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SD G 442.2, Differing Professional Opinions (DPO) Process

This guidance document describes the process used jointly by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Office of Environmental Management (EM) offices that have DPO-related responsibilities under DOE Order 442.2, Differing Professional Opinions for Technical Issues Involving Environment, Safety and Health, in executing their responsibilities consistent with the requirements of the Order. The process includes provisions for the responsible staff to provide DPO-related support to the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security (NA-1), and/or Final Decision Managers (FDMs) as assigned by the Under Secretary on a case-by-case basis. Requirements and other provisions of the Order are not reproduced here, unless needed for proper flow of information.

2013-08-21 NNSA EM SD G 442.2 DPO Process 6-25-12.pdf -- PDF Document, 425 KB

ID: SD G 442.2
Type: Supplemental Directive (SD)
SLM Office:
OPI: Office of Nuclear Safety & Health
Status: Archive
Issue Date: Jun 25, 2012
Misc. Comments: Cancels NA-1 SD 442.1-1, NNSA Differing Professional Opinions Manual for Technical Issues Involving Environment, approved 5-8-2007 and CDNS M 442.1-1, NA-2.1/3.6 Joint Process for Executing NNSA Differing Professional Opinion Manager Functions, approved 1-11-2011