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This list last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DECEMBER
  • December 27, 2016, Department letter informing the Board of the delay in the completion date for Action 3-1 (Provide safety-significant annulus level detectors in each of the double-shell tank annuli where flammable gas exists) of Recommendation 2012-2, Hanford Tank Farm Flammable Gas Safety Strategy. [PDF]
  • December 21, 2016, Department letter transmitting the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016, to also include deliverables 1-12, 3-3, and 3-4 of the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2012-1, Savannah River Site Building 235-F Safety. [PDF]
  • December 14, 2016, Department (NA-NPO) letter transmitting the set of second quarter milestone deliverables for the DOE Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2015-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Pantex Plant. [PDF]
  • December 13, 2016, Board letter establishing a 30-day reporting requirement for a briefing on the safety of operations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. [PDF]
NOVEMBER
  • November 18, 2016, Board project letter stating that there is no safety issues based upon its review of critical decision 2 and 3 milestone documentation for the Plutonium Equipment Installation subproject at Los Alamos National Laboratory. [PDF]
OCTOBER
  • October 27, 2016, Board letter to Citizen Action New Mexico regarding the Mixed Waste Landfill at Sandia National Laboratories. [PDF]
  • October 13, 2016, Department letter communicating a 3-year delay for completing the implementation of Design/Operational Improvements 2 and 3 for the 242-A Evaporator facility at Hanford. [PDF]
  • October 3, 2016, Department letter responding to the Board letter of September 2, 2016, providing the results of the DOE holistic evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE Federal nuclear safety oversight processes. [PDF]
SEPTEMBER
  • September 23, 2016, Board letter closing DNFSB Recommendation 2010-1, Safety Analysis Requirements for Defining Adequate Protection for the Public and the Workers. [PDF]
  • September 23, 2016, Board letter establishing a 30-day reporting requirement for a briefing on DOE’s plan to implement Policy 226.2, Policy for Federal Oversight and Contractor Assurance Systems. [PDF]
  • September 16, 2016, Board letter documenting concerns with the nuclear criticality safety program at Savannah River Site (SRS) and transmitting the DNFSB Staff Issue Report for DOE’s consideration. [PDF]
  • September 16, 2016, Board letter documenting the DOE progress made during fiscal year 2016 for Recommendation 2012-2, Hanford Tank Farms Flammable Gas Safety Strategy. [PDF]
  • September 15, 2016, Department (NA-NPO) letter transmitting the set of first quarter milestone deliverables for the DOE Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2015-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Pantex Plant. [PDF]
  • September 2, 2016, Board letter establishing a 30-day reporting requirement for DOE to provide the results of the holistic evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE Federal nuclear safety oversight processes. [PDF]
  • September 2, 2016, Board letter stating that the DOE Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2015-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Pantex Plant, meets the Board’s Criteria for Judging the Adequacy of DOE Responses and Implementation Plans for Board Recommendations. [PDF]
AUGUST
  • August 29, 2016, Department letter responding to the Board letter of May 12, 2016, providing NNSA’s assessment of vulnerabilities of the Fire Suppression System at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory. [PDF]
  • August 16, 2016, Department letter transmitting the DOE Order 151.1D, Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, and providing the progress report for DOE Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
  • August 11, 2016, Department letter responding to the Board letter of July 29, 2016, stating that DOE will notify the Board prior to transfer of remediated nitrate salt wastes currently stored at the Waste Control Specialists facility in Andrews, TX to any defense nuclear facility. [PDF]
JULY
  • July 29, 2016, Board letter establishing a reporting requirement for DOE’s notification to the Board prior to the transfer of remediated nitrate salt wastes currently stored at the Waste Control Specialists facility in Andrews, TX to any defense nuclear facility. [PDF]
  • July 20, 2016, Department letter transmitting the Implementation Plan, Revision 1, for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
  • July 14, 2016, Department letter transmitting deliverable 6.1.3 of the DOE Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
JUNE
  • June 20, 2016, Board letter recognizing and congratulating Mr. Jeffrey Edlund, NNSA Production Office, on being named the 2015 DOE Facility Representative of the Year. [PDF]
  • June 20, 2016, Board letter recognizing and congratulating Mr. James Guerry, DOE Savannah River Field Office, on being honored as the recipient of the 2015 DOE Annual Safety System Oversight Award. [PDF]
  • June 16, 2016, Department letter transmitting the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2015-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Pantex Plant. [PDF]
  • June 3, 2016, Board letter responding to the Secretary’s letter dated May 26, 2016, regarding planned improvements and updates to the DOE Implementation Plan (IP) for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. The Board’s letter also establishes a 30-day reporting requirement, following the revision to the IP, for a report detailing progress DOE has made in response to the Board’s Recommendation. [PDF]
MAY
  • May 26, 2016, Department letter informing the Board of DOE's intent to revise the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
  • May 12, 2016, Board letter establishing a 90-day reporting requirement for NNSA’s assessment of the LANL Plutonium Facility’s Fire Suppression System vulnerabilities and their impact on the facility’s current and planned safety posture. [PDF]
  • May 3, 2016, Department letter informing the Board that DOE is taking the 45-day extension to complete the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2015-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Pantex Plant. [PDF]
APRIL
  • April 20, 2016, Department letter transmitting deliverable 6.2.3, Formal Coordination Draft of DOE O 151.1D into RevCom, of the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
  • April 20, 2016, Department letter transmitting deliverable 6.1.1.2 (Develop Baseline Emergency Management Criteria and Review Approach Document (CRAD), lines of inquiry, related training course, and pilot testing of the CRADs) of the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
  • April 19, 2016, Department letter transmitting the Fiscal Year 2015 annual metrics table on the nuclear criticality safety criteria.  [PDF]
  • April 4, 2016, Board letter documenting the quality assurance deficiencies related to the storage of safety-related structures, systems, and components at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. [PDF]
MARCH
  • March 28, 2016, Board letter documenting its review of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Documented Safety Analysis for DOE’s information and use as DOE continues efforts to resume safe transuranic waste activities at WIPP. [PDF]
  • March 24, 2016, Department letter transmitting the revised Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2012-2, Hanford Tank Farms Flammable Gas Safety Strategy. [PDF]
FEBRUARY
  • February 26, 2016, Board letter revising the annual reporting requirement regarding the DOE’s Nuclear Criticality Safety Program, and extending the due date for the FY2015 annual metrics table and briefing to April 1, 2016. [PDF]
  • February 19, 2016, Board Project Letter documenting the results of the Board's staff review of the safety design strategy and supporting technical documents for Critical Decision 1 for the Underground Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. [PDF]
  • February 10, 2016, Department letter transmitting deliverable 6.2.3, Informal Coordination Draft of DOE O 151.1D, of the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
  • February 8, 2016, Board letter detailing its current concerns and assisting DOE with refining the path ahead to revise the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2014-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response. [PDF]
JANUARY
  • January 28, 2016, Department letter proposing a delay in providing quarterly briefings to the Board on the Radioassay and Nondestructive Testing Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory until pertinent information becomes available. [PDF]
  • January 28, 2016, Department letter transmitting deliverable for Action 1-3 (Restore cell infrastructure in Plutonium fuel Form cells 6 through 9) of the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2012-1, Savannah River Site Building 235-F Safety. [PDF]
  • January 20, 2016, Board letter transmitting the Technical Report entitled, Plugging and Wear of Process Piping at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (DNFSB/TECH-40), for DOE's information and use. [PDF]
  • January 15, 2016, Department letter responding to the Board letter of November 10, 2015, and documenting the anticipated scope and schedule for Building 235-F risk reduction activities in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, to support the Implementation Plan for Recommendation 2012-1, Savannah River Site Building 235-F Safety. [PDF]
  • January 13, 2016, Department letter accepting Recommendation 2015-1, Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Pantex Plant. [PDF]
  • January 8, 2016, Department letter updating the status of activities to resolve issues associated with ammonia used in the melter off-gas treatment at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at Hanford. [PDF]
  • January 7, 2016, Department letter providing a schedule to conduct specific analyses of the structures, systems, and components needed to confine and control hazardous material for the Electrorefining Project at Y-12, in response to the Board letter of October 29, 2015. [PDF]
  • January 7, 2016, Board letter transmitting the review of the safety basis for the Tritium Extraction Facility at the Savannah River Site for NNSA’s information and use as the facility safety basis is updated. [PDF]
  • January 7, 2016, Board letter transmitting Preliminary Observations of Weaknesses Associated with Emergency Preparedness and Response at Los Alamos National Laboratory for DOE’s consideration. [PDF]
  • January 5, 2016, Board letter closing the technical and software quality assurance concerns with the computer program System for Analysis of Soil-Structure Interaction (SASSI). [PDF]