July 28, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Commitment 4.6 of the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation plan for Recommendation 2002-3, Requirements for the Design, Implementation, and Maintenance of Administrative Controls, calls for Environmental Management (EM) to review the field implementation of existing critical administrative controls to ensure they are developed, implemented and maintained in accordance with DOE expectations and to develop a report detailing field reviews, lessons learned, and plans and schedules to resolve outstanding implementation deficiencies. The EM actions for Commitment 4.6 have been completed and are documented in the enclosed Office of Environmental Management Implementation of Specific Administrative Controls Final Report, July 2005.
This report utilized information derived from the previous EM Headquarters assessments in support of Commitment 4.5 on the derivation of Specific Administrative Controls with information from more recent site self-assessments. The self-assessments were performed as part of the normal safety assessment practices at the sites and supplemented with specific assessments to support the implementation plan of this Recommendation.
If you have any questions, please call me at (202) 586-0738 or have your staff call Dr. Robert Goldsmith at 301-903-4954.
Chief Operations Officer