1. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA LIBRARY
HPPOS DATA BASE V2: Health Physics Positions (HPPOS) Data Base Based On Current 10
CFR 20. (Also available: HPPOS V1.5.)
2. NAME AND TITLE OF DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAMS
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.
4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
The HPPOS database was developed by NRC headquarters and regional offices to help ensure uniformity in inspections, enforcement, and licensing actions. Staff members of ORNL's Health Sciences Research Division have assisted the NRC staff in summarizing the documents during the preparation of the NRC report NUREG/CR-5569 Rev. 1 from which the HPPOS database is derived. This database was released to ESTSC in April 1994. It was later transferred to RSICC and released in August 2001. No changes were made to the data at that time.
5. APPLICATION OF THE DATA
The HPPOS database allows interested individuals to familiarize themselves with the basis of many NRC decisions regarding inspection findings and enforcement actions in the area of radiation protection.
6. SOURCE AND SCOPE OF DATA
HPPOS consists of documents in the form of letters, memoranda, and excerpts from technical reports and was developed by NRC Headquarters and Regional Offices to help ensure uniformity in inspections, enforcement, and licensing actions. The data base will allow interested individuals to familiarize themselves with the contents of the HPPOS Data Base and with the basis of many NRC decisions regarding inspection findings and enforcement actions in the area of radiation protection. This software provides summaries of documents contained in the HPPOS data base that are relevant to the new 10 CFR Part 20 (20.1001-20.2401). The 272 summaries contained in this software are identical to those found in NUREG/CR-5569, Revision 1, Health Physics Data Base Based on Revised 10 CFR Part 20, and are meant to provide the pertinent details of the original documents.
7. DISCUSSION OF THE DATA RETRIEVAL PROGRAM
HPPOS was written using the Foxpro 2.0 Xbase and Clipper programming languages as a stand alone program. A user does not need Foxpro software to use the program. HPPOS requires greater than 400K available conventional memory for all modules to run properly. The program requires greater than 2.5 megabytes of available hard disk space for the program itself and for the creation of run time temporary files. The software can be searched by various regulatory references, subject codes, document authors, and applicability to different types of NRC licensees.
8. DATA FORMAT AND COMPUTER
The data within HPPOS is bound with the executable and is not retrievable within the ordinary use and scope of the program to another format.
9. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME
Startup and execution times for the program on a PENTIUM III 600 Mhz were:
Startup, 5-7 seconds (depending on caching/configuration)
Run time, responses time for viewing and printing were nearly instantaneous.
G.D. Kerr, T. Borges, R.S. Stafford, P.Y. Lu, and D. Carter, "Health Physics Positions Data Base," NUREG/CR-5569 Rev. 1 (February 1994).
11. CONTENTS OF LIBRARY
Included are the referenced document and one DS/HD (1.44 MB) diskette which contains the HPPOS executable in a compressed ZIP file, pkunzip.exe and an information file. The source code is not included.
12. DATE OF ABSTRACT
KEYWORDS: MICROCOMPUTER; HEALTH PHYSICS DATABASE