Request for Public Comment on the Draft Report Entitled Designing a Consent-Based Siting Process: Summary of Public Input
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is designing a consent- based siting process to establish an integrated waste management system to transport, store, and dispose of commercial spent nuclear fuel and high-level defense radioactive waste. In a consent-based siting approach, DOE will work with communities, tribal governments and states across the country that express interest in hosting any of the facilities identified as part of an integrated waste management system. As part of this process, the Department issued an Invitation for Public Comment in the Federal Register on December 23, 2015 and hosted eight public meetings across the United States in 2016 to seek input on the elements that should be considered in the development of a consent- based siting process. Information gathered via the Invitation for Public Comment and Public Meetings is summarized in the draft report ``Designing a Consent-Based Siting Process: Summary of Public Input,'' located at energy.gov/consentbasedsiting. DOE will consider all comments and issue a final report in December 2016.