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Independent Oversight Review, Nevada Site Office - October 2011

October 2011

Review of Nevada Site Office Criticality Safety Assessments at the Criticality Experiments Facility and Training Assembly for Criticality Safety and Appraisal of the Criticality Experiments Facility Startup Plan

This report provides the results of an independent oversight review of criticality safety assessment activities conducted by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada Site Office.  The review was conducted August 29 to September 2, 2011, by the Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations, within the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security.  The purpose of the review  was to shadow the Nevada Site Office line oversight activities conducted  to determine the level of compliance of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with American National Standards Institute and American Nuclear Society series 8 standards for the handling and storage of fissile material in the Criticality Experiments Facility and for the LLNL Training Assembly for Criticality Safety operations at the Device Assembly Facility.