June 20, 2008
Notice of Violation issued to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, related to a Fume Hood Fire at the Reactor Technology Complex and the Electrical Shock of two Firefighters responding to a Wildland Fire at the Idaho National Laboratory
The findings set forth in the enclosed FNOV are based upon BEA's original investigations and corrective actions; the DOE Idaho Operations Office's investigations of the two events; the Office of Enforcement's December 5, 2007, Investigation Report; and all evidence presented to DOE by BEA. DOE also reviewed BEA's April 14, 2008, reply to DOE's March 20, 2008, Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV). In DOE's opinion, BEA's reply did not present a substantive disagreement with the findings and conclusions of the PNOV; consequently, DOE concludes that BEA violated the DOE regulatory requirements cited in this FNOV.