November 30, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
I am forwarding you the enclosed Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) that demonstrates satisfactory completion of Commitment 10A in the Department’s 2004-1 Implementation Plan for Oversight of Complex, High-Hazard Nuclear Operations.
The deliverable for this commitment also calls for “approved paths forward and schedules for achieving full implementation, including revision and implementation of field element QAPs”. The EM QAPP will be fully implemented within 1 year, including completion of applicable training. Currently, all EM Field Offices have approved QAPs but because of the timing of these approvals, most are written to Department of Energy (DOE) O 414.1B and two are written to the latest revision, DOE O 414.1C. All EM Field Office QAPs will be updated to be compliant with DOE O 414.1C by March 2006. After updating to the latest revision, completion of implementation at Field Offices will be achieved within 6 months.
If you have any comments or feedback, please call me at (202) 586-0738 or Mr. Dae Y. Chung, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Integrated Safety Management and Operations Oversight, at (202) 586-5151.
Dr. Inés R. Triay
Chief Operating Officer for
cc: Mark B. Whitaker, Jr., DR-1