September 28, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2941
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that the Office of Environmental Management (EM) portion of Commitment 4.3.3 in the Department of Energy’s Software Quality Assurance (SQA) implementation Plan of March 13, 2003, has been completed. This Implementation Plan was in response to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1, Quality Assurance Safety Software at Department of Energy Defense Nuclear Facilities. EM has now completed all of its commitments under this recommendation.
Per our commitment, each EM site has reviewed the approved SQA directives and determined the actions necessary and a schedule to implement the requirements.
These actions comprise incorporation of the SQA directives (i.e., DOE O 414.1C) into current and planned contracts, implementing these requirements at the contract level, and performing DOE verification that the requirements are implemented. A summary of this information is provided in the enclosed table.
If you have any questions, please call me at (202) 586-0738 or Mr. Dae Chung, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for integrated Safety Management and Operations Oversight, at (301) 903-3968.
Dr. Ines R. Triay
Chief Operating Officer for
cc: Mark Whitaker, DR-1
John Shaw, EH-1