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Audit Report: OAS-M-06-02

November 25, 2005

Management Controls over Assessing Natural Resource Damage at Rocky Flats

The Rocky Flats Project Office (Project Office) had not initiated, Damage Assessment and had no plans, at the time of our review, for conducting a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (Rocky Flats). It is Departmental policy to conduct such an assessment to identify residual injuries and the costs of any additional remedial actions. Furthermore, Departmental guidance recognizes that the early initiation of an NRDA can provide savings and efficiencies in performing the assessment.