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Independent Oversight Review, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant - January 2013

January 2013

Review of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Work Planning and Control Activities Prior to Work Execution

The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted a shadowing oversight activity of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office (PPPO) oversight of selected aspects of the work planning and control process being implemented by the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) contractor, Fluor-Babcock & Wilcox Portsmouth (FBP). The onsite portion of the review was performed October 22-25, 2012, by the HSS Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations.

The objectives of the Independent Oversight review were to evaluate selected portions of:

  1. the PPPO oversight program’s effectiveness in assessing the contractor’s performance in work planning control; and
  2. the contractor’s corrective action process.