National Nuclear Security Administration
March 9, 2005
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The Livermore Site Office (LSO) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) continue to make progress in addressing your letter dated November 3, 2004. Your letter requested that: 1) NNSA assess the Configuration Management (CM) of the program as it now exists for vital safety systems (VSS) at LLNL’s defense nuclear facilities; and 2) provide a resource-loaded schedule for implementing a CM program for VSS at LLNL’s defense nuclear facilities.
In the NNSA January 5, 2005, interim response to your letter, we committed to providing a full response following LSO’s completion of its assessments and LLNL’s identification of all necessary corrective actions. The resource-loaded schedule is not expected to be finalized until after the completion of comprehensive VSS assessments. Enclosed is a LSO status report which includes a set of milestones and targets to complete this work.
If you have any questions, please have your staff contact Mike Thompson of my staff at 301-903-5648.
Everet H. Beckner
for Defense Programs
cc: M. Whitaker, DR-1
Camille Yuan-Soo Hoo, LSO Manager
Sarah Spagnolo, LSO