National Nuclear Security Administration
March 13, 2006
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Enclosed is the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) approach and schedule for completing actions necessary to complete Commitment 9B of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2004-1 on delegations of safety authorities. The approach implements the process criteria and attributes conveyed in the December 27, 2005, memorandum from the Deputy Secretary that satisfied Commitment 9A.
The NNSA considers this schedule to be reasonably aggressive and will result in a comprehensive process ensuring appropriate implementation and review of safety delegations.
If you have any questions, please contact Xavier Ascanio at (301) 903-3757.
Principal Deputy Administrator
M. Whitaker, DR-1