August 18, 2008
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 for your information is an update on the commitment made to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) regarding the availability and reliability of the Device Assembly Facility (DAF) Fire Suppression System (FSS) at the Nevada Test Site. At the meeting with the DNFSB on April 17, 2008, Nevada Site Office and the Managing and Operating Contractor laid out a project plan to execute a strategy that addressed the DNFSB concerns. All major tasks to support the Project Execution Plan are proceeding as scheduled.
If you have any questions, please contact me or Mr. James McConnell of the Office of Safety at (202) 586-4379.
Gerald L. Talbot, Jr.
Assistant Deputy Administrator
for Nuclear Safety and Operations
1. Memo from Mellington to Talbot, Update of the Device Assembly Facility (DAF)
Fire Suppression System (FSS) Reliability Project, July 25, 2008
2. Project Execution Plan for the Device Assembly Facility Fire Suppression System,
3. Presentation to DNFSB, DAF Fire Suppression System, April 17, 2008
4. Letter from DNFSB to D'Agostino, Fire Protection at the Device Assembly
Facility, January 18, 2008
cc: M. Whitaker, Jr., HS-1.1