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Title: Commercial SNF Pickup Queue Under the Standard Contact and Analysis of Hypothetical Alternate Acceptance Strategies

Abstract

The Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste (Standard Contract) (10 CFR Part 961) establishes the terms and conditions under which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will make available nuclear waste disposal services to the owners and generators of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW), as provided in section 302 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) as amended, and by which DOE will take title to, transport, and dispose of SNF and/or HLW delivered to DOE by those owners or generators who execute the contract. The Standard Contract establishes the process for allocating the federal government’s finite waste acceptance capacity among those various owners/generators. This acceptance allocation, also known as the acceptance queue, orders acceptance and transportation priority in accordance with the principle of “oldest fuel first” (OFF). Under the OFF methodology, the oldest SNF, as measured from the date of permanent discharge from the reactor, is given the highest priority in the acceptance queue. While the date of discharge of spent fuel forms the basis of allocations, the owner/generator can send an equivalent Metric Tons of Uranium (MTU) of SNF that the owner/generator owns in its place,more » as long as it meets the “Standard Fuel” specifications in Appendix E of the Standard Contract. This is a technical paper that does not take into account the contractual limitations under the Standard Contract. This paper also does not specify the party or parties responsible for any costs discussed herein. This paper provides analysis of hypothetical strategies for accepting SNF and no inferences should be drawn from this paper regarding future actions by DOE. To the extent that discussions or recommendations in this paper conflict with the provisions of the Standard Contract, the Standard Contract provisions prevail.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. ORNL
  2. Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
  3. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1507859
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWM 2019) - Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America - 4/14/2019 8:00:00 AM-4/18/2019 8:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Joseph III, Robby, Cumberland, Riley M., Howard, Rob L., Jarrell, Joshua, and Kalinina, Elena. Commercial SNF Pickup Queue Under the Standard Contact and Analysis of Hypothetical Alternate Acceptance Strategies. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Joseph III, Robby, Cumberland, Riley M., Howard, Rob L., Jarrell, Joshua, & Kalinina, Elena. Commercial SNF Pickup Queue Under the Standard Contact and Analysis of Hypothetical Alternate Acceptance Strategies. United States.
Joseph III, Robby, Cumberland, Riley M., Howard, Rob L., Jarrell, Joshua, and Kalinina, Elena. Sun . "Commercial SNF Pickup Queue Under the Standard Contact and Analysis of Hypothetical Alternate Acceptance Strategies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1507859.
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title = {Commercial SNF Pickup Queue Under the Standard Contact and Analysis of Hypothetical Alternate Acceptance Strategies},
author = {Joseph III, Robby and Cumberland, Riley M. and Howard, Rob L. and Jarrell, Joshua and Kalinina, Elena},
abstractNote = {The Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Radioactive Waste (Standard Contract) (10 CFR Part 961) establishes the terms and conditions under which the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will make available nuclear waste disposal services to the owners and generators of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level radioactive waste (HLW), as provided in section 302 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) as amended, and by which DOE will take title to, transport, and dispose of SNF and/or HLW delivered to DOE by those owners or generators who execute the contract. The Standard Contract establishes the process for allocating the federal government’s finite waste acceptance capacity among those various owners/generators. This acceptance allocation, also known as the acceptance queue, orders acceptance and transportation priority in accordance with the principle of “oldest fuel first” (OFF). Under the OFF methodology, the oldest SNF, as measured from the date of permanent discharge from the reactor, is given the highest priority in the acceptance queue. While the date of discharge of spent fuel forms the basis of allocations, the owner/generator can send an equivalent Metric Tons of Uranium (MTU) of SNF that the owner/generator owns in its place, as long as it meets the “Standard Fuel” specifications in Appendix E of the Standard Contract. This is a technical paper that does not take into account the contractual limitations under the Standard Contract. This paper also does not specify the party or parties responsible for any costs discussed herein. This paper provides analysis of hypothetical strategies for accepting SNF and no inferences should be drawn from this paper regarding future actions by DOE. To the extent that discussions or recommendations in this paper conflict with the provisions of the Standard Contract, the Standard Contract provisions prevail.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {4}
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