Accession Number:

ADA639830

Title:

Common Risk Criteria for National Test Ranges

Descriptive Note:

Standard

Corporate Author:

RANGE COMMANDERS COUNCIL WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM RANGE SAFETY GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The Risk and Lethality Commonality Team RALCT was formed in 1996 for the purpose of reaching a consensus on reasonable common standards for debris protection criteria and analytical methods. The initial version, RCC 321-97, was very useful but was limited in scope due to the complexity of the subject and time constraints. The Standard was updated in 1999 and again in 2002 to provide additional detailed information. In August 2004, the Range Commanders Council RCC, Range Safety Group RSG determined that RCC Standard 321-02, Common Risk Criteria for National Test Ranges, Subtitle Inert Debris, should be updated and expanded to address other flight safety hazards in addition to inert debris and potential adverse consequences generated by range operations. The RALCT became a standing committee under the RSG in 2004, and in February 2005, the RALCT was renamed the Risk Committee. The Committee subsequently developed RCC Standard 321-07 and its 321-07 Supplement. In 2010, the Committee replaced RCC Standard 321-07 and its 321-07 Supplement with Standard 321-10 and its 321-10 Supplement. Changes were made in response to RCC Tasks RS-48, RS-49, RS-50, and RS-51. The changes include a. Guidelines for assessing the acceptability of conditional risks associated with launch control measures. b. Approach and sample criteria for evaluating the range safety hazards to critical assets. c. Guidelines for accounting for and reporting the uncertainty in risk model predictions. The RCC Standard 321-10 defines consensus standards for the range risk management process and risk criteria. The Supplement to RCC Standard 321-10 provides additional detailed information to assist in implementation of this basic Standard. The criteria in the basic Standard and its Supplement should not be considered absolute rather, both are intended to provide guidance on defining acceptable risks for hazardous range operations and to assist the user in developing more consistent risk assessments.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE