June 3, 2005
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2901
Dear Dr. Eggenberger:
This letter provides a status of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) actions to complete Commitment 4.4 of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2002-3, Requirements for the Design, Implementation, and Maintenance of Administrative Controls. The commitment calls for the submission of a report on training completed and copies of changes to relevant training plans regarding DOE-STD-1186-2004, Specific Administrative Controls. On November 4, 2004, the Secretary revised the due date to May 31, 2005, to allow additional time after the issuance of the standard in August 2004. We expect all EM actions under this commitment to be met within 90 days.
EM sites and activities have completed the required initial training, except for one site. The contractor at the Richland Operations Office has initiated training and will complete the training in early June 2005. A summary of the training conducted at EM sites is enclosed. In addition, a compact disc containing the detailed training modules has been provided to your staff.
EM sites are using a variety of means to institutionalize DOE STD-1186-2004 into the various training programs as shown in the enclosure. These activities are in progress and are to be completed within 90 days.
If you have any further questions, please call me at (202) 586-7709 or Dr. Robert Goldsmith, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Integrated Safety Management and Operations Oversight, at (301) 903-4954.
Charles F. Anderson
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Environmental Management