The Response Line is a service maintained by the Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy, AU-11, within the Office of Health and Safety, AU-10. It provides responses to questions from DOE and DOE contractor personnel regarding worker safety and health requirements and guidance.
The information contained in responses are technical clarifications to a DOE Rule or Directive and should only be applied to the specific conditions described in a response. These responses represent the best available technical knowledge available from the Department's subject matter experts and are NOT binding upon the DOE. These responses DO NOT represent approval of a variance, exemption, or equivalence for any requirements. Requests for exemptions or equivalences for Directives must follow the procedures in DOE O 251.1C. Interpretive rulings that are binding on DOE may only be made by DOE's Office of General Counsel.
Requestors may use the "Submit Question" link, or leave a message by calling (800) 292-8061, to request a response.