Standard Operating Procedures and Building Survey Plan
The Building Survey Plan describes radiological characterization necessary to determine residual building contamination for planning of demolition and protection of workers and the public. The Standard Operating Procedures describes the master plan process for building demolition. Next, it provides references for regulations and standard procedures for Area IV D&D. Lastly, it provides general approach for waste disposition, demolition and documentation.
EPA 2000-2003 Building Surveys
Between January 2000 and September 2001, EPA and its contractor, Tetra-Tech, reviewed Boeing's and DOE's final status and verification surveys of 11 prior radiological facilities that had undergone D&D survey and release. EPA and Tetra-Tech also conducted radiological surveys of 8 of these facilities.
On January 9, 2003, EPA issued the final reports of its three year assessment of Boeing's remediation and survey process for releasing radiological buildings for unrestricted use.
- EPA Survey Cover Letter
- EPA Survey Q&A
- Survey Table
- Building 4011, 4019, 4055, and 4100 confirmation surveys
- Building 4012, 4029, and 4363 confirmation surveys
- Building 4059 confirmation survey
- Building 4009, 4011, 4019, 4055, and 4100 document review
- Building 4012, 4023, 4028, 4029, and 4363 document review
- Building 4059 document review
EPA reached the following conclusions:
- "Previous DOE/Boeing surveys sampled in appropriate and representative locations"
- "Measurements made in previous surveys were accurate"
- "EPA concurs with the conclusions made by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Boeing Rocketdyne about the locations and levels of residual radioactivity"
- "Residual radioactivity does not exceed DOE and Nuclear Regulatory (NRC) established limits for unrestricted use."
EPA therefore confirmed that prior surveys had been conducted in a correct, appropriate and compliant manner.