Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium and Thorium Processing Sites, 29860 [2019-13474]

Download as PDF 29860 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Barbara Ulmer, Board Administrator, 232 Energy Way, M/S 167, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030. Phone: (702) 523– 0894; Fax (702) 295–2025 or Email: nssab@emcbc.doe.gov. Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium and Thorium Processing Sites SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda: 1. Briefing and Recommendation Development for Pahute Mesa Groundwater Sampling Well Prioritization—Work Plan Item #1 2. Briefing and Recommendation Development for Waste Verification Strategy—Work Plan Item #3 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. 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Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing to Barbara Ulmer at the address listed above or at the following website: http://www.nnss.gov/NSSAB/pages/ MM_FY19.html. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2019. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–13486 Filed 6–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Jun 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of the Title X claims during fiscal year (FY) 2019. AGENCY: This Notice announces the Department of Energy’s (DOE) acceptance of claims in FY 2019 from eligible uranium and thorium processing site licensees for reimbursement under Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The FY 2020 Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management’s Congressional Budget Request included $21.035 million for the Title X Program. DATES: The closing date for the submission of FY 2019 Title X claims is September 13, 2019. The claims will be processed for payment together with any eligible unpaid approved claim balances from prior years, based on the availability of funds from congressional appropriations. If the total approved claim amounts exceed the available funding, the approved claim amounts will be reimbursed on a prorated basis. All reimbursements are subject to the availability of funds from congressional appropriations. ADDRESSES: Claims should be forwarded by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, Attn: Jalena Dayvault, Lead for Review of Title X Reimbursement of Claims, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, 2597 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503. Two copies of the claim should be included with each submission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaffet Ferrer-Torres, Title X Program Lead and Coordinator, at (202) 586– 0730 or Email: jaffet.ferrer-torres@ hq.doe.gov, of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Office of Waste Disposal. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a final rule under 10 CFR part 765 in the Federal Register on May 23, 1994, (59 FR 26714) to carry out the requirements of Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (sections 1001–1004 of Pub. L. 102–486, 42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.) and to establish the procedures for eligible licensees to submit claims for reimbursement. DOE amended the final rule on June 3, 2003, (68 FR 32955) to adopt several technical and administrative amendments (e.g., statutory increases in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reimbursement ceilings). Title X requires DOE to reimburse eligible uranium and thorium licensees for certain costs of decontamination, decommissioning, reclamation, and other remedial action incurred by licensees at active uranium and thorium processing sites. The eligible licensees incurred these costs to remediate byproduct material, generated as an incident of sales to the United States Government of uranium or thorium that was extracted or concentrated from ores processed primarily for their source material contents. To be reimbursable, costs of remedial action must be for work that is necessary to comply with applicable requirements of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.) or, where appropriate, with requirements established by a State pursuant to a discontinuance agreement under section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2021). Claims for reimbursement must be supported by reasonable documentation as determined by DOE in accordance with 10 CFR part 765. Funds for reimbursement will be provided from the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund established at the Department of Treasury pursuant to section 1801 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2297g). Payment or obligation of funds shall be subject to the requirements of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341). Authority: Section 1001–1004 of Public Law 102–486, 106 Stat. 2776 (42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.). Signed in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2019. Jaffet Ferrer-Torres, Title X Program Lead and Coordinator, Office of Waste Disposal, Office of Environmental Management. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Update on Reimbursement for Costs of Remedial Action at Uranium 
and Thorium Processing Sites

AGENCY: Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of the Title X claims during fiscal year (FY) 2019.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces the Department of Energy's (DOE) 
acceptance of claims in FY 2019 from eligible uranium and thorium 
processing site licensees for reimbursement under Title X of the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992. The FY 2020 Department of Energy Office of 
Environmental Management's Congressional Budget Request included 
$21.035 million for the Title X Program.

DATES: The closing date for the submission of FY 2019 Title X claims is 
September 13, 2019. The claims will be processed for payment together 
with any eligible unpaid approved claim balances from prior years, 
based on the availability of funds from congressional appropriations. 
If the total approved claim amounts exceed the available funding, the 
approved claim amounts will be reimbursed on a prorated basis. All 
reimbursements are subject to the availability of funds from 
congressional appropriations.

ADDRESSES: Claims should be forwarded by certified or registered mail, 
return receipt requested, to U.S. Department of Energy, Office of 
Legacy Management, Attn: Jalena Dayvault, Lead for Review of Title X 
Reimbursement of Claims, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Legacy 
Management, 2597 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, Colorado 81503. Two copies 
of the claim should be included with each submission.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaffet Ferrer-Torres, Title X Program 
Lead and Coordinator, at (202) 586-0730 or Email: [email protected], of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of 
Environmental Management, Office of Waste Disposal.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE published a final rule under 10 CFR part 
765 in the Federal Register on May 23, 1994, (59 FR 26714) to carry out 
the requirements of Title X of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (sections 
1001-1004 of Pub. L. 102-486, 42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.) and to establish 
the procedures for eligible licensees to submit claims for 
reimbursement. DOE amended the final rule on June 3, 2003, (68 FR 
32955) to adopt several technical and administrative amendments (e.g., 
statutory increases in the reimbursement ceilings). Title X requires 
DOE to reimburse eligible uranium and thorium licensees for certain 
costs of decontamination, decommissioning, reclamation, and other 
remedial action incurred by licensees at active uranium and thorium 
processing sites. The eligible licensees incurred these costs to 
remediate byproduct material, generated as an incident of sales to the 
United States Government of uranium or thorium that was extracted or 
concentrated from ores processed primarily for their source material 
contents. To be reimbursable, costs of remedial action must be for work 
that is necessary to comply with applicable requirements of the Uranium 
Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.) 
or, where appropriate, with requirements established by a State 
pursuant to a discontinuance agreement under section 274 of the Atomic 
Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2021). Claims for reimbursement must be 
supported by reasonable documentation as determined by DOE in 
accordance with 10 CFR part 765. Funds for reimbursement will be 
provided from the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and 
Decommissioning Fund established at the Department of Treasury pursuant 
to section 1801 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2297g). 
Payment or obligation of funds shall be subject to the requirements of 
the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341).

    Authority: Section 1001-1004 of Public Law 102-486, 106 Stat. 
2776 (42 U.S.C. 2296a et seq.).

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 18, 2019.
Jaffet Ferrer-Torres,
Title X Program Lead and Coordinator, Office of Waste Disposal, Office 
of Environmental Management.
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