July 29, 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:
Enclosed is the deliverable for Commitment 11 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 report identifies highly-qualified and experienced personnel in the following five functional areas: Criticality Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Nuclear Explosives Safety, and Safety Software Quality Assurance. These individuals were selected from among 28 nominees provided by headquarters and site offices and will serve as DOE Sponsors for their functional areas. Their roles include serving as the primary point of contact for reviewing and updating the technical content in the functional area qualification standards and serving as examining officials in the qualification of candidates, as requested by a site or headquarters office.
The Department has completed the actions identified under this commitment, and proposes closure of the commitment. If you have any questions, please contact me or have your staff contact Dan Hoag at 865-576-0511 or John Evans at 202-586-3887.
Roy J. Schepens
Federal Technical Capability Panel
B. Carnes, S-2
J. Shaw, EH-1
J. Paul, NA-2
M. Whitaker, DR-1