March 2024,

Independent Assessment of the Fire Protection Program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Plutonium Facility - Building 332

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of the effectiveness of the fire protection program (FPP) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Plutonium Facility – Building 332 (B332) from October to December 2023. LLNL is managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) for the National Nuclear Security Administration and is overseen by the Livermore Field Office (LFO). This assessment evaluated LLNS fire protection policies and procedures; fire hazards analysis (FHA) and documented safety analysis integration; design of fire protection structures, systems, and components; and surveillances and inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM). Additionally, the assessment evaluated the status and resolution of fire protection issues documented in EA report Independent Follow-up Assessment of Fire Protection at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, September 2021. The assessment also included an evaluation of the LFO oversight activities related to fire protection.