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Independent Oversight Review, Richland Operations Office - November 2012

November 2012

Review of the Richland Operations Office Oversight of Implementation Verification Review Processes

This report documents the independent review of implementation verification review (IVR) processes at the Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) conducted by the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), which is within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). The onsite review was performed by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations from August 13 to 17, 2012. The objective of this assessment was to evaluate the extent to which the DOE-RL has developed and employed appropriate methods for oversight of contractor implementation verification methods.