Examples of commonly asked policy questions along with a simple search capability are provided below. Questions may relate to several different aspects of the policy process. Where applicable, examples of these are provided in a bulleted list following the question.

What is the driver(s) for a DOE requirement?

  • Determine those requirements that may be candidates for equivalencies or exemptions. If a requirement is based on a national level policy, exemptions and equivalencies must be based on guidance in the source document.
  • Determine the potential impact of changes in national policy to DOE policy/requirements.

Find the answer!

To answer the question “What is the driver(s) for a DOE requirement?” at the topical level, use the following automated search. Select the topical area from the dropdown list below and click “Go”.

Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

To answer this question without using the automated search,…

  1. Go to the home page and click on the DOE Requirements button.
  2. Choose a topical area. (Additional filters such as subtopic, text searches, identification of contractor or Federal applicability and DOE Only policy requirements may also be selected.)
  3. Select a requirement from the results list (bottom left window); view detailed information about the requirement in the bottom right window.
  4. The driver(s) for the DOE requirement will be listed under the “National Requirements” section.

What DOE requirements are not derived from national requirements?

  • Determine those requirements that may be candidates for equivalencies or exemptions.
  • Program planning and budget determination
    • prioritize requirements
    • prioritize resources

Find the answer!

To answer the question “What DOE requirements are not derived from national requirements?” at the topical level, use the following automated search. Select the topical area from the dropdown list below and click “Go”.

Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

To answer this question without using the automated search, …

  1. Go to the home page and click on the DOE Requirements button.
  2. Choose a topical area. (Additional filters such as subtopic, text searches, identification of contractor or Federal applicability and DOE Only policy requirements may also be selected.)
  3. Check the box next to “DOE Only” (requirements not mandated by national policy).
  4. Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

What are the DOE and national policy requirements for a topical area (e.g., Information Security, MC&A, etc.)?

  • Assist with the
    • identification of DOE and national policy requirements
    • development/review of security plans/documents
    • identification of redundant requirements

Find the answer!

To answer the question “What are the DOE and national policy requirements for a topical area?” at the topical level, use the following automated search. Select the topical area from the dropdown list below and click “Go”.

Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

To answer this question without using the automated search, …

  1. Go to the home page and click on the DOE Requirements button.
  2. Choose a topical area. (Additional filters such as subtopic, text searches, identification of contractor or Federal applicability and DOE Only policy requirements may also be selected.)
  3. Check the box next to “Include national policy w/o DOE requirements.” (Note: Not all national requirements have been restated in DOE policy. Selecting this box will include those requirements.)
  4. Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements; those with a green header indicate national requirements.

What are the national requirements not included in DOE directives?

  • Determine additional requirements not included in DOE directives.
  • Assist in identifying requirements that may not be candidates for equivalencies or exemptions.
  • Assist with program planning and budget processes.

Find the answer!

To answer the question “What are the national requirements not included in DOE directives?” at the topical level, use the following automated search. Select the topical area from the dropdown list below and click “Go”.

Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

To answer this question without using the automated search, …

  1. Go to the home page and click on the National Requirements button.
  2. Choose a topical area. (Additional filters such as subtopics, text searches, category may also be selected.)
  3. Check the box next to “w/o DOE Requirements.” (Note: Not all national requirements are related to a DOE requirement. Selecting this box will show only those national requirements.)
  4. Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

What DOE programs/requirements will be affected by a change in national policy?

  • Assist with impact analysis to DOE programs/requirements.
  • Assist with program allocation of resources (planning, staffing and budget processes).

Find the answer!

To answer the question “What DOE programs/requirements will be affected by a change in national policy?” use the following automated search. Select the document category and then the document title from the dropdown lists below and click “Go”.

Scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to view requirements.

To answer this question without using the automated search, …

  1. Go to the home page and click on the National Drivers & Reference Documents button.
  2. Choose a category, i.e, “CFR” to see a list of all CFRs. (Additional filters such as subtopic, text searches, driver or reference, may also be selected.)
  3. Enter the document name in the text search (example: 10 CFR 1016) and click Search; or scroll through the results list (bottom left window) to find a specific document.
  4. Select the record and explore detailed information in the bottom right window. National requirements are organized by topical areas.
  5. Click on a national requirement (example: 10 CFR 1016.43) to view additional information (requirement text, related DOE requirements, etc.).