The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Dear Mr. Chairman:
In your August 14, 2003, letter to the Department of Energy (DOE), you requested the Office of Environmental Management (EM) to identify whether any High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA)-filtered ventilation systems exist for the protection of personnel who must shelter or continue operations in nuclear or non-nuclear facilities (including emergency operations centers) following an accident in a nearby nuclear facility.
Upon review, such HEPA-filtered ventilation
systems do not exist at the facilities managed by
Field elements where EM is not Lead Program Secretarial Officer (LPSO) will submit the results of their review of the HEPA-filtered habitability systems to their respective LPSO.
If you have any further questions, please call me or Ms. Sandra Johnson, Director, Office of Safety and Engineering, at (202) 586-0651.
Jessie Hill Roberson
Assistant Secretary for
cc: P. Golan, EM-3
S. Johnson, EM-5
M. Gavrilas-Guinn, EM-5
B. Cook, EH-1
E. Beckner, NA-10
R. Orbach, SC-l
M. Whitaker, DR-1