Value basis reporting includes items based on cost or the identification of defective items, materials, or services. A defective item, material, or service (see definition) shall be identified and reported to allow the initiation of a Headquarters investigation and make all Departmental Elements aware of the defect and initiate actions to eliminate common mode failures due to substandard, counterfeit, misrepresentation, or fraudulent practices of suppliers.
A. Cost Based Occurrences
Any occurrence specifying cost as a basis for reporting, unless otherwise stated, will be classified by the following monetary values necessary to repair, replace, or otherwise restore a facility/system/component to acceptable operation. Costs used for reporting should be reasonable initial estimates.
Estimated loss or damage to DOE or other property amounting to $1,000,000 or more, or estimated costs of $1,000,000 or more required for cleaning (including decontamination), renovating, replacing, or rehabilitating structures, equipment, or property.
Estimated loss or damage to DOE or other property amounting to between $10,000 and $1,000,000 (for vehicle/aircraft the lower limit is $5,000 or, for insurance purposes, considered a total loss) or estimated costs within these limits required for cleaning (including decontamination), renovating, replacing or rehabilitating structures, equipment, or property.
B. Defective Item, Material, or Service
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