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Independent Oversight Inspection, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - December 2007

December 2007

Inspection of Emergency Management at the Carlsbad Field Office and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

This document establishes the Office of Health, Safety and Security's (HSS) protocols for implementing its Independent Oversight Appraisal Process to meet the requirements of Department of Energy (DOE) Order 227.1, Independent Oversight Program.  The HSS Office of Enforcement and Oversight is responsible for conducting independent evaluations of DOE sites, facilities, organizations, and operations in the subject areas of safety and security in accordance with that DOE directive.  These protocols describe the overall philosophy, approach, scope, and methods to be used when conducting independent oversight appraisals.