January 5, 2006
MEMORANDUM FOR JERALD S. PAUL
PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR
FOR NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY
JAMES A. RISPOLI
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
ROBERT L. MCMULLAN
ACTING DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND
FROM: MARK B. WHITAKER, JR.
DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE TO
THE DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD
SUBJECT: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Public Meeting -
Safety in Design - Path Forward
In his December 5, 2005 memorandum the Deputy Secretary directed programs to identify any specific implementation actions they will take to address the weaknesses and expectations described above and provide a listing of their implementation actions and schedules by January 31, 2006. Attached are two documents that are intended to assist you in meeting this deadline.
The first document is a detailed schedule which, when implemented will result on an integrated path forward for implementing the various commitments made by the Department during the public meeting. The second document is a table of the commitments included in the Department's testimony that has been derived from the Department’s written testimony, the draft transcript of the meeting, and the videotape record.
My office will coordinate this effort and monitor progress against the attached schedule.
Please submit the information identified in the schedule to Bob McMorland.
cc (enc): Clay Sell
Adam B. Ingols
Ingrid A. C. Kolb
John Spitaleri Shaw
James J. McConnell
Richard H. Lagdon, Jr.
David J. Pepson
Charles S. O’Dell
Frank B. Russo
Theodore A. Wyka, Jr.