Systems Engineering Applied to a Regulatory Program

by Philip M. Altomare, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States,
Joseph O. Bunting, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States,
D. Ted Romine, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1990


The Nuclear Waste Policy Act directs the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to complete the licensing hearing process for the High-Level Radioactive Waste Geologic Repository within three years, with one year extension possible. To comply with this requirement for a first-of-a-kind facility the Commission has undertaken an aggressive program of regulatory guidance development and oversight. This paper describes the Commission's staff approach in applying system engineering concepts to develop a regulatory program and licensing framework to support the Congressional directive.

Subject Headings: Systems engineering | Radioactive wastes | Frames | Industrial wastes | Geology | Federal government | Waste disposal | Systems management

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