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Independent Oversight Review, DOE Headquarters Facilities - March 2002

March 2002

Review of the Headquarters Facilities Emergency Response Plans

The Secretary of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance conducted a review of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters facilities emergency response plans in February 2002.

The purpose of this review was to assess the Department’s readiness to respond to emergency events, such as fires and hazardous material releases (inside and outside the building), that occur at any of the following facilities: the two primary DOE Headquarters facilities, namely, the James V. Forrestal building, which is located in Washington, D.C., and the main Germantown, Maryland, facility; and the 270 Corporate Center and Cloverleaf office facilities, which are facilities in Germantown that also provide permanent work space for DOE employees.