December 2022,

Independent Assessment of Emergency Management at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of the emergency management program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The assessment evaluated the effectiveness of both Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) and the National Nuclear Security Administration Livermore Field Office (LFO) in managing and maintaining emergency response organization (ERO) performance during the site-level exercise conducted on August 17, 2022, 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 LLNS responded effectively to an operational emergency and whether appropriate response measures were taken to protect workers, responders, and the public.