Disposition of Fast Critical Assembly Plutonium
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi- autonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), is amending its prior decision to disposition up to 350 kilograms (kg) of foreign Gap Material Plutonium from preparation for emplacement in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to disposition using an electrolytic dissolver in H-Canyon, vitrification with high level radioactive waste (HLW) at the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), and storage at Savannah River Site (SRS) until a geologic repository is available. NNSA has determined through feasibility and process technology studies that this disposition path could be performed at a substantially lower cost than preparation for disposal at WIPP. NNSA has prepared a Supplement Analysis (SA) to inform this amended decision and has determined that no additional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review is necessary.
Defense Programs Advisory Committee Renewal
Pursuant to Federal Advisory Committee Act, and following consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration, notice is hereby given that the Defense Programs Advisory Committee (DPAC) will be renewed for a two-year period, beginning on February 8, 2021. The DPAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs on the stewardship and maintenance of the Nation's nuclear deterrent. Additionally, the renewal of the Committee has been determined to be essential to the conduct of the Department's business and to be in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed upon the Department of Energy by law and agreement. The Committee will continue to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the rules and regulations in implementation of that Act.
Agency Information Collection Extension
The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted a request to the OMB for the extension of information collection authorities under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DOE requests a three-year extension of its authority to collection information for its American Assured Fuel Supply Program, OMB Control Number 1910-5173. The proposed collection is necessary for DOE to determine the eligibility of the applicants to access low enriched uranium (LEU) in the American Assured Fuel Supply (AAFS).