June 30, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The purpose of this letter is to report completion of Quality Assurance Improvement Plan (QAIP) deliverable 1.3.4. QAIP 1.3.4 requires Environmental Management (EM) to conduct oversight reviews on schedule and track performance for Headquarters and Field/Operations offices. To satisfy this item, EM sites were assessed to determine: a) whether Vital Safety Systems are integrated into the Integrated Safety Management Systems (ISMS) and is the ISMS being updated, as needed; b) whether corrective actions are being entered, tracked, and closed in a corrective action management system; and c) whether performance measures are established. The enclosure documents the findings of the assessment.
We will use the results of this assessment to provide direction to the sites and to continue to improve our operations and operational performance. If you have questions, please call me or Mr. Paul Golan, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Environmental Management, at (202) 586-0738.
Jessie Hill Roberson
Assistant Secretary for
cc: Mark Whitaker, DR-1