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Training Course:
Quality Assurance for Radioactive Material Packaging

The Quality Assurance for Radioactive Material Packaging (QA) training course that was scheduled for June 25-27, 2013, has been cancelled at the direction of the Department of Energy due to budget constraints. Argonne would like to express our appreciation for your interest in attending the QA training course. Should you wish to be placed on the contact list for 2014 for the next QA training course, don't hesitate to contact Bud Fabian at 630.252.6040.

The purpose of the course is to provide QA training and practical experience for DOE personnel and contractors who are required to develop and implement a QA plan or prepare the QA chapter of a Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) for the control of design, fabrication, assembly, testing, maintenance, repair, modification, and use of the packaging. The course begins with instructions concerning basic QA principles and concepts, and quickly advances to packaging-specific information. The training course will review applicable QA requirements from DOE Orders, federal regulations, and NRC Regulatory Guides. The course includes both lecture and actual problem-solving sessions, applying a graded approach to selected QA elements from Subpart H of 10 CFR Part 71. Participants will gain experience from the development of a partial packaging-specific QA chapter for a SARP by selecting appropriate QA requirements from Subpart H of 10 CFR Part 71 and ASME NQA-1 for Type B and fissile material packaging.

The QA Training Course will be conducted June 25-27, 2013.

Argonne staff members include:

Bud Fabian Training Course Director
Sharon Ryan Training Course Administrator
Yung Y. Liu SARP Review Group Manager
Zenghu Han Mechanical Engineer
Julio Pardo Senior QA Engineer
Ron Pope Packaging Consultant
Vik Shah Mechanical Engineer
Brent Shelton Quality Assurance Consultant
Craig Swietlik Information Sciences
Shiu-Wing Tam Materials Engineer
William Toter Welding Engineer

Invited lecturers include:

Robert Temps, Senior Safety Inspector, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Lawrence Gelder, Technical Advisor, Savannah River National Laboratory

Course agenda is provided below:

Day 1: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Day 3: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

This course was last offered in June 2012 for the 38th time. Course highlights include lectures on the following:

  • Review of DOE QA requirements for DOE Packaging Orders, federal regulations, NRC Regulatory Guides, and associated standards
    • DOE O 460.1C
    • 10 CFR Part 71
    • 49 CFR Part 173
    • NRC Regulatory Guide 7.10
    • ASME NQA-1
  • Demonstrate the graded QA approach for transportation packaging
  • NRC QA inspections

Course Materials:

All participants of this course will receive a copy of the course instruction visuals based on the following references:

  • 10 CFR Part 71 - Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material
  • 49 CFR Part 173 - Shippers–General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings
  • DOE O 460.1C - Packaging and Transportation Safety
  • NRC Regulatory Guide 7.10 - Establishing Quality Assurance Programs for Packaging Used in the Transport of Radioactive Material
  • ASME NQA-1 - Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities

Participants will also receive a Certificate of Completion of the QA training course.

Registration fee:
The registration fee for this course is $800 ($700 if registered before June 1, 2013). Checks should be made payable to Argonne National Laboratory (credit cards accepted). The number of participants is limited to 24. Registration must be received by June 11, 2013. The participant list is subject to approval by DOE.

The training course will be held at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. Class will be held in Conference Room D-120 in Building 203. Maps/directions to Argonne and Conference Room D-120 in Building 203

Additional Course Information:
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Hotel Information:
Aloft Bolingbrook
500 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(877)-GO-ALOFT or (630) 410-6367

The rate is $85.00 per night for a standard room. When making your reservation, inform the hotel that you will be attending the ANL/DOE QA Training Course. The hotel reservation deadline is May 24, 2013.

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Register: Registration for the course is currently closed. Please check back at a later time for more information.

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