Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Versatile Test Reactor
As required by the ``Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017'' the Department of Energy (DOE) assessed the mission need for a versatile reactor-based fast-neutron source. Having identified the need for such a fast-neutron source, the Act directs DOE to complete construction and approve the start of facility operations, to the maximum extent practicable, by December 31, 2025. To this end, the Department intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. This EIS will evaluate alternatives for a versatile reactor-based fast-neutron source facility and associated facilities for the preparation, irradiation and post-irradiation examination of test/ experimental fuels and materials.
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Water Closets and Urinals
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is initiating a data collection process, through this request for information (RFI), to consider whether to amend DOE's test procedures for water closets and urinals. To inform interested parties and to facilitate this process, DOE has gathered data, identifying several issues associated with the currently applicable test procedures on which DOE is interested in receiving comment. The issues outlined in this document concern water closets and urinals, specifically whether to conform the test procedures to American Society of Mechanical Engineers/American National Standards Institute (``ASME/ANSI'') Standard A112.19.2-2018, ``Ceramic plumbing fixtures,'' including updates to terms and definitions, figures, and tables. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI) and any additional topics that may inform DOE's decisions in a future test procedure rulemaking, including methods to reduce regulatory burden while ensuring the procedure is reasonably designed to produce results that measure water use or efficiency during a representative average use cycle or period of use.