Department of Energy Documents
ETEC Project Baseline
The current project baseline summary may be viewed on the DOE EM web page at Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) EM Project Baseline Summary
The Radioactive Materials Handling Facility (RMHF) Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) and its supporting Administrative Record File, which contains the documents that DOE used to identify its proposed alternative and which will be used to support any decision, are available to the public on this page. Radioactive Material Handling Facility Decommissioning and Decontamination Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis. June 14, 2007 Final. Visit the document record page for all of the EE/CA supporting documents (contains many documents found in the Adminstrative Record).
RMHF Closure Plan
This plan meets the requirements in the RCRA permit to close the facility by demonstrating that hazardous waste has been removed or left in place at levels that do not harm public health and the environment. Click here to learn more.
2005 Topanga Wildfire
2000 of the 2,849 acres at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) burned in the 24,000 acre Topanga Wildfire that started in Chatsworth, California on September 28, 2005. No structures at the Energy Engineering Technology Center were affected by the fire. Air samples taken during and after the fires did not detect any airborne release of man-made radiological materials. Ash samples did not detect any radiological contamination above approved cleanup levels. Previous U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sampling from other wildfires has shown that regrowth does not uptake radiological contamination in areas of burned brush.
SNAP Environmental Test Facility (Building 4024) EE/CA
The public comment period for the proposed action in the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) ended April 9, 2007. The EE/CA and its supporting Administrative Record File, which contains the documents that DOE used to identify its proposed alternative and which will be used to support any decision, are available to the public on this page. Select the link below for a copy of the EE/CA. “Building 4024 Decommissioning and Decontamination Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis.” May 1, 2007 Final
Visit the document record page for all of the EE/CA supporting documents (contains many documents found in the Adminstrative Record).
In response to public comments received at the February 21, 2007 public meeting, the comment period was extended from the original due date of February 28, 2007 to April 9, 2007. See the announcement.
DOE Tiger Team (1991)
In 1991 the Department of Energy conducted a "Tiger Team" audit of the Energy Technology Engineering Center at SSFL. This was just one of many such Tiger Team audits of all DOE facilities across the U.S. The audit included all worker health & safety and environmmental compliance requirements. The following two documents represent the Tiger Team's audit findings and ETEC's corrective action plan.
- DOE/EH-0175, "Tiger Team Assessment of the Energy Technology Engineering Center", April 1991
- GEN-AR-0031, "Action Plan in Response to the Tiger Team Assesment of the Energy Technology Engineering Center", October 1, 1991
- Non-Time-Critical Removal Actions, April 1998 U.S. DOE Fact Sheet
- Environmental Assessment for Cleanup and Closure of the Energy Technology Engineering Center, March 2003
- Finding of No Significant Impact, Cleanup and Closure of the Energy Technology Engineering Center, U.S. Department of Energy, March 2003
Standardized Risk Assessment Methodology (SRAM)
Area IV 1988 Radiological Survey - Click Here
Area IV 1988 - 1991 Radiological Operations Review - Click Here
Area IV 1995 Radiological Survey - Click Here
Environmental Monitoring Program Plan
An Environmental Monitoring Program Plan for Area IV of SSFL was prepared in 1992 and later revised in 1993 and 1994. The objective of this document was to provide a comprehensive plan for environmental monitoring of Area IV of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) required that each field organization prepare a plan for implementing DOE Orders 5400.1, General Environmental Protection Program, and 5400.5, Radiological Protection of the Public and Environment. DOE Order 5400.1 requires that environmental monitoring plans also consider the needs for nonradiological (i.e., chemical) monitoring in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations. The plan documented the historical and (then) current status of monitoring and cleanup in Area IV from both a radiological and chemical perspective.
- Environmental Monitoring Program Plan for Area IV, SSFL. September 30, 1992
- Environmental Monitoring Program Plan for Area IV, SSFL. Revision A. April 30, 1993
- Environmental Monitoring Program Plan for Area IV, SSFL. Revision B. May 4 , 1994