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Title: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents compliance with environmental regulations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed and authorized for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste. This BECR covers the reporting period from April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2006. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) (Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, as amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) compliance with regulations and permits issued pursuant to the following: (1) Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 191, Subpart A, "Environmental Standards for Management and Storage"; (2) Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] §7401, et seq.); (3) Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) (42 U.S.C. §§6901-6992, et seq.); (4) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (42 U.S.C. §§300f, et seq.); (5) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. §§2601, et seq.); (6) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. §§9601, et seq.); and all other federal and state of New Mexico laws pertaining to public health and safety or the environment.
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Report Number(s):
TRN: US1001858
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Country of Publication:
United States
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CLEAN AIR ACTS; COMPLIANCE; DRINKING WATER; MANAGEMENT; PUBLIC HEALTH; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; SAFETY; SOLID WASTES; STORAGE; TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACTS; US SUPERFUND; WIPP ALARA; as low as reasonably achievable; Biennial Environmental Compliance Report; Bureau of Land Management; Certificate of Compliance; Carlsbad Field Office; CAP88; Compliance Certification Application; Central Characterization Project; Categorical Exclusion; Council on Environmental Quality; chlorofluorocarbon; contact-handled; Compliance Recertification Application; U.S. Department of Energy; Discharge Plan; Documented Safety Analysis; Environmental Assessment; Environmental Compliance Assessment Program; effective dose equivalent; Environmental Impact Statement; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; fixed air samplers; Final Environmental Impact Statement; Finding of No Significant Impact; HalfPACT; hazardous air pollutant; Hazardous Waste Disposal Unit; Hazardous Waste Facility Permit; National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; No Further Action; New Mexico Environment Department; New Mexico Statutes Annotated; Notice of Intent; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; Nuclear Quality Assurance; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; New Source Performance Standards; Noncompliance Tracking System; ozone-depleting substance; polychlorinated biphenyl; Prevention of Significant Deterioration; remote-handled; reportable quantity; Safety Analysis Report; Solid Waste Management Unit; total dissolved solids; threshold planning quantity; TRANSCOM; TRAMPAC; TRUPACT-II; Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility; Technical Safety Requirement; Unreviewed Safety Question; underground storage tank; volatile organic compound; Waste Acceptance Criteria; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant