December 29, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
This letter transmits Exclusion Reports consistent with Commitment 8.3 of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) 2004-2, Active Confinement Systems. Commitment 8.3 requires the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM) to develop a list of and justification for defense nuclear facilities at their respective sites that will be excluded from further review of confinement systems under the DNFSB 2004-2 Implementation Plan.
The attached NNSA and EM Exclusion Reports were developed in accordance with the guidance and criteria contained in the deliverable for Commitment 8.2, Exclusion Reporting Process, which was submitted to the DNSB on October 31, 2005. The Exclusion Reports were prepared at the sites, and were reviewed and approved by NNSA and EM line management and the Central Technical Authorities.
DOE will continue to work with your staff to effectively respond to the concerns raised in the recommendation and complete the Implementation Plan. If you have any questions, please contact me at (301) 903-0104.
Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy
cc: M. Whitaker, DR-1
R. Lagdon, S-1
J. McConnell, NA 2.1
D. Chung, EM-3.2