Office of Enterprise Assessments

  • 2016 Update to the DOE Safety and Security Enforcement Process Overview

    EA’s Office of Enforcement is publishing an update to the DOE Safety and Security Enforcement Process Overview (EPO) to reflect several program changes that the office is implementing in 2016. These changes are based on feedback offered by DOE’s Federal and contractor enforcement community as well as program enhancements that have been adopted over the past year. In May, the Office of Enforcement briefed approximately 100 Federal and contractor enforcement coordinators on these enhancements at its annual Enforcement Workshop.

  • 10 C.F.R. Part 820 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to amend 10 C.F.R. Part 820, Procedural Rules for DOE Nuclear Activities, to clarify that the Department may assess civil penalties against certain contractors and subcontractors for violations of the prohibition against retaliating against an employee who reports violations of law, mismanagement, waste, abuse, or dangerous/unsafe workplace conditions, among other protected activities, concerning nuclear safety (referred to as “whistleblowers”).

  • Independent Oversight Program Order approved by Deputy Secretary

    Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall approved a new Independent Oversight Program Order (DOE O 227.1A) on December 21, 2015. The Order prescribes the requirements and responsibilities for the DOE Independent Oversight Program, which is implemented by the Office of Enterprise Assessments. The requirements in this directive are designed to ensure that the Independent Oversight Program is implemented in a transparent, efficient, and constructive manner to support the safe and secure accomplishment of DOE’s missions.

Enforcement Documents

July 14, 2016
Enforcement Letter, UT-Battelle, LLC

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Letter issued to UT-Battelle, LLC related to worker exposures to ozone

July 13, 2016
Preliminary Notice of Violation, BWXT Conversion Services, LLC

Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to BWXT Conversion Services, LLC for violations of 10 C.F.R. Part 851 relating to a potassium hydroxide injury event

July 1, 2016
Consent Order, Los Alamos National Security, LLC

Nuclear Safety Enforcement Consent Order issued to Los Alamos National Security, LLC, for deficiencies associated with radiological contamination events that occurred at the Nevada National Security Site

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Assessment Documents

August 15, 2016
EA Annual Report to Congress

Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz has submitted a report to Congress, “Office of Enterprise Assessments Fiscal Year 2015 Independent Oversight Activities Overview.”

August 5, 2016
Enterprise Assessments Operational Awareness Record for the Assessment of the Review of Past Findings at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, May 17 – 19, 2016 (OAR # EA-WIPP-2016-05-17)

Operational Awareness Record for the Assessment of the Review of Past Findings at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

July 21, 2016
Enterprise Assessments Assessment of the Nevada National Security Site 2016 Full-Scale Exercise DORSET-16 – July 2016

Assessment of the Nevada National Security Site 2016 Full-Scale Exercise DORSET-16

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Articles

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