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Test program information
Operating and emergency procedures
Configuration management plan
Additional information may be required in the course of the
certification process to fully justify any area that concerns the
Review and Approval of Supporting Documentation. All
supporting documentation submitted should be reviewed by the SCA
for technical adequacy and for conformance to the requirements of
this document. When additional technical expertise is required,
the SCA may obtain assistance from the headquarters technical
staff or such other experts as may be appropriate. Design
information should normally be reviewed during formal design
reviews. Obtaining SCA concurrence with the design is strongly
recommended prior to beginning construction.
On-Site Survey. As required, the SCA and his
designated representative should conduct one or more on-site
survey(s) of the system. The purpose of a survey is to verify
that the "as-built" system has been fabricated in accordance with
the approved documentation and that it can be operated safely and
maintained effectively. Each survey should be officially
requested in writing by the applicant and confirmed by the SCA.
A request for a survey should be made to the SCA at least 90 days
prior to the desired date of the survey. Normally, a survey
should not be scheduled until after the system drawings and
operating and emergency procedures have been approved.
Survey Team Personnel. The SCA will assemble a survey
team to perform an on-site survey of the system. The type and
complexity of the system will determine the size and make-up of
the survey team. Typically, the areas of expertise of the survey
team will include mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, ocean, and
also frequently be included. For a relatively simple system, a
single individual may represent the SCA.
Objective Quality Evidence (OQE). OQE is any statement
of fact, either quantitative or qualitative, pertaining to
verification of the quality of a product or service based on
observations, measurements, or tests. Evidence will be expressed
in terms of specific quality requirements or characteristics.
These characteristics are identified in drawings, specifications,
and other documents that describe the item, process, or
procedure. One of the main objectives of the survey is to review