Improving Safety Culture at the Waste Treatment & Immobilization Plant (WTP) Public Hearing

August 26, 2015 9:00pm to 11:30pm
Three Rivers Convention Center,
7016 West Grandbridge Boulevard, ,
Kennewick, WA 99352

The open meeting portion of the proceeding has been postponed.  The hearing portion will proceed as originally scheduled in accordance with the revised agenda.  In this hearing, the Board will receive testimony from senior officials from the Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters, from the Manager for DOE’s Office of River Protection (ORP), and from the Federal Project Director for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) regarding the current status of DOE efforts to improve safety culture at WTP. The Board will consider several topics related to safety culture. DOE’s Office of Independent Enterprise Assessment will be given the opportunity to discuss the concerns identified in the WTP independent safety culture assessments. DOE’s Office of Environmental Management and ORP are expected to discuss actions to strengthen and sustain a healthy safety culture at WTP. Testimony will also address actions taken by DOE to assess the effectiveness of their improvements in safety culture and the tools being used to track future progress.  The Board will also receive testimony from a senior Board technical staff employee concerning DOE’s efforts to improve safety culture at WTP.  See the Federal Register Notice for how to request to be scheduled to speak during the public comment period.

 

Documentation

Public Hearing Testimony
Date Title Document
August 26, 2015
Testimony of Mr. Kevin Smith, Manager, Office of River Protection (ORP) PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Testimony of Mr. William F. Hamel, Jr., Federal Project Director, Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Testimony of the Honorable Steve C. Young, Mayor, City of Kennewick PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Testimony of Dr. Daniel B. Bullen, Nuclear Programs & Analysis Group Lead DNFSB PDF iconPDF
Public Hearing Statement
Date Title Document
August 26, 2015
Statement for the Record and Additional Information of Mr. Glenn Podonsky, Office of Enterprise Assessments PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Ms. Dawn Wellman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Mr. Gary R. Petersen, Tri-City Development Council PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Ms. Pam Larsen, Hanford Communities PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Mr. Steven F. Ashby, PNNL PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Ms. Dawn Wellman for Mr. Steven Ashby, PNNL PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Dr. Don Alexander, ORP PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement of Ms. Connie C. Herman, Savannah River National Laboratory PDF iconPDF
August 26, 2015
Statement from concerned engineer PDF iconPDF
Public Hearing Transcript
Date Title Document
Public Hearing -August 26, 2015 PDF iconPDF