National Nuclear Security Administration
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Action 3.3 of the Departmentís Quality Assurance Improvement Plan (QAIP) requires the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to validate and verify that quality assurance programs are effectively implemented for the design, procurement, fabrication, construction, and operation of safety systems. †The completion date for this action is January 2004.
The NNSA approach to complete this action
was recently developed in a workshop held at the Nevada Site Office on
We have directed our Site Offices to complete Action 3.3 in accordance with the approach and updated schedule. †A copy of our direction to the Site Offices is enclosed for your information. †This direction describes our approach to completing this action.
Should you or your staff have any questions regarding the above, please contact Mr. Rabi Singh of my staff at (301) 903-5864.
Everet H. Beckner
for Defense Programs
M. Whitaker, DR-1
B. Cook, EH-1