The Response Line is a service that responds to questions from DOE, DOE contractor, and DOE subcontractor employees regarding applicability of worker safety and health standards and directives.
The information contained in responses are technical clarifications to a DOE Rule or Directive and should only be applied to the specific conditions described in a response. These responses represent the best available technical knowledge available from the Department's subject matter experts and are NOT binding upon the DOE. These responses DO NOT represent approval of a variance, exemption, or equivalence for any requirements. Requests for exemptions or equivalences for Directives requirements must follow the procedures in DOE O 251.1C. Interpretive rulings, that are binding on DOE, may only be made the Office of General Counsel.