June 14, 2007
Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to CH2M-Washington Group Idaho, LLC, related to Radiation Protection Program Deficiencies at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex - Accelerated Retrieval Project at the Idaho National Laboratory
This letter refers to the investigation of events at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex – Accelerated Retrieval Project (ARP) by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enforcement. The investigation summary report, Multiple Radiological Protection Program Deficiencies and Safety Culture Concerns, was provided to you in a letter dated February 20, 2007. An enforcement conference to discuss these findings was held on March 21, 2007, in Germantown, Maryland, with you and members of your staff. A summary of the conference is enclosed. Based on our evaluation of the evidence in this matter, including information that you and members of your staff presented during the conference, DOE has concluded that violations of 10 CFR Part 830, “Nuclear Safety Management,” and 10 CFR Part 835, “Occupational Radiation Protection,” have occurred. The enclosed Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) EA-2007-03, describes the violations and a proposed civil penalty of $55,000.