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Independent Oversight Review, Pantex Site Office - June 2012

June 2012

Review of the Pantex Site Office's Compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities

eview of the Pantex Site Office's (PXSO) compliance with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities.  The review was performed onsite from April 2 to 5 and off site through April 24, 2012, by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, which is within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS).  PXSO coordinated with HSS to perform the assessment as an external independent oversight review in lieu of Site Office staff performing a self assessment.  The purpose of the review was to evaluate PXSO's effectiveness in implementing the requirements of DOE O 425.1D through PXSO Procedure 425.1B/C, Pantex Site Office Startup and Restart of Pantex Plant Activities, to provide PXSO confidence that the readiness review program is actively and thoroughly evaluating plant programs and functional areas as required.