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Title: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

Abstract

This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 2000, to March 31, 2002. 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 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office's (CBFO) compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. In the prior BECR, the CBFO and the management and operating contractor (MOC)committed to discuss resolution of a Letter of Violation that had been issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in August 1999, which was during the previous BECR reporting period. This Letter of Violation alleged noncompliance with hazardous waste aisle spacing, labeling, a nd tank requirements. At the time of publication of the prior BECR, resolution of the Letter of Violation was pending. On July 7, 2000, the NMED issued a letter noting that the aisle spacing and labeling concerns had been adequately addressed and that they were rescinding the violation alleging that themore » Exhaust Shaft Catch Basin failed to comply with the requirements for a hazardous waste tank. During the current reporting period, WIPP received a Notice of Violation and a compliance order alleging the violation of the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Regulations and the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP).« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
814944
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-02-2171
TRN: US0304876
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-01AL66444
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Sep 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COMPLIANCE; CONTRACTORS; MANAGEMENT; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; RESOLUTION; TANKS; WASTES; WIPP; DOE; ENVIRONMENTAL; REGULATORY; TRU; WASTE; DISPOSAL; MONITORING; HWFP; ACT; CFR; ORDER; HAZARDOUS; RADIOACTIVE

Citation Formats

Washinton TRU Solutions LLC. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/814944.
Washinton TRU Solutions LLC. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report. United States. doi:10.2172/814944.
Washinton TRU Solutions LLC. Mon . "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report". United States. doi:10.2172/814944. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/814944.
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abstractNote = {This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 2000, to March 31, 2002. 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 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office's (CBFO) compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. In the prior BECR, the CBFO and the management and operating contractor (MOC)committed to discuss resolution of a Letter of Violation that had been issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in August 1999, which was during the previous BECR reporting period. This Letter of Violation alleged noncompliance with hazardous waste aisle spacing, labeling, a nd tank requirements. At the time of publication of the prior BECR, resolution of the Letter of Violation was pending. On July 7, 2000, the NMED issued a letter noting that the aisle spacing and labeling concerns had been adequately addressed and that they were rescinding the violation alleging that the Exhaust Shaft Catch Basin failed to comply with the requirements for a hazardous waste tank. During the current reporting period, WIPP received a Notice of Violation and a compliance order alleging the violation of the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Regulations and the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP).},
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year = {Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2002},
month = {Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 EDT 2002}
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