January 2023,

Independent Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility Far Site

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of work planning and control (WP&C) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) Far Site in October 2022. This assessment focused on the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) WP&C processes for underground excavation and construction work, the flowdown of safety requirements to FRA subcontractors, Kiewit Alberici Joint Venture (KAJV) and Thyssen Mining Inc. (TMI), and its sub-tiered contractors, elements of industrial hygiene (IH), underground safety, explosives safety, and the Fermi Site Office (FSO) oversight processes for WP&C.