April 2022

Independent Assessment of Emergency Management at the Idaho National Laboratory - April 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment to appraise emergency management program effectiveness at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) during its annual site-level exercise conducted on October 12, 2021. The appraisal evaluated the effectiveness of both Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) and DOE Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) in managing and maintaining emergency response organization (ERO) performance during the site-level exercise, as required by DOE Order 151.1D, Comprehensive Emergency Management System. Additionally, EA appraised the performance of the ERO at key decision-making venues to determine whether BEA responded effectively to an operational emergency and whether appropriate response measures were taken to protect workers, responders, and the public.