August 22, 1996
Issued to the University of California related to Radiological Worker Training Deficiencies at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
This letter refers to the Department of Energy's (DOE) evaluation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) report of a potential noncompliance with the requirements of 10 CFR 835 (Occupational Radiation Protection). This potential noncompliance involved the failure to complete required radiological worker retraining for 49 percent of LLNL's approximately 700 radiological workers.
The training issue was initially identified on May 6, 1996, by LLNL during a routine review of the Chemistry and Materials Science deficiency tracking system when the administrative supervisor discovered that four individuals were not current in their required radiological training. Further investigation by LLNL of the laboratory's training databases indicated the potential of a site-wide problem, and on July 12, 1996, a sitewide assessment documented a lapse in completing the required training for 49 percent of LLNL's radiological workers.