Mission and Functions
Office of Nuclear Safety Enforcement
The Office of Nuclear Safety Enforcement implements
the Department's congressionally mandated nuclear
safety enforcement program in accordance with 10 CFR
- Implements a nuclear safety enforcement program
that includes processes and incentives for contractors
to promptly identify, report, and correct safety
issues and noncompliances.
Evaluates the effectiveness of contractor programs
in meeting DOE nuclear safety requirements and
the self-regulatory criteria required for enforcement
discretion by DOE.
Investigates and resolves, through enforcement
actions and civil penalties, significant contractor
violations of DOE nuclear requirements that do
not warrant enforcement discretion.
Works closely with DOE field and program elements,
in coordination with the Offices of Nuclear Safety
and Environment, Corporate Safety Analysis, and
Independent Oversight, to implement the DOE nuclear
safety enforcement program.
Conducts and participates in various activities
that facilitate improved contractor performance
including conduct of DOE and contractor PAAA coordinator
training and coordination with the Energy Facility
Contractors Group (EFCOG) Safety and Security
Regulatory Working Group.
Provides feedback and lessons learned on nuclear
safety performance issues through the Enforcement
Web Page and promulgation of additional enforcement
For further information, please contact Annette
This page was last updated on
January 25, 2013