January 6, 2006
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2941
Dear Mr. Chairman:
On February 28, 2005, the Department of Energy provided a schedule to develop, revise, approve, and issue directives related to software quality assurance. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with the status of these directive changes.
On June 17, 2005, DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance, and DOE G 41 4.1-4, Safety Software Guide for use with 10 CFR 830 Subpart A, Quality Assurance Requirements, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance, were issued. With the issuance of these two directives, the attached list has been revised to show the new schedule for revising other directives to reference the revised Order and the new software quality assurance Guide.
We will continue to actively involve your staff in the directive revision process. Questions concerning this commitment may be directed to me at (202) 586-1772 or Robert Loesch at (301) 903-4443.
Frank E. Tooper
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Corporate Performance Assessment
John Spitaleri Shaw, EH-1
C. Russell Shearer, EH-1
Mark B. Whitaker, DR-1
Richard Black, EH-22
Robert M. Loesch, EH-31
Brenda C. Coblentz, IM-21
Bud Danielson, EM-31