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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

The purpose of this independent review by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Safety and Emergency Management (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), was to shadow the Nevada Site Office (NSO) line oversight activities conducted August 29 – September 2, 2011, to determine the level of compliance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with American National Standards Institute and American Nuclear Society (ANSI/ANS)-8 standards for the handling and storage of fissile material in the Criticality Experiments Facility (CEF) and with the LLNL Training Assembly for Criticality Safety (TACS) operations at the Device Assembly Facility (DAF).