[DOE LETTER HEAD]
February 4, 2008
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2941
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Enclosed is the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) report, Assessment Report
for Design Agency Implementation of DOE-NA-STD-3016-2006, Hazard Analysis Reports
for Nuclear Explosive Operations. This report fulfills an NNSA commitment to the Defense
Nuclear Facilities Safety Board articulated in the NNSA letter of November 23, 2007,
regarding NNSA actions to ensure proper Design Agency implementation of Standard 3016.
The Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application and Stockpile Operations,
Mr. Steve Goodrum, transmitted the Assessment Report to the Design Agencies through the
respective site offices and notified them of NNSA's expectation that the subject procedures
will be revised to address the findings in this report by May 30, 2008. NNSA intends to
ensure that the revised procedures adequately address the substance of each finding.
The review, covered by the enclosed report, extended only to the Design Agency procedures,
and not to their implementation. The implementation of the procedures will be reviewed
through normal site office and Headquarters oversight activities, as the procedures are used
to develop weapons responses.
If you have any comments or feedback, please call me or Mr. Goodrum at 202-586-4879.
William C. Ostendorff
Principal Deputy Administrator