DOD-STD-1022-94 (W/ CHANGE-1 AND ERRATA APR-2002), DOE STANDARD: NATURAL PHENOMENA HAZARDS SITE CHARACTERIZATION CRITERIA (MAR-1994)
DOD-STD-1022-94 (W/ CHANGE-1 AND ERRATA APR-2002), DOE STANDARD: NATURAL PHENOMENA HAZARDS SITE CHARACTERIZATION CRITERIA (MAR-1994)., The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued an Order (DOE O 420.1) and associated Natural Phenomena
Hazard (NPH) Guide, DOE G 420.1-2, which establishes policy and requirements for NPH mitigation for DOE
sites and facilities. To implement the NPH Mitigation requirements, several standards have been developed
for compliance with DOE O 420.1. This standard provides general and detailed requirements for site
characterization which provides the necessary site-specific information to implement DOE-STD-1023-95
“Natural Phenomena Hazards Assessment Criteria.” The DOE-STD-1023-95 established adequate design
basis load levels and in turn provides necessary information to implement DOE-STD-1020-2002 for NPH
design and evaluation criteria for DOE facilities.
The requirements given in this standard should be used in conjunction with other DOE Orders and Standards
as listed in Section 2 (Applicable Documents) of this standard and with other pertinent National consensus
codes and standards such as IBC 2000 (International Building Code), ASCE-4 (Seismic Analysis of Safety-
Related Nuclear Structures), FEMA 368 (NEHRP Recommended Provisions for the Development of Seismic
Regulations for New Buildings and other Structures), etc. In addition, this standard should also be used in
conjunction with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulatory Guides (e.g., R.G. 4.7; R.G. 1.165; R.G.
1.132) and Standard Review Plan (e.g., SRP 2.5.1 to 2.5.3).
This DOE Standard is approved for use by all Department and Contractors of the Department of Energy. The
preparation of this document utilizes a preparing activity to prepare the document and a review activity to
provide formal review and comment. The preparing activity was conducted by the Fission Energy and System
Safety Program (FESSP) of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under the direction of the DOE
NPH subcommittee and NPH Standard Managers from the offices of EH-53 and NA-53.