The Licensing Support System (LSS): Who Should Operate it and Will it Work?

by Mary L. Macnabb, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,
Chris Pflum, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The development of the mammoth Licensing Support System (LSS), a management information system intended to handle documentation relevant to the licensing application of the DOE for the High Level Nuclear Waste Repository is not conforming to statute, regulation or intent. At the present stage of its development, it is a quagmire of legal, regulatory and technical difficulties which has the DOE and the NRC arguing over its implementation and budget. This paper examines some of the failures of the system and concludes that many of the DOE functions should now be transferred to a disinterested and independent third party under the auspices of the NRC in order to meet the intent of its creators.

Subject Headings: Systems management | Licensure and certification | Radioactive wastes | Information systems | Waste management | Information management | Waste disposal

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