Foreign Research ReactorSpent Nuclear FuelAcceptance Program Chuck Messick Program Manager, DOE-SR FRR SNF Acceptance Program US Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office January 9, 2002
Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear FuelAcceptance Program • In May 1996, the US Department of Energy, in consultation with the US Department of State, initiated a program under which eligible spent nuclear fuel from research reactors containing US - enriched uranium could be shipped to the US for management and disposition. • This program supports US nonproliferation objectives in that reactor operators still using HEU must commit to convert in order to participate in the program. • Reactor operators that plan to shut down by May 2006 may also participate. • Reactor operators who have already converted to LEU fuel or who operate on LEU fuel may also ship their eligible fuel to the US under this program.
Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel Program • About 20 metric tons will be shipped back to the US • 1 ton of non-aluminum-based (TRIGA) spent fuel to Idaho • 19 tons of aluminum-based spent fuel to Savannah River Site, South Carolina • 10-year program (until May 2006) plus a 3-year final shipping period (until May 2009) • Fuel must not be irradiated after May 2006 • Beyond 2009 • Majority of high enriched uranium will have been shipped to US by that time • Reactor operators must develop their own solutions • Reactors in countries with other-than-high income (OTHI) would not be charged a fee and DOE would provide for most of the shipping costs
Program Status • Since the May 1996 Record of Decision • Spent nuclear fuel shipped from Asia, South America, Australia, North America and Europe • ~4,000 spent fuel assemblies from 23 countries have been shipped to the Savannah River Site • ~1000 spent fuel rods from 6 countries have been shipped to Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory
Program StatusNumber of Elements • TRIGA-Type HI OTHI • FRR Acceptance Program ~400 ~600 • (May 1996 - present) • FRR Acceptance Program ~1000 ~1000 • (Present - End of Program • Potential) • Note: Remaining OTHI Countries include and ~120 for Indonesia
Program StatusNumber of Assemblies MTR-Type HI OTHI FRR Acceptance Program ~3100 ~700 (May 1996 - present) FRR Acceptance Program ~4600 ~900 (Present - End of Program Potential) Note: Remaining OTHI Countries include 430 for South Korea and 178 for Indonesia
OTHI Economy Countries • Program Eligible Countries and Reactors (MTR-Type) • Argentina RA-3 Complete RA-6 Potential • Brazil IEA-R1 HEU Complete IEA-R1 LEU Potential • Chile La Reina Complete • Colombia IAN-R1 Complete • Greece GRR-1 Not Complete
OTHI Economy Program Eligible Countries and Reactors (MTR-Type) • Indonesia Not Complete • Iran Not Likely • Jamaica Not Likely • Pakistan Not Likely • Peru Participation Possible • Philippines Complete • Portugal Not Complete but may make last shipment as HI Economy Country
OTHI Economy Program Eligible Countries and Reactors (MTR-Type) • South Africa Participation Possible • South Korea Participation Possible • Thailand Complete • Turkey; TR-2 Participation Possible • Uruguay Complete • Venezuela Complete Note: Complete-all shipments complete from this country/reactor. Not Complete-shipments started or contract in place and at least one shipment is planned. Potential-reactor is eligible, but may or may not participate. Not Likely-reactor is eligible, but is not expected to participate at this time. Participation Possible-reactor is eligible and has expressed some interest in participation.
OTHI Economy Countries • Program Eligible Countries and Reactors (TRIGA-Type) • Bangladesh Potential – not likely • Brazil Potential – not likely • D. R. Congo Potential • Indonesia Not complete • Malaysia Potential – not likely • Mexico Potential – not likely • Philippines Potential
OTHI Economy Program Eligible Countries and Reactors (TRIGA-Type) • Romania Not complete • Slovenia Not complete; future shipments could be as Hi-Income Country • Thailand Potential • Turkey Potential
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS ( Not Complete) • Final Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor (FRR) Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) - EIS [Original] • Record of Decision for the EIS, May 13, 1996 • Change #1, July 22, 1996 - Title transfer • Change #2, July 19, 2000 - Increase # casks per ship • Implementation Strategy Plan for FRR SNF Shipments, July 1, 1996 • Fee Policy for High-Income Economy Country Reactor Operators: • Federal Register Notice Vol 61, No. 103, Page 26507, dated Tuesday, May 28, 1996 • Federal Register notice Vol 64, No. 70, Page 18006, dated Tuesday, April 13, 1999
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS (Cont’d) • Mitigation Action Plan (MAP), Rev 0, August 1996 • 49 CFR Transportation • 10 CFR Part 73 - Security • Other NRC regulations and notices • IAEA Information Circular 225 - Security • IAEA Safety Standards Series - Transport of Radioactive Materials
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS (Cont’d) • Other Transportation Requirements • Basic Transportation Plan • Charleston to SRS with Rail • Charleston to SRS with Truck • SRS to INEEL via Truck • IMO Regulations including INF Class vessels • Maritime Administration on Cargo Preference Act (46 CFR 381)
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS (Cont’d) • Agreements at DOE-SR • MOU - USCG and DOE-SR • MOA - DON and DOE • IA - NWSC and DOE-SR • Transportation Licenses • Cask country of origin • US DOT • Reactor Operator’s country • Transit countries
PROGRAM DOCUMENTS (Cont’d) • Appendix A, Spent Nuclear Fuel Acceptance Criteria (Currently Rev 8) • Appendix B, Transport Package (Cask) Acceptance Criteria (Currently Rev 9) • Appendix C, Not designed, but must follow if issued. • OTHERS
RFP Scope of Work • Packaging and Tracking • Transport Packages (except activities at NWSC) • Non-Standard SNF • Tracking of Shipment Movement • Transportation Documetation • Import and Export Licenses • Conveyance Certification • Cask Certifications
RFP Scope of Work (Cont’d) • Development of Technical Documentation • Technical Data on SNF (App A) • Other Technical Data (Ex: fuel condition) • Program Management • Transportation Plans • Program Management Plans • Milestone Plan • Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) • Security Plan
RFP Scope of Work (Cont’d) • Technical Support • Technical Assistance to Reactor Operators • Oversight of Loading Operations • Unloading Operations (US seaport) • Authorization to Ship (FORMAL) to Reactor Operator and Contractor
SAMPLE TASK ORDERS • Sample 1 - Single cask, joint European shipment. Rail transport to SRS. Cask services and transportation services priced separately. • Sample 2 - Five TRIGA casks from Europe/Asia, joint shipment. Rail shipment to SRS. Truck shipment from SRS to INEEL. • Sample 3 - Six casks from Asia. Rail transport to SRS. • Sample 4 - Three casks from Europe. Truck transport to SRS. • Sample 5 - Two casks from Asia/Indian Ocean to SRS. Complex export license. Truck transport to SRS.
Current Contract Tasks Task No. Company SOW 01 NAC/Edlow Provide Master Plans: Master Transportation Plan, Master Milestone Plan, Master Security Plan, and Schedule of Performance and Delivery Requirements. 02 Edlow Transfer of FRR TRIGA SNF to INEEL from S. Korea, Taejon City and Seoul, and Indonesia, Bandung and Yogyakarta. 03 NAC/Edlow Assist DOE Failed Fuel Task Team in reviewing spent fuel acceptance criteria. 04 NAC Return of Greek SNF to SRS. 05 Edlow Return of SNF from South America. 06 NAC Return of SNF from Southeast Asia. 07 NAC/Edlow Argonauta Assessment of Reactor in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Provide support at programmatic meeting.
Current Contract Tasks 08 NAC Transfer of FRR TRIGA SNF to INEEL from Pitesti, Romania and Ljubljana, Slovenia. 09 NAC/Edlow Provide support at programmatic meeting: NRC Meeting in Washington, DC. 10 NAC/Edlow Provide support at programmatic meeting: Meeting with the French and German regulatory agencies in Paris, France and Bonn, Germany. 11. NAC/Edlow Provide support at programmatic meeting: Meeting in Savannah, GA to address issues and concerns of future cross-country shipments of SNF from SRS to INEEL. 12. Edlow Follow-on effort to Task 05: To return SNF from Brazil and Venezuela that was not shipped under Task 05. 13. NAC/Edlow Support in conducting a facility assessment at the Ezeiza Atomic Center in Ezeiza, Argentina.
Current Contract Tasks 14. NAC Shipment of SNF from Portugal to SRS. 15. NAC/Edlow Provide support at programmatic meeting: DOE-HQ and SR meeting on FRR SNF program. 16. Edlow Shipment of MTR fuel from Argentina and Chile to SRS. 17. NAC Provide cask and equipment required for a shipment of MTR fuel from Argentina and Chile to SRS. 18. Edlow Administrative and Logistical support for preparation for a shipment of TRIGA SNF from Democratic Republic of Congo. 19. NAC Inspection of Kinshasa TRIGA Reactor.
Attachment 3b: Cost & Price Proposal Data
SUMMARY PAGE • The following slides represent an overview of the presentation of highlights for the Pre-Proposal Conference for the Transportation of Foreign Spent Nuclear Fuel on January 9, 2002 at DOE SR. They relate to the RFP’s Cost & Price Proposal Data beginning at RFP Page 115.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 127 • This is a sample format from DCAA. • Submit proposed costs consistent with your accounting, estimating, and reporting systems. • Example: Normally there is one summary Direct Labor (DL) Line Item. Then a Fringe Benefits (FB) Line Item. Then a subtotal of DL + FB. Next an Overhead Line Item. Another Subtotal, etc.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 127 • Submit separate cost summary pages for: • Total proposed costs by line item. • Total proposed costs time phased by line item. (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, etc.) • Each sample task described at RFP page 126 time phased by line item.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 127 • Provide explanatory notes and supporting schedules for proposed indirect costs. • For Example: If the Fringe benefit proposed rate is 30 percent, explain the allocation base (for example, total labor dollars). Then reference to the supporting Fringe Benefit Schedule showing each line item cost in the pool, total allowable costs in the pool, the composition of and total dollar amount of the allocation base, and the computed rate.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 127 • Direct Labor & Other Escalation Factors Applied to Out Year Costs. • Describe: • The source of escalation factors. • Your rationale for how and why the escalation factors are used.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 127 • Point of clarification. The DCAA example in the RFP includes a separate material handling overhead. Your company may not have a separate material handling overhead charge and therefore this would not apply to your cost proposal. As stated on page 2, propose costs in accordance with your accounting, estimating, & reporting systems.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 127 • Note: The DCAA sample format on RFP page 130 includes fringe benefits in the overhead pool. • For this RFP, provide a separate fringe benefit pool, base, and rate. If your accounting and estimating system does not include a separate fringe benefit rate then for this proposal bid costs in accordance with your system, but provide a fringe benefit pool, base, and rate schedule as a supplementary item for our analysis. We will compare it with fringe benefit industry benchmarks and with the other offerors.
RFP Section L, Exhibit 6, Starting At Page 136, Financial Statements • For calendar years, the “To Date” columns in the RFP could now be shown for the completed year. • Provide “To Date” and prior three years actual audited statements with disclosures and notes. • Provide the summary data on RFP pages 136-138.
RFP Section L, Part 5 Page 116 • FAR references should be 15.403-4(a)(1) not 15-804-2(a)(1) for the dollar threshold for pricing support. • Direct Labor & Indirect Rates paragraphs should refer to Exhibit 6, not Exhibit 5.
RFP Section L, Part 5 Page 116 • With your submission provide DCAA audits of: • Indirect billing rates. • Final rate determinations. • Incurred cost submissions. • Estimating & accounting systems.