National Nuclear Security Administration
November 10, 2004
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
In his July 13, 2004 letter to you on Facility Representative (FR) staffing and training deficiencies, Ambassador Brooks tasked me to lead a team to develop guidance for continuing FR training and a more rigorous FR staffing analysis model.
The team completed its work on the two commitments in early October. †Members of your staff were involved in the teamís deliberations. †Mr. Jerald Paul, Principal Deputy Administrator for NNSA, forwarded the documents to NNSA site managers on October 13, 2004 and directed that both the implementation of the guidance and staffing analysis be completed by December 15, 2004. †A copy of Mr. Paulís letter is attached.
The Administratorís July 13, 2004 letter directed that Mr. John Evans and I conduct an assessment of site implementation of the guidance and staffing analysis two months after implementation. †Accordingly with the December 15, 2004 due date established by Mr. Paul, I expect to commence our review in mid February 2005 and complete all NNSA sites by the end of March 2005.
Emil D. Morrow
Senior Technical Advisor
†For Safety and Operations NNSA
cc: †Mark Whitaker DR-1