NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
February 14, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW.
Washington, D.C. 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
This is in response to your January 24, 2003, letter concerning Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) review of National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Policy Letters.
During the next update of NAP-l, “Establishment of a Policy Letter System for Managing Policy, Directives, and Business Practices Within the National Nuclear Security Administration,” the protocol for obtaining DNFSB input into NNSA Policy Letters will be incorporated. In the interim, our staff will provide copies of NNSA Policy Letters to the Departmental Representative for transmittal to the Board, following the protocol in DOE M 251.l-lA, “Directives System Manual” (enclosed).
We look forward to working with the you to ensure that the Board has an opportunity to review the NNSA Policy Letters that affect health and safety at defense nuclear facilities.
Linton F. Brooks
Mark B. Whitaker, Jr., Departmental
Representative to the DNFSB