Director, Office of Enforcement

Anthony Pierpoint is the Director of the Office of Enforcement within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA).  The Office of Enforcement implements DOE’s regulatory enforcement programs authorized by the Atomic Energy Act in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and classified and sensitive information security.  The office conducts investigations of potential violations of enforceable requirements by DOE contractors and evaluates the effectiveness of contractor programs in meeting safety and information security requirements.  

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Dr. Pierpoint previously served as Director of the Office of Domestic and International Health Studies within DOE’s Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU).  In this role, he oversaw DOE research programs and monitoring
activities designed to evaluate worker and public health effects from exposure to hazardous materials associated with DOE operations.  Areas within his purview included the Marshall Islands Environmental Monitoring and Medical Care Program, Japan Health Studies, Beryllium
Associated Worker Registry, and Russian Health Studies Program.  Before his work in AU, Dr. Pierpoint previously served in EA as Director of the Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement, with responsibility for implementing the regulatory enforcement program prescribed under DOE’s Worker Safety and Health Program rule, 10 C.F.R. Part 851.  

Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Pierpoint served as the Deputy Director for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Programs, where he was responsible for implementing a safety and health program covering the more than 200,000 employees supporting the Department’s mission.  He also served on the White House Interagency Policy Committee on National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications, providing guidance on protecting the health and safety of emergency responders during response activities.  Prior to that, he worked in private industry serving as Vice President of a safety, technology and engineering services company in Germantown, Maryland.

Dr. Pierpoint has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.  He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist.