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Inspection Report: INS-O-01-02

March 13, 2001

Inspection of Selected Coordination Activities by the Department of Energy’s Office of Transportation Safeguards

The Department of Energy’s Office of Transportation Safeguards (OTS) maintains a liaison program to communicate with State, Tribal, and local officials in the event of an accident or terrorist attack involving an OTS shipment of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons components, or special nuclear materials (nuclear shipment). The purpose of the liaison program is to, among other things, ensure that officials know what actions to take in response to a request for assistance from OTS.