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Welcome to RAMPAC, the US Department of Energy's all-in-one source for information on
kages certified by the DOE, NRC, and DOT. RAMPAC includes up to date information regarding:
DOE, NRC, and DOT-IAEA Package Certification Information
RAMPAC Database Search
- perform online searches of DOE, NRC, and DOT-IAEA certificate information
DOT Special Permits & Approval Information
- link to DOT website
Active DOT Special Permits with DOE as Permit Holder
DOE Guidance for Requesting DOE, DOT, and NRC Certificate Renewals
DOE Guidance for Preparing IAEA Special Form Certificate Applications
- actions for DOE certificate holders to decertify packagings no longer needed
Certificate User Information and Guidance
Registered User Listing
- current list of users of packages certified by DOE, DOT, or NRC, or Special Form certificates.
Registration Instructions and Form
- instructions and pdf fill-in form.
Guidance for DOE Use of DOE Certified Packages
Guidance for DOE Use of DOT Certified Packages
Guidance for DOE Use of NRC Certified Packages
Guidance for DOE Use of IAEA Special Form Certificates
Guidance for Use of Appropriate Certificates of Compliance for
(opens pdf - this information is partially incorporated in DOE Order 460.1D, Section 4.a.(2)(e))
Guidance for Packaging Maintenance Expiration - When does maintenance expire
DOE Exemption Process
- summarized steps of the DOE Order 460.1D Exemption application submittal and approval process.
Points Of Contact
- for open dockets and DOE certificate holder information (who to contact to get a copy of a SARP)
Safety Evaluation Reports (SER) of DOE-Certified Packages
- prepared by DOE PCP Manager and approved by DOE HCO
Special Packaging Information
Type A Fissile Packaging Options and Guidance
Special Form Guidance
- DOT 7A Type A and 6M documents
DOE Certification Review Docket
DOE SARP Requirements
DOE SARP Assistance
Points of Contact
- for open dockets and DOE certificate holder information
References and Links to Package Safety Regulations, Directives, and Guides
DOE Directives and Order 460.1D
Code Federal Regulations
- DOE, DOT, and NRC
DOT Hazmat Safety
- link to DOT website
Packaging Body of Knowledge
- DOE, DOT, IAEA, and NRC guides and publications; DOE white papers, lessons learned, and Packaging Certification History
Course and Education
- Upcoming courses sponsored by DOE PCP.
FY2017 PCP Schedule of Courses
- course dates posted
Generalist Course - Radiation Shielding and Nuclear Criticality Safety
- June 5-9, 2017, online registration open.
ME 691 - ASME Pressure Vessel Code for Nuclear Transport and Storage
- June 19-23, 2017, online registration open.
ME 697 - Radioactive Material Package Operations and Leak Testing
- July 10-14, 2017, online registration open.
ME 695 - Methods for Reviewing Safety Analysis Reports for Packages and Performing Confirmatory Analysis
- August 15-18 & 21-24, 2017,
contact Michelle Herawi at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (925) 423-4964 to reserve a space.
ME 694 - Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials Transport Security
- September 11-15, 2017, online registration open.
Specialist Course - Radiation Shielding and Nuclear Criticality Safety
- September 18-22, 2017, online registration open.
- RAM Packaging Safety Tutorial
Meetings and Conferences
Tracking and Monitoring Technology
- A remote tracking and monitoring system for packages
Evigia Systems, Inc.
- Technology transfer and licensing agreement with Evigia Systems, Inc. for sale of ARG-US
- Remote Area Modular Monitor for nuclear and spent fuel storage facilities
- All-in-one robust, compact - GSM/GPS module, Qualcomm gear, reader, and disposable batteries
- Rapid Deployable Global Sensing Hazard Alert System
- Internal Package sensor technology for monitoring package environments
Related Papers and Links
Storage Packaging, Aging Management, and Disposal
Storage Cask (Packaging) Certification
Deep Borehole Disposal
Current Listing of Excess/Orphaned RAM Packaging
Online Application to List on the RAMPAC Packaging Exchange
Transportation Safeguards and Security
- Reports, papers, and external links
Packaging Quality Assurance (QA) Approval Program
Frequently Asked Questions
RAMPAC and DOE Packaging Certification Program Contacts
Packaging Certification Program Manager
Headquarters Certifying Official
Packaging Certification Program Docket Manager
Packaging QA Lead
Frequently Asked Questions
PCP Support Websites
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