National Nuclear Security Administration
August 1, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Commitment 4.6.2 of the Departmentís implementation plan for Recommendation 2002-3 calls for implementation reviews of existing Specific Administrative Controls (SACs) and a report to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) by June 30, 2005. †The enclosed National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) correspondence of November 25, 2003, describes how these reviews were conducted and documented.
As described in the Departmentís 2002-3 implementation plan, NNSA sites integrated these SAC reviews with the normal reviews of safety basis implementation and operational oversight.† NNSA sites reviewed all currently approved and implemented 10 CFR 830 Documented Safety Analyses (DSAs) except as noted below for Sandia National Laboratories and the Y-12 National Security Complex. †A single data sheet for each SAC or logical grouping of SACs documented the scheduled completion, the audit trail and results of the reviews. †The final data sheets with lessons learned by the sites were transmitted to you with our July 15, 2005, interim report.
Lessons Learned in these reviews are summarized in the enclosure and will be transmitted to NNSA sites for their use as appropriate. †The status of completion of these reviews and completion of corrective actions are summarized below.
If you have any questions about this submission or about our path forward on this or other NNSA obligations under the implementation plan, please contact me or have your staff contact Jeff Underwood at 301-903-8303.
Thomas P. DíAgostino
Acting Deputy Administrator
† for Defense Programs
cc w/ enclosure:
M. Whitaker, DR-1
J. McConnell, NA-2.1
E. Morrow, NA-3.6
R. Black, EH-22
R. Englehart, EH-22
T. Wright, EM-3.2
Manager, Pantex Site Office
Manager, Y-12 Site Office
Manager, Savannah River Site Office
Manager, Los Alamos Site Office
Manager, Livermore Site Office
Manager, Sandia Site Office
Manager, Nevada Site Office