What are the roles of the DOE Headquarters Primary Secretarial Office and the DOE Field Offices for (a) NOV hearings, (b) enforcement at the site, (c) other enforcement or rule responsibilities?

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What are the roles of the DOE Headquarters Primary Secretarial Office and the DOE Field Offices for (a) NOV hearings, (b) enforcement at the site, (c) other enforcement or rule responsibilities?

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Response: Over the past 13 years the Office of Enforcement has worked closely with its DOE counterparts at the Program, Field and Site Office levels in the nuclear safety enforcement. The Office of Enforcement works through the Program, Field and Site Offices when an enforcement action is contemplated. They participate in enforcement proceedings and review and comment on many enforcement documents. These close working relationships and protocols will be similarly exercised in worker safety and health enforcement. In addition to site-specific and program-specific DOE assessment and oversight responsibilities, 10 CFR 851 outlines specific responsibilities, e.g., coordinating on the selection of either a civil or contract penalty when an enforcement action is planned, and reviewing and approving contractor worker safety and health programs and variances. IX. Enforcement Actions 1. Notice of Violation:In part (d) the regulation discusses DOEs expectation for contractors to have proper mana

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