Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an established assurance system that is designed to
provide assurance that the Laboratory’s mission objectives are achieved; its workers, the public, and the
environment are protected; its operational, facility and business systems are effectively managed; and the
requirements of the UC/DOE contract are met.
The assurance system has been developed to identify and resolve problems and negative performance trends
before they become significant issues, systematically integrate and align work based on risk and performance,
and improve work by incorporating lessons learned and best practices. The assurance system is integrated
with other management systems like the Quality Assurance Program and Integrated Safety Management
System, and utilizes metrics and other targets to drive efficient and cost effective performance.
As part of its assurance system, LBNL also evaluates the results from its assurance activities to identify
noncompliances with federal regulations, including implementing document requirements designed to flow
those requirements to the laboratory community.
This manual describes the LBNL Compliance Assurance Program for the nuclear safety, worker safety and
health, and classified information security programs enforced by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) under
the Price-Anderson Amendments Act (PAAA). The program applies to all LBNL personnel as well as its
subcontractors, subtier subcontractors and suppliers who provide services or items.
This manual also establishes the process for identifying, evaluating, reporting, tracking, trending and closing
noncompliances with DOE nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and security requirements enforceable
under the PAAA and its primary implementing regulations: 10 CFR 7081, DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program; 10 CFR 820, Procedural Rules for DOE Nuclear Activities; 10 CFR 824, Procedural Rules for the Assessment of Civil Penalties for Classified Information Security Violations, 10 CFR 830, Nuclear Safety Management, 10 CFR 835, Occupational Radiation Protection,10 CFR 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program; and 10 CFR 851, Worker Safety and Health Program.
No classified work is performed at LBNL, and as such, no work performed is subject to the requirements of 10
CFR 824. Any classified information security issues that might arise would be managed using the general
procedures described in this manual.
The Office of Institutional Assurance and Integrity provides oversight to ensure compliance with these
Rules and regulations.