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Preliminary Notice of Violation, SEA-2011-01

February 25, 2011

Issued to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC related to Classified Information Introduced into Unapproved Information Systems at the Idaho National Laboratory

The Office of Health, Safety and Security's Office of Enforcement has completed its investigation into the facts and circumstances associated with an incident of security concern regarding the introduction of classified information into unapproved information systems (security event) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Based on the on-site investigation and evaluation of the evidence in this matter, and in consideration of information presented by you and other Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA) officials during the enforcement conference on July 8, 2010, DOE is issuing the enclosed Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to BEA in accordance with 10 C.F.R. § 824.6, Preliminary Notice of Violation. A summary of the enforcement conference is also enclosed.