National Nuclear Security Administration
July 14, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Enclosed for your information are copies of the memoranda from National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Site Offices validating that the contractors are complying with 10 CFR 830.121(c)2 regarding integrating quality assurance with Integrated Safety Management System. These memoranda were in response to Quality Assurance Improvement Plan (QAIP) Action 3.1 and were previously provided to your staff. We have reviewed the memoranda and concluded that QAIP Action 3.1 is complete.
We have also enclosed copies of memoranda from all NNSA Site Offices, except Nevada, acknowledging that they have programs in place to evaluate quality assurance as part of their integrated assessment process consistent with DOE Policy P450.5 and DOE Order O414.1. Nevada Site Office is scheduled to provide us an acknowledgment memorandum by August 30, 2003. QAIP Action 3.2.1 will be complete upon receipt of the Nevada Site Office memorandum.
If you have any questions regarding the enclosures, please feel free to have your staff contact Rabi Singh at (301) 903-5864 or Xavier Ascanio at (301) 903-3757.
Everet H. Beckner
for Defense Programs
L. Brooks, NA-1
M. Whitaker, DR-1
J. Mangeno, NA-3.6