Department of Energy December 19, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Combined Notice of Filings #1
Document Number: 2016-30397
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Request for Comment: Publication of the Draft Plan for a Defense Waste Repository
Document Number: 2016-30366
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Department of Energy
Consistent with the determination by the President in March 2015 and pursuant to its authorities under the Atomic Energy Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proceeding to evaluate the development of a repository for disposal of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) resulting from DOE's atomic energy defense activities. This defense waste repository (DWR) could be used to dispose of some or all of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and HLW resulting from DOE's atomic energy defense activities and/or research and development activities. The DOE intends to use a consent-based process for siting the DWR, and is beginning that process by sharing the Draft Plan for a DWR for public comment.