August 30, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Enclosed is the deliverable for Commitment 13 in the Department of Energy (DOE) Implementation Plan to Improve Oversight of Nuclear Operations, Revision 1, in response to Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) Recommendation 2004-1.
The enclosed Federal Technical Capability Program (FTCP) Corrective Action Plan identifies the Department’s corrective actions to improve recruiting, developing, training, qualifying, maintaining proficiency, and retaining technical personnel to safely accomplish DOE’s mission. It will also result in improved FTCP Panel effectiveness. The Corrective Action Plan also includes a prioritized list of key positions that should be filled to enhance safety from the 2004 FTCP work force analysis, including the current status of these positions. The plan has been approved and issued for implementation, effective immediately. The Department has completed the actions identified under this commitment and proposes closure of the commitment.
Please provide any further feedback to me at (202) 586-5500 or to Mr. Roy Schepens, Chairman, FTCP Panel, at (509) 376-6677.
cc: Mark B. Whitaker, Jr., DR-1
Bruce M. Carnes, MA-1
David Garman, US-ESE
Linton Brooks, NA-1
James Rispoli, EM-1
John Shaw, EH-1
Raymond Orbach, SC-1
R. Shane Johnson, NE-1
Claudia Cross, HR-1