United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Andrew C. Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence is the Director of the Office of Environmental Protection, Sustainability Support, and Corporate Safety Analysis within the Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU).  He is responsible for establishing environmental protection policy, requirements, and expectations for the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure that the environment is adequately protected from hazards associated with DOE activities; furthering the understanding and implementation of environmental sustainability program goals and requirements within the Department; managing the maintenance and implementation of safety-related mission support programs and processes; and analyzing DOE-wide performance in protecting the public, the workers, and the environment.

Mr. Lawrence is also responsible for providing assistance to field elements to support compliance with environmental, sustainability, and corporate safety requirements.  He works across the Department to integrate environmental, sustainability, and corporate safety goals and objectives, including safety culture goals, into DOE directives and standards, and to ensure their integration into the Department’s processes and programs.  Mr. Lawrence chaired an office-wide Organizational Culture Group (OCG) for DOE’s Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) which was responsible for evaluating and recommending responses to the results of an independent safety culture assessment of HSS.  The OCG was instrumental in developing a set of core values for HSS, establishing a new organizational mission statement, and laying the groundwork for ongoing efforts to develop an HSS Strategic Plan.  Mr. Lawrence continues to serve as co-chair of a newly re-constituted OCG in support of the AU organization.

Mr. Lawrence has nearly 40 years of experience in the environmental policy field and has worked at DOE since 1990.  He has a Master’s Degree in Science and Technology Policy from American University.

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