Inspection of Emergency Management at the Livermore Site Office and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The Secretary of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA), within the Office of Security and Safety Performance Assurance, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) site in June 2005. The inspection was performed by the OA Office of Emergency Management Oversight.
This 2005 OA inspection determined that LLNL has completed program development work or has established an appropriate framework for nearly all the key elements critical to establishing and maintaining an effective site emergency management program. Corrective actions implemented by LLNL to address previously identified weaknesses have been largely effective, including completion of the EPHA development project and efforts to develop an integrated emergency public information plan and supporting response procedures.
Section 2 of this report provides an overall discussion of the results of the review of the LLNL emergency management program elements that were evaluated. Section 3 provides OA’s conclusions regarding the overall effectiveness of LSO and the contractor in managing the emergency management program. Section 4 presents the ratings assigned as a result of this inspection. Appendix A provides supplemental information, including team composition. Appendix B identifies the findings that require corrective action and follow-up, and Appendices C through E detail the results of the reviews of individual emergency management program elements.