May 9, 2006
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman,
The Central Technical Authority for the Under Secretary for Energy, Science and Environment is in the process of completing Commitment 2 in the Departmentís 2004-1 Implementation Plan, dated June 10, 2005. †Specifically, the deliverable for this commitment is a memorandum to the Secretary that is included as an attachment.
The Chief of Nuclear Safety has selected five technical personnel that are being processed by the Office of Human Resources Services. †Three positions were canceled without selection due to the lack of qualified applicants. †The search will continue until suitable personnel are identified, either through reposting or directed reassignments from within the Department. †We expect to complete staffing for the Office of the Chief of Nuclear Safety by September 2006.
I am confident that these actions will greatly improve nuclear safety and our project management performance for nuclear facilities. †If you have any questions, please contact me or Mr. Richard Lagdon at (202) 586-9741.
David K. Garman