July 23, 2008
The Honorable A. J. Eggenberger
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana, NW,
Dear Mr. Chairman:
Enclosed is the Department of Energyís (DOE) Implementation Plan (Plan) for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Boardís (Board) Recommendation 2008-1, Safety Classification of Fire Protection Systems.
This Plan provides the Departmentís approach for evaluating the design of fire protection systems used in nuclear safety and other critical applications and to develop additional design and operational criteria for these systems for incorporation into DOE directives as appropriate.
DOE appreciates the support provided by the Board and its staff during the development of this Plan.† We will keep you and your staff informed of our progress in implementing the Plan.
We have assigned Mr. Andrew Lawrence, Director, Office of Nuclear Safety, Quality Assurance and Environment, as the Departmentís responsible manager for ensuring the Planís successful completion. If you have any questions on this matter, please contact Mr. Lawrence, at (202) 586-6740.
Samuel W. Bodman