Enforcement

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The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement promotes overall improvement in the Department's safety and security programs through management and implementation of the DOE enforcement programs for safety and classified information security that are authorized by the Atomic Energy Act. The office conducts enforcement investigations using systematic enforcement practices to thoroughly evaluate operational events and conditions that represent potentially serious violations of the Department’s nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and classified information security regulations. These investigations can result in civil penalties against DOE contractors that violate the regulations.

Kevin L. Dressman, Acting Director

Anthony C. Pierpoint, Director

The Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement implements the Department’s worker safety and health enforcement program in accordance with 10 CFR 851 as authorized by the Atomic Energy Act.

Kevin L. Dressman, Acting Director

The Office of Nuclear Safety Enforcement implements the Department’s nuclear safety enforcement program in accordance with 10 CFR 820 as authorized by the Atomic Energy Act.

Carrianne J. Zimmerman, Director

The Office of Security Enforcement implements the Department's classified information security enforcement program in accordance with 10 CFR 824 as authorized by the Atomic Energy Act.

The NTS is a database for DOE contractors to voluntarily report noncompliances with DOE nuclear safety and worker safety and health regulatory requirements, and to identify actions to correct the conditions and prevent recurrence.

The enforcement program uses a variety of mechanisms, which are reflected in the Enforcement InfoCenter, to communicate with DOE contractors about regulatory and compliance issues. These mechanisms include Notices of Violation, Consent Orders, Settlement Agreements, and other Enforcement related information.