Operations Principles

Sustainability Indicators



  • Site has procedures for field review of operating procedures.

  • Site has evidence of written emergency response procedures.

  • Site management supports procedures.

Human Resource Management and Site Training

MPC&A staff has the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform critical MPC&A

  • U.S. project team observations show performance by Russian Federation site personnel that is consistent with functions. site operating procedures.

  • Site has established an on-site training organization with resources.

  • Site maintains class attendance records and test results.

  • Training requirements for each MPC&A position have been identified.

  • The site has a mechanism to track corrective actions from inspections and exercises and offers retraining to staff.


Sites have capability to assess MPC&A staffing needs.


Sites can apply local, regional, and national training resources to meet training needs.


Sites have the capability to retrain staff to correct operational deficiencies.


Sites have the capability to provide site-specific MPC&A training.



Sites have a process to replace MPC&A staff with qualified training personnel.


Operational Cost Analysis

Operational costs are understood and data are used for design decisions and for lifecycle management.

  • Site has identified lifecycle costs, capital equipment replacement costs, etc.

  • Site has established a budget for MPC&A operations, which covers site’s system requirements.

  • Site has identified potential sources of funding to support MPC&A other than U.S.

  • Site, or Russian vendors performing functions at the site, has demonstrated ability (both technical and financial) to sustain MPC&A system.


System can be supported by Russian site.

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