Roadmapping: A Management Tool

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by Larry Blalock, U.S. Dep of Energy, Germantown, United States,
Audrey McAllister, U.S. Dep of Energy, Germantown, United States,
Patrick Noblett, U.S. Dep of Energy, Germantown, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993:

Abstract: Roadmapping is a process used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) to illustrate issue-based planning activities necessary for achieving final waste disposal, completing site remediation, and bringing waste operations into compliance with applicable regulations. Roadmaps are developed by following a systematic planning process that focuses on issues identification, root-cause analysis, and issue resolution. Initially, roadmaps were developed at the installation level to provide the site and headquarters with a common planning tool. In 1992, 36 sites participated in the roadmap process. Review of these roadmaps has highlighted areas that need improvement. The Director of Planning, EM-14, transmitted a memo to the sites highlighting areas for improvement. One of these areas was incorporation of transportation activities. DOE's Transportation Management Division (TMD) issued a Headquarters (HQ) Transportation Roadmap in September 1992. This document was the first Headquarters Programmatic Roadmap to be developed. The Headquarters Transportation Roadmap is a 'living' document, which will be updated annually to reflect changes in the organization, and factors influencing TMD's program. The goals in developing the HQ Transportation Roadmap included: providing an avenue to raise transportation issues; a baseline for TMD planning; assisting site transportation personnel to become involved with the EM Roadmap Process; and integrating transportation planning across program lines.

Subject Headings: Highways and roads | Waste disposal | Waste sites | Remediation | Radioactive wastes | Environmental issues |

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