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2019

February 21, 2019Board's Third Public Hearing on the Department of Energy’s Interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
  • November 13, 2018, Board letters (5) inviting the NNSA and DOE-EM Field Office Managers and personnel at LANL, SNL, and WIPP to appear at the Board’s public hearing on DOE’s interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board be scheduled in February 2019 in Albuquerque, NM. [PDF]

2018

November 28, 2018Board's Second Public Hearing on the Department of Energy’s Interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
  • October 30, 2018, Board letter thanking Ms. White for accepting the invitation to appear and provide testimony at the DNFSB public hearing scheduled for 10:00 am on November 28, 2018, at the DNFSB headquarters. [PDF]
  • October 16, 2018, Board letters inviting the Under Secretary for Science and the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management to appear at the Board’s public hearing on DOE’s interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board on either November 28, 29, or 30, 2018. [PDF]

August 28, 2018Board Public Hearing on the Department of Energy’s Interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
  • July 12, 2018, Board letters inviting the Secretary of Energy (or his representative), the NNSA Administrator, the Under Secretary of Energy, and the Under Secretary for Science to appear at a public hearing on DOE’s interface with the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board on August 28, 2018, or on a date the Secretary of Energy, or his representative, is available. [PDF]

2017

September 26, 2017Board Public Meeting on Oversight of Emergency Preparedness and Response.

June 7, 2017Board Public Hearing on Understanding the Safety Posture of the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

2016

March 22, 2016, Board Public Hearing on Los Alamos National Laboratory Transuranic Waste Management.
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Invitations to the Public Hearing:
     -- Board invites Ms. Madelyn Creedon, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator [PDF]
     -- Board invites Ms. Kimberly Davis Lebak, NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager [PDF]
     -- Board invites Dr. Monica Regalbuto, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management [PDF]
     -- Board invites Mr. Douglas Hintze, Manager of Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office [PDF]
  • Testimony of the Honorable Madelyn Creedon [PDF]
  • EM-LA Responses to DNFSB Questions [PDF]
  • Exhibit 1: Providing Additional Pressure Relief to the Remediate Nitrate Salt Drums [PDF]
  • Board Public Hearing Transcript [PDF]

2015

August 26, 2015, Board Public Hearing on Improve Safety Culture at the Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant (WTP).
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Federal Register Notice - correction [PDF]
  • Federal Register Notice - Meeting Cancellation [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board letter inviting Dr. Monica Regalbuto, Mr. Glenn Podonsky, Mr. Kevin Smith, and Mr. William Hamel to appear at the Board’s Public Hearing. [PDF]
  • Statement for the Record and Additional Information of Mr. Glenn Podonsky, Office of Enterprise Assessments [PDF]
  • Statement of Ms. Dawn Wellman, PNNL [PDF]
  • Statement of Mr. Gary R. Petersen, Tri-City Development Council [PDF]
  • Statement of Mr. Steven F. Ashby, PNNL [PDF]
  • Statement of Ms. Dawn Wellman for Mr. Steven Ashby, PNNL [PDF]
  • Statement of Dr. Don Alexander, ORP [PDF]
  • Statement of Ms. Connie C. Herman, Savannah River National Laboratory [PDF]
  • Statement from concerned engineer [PDF]
  • Testimony of Ms. Pam Larsen, Executive Director, Hanford Communities [PDF]
  • Testimony of Mr. Kevin Smith, Manager, ORP [PDF]
  • Testimony of Mr. William F. Hamel, Jr., Federal Project Director, WTP [PDF]
  • Testimony of the Honorable Steve C. Young, Mayor, City of Kennewick [PDF]
  • Testimony of Dr. Daniel B. Bullen, Nuclear Programs & Analysis Group Lead, DNFSB [PDF]

April 29, 2015, Board Public Hearing and Meeting at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Federal Register Notice - correction [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board letter inviting Secretary Moniz or his designee to participate in the DNFSB public meeting and hearing. [PDF]
  • Statement of Mr. George Anastas [PDF]
  • Statement of Mr. Kyle Marksteiner on Behalf of Mr. John Heaton [PDF]
  • Session 1 - Testimony of Mr. Mark Whitney [PDF]
  • Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. James Hutton [PDF]
  • Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. Jose Franco [PDF]
  • Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. Sean Dunagan [PDF]
  • Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. Robert McQuinn [PDF]
  • Session 2 - Testimony of Mr. James Blankenhorn [PDF]
  • Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. James Hutton [PDF]
  • Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. Jose Franco [PDF]
  • Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. Theodore Wyka [PDF]
  • Session 3 - Testimony of Mr. Robert McQuinn [PDF]
  • Board Public Hearing Transcript [PDF]
2014

October 7, 2014, Safety Culture and Board Recommendation 2011-1. (3rd)
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board letter thanking Secretary Moniz for his participating in the Public Meeting and Hearing [PDF]
    Board letter thanking Ms. Creedon for her participating in the Public Meeting and Hearing [PDF]
    Board letter thanking Mr. Whitney for his participating in the Public Meeting and Hearing [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
August 27, 2014, Safety Culture and Board Recommendation 2011-1. (2nd)
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Presentations:
     -- The Naval Safety Center and Naval Safety Culture [PDF]
         Rear Admiral K.J. Norton, USN Commander, Naval Safety Center
     -- A Culture of Safety, Submarine Safety in the U. S. Navy [PDF]
         Rear Admiral Thomas J. Eccles, US Navy (Retired)
     -- CSB Investigations and Safety Culture [PDF]
         Honorable Mark A. Griffon, Board Member, US Chemical Safety Board
     -- Leadership and Safety Culture: Personal Reflections on Lessons Learned [PDF]
         Dr. Najmedin Meshkati, Professor, University of Southern California
     -- Leadership and Safety Culture [PDF]
         Dr. Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Board Thank you Letters to Speakers at the Public Meeting and Hearing [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
May 28, 2014, Safety Culture and Board Recommendation 2011-1.
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Invitations to Public Meeting and Hearing on Safety Culture:
     -- Board invites Dr. Sonja Haber [PDF]
     -- Board invites Dr. Stephanie Morrow [PDF]
     -- Board invites Dr. Tracy Dillinger [PDF]
  • Presentations:
     -- Presentation to the DNFSB on Safety Culture, Dr. Sonja Haber [PDF]
     -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Oversight of Safety Culture, Dr. Stephanie Morrow [PDF]
     -- NASA’s Safety Culture Path, Dr. Tracy Dillinger [PDF]
  • Board Thank you Letters to Speakers at the Public Meeting and Hearing [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
2013

December 10, 2013, Safety in Design, Operations, and Emergency Preparedness at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Federal Register Notice of Public Meeting Changes (new time and date) [PDF]
  • Notice of Public Meeting (for October 22, 2013) [PDF]
March 14, 2013, Safety Culture, Emergency Preparedness, and Nuclear Explosive Operations at Pantex.
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Notice of Public Meeting Changes [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Written Statement of Mr. Daniel Ogg, Group Lead for Nuclear Weapon Programs, DNFSB [PDF]
  • Written Statement of Mr. Glenn Podonsky, Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer [PDF]
  • Written Statement of Ms. Neile Miller, Acting Administrator, NNSA [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
  • Department Additional Information Regarding Emergency Management at Pantex [PDF]
2012

October 2, 2012, Board Public Hearing and Meeting on factors that could affect safety for the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project.
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Notice of Public Meeting (Updated) [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
May 22, 2012, Board Public Hearing and Meeting on Unresolved Technical Safety Issues in the design of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant and DOE’s Implementation Plan - Supplemental Panel Session
  • Notice of Supplemental Panel Session [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
March 22, 2012, Board Public Hearing and Meeting on Unresolved Technical Safety Issues in the design of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant and DOE’s Implementation Plan for Board's Recommendation 2011-1.
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Amended Federal Register Notice - March 8, 2012 [PDF]
  • Session 1 Agenda [PDF]      Session 2 Agenda [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript - Session I [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript - Session II [PDF]
2011

November 17, 2011, Board Public Hearing and Meeting on the topic of public and worker health and safety for defense nuclear facilities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript - Session I [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript - Session II [PDF]
June 16, 2011, Board Public Hearing and Meeting on Public Health and Safety, including that of the Workers, at the Savannah River Site.
  • Board announcement [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]
  • Board Public Meeting Transcript [PDF]
May 25, 2011, Board Public Hearing and Meeting on DOE's Implementation of Recommendation 2004-1, Oversight of Complex, High-Hazard Nuclear Operations.
  • Board announcement [PDF]
  • Federal Register Notice [PDF]
  • Board intends to reschedule the Public Hearing and Meeting and will publish a Notice of the Rescheduled Date [PDF]
  • Board announcement (Updated) [PDF]
  • Agenda [PDF]

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