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Independent Oversight Inspection, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - February 2009

February 2009

Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight inspected the emergency management program at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in October/November 2008. The inspection was performed by Independent Oversight’s Office of Emergency Management Oversight.

This 2008 inspection found that overall, the LLNL emergency management program is, with a few exceptions, well defined and better implemented in most areas than observed during previous inspections, but some implementation weaknesses remain that diminish the ability of the program to ensure effective response under all circumstances.

Section 2 of this report provides an overall discussion of the results of this 2008 review of the LLNL emergency management program elements that were evaluated. Section 3 provides Independent Oversight’s conclusions regarding the overall effectiveness of LSO and LLNS management of the emergency management program. Section 4 presents the ratings assigned as a result of this inspection. Appendix A provides supplemental information, including team composition. Appendix B identifies the findings that require corrective action and follow-up. Appendices C through F detail the results of the reviews of individual emergency management program elements.