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DOE EM-LA Nuclear Safety Support Services

Sigma Science provides technical support services to assist the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management—Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) in the development and execution of the Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analysis for Technical Area G at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Sigma Science provides support services under a $4.5 million five-year contract, awarded in July 2018. The contract scope focuses on on-demand (as needed) technical engineering and technical support services.

Key contract activities include:

  • Perform DOE Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Development per 10 CFR 830 Federal Rule and DOE-STD-3009-2014, including:
    • Documented Safety Analysis (DSA) development and Technical Safety Requirement (TSR) development.
    • Preliminary DSA (PDSA) development and engineering integration documentation.
    • Nuclear safety, safety basis/design strategy, development, and integration, design review, criticality safety, DNFSB coordination, and PAAA enforcement support.
    • Unresolved Safety Question reviews.
    • Safety Management Program (SMP) support.
  • Perform safety basis interface activities supporting continued waste storage and processing operations, upcoming retrieval and processing operations, and future site closure operations at LANL Area G.
  • Develop a CAT II nuclear facility DSA.
  • Develop a DOE-approved Quality Assurance Program compliant with applicable DOE quality assurance requirements and EM-QA-001, “EM Quality Assurance Program.”