COE ER 385-1-92
SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS, TOXIC, AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE (HTRW) ACTIVITIES
|Publication Date:||1 July 2003|
Purpose. This regulation identifies the safety and occupational health documents and procedures required to be developed and implemented by USACE commands and their contractors responsible for executing HTRW response actions, including investigation, design, pilot studies, construction, treatment process operations and maintenance (O&M), and other related activities at HTRW sites. In addition, this regulation defines the systematic execution, review, and approval responsibilities within USACE for the required safety and health documents.
a. This regulation applies to HQUSACE, major subordinate commands, districts, laboratories, and field operating activities (to be referred to as USACE Commands) performing or contracting HTRW site work, to include Civil Works projects involving HTRW response actions.
b. This regulation does not include the health and safety requirements concerning Ordnance and Explosives (OE), explosive media or chemical agent contaminated media (CACM). Requirements for OE, explosive media and CACM are covered in ER 385-1-95. Projects with potential for containing HTRW and OE, explosive media or CACM require coordination with the USACE Ordnance and Explosives Mandatory Center of Expertise (OE MCX) and the Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Mandatory Center of Expertise (HTRW MCX). Projects involving explosive media which are contaminated with explosives but do not present an explosion hazard are covered by the requirements of this ER. The definitions for OE, CACM and explosive media are in ER 385-1-95.