NNSA Safety Oversight

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2. NNSA Facility Representatives. NNSA sees Facility Representatives and Safety System Oversight Personnel as cornerstones of nuclear facility oversightNNSA is working to fill the FR and SSO staffing gaps, and is trying to reduce collateral dutiesNNSA is working to improve training and qualificati

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1. NNSA Safety Oversight Frank B. Russo Senior Advisor for ESH&Q National Nuclear Security Administration US DOE

2. 2 NNSA Facility Representatives NNSA sees Facility Representatives and Safety System Oversight Personnel as cornerstones of nuclear facility oversight NNSA is working to fill the FR and SSO staffing gaps, and is trying to reduce collateral duties NNSA is working to improve training and qualification programs for FRs and SSOs NNSA is using the FR qualification process as the desired model for other functional area qualifications The overall nuclear facility oversight philosophy will not change [Note: Don and I want to point out the we are using the phrase “nuclear facility oversight” rather than “nuclear safety oversight” to emphasize that the FRs are overseeing safety in nuclear facilities, and not nuclear safety only.] Current staffing situation for FRs and SSOs: - we hired 13 in 2005, but are still 21 short of our goal of 81, based on current staffing. - we are still trying to refine our staffing analyses to ensure adequacy. Current qualification status: - currently 61% of NNSA FRs are fully qualified (as opposed to DOE total of 78%) - we are working with John Evans to schedule another FR course in the summer, probably in ALB.[Note: Don and I want to point out the we are using the phrase “nuclear facility oversight” rather than “nuclear safety oversight” to emphasize that the FRs are overseeing safety in nuclear facilities, and not nuclear safety only.] Current staffing situation for FRs and SSOs: - we hired 13 in 2005, but are still 21 short of our goal of 81, based on current staffing. - we are still trying to refine our staffing analyses to ensure adequacy. Current qualification status: - currently 61% of NNSA FRs are fully qualified (as opposed to DOE total of 78%) - we are working with John Evans to schedule another FR course in the summer, probably in ALB.

3. 3 NNSA FR Staffing

4. 4 DNFSB 2004-1 DOE has decided to review the 2004-1 commitments due to concerns that some may inadvertently: Weaken line management responsibilities and accountability Contribute to micromanagement Lead to unacceptably risk-averse behavior Communicate the “how” rather than the “what” DOE Order 226.1 is included in this review DOE expects current implementation actions to continue during this review as scheduled Key points to emphasize: - Pending decision of Deputy Secretary after this review, all commitments remain in place. - This review should not be used as an excuse to fail to meet a deliverable under the current plan. - There is no wavering on the Department’s acceptance of the recommendation, or on the fundamental tenets of ISM - This is a review of OUR commitments made in OUR implementation plan. - We value the DNFSB and their technical input; but DOE is ultimately responsible and accountable to manage our facilities.Key points to emphasize: - Pending decision of Deputy Secretary after this review, all commitments remain in place. - This review should not be used as an excuse to fail to meet a deliverable under the current plan. - There is no wavering on the Department’s acceptance of the recommendation, or on the fundamental tenets of ISM - This is a review of OUR commitments made in OUR implementation plan. - We value the DNFSB and their technical input; but DOE is ultimately responsible and accountable to manage our facilities.

5. 5 NNSA Reporting Relationships The Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs (NA-10) is the line manager responsible for ES&H To improve the reporting relationships, all NNSA Site Office Managers now report to NA-10 The NNSA Service Center still reports to the Administrator due to its institutional functions The Principle Deputy Administrator (NA-2) will remain as the NNSA Central Technical Authority The CDNS remains intact and reports to NA-2 [We may know more about the implementation of this organizational change when you present this, so you can speak to them if you wish.[We may know more about the implementation of this organizational change when you present this, so you can speak to them if you wish.

6. 6 Non-nuclear Oversight NNSA is moving towards a new oversight model for non-nuclear safety and other activities As new M&O contracts are awarded, NNSA is enhancing the use of the fee-at-risk as incentive NNSA staff will focus on overseeing the Contractor Assurance Systems rather than individual programs Recognizes there will still be occasional need for “for-cause” direct program oversight Pilots are starting at LANL+LASO and KCP+KCSO NNSA’s three key principles for Federal oversight: 1. Clear line accountability, authority, and responsibility 2. In non-nuclear safety, emphasize responsibility of Contractors’ CAS, with Feds overseeing CAS 3. In nuclear safety and security, retain transactional approach to oversight and strengthen Federal staff The new LANS contract has designated a significant fraction of the management fee (as much as 75%) to be based on safety and security performance. NNSA is presenting that contract as a model contract for the other laboratories, including the upcoming LLNL contract re-competition. In practice, NNSA recognizes that the distinction between nuclear and non-nuclear safety is not always precise. Therefore, there may be a need for occasional adjustments based on the risks at hand. NNSA’s three key principles for Federal oversight: 1. Clear line accountability, authority, and responsibility 2. In non-nuclear safety, emphasize responsibility of Contractors’ CAS, with Feds overseeing CAS 3. In nuclear safety and security, retain transactional approach to oversight and strengthen Federal staff The new LANS contract has designated a significant fraction of the management fee (as much as 75%) to be based on safety and security performance. NNSA is presenting that contract as a model contract for the other laboratories, including the upcoming LLNL contract re-competition. In practice, NNSA recognizes that the distinction between nuclear and non-nuclear safety is not always precise. Therefore, there may be a need for occasional adjustments based on the risks at hand.

7. 7 Non-nuclear Oversight (cont) The new oversight model will be consistent with DOE O 226.1 NNSA is working with the Office of Enforcement to update the MOU regarding Price-Anderson enforcement at NNSA sites, and to incorporate changes necessary to accommodate 10 CFR 851 NNSA HQ reviews the status of safety at the NNSA sites on a quarterly basis

8. 8 Current Initiatives NNSA is currently working with NNSA Site Offices and Contractors on the implementation of 10 CFR 851 Rule was published on February 9, 2006 Contractor Worker Safety and Health Programs are due to Site Offices on February 26, 2007 Site Office Managers are the approval authority Work must cease if an approved Plan is not in place by May 25, 2007 NNSA held a Workshop May 3 – 4, 2006; a second workshop is envisioned for late summer 2006

9. 9 Current Initiatives (cont) NNSA and DOE are very concerned with current negative trends in electrical safety NNSA will hold videoconference with senior field Federal and Contractor management in late May EH will be issuing a Special Operations Report on electrical safety, which will require all DOE operations to take specific actions DOE, NNSA, and EFCOG have jointly developed an electrical safety improvement plan and a committee to foster improvements across the DOE complex

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