EA’s Office of Enforcement is publishing an update to the DOE Safety and Security Enforcement Process Overview (EPO) to reflect several program changes that the office is implementing in 2016. These changes are based on feedback offered by DOE’s Federal and contractor enforcement community as well as program enhancements that have been adopted over the past year. In May, the Office of Enforcement briefed approximately 100 Federal and contractor enforcement coordinators on these enhancements at its annual Enforcement Workshop.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to amend 10 C.F.R. Part 820, Procedural Rules for DOE Nuclear Activities, to clarify that the Department may assess civil penalties against certain contractors and subcontractors for violations of the prohibition against retaliating against an employee who reports violations of law, mismanagement, waste, abuse, or dangerous/unsafe workplace conditions, among other protected activities, concerning nuclear safety (referred to as “whistleblowers”).
Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall approved a new Independent Oversight Program Order (DOE O 227.1A) on December 21, 2015. The Order prescribes the requirements and responsibilities for the DOE Independent Oversight Program, which is implemented by the Office of Enterprise Assessments. The requirements in this directive are designed to ensure that the Independent Oversight Program is implemented in a transparent, efficient, and constructive manner to support the safe and secure accomplishment of DOE’s missions.
July 13, 2016Department of Energy Cites BWXT Conversion Services, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to BWXT Conversion Services, LLC (BWCS) for violations of DOE worker safety and health requirements. DOE’s enforcement program holds contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.
September 2, 2015
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments, National Training Center (NTC) conducted its 15th annual Nuclear Executive Leadership Training (NELT) on August 17-22, 2015 in Washington, DC.
June 17, 2015
Energy Department issues a Preliminary Notice of Violation to UT-Battelle, LLC, (UTB) for violations of worker safety and health requirements.