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ES&H Manual
Chapter 3110 Facility Design and Modification Review
Purpose
Jefferson Lab integrates environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) concerns into the design of new and modification to existing facilities. This chapter describes the approach used for reviewing ES&H issues associated with these 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 facility's operation, closure, and post-closure life cycles.
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 facilities; and
  • Changes in building use.
ES&H Manual Chapter 3110 Appendix T1 Facility Design and Modification Review Procedure describes the minimum requirements used to ensure adequate ES&H considerations are incorporated into new or modification facility designs.

Expectations
To abide by all ES&H related permits and facility operating parameters Jefferson Lab:
  • Incorporates ES&H hazard mitigation features into designs.
  • Applies appropriate ES&H reviews in the planning of new and modification of existing facilities.
  • Involves appropriate subject-matter experts to determine appropriate ES&H features.
Appendices:

T1 Facility Design and Modification Review Procedure
ES&H Manual Chapter 3110 Appendix T1 Facility Design and Modification Review Procedure 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.
Responsibilities:

Facility Project Manager - New or Modification
  • Design Project Manager will provide design documents for the determination of ES&H requirements
  • Documents will be sent to ESH&Q Documentation Administrator for loading into the ESH&Q Review System.
  • ESH&Q representatives are invited to design review meetings to review designs and ensure that ESH&Q requirements are incorporated into the design.
  • Will review and respond to ESH&Q comments that were obtained from the ESH&Q Review System
  • Will ensure that all comments have been adequately addressed before sending the drawing for signatures.
  • Will provide 100% Design Review Comments and Resolutions to persons signing the drawings and the ESH&Q Document Administrator.
  • Notifies Facilities Drawing Group when drawings are ready for final signatures
Associate Director - ESH&Q
  • Reviews the final drawing package as well as reviews the ESH&Q comments and resolutions generated during the review.
  • When ESH&Q comments are addressed to the AD's satisfaction, the drawing package is signed.
ESH&Q Professionals, Systems Experts, Building Occupants/Managers
  • Review ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List for anticipated activities.
  • Review proposed new and modification designs for ES&H implications:
    • Identify potential ES&H issues.
    • Request additional assistance for issues outside the area of expertise.
    • Recommend alternative strategies to avoid or mitigate them.
Document Control:
  • ISSUING AUTHORITY:   ESH&Q Division
    TECHNICAL POINT-OF-CONTACT:  Rusty Sprouse
    APPROVAL DATE:   12/15/16
    REVIEW DATE:  12/15/21
    Revision History
    Revision 2.0 - 12/15/16 - Periodic Review; updated responsibilities to reflect current processes
    Revision 1.0 - 9/27/09 - Updated to reflect current operations

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