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Preliminary Notice of Violation, National Security Technologies, LLC - NEA-2011-03

August 11, 2011

Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to National Security Technologies, LLC related to Deficiencies in Inspection and Installation of Penetration Fire Seals and Other Components at the Nevada National Security Site

The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement and Oversight has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with quality assurance (QA) related deficiencies in the inspection and installation of penetration fire seals and other components at the Criticality Experiments Facility (CEF) and the Device Assembly Facility (OAF) at the Nevada National Security Site. The results of the investigation were provided to National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) in an  Investigation Report, dated August 31, 2010.  An enforcement conference was held on October 27, 2010, at the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Nevada Site Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. A summary of the enforcement conference is enclosed.