The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) continued to see an increase in requests for records over the past year.
LM received 1,841 stakeholder requests during fiscal year (FY) 2015. Requests included information regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, Energy Employee’s Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) claims, and other routine records files. Records request volumes for FY 2015 and FY 2014 were higher than the volume of requests in preceding years.
The Fernald Preserve environmental monitoring team implemented work efficiencies and cost savings while following their prime goal to protect human health and the environment. The team works to increase efficiencies in the collection of environmental data and samples.
Following the Environmental Justice and Tribal Consultation Training session on May 26, 2015, in Washington, DC, two more training sessions were held with Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) in Lakewood, Colorado. These two sessions were organized in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and the DOE Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security.
We invite you to read the Draft Office of Legacy Management (LM) 2016-2025 Strategic Plan, now posted for public comment. This will be our fourth strategic plan since the office was established in December 2003 and will replace the current strategic plan that covers 2011–2020. The comment period will close December 4, 2015.
The 2016–2025 Strategic Plan is similar to our 2011–2020 version. We continue to learn and grow as an organization, adopting more effective and efficient ways to carry out our responsibilities to you and to the environment.
A 32,635-square-foot administration building was built in 1990 to provide office space for hundreds of Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site Remedial Action Project workers. The structure was demolished during the 2012 fall season, when it was no longer needed to support U.S.