December 22, 2008
The Honorable A.J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Dear Mr. Chairman:
In the Department of Energy's (DOE) quality assurance briefing to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board on June 25, 2008, my staff made a presentation on the status of the DOE Central Registry and the actions being considered to update existing toolbox codes to newer code versions and to add new codes to the Central Registry. The attached Safety Software Central Registry and Communication Portal Management Plan, which has been developed jointly with the Office of Environmental Management and the National Nuclear Security Administration, further describes DOE's approach for managing the safety software Central Registry.
Questions may be directed to me at (301) 903-3777 or your staff may contact Andrew Lawrence, Director, Office of Nuclear Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environment at (202) 586-5680.
Glenn S. Podonsky
Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer
Office of Health, Safety and Security