October 2023,

Independent Assessment of the Fire Protection Program at Savannah River National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of the fire protection program (FPP) at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), from June 26 to July 13, 2023. SRNL is managed and operated by Battelle Savannah River Alliance, LLC (BSRA) for the DOE Office of Environmental Management and is overseen by the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR). The SRNL FPP is implemented by several Savannah River Site (SRS) organizations through integrated contractor agreements between BSRA and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS), the primary management and operations contractor at SRS. This assessment evaluated overall FPP implementation as well as FPP documentation, design documentation, and inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) performance. This assessment also evaluated the effectiveness of DOE-SR’s oversight of FPP activities at SRNL.