enforcement has determined that Jefferson Lab must comply with 10 CFR 835 under PAAA. 


3.0          Responsibilities

NOTE:           Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.


3.1            ESH&Q Reporting Officer

·       PAAA Coordinator designate. 

·       Review events and trends and confirm NTS reportability as specified by DOE Enforcement Guidance Supplement 03-02.

·       Manage activities for 10 CFR 835 reporting.

·       Advise line management.



·       Substantial work experience in a DOE or U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Completion of PAAA Coordinator training course (equivalent regulated radiological facility work experience may be substituted until training can be completed).


4.0          Process Steps


Step 1:          Identification:

Potential radiation protection events or trends are identified and brought to the attention of the Radiation Control Manager and ESH&Q Reporting Officer.  These are then reviewed for possible compliance issues. 


Sources include but are not limited to:

·       Discussions at regular meetings such as:

o   Daily operations meeting,

o   Director’s Safety Council and various committees under its jurisdiction including the Jefferson Lab Radiation Review Panel (JRRP).

·       Discussions with the Radiation Control Manager, ESH&Q staff, and line management.

·       Notifications by concerned individuals of events and issues as they arise.

·       Reviews of occurrences and programmatic issues identified at other facilities including but not limited to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Health Physics Society.

·       Results of formal assessments and reviews with special attention to relevant notable events.

·       Results of external assessments that deal with, or are related to, worker radiation protection matters.


Step 2:          Investigation and Resolution:

If the event or trend meets the criteria of a “Notable Event” (See ES&H Manual Chapter 5200 Event Investigation and Causal Analysis Process) (including management concerns and items Jefferson Lab management directs to be investigated), a notable event investigation is carried out in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 5200 Event Investigation and Causal Analysis Process and its associated appendices.


5.0          Revision Summary


Revision 2 – 04/15/10 – Removed “Radiation Safety Deviation Report.”  This requirement is now being performed by the Event Investigation and Causal Analysis Process.

Revision 1 – 10/19/09 – Updated to reflect current laboratory operations.












ESH&Q Division

Tina Johnson





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