August 1, 2012
This handbook is a companion document to the Enforcement Process Overview (EPO).
The Enforcement Coordinator Handbook is intended to serve as a ready reference and source of guidance for use by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor enforcement coordinators to facilitate the day-to-day performance of their regulatory compliance assurance responsibilities. This handbook is a companion document to the Enforcement Process Overview (EPO). It provides detailed information on such topics as Noncompliance Tracking System (NTS) and Safeguards and Security Information Management System (SSIMS) notification thresholds that are beyond the scope of the EPO document, but nevertheless are key elements for meeting DOE’s expectations for effective regulatory compliance assurance. Adherence to the expectations outlined in this document can serve to benefit contractors by providing the Office of Enforcement and Oversight (HS-40) with a level of confidence in the contractors’ compliance assurance processes such that the office may elect to exercise regulatory discretion and/or mitigate the possible sanctions associated with an enforcement proceeding.