Message from Hugh Montgomery: CEBAF Commissioning Schedule Update

Dear Colleagues,

Following discussions with senior staff about the number of safety incidents and near misses that have occurred during the past few months, we have decided to rewrite the schedule for commissioning the accelerator.

We believe this will ensure adequate time for preparation of the necessary infrastructure and plant. It also will relieve some pressure points in the schedule and provide a safer work environment.

As a consequence, it is likely that the commissioning of the cold accelerator with beam will be delayed.

I will meet with all staff to discuss this and other issues in the next couple of weeks.

With Best Regards,

Hugh Montgomery
Jefferson Lab