Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Infrastructure Improvements for the Yucca Mountain Project, Nevada
This notice announces the availability, and the opportunity for public review and comment, of a draft environmental assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1566) that examines the impacts of a proposal by the Department of Energy (DOE) to repair, replace, or improve certain facilities, structures, roads, and utilities (collectively referred to as infrastructure) for the Yucca Mountain Project. The proposed action would enhance safety at the project and enable DOE to safely continue ongoing operations, scientific testing, and maintenance until such time as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission decides whether to authorize construction of a repository.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted an information collection package to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The package requests a three-year extension of the information collection listed at the end of this notice. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.