October 2023,

Independent Assessment of Work Planning and Control for Waste Management and Cleanup Work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of work planning and control (WP&C) of Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos, LLC (N3B) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in June 2023. This assessment focused on elements of N3B’s implementation of the integrated safety management system core functions (define the scope of work, identify and analyze hazards, identify and implement controls, perform work safely within controls, and provide feedback and improvement), with an emphasis on waste management work. Also assessed were the flowdown of safety requirements to subcontractors, the effectiveness of the N3B contractor assurance system, and the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) WP&C oversight.