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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Safety and Security Enforcement Program conducts enforcement activities for Federal regulatory requirements pertaining to worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and classified information security under authorities granted to the Secretary of Energy by the Atomic Energy Act.  This includes the authority to levy civil penalties against DOE contractors and subcontractors that violate Departmental requirements in these areas. The enforcement program uses a variety of mechanisms, which are reflected on this web site, to communicate with DOE contractors about regulatory and compliance issues. These mechanisms include Notices of Violation, Consent Orders, Settlement Agreements, Compliance Orders, Special Report Orders, and Enforcement Letters.

Worker Safety and Health Documents

Final Notice of Violation, Bechtel National Inc.
Associated with a worker injury that occurred during preparation of a piping system for pressure testing at the Hanford Site.
September 14, 2018
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Consent Order, UChicago Argonne, LLC
Related to UChicago Argonne’s implementation of DOE’s 10 C.F.R. Part 851 electrical safety program requirements at Argonne National Laboratory.
April 23, 2018
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Consent Order, Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC
Related to NWP’s implementation of safety requirements for power transmission and distributions systems at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
March 2, 2018
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
Associated with retaliation by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC at the Savannah River Site.
November 8, 2017
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, National Security Technologies, LLC
Associated with electrical safety program requirements at the Nevada National Security Site.
August 21, 2017
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Consent Order, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
Related to a worker injury that resulted from fall from a fixed ladder into a utility pit at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
May 19, 2017
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Enforcement Letter, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Related to work planning and control deficiencies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
April 24, 2017
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Consent Order, Washington River Protection Solutions
Related to a subcontractor employee’s fall into an abandoned septic tank during excavation at DOE’s Hanford site.
November 25, 2016
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, UChicago Argonne, LLC
Associated with machine guarding program requirements and a near amputation at Argonne National Laboratory.
November 22, 2016
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Enforcement Letter, UT-Battelle, LLC
Related to worker exposures to ozone at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
July 14, 2016
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Nuclear Safety Documents

Consent Order, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge, LLC
Related to conduct of operations and work processes at the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
April 6, 2018
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Enforcement Letter, Fluor Federal Services, Inc.
Related to nuclear criticality safety controls at the Paducah Deactivation Project.
October 19, 2016
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Enforcement Letter, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
Related to an airborne radiological release at the Idaho National Laboratory.
September 2, 2016
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Consent Order, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Related to contamination events involving highly enriched uranium at the Nevada National Security Site.
July 1, 2016
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Consent Order, National Security Technologies, LLC
Related to contamination events involving highly enriched uranium at the Nevada National Security Site.
July 1, 2016
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, Consent Order NCO-2016-01
Related to nuclear criticality safety issues involving a loss of tank agitation and inadequate sample spacing that occurred at the Savannah River Site
April 28, 2016
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Associated with packaging and remediation of transuranic waste drums at LANL and a radiological release at WIPP.
February 19, 2016
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Enforcement Letter, Sandia Corporation
Related to the loss of an inline alpha ionizer containing 10 millicuries of polonium 210 at the Sandia National Laboratories.
October 29, 2015
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Associated with programmatic deficiencies with the nuclear criticality safety program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
September 1, 2015
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Consent Order, Bechtel National, Inc.
Related to deficiencies in facility design and authorization basis documentation at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
June 22, 2015
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Security Enforcement Documents

Settlement Agreement, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
Related to the improper shipment and storage of classified archived records.
July 27, 2018
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Enforcement Letter, National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
Related to electronic testing equipment at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
May 23, 2018
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Settlement Agreement, UT-Battelle, LLC
Related to a security event involving the unauthorized disclosure of classified information at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
August 18, 2017
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Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
Related to the disposition of classified information at the Pantex Plant.
December 2, 2016
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Enforcement Letter, Sandia Corporation
Related to two classified information security incidents at the Sandia National Laboratories.
September 8, 2016
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Preliminary Notice of Violation, Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC
Associated with the unauthorized handling and disposition of classified matter at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
February 1, 2016
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Enforcement Letter, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Related to the unauthorized disclosure of classified information at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
September 23, 2015
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Final Notice of Violation, Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Associated with the loss of classified matter at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
July 31, 2015
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Final Notice of Violation, Sandia Corporation
Associated with the unauthorized disclosure and introduction of classified information into unapproved information systems at Sandia.
July 16, 2015
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Enforcement Letter, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC - February 13, 2015
Related to a security incident involving the unclassified waste stream at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
February 18, 2015
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Enforcement Documents

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