August 22, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
We are pleased to forward the enclosed Implementation Plan (Plan) for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Boardís (Board) Recommendation 2004-2, Active Confinement Systems. †This Plan provides the Departmentís approach for reviewing and upgrading active confinement ventilation systems at hazard category 2 and 3 defense nuclear facilities.
We appreciate the support provided by the Board and your staff during the development of this Plan. We will keep you informed of our progress in its completion. †I have assigned Mr. Richard Black, Director of the Office of Nuclear and Facility Safety Policy, Office of Environment, Safety and Health, as the responsible manager for ensuring the Planís successful completion. Mr. Black can be reached on (301) 903-0104 to answer any questions that might arise regarding details of the Plan and its implementation.
Samuel W. Bodman
M. Whitaker, DR-1
J. Shaw, EH-1