DOE-STD-1020-2016 Natural Phenomena Hazard Analysis and Design Criteria for Department of Energy Facilities  


Department of Energy (DOE) Standard (STD) 1020-2016 has three purposes:

  • Provide criteria and guidance for meeting the natural phenomena hazard (NPH) requirements of DOE Order (O) 420.1C, Chg. 1, Facility Safety;
  • Ensure that structures, systems, and components (SSCs) in DOE facilities will perform assigned safety functions during and after design basis NPH events; and
  • Provide requirements and guidance in the use of industry building codes and voluntary consensus standards in meeting NPH requirements.

The purposes of this revision of DOE-STD-1020-2012 are to:

  • Correct errors and omissions;
  • Accommodate substantial changes in DOE-STD-1189-2016, Integration of Safety into the Design Process, and DOE Order 420.1C, Chg. 1;
  • Endorse the use of International Building Code (IBC)-2015 for certain NPH-related situations; and
  • Update the Standard’s reliance on industry standards and voluntary consensus codes.
Federal Facility Criteria: