Board Activities

Recommendations IconRecommendations

The Board's primary product are formal safety Recommendations that communicate the urgent need to address issues pertaining to worker and public safety at Defense Nuclear Facilities.  Recommendations are always sent as letters to the Secretary of Energy and may or may not include attachments or supplementary information, such as Technical Reports.

Letters and Correspondence IconLetters and Correspondence

All letters sent between the Board and the Department of Energy, as well as between the Board and other entities is considered Letters and Correspondence, which includes, but is not limited to: Recommendation Letters, Recommendation Letters with Technical Reports, Staff Issue Report Letters, standalone Technical Reports, standalone Letters, and Reports to Congress.  This section is a one-stop shop to access all of this information.

Reports IconReports

Reports produced by the Board include Site Representative Weekly Reports, Monthly Site Reports, Technical Reports, Staff Issue Reports, and Reports to Congress.  All Reports with the exception of Site Representative Weekly Reports and Reports to Congress are published as Letters to the Department of Energy.  Reports to Congress are sent as Letters, so they also can be found in Letters and Correspondence.

Public Hearings IconPublic Hearings and Meetings

The Board will periodically hold Public Hearings and Public Meetings that are intended to provide the public with an open forum to discuss particular nuclear safety matters at Defense Nuclear Facilities.  Click here to learn the difference between a Public Hearing and a Public Meeting.

Organization Briefs IconOutside Organization Briefs Presented to the Board

The Board receives briefs from outside organizations, including the Department of Energy, to ensure the continuous flow of information in safety matters at the Department of Energy’s defense nuclear facilities . The information included in this section is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by the Board. The information is provided with the express written consent of the presenting organization.

Public Hearings IconClosed Meetings

The Board will periodically hold Closed Meetings that are intended to discuss matters described under 10 C.F.R. 1704.  

Other Board Activities

Board Calendar
Board Notational Votes
Board Member Testimonies, Speeches and Other Public Statements

This section contains written records of speeches, statements and testimony given by Board Members of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board as well as copies of slideshow presentations given at conferences.  These include documents referred to as Testimonies, Speeches, Remarks, Statements, and Comments.

Press Releases

Click here to access general public announcements such as new staff appointments and Board Member nominations.