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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, 1998, to March 31, 2000. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)(Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, and amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Area Office's (hereinafter the ''CAO'') compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. An issue was identified in the 1998 BECR relating to a potential cross-connection between the fire-water systems and the site domestic water system. While the CAO and its managing and operating contractor (hereinafter the ''MOC'') believe the site was always in compliance with cross-connection control requirements, hardware and procedural upgrades w ere implemented in March 1999 to strengthen its compliance posture. Further discussion of this issue is presented in section 30.2.2 herein. During this reporting period WIPP received two letters and a compliance order alleging violation of certain requirements outlined in section 9(a)(1) of the LWA. With the exception of one item, pending a finalmore » decision by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), all alleged violations have been resolved without the assessment of fines or penalties. Non-mixed TRU waste shipments began on March 26, 1999. Shipments continued through November 26, 1999, the effective date of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF). No shipments regulated under the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit were received at WIPP during this BECR reporting period.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Carlsbad, NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
814945
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-99-2171
TRN: US0304877
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-01AL66444
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; COMPLIANCE; CONTRACTORS; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REGULATIONS; WASTES; WATER; WIPP; ENVIRONMENTAL; DOE; ORDER; ACT; CFR; RADIOACTIVE; WASTE; HAZARDOUS; REGULATORY; MONITORING; CAO; SAA; MOC; DISPOSAL; TRU; NMED

Citation Formats

Westinghouse TRU Solutions. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/814945.
Westinghouse TRU Solutions. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report. United States. doi:10.2172/814945.
Westinghouse TRU Solutions. Fri . "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report". United States. doi:10.2172/814945. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/814945.
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title = {Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report},
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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, 1998, to March 31, 2000. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)(Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, and amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Area Office's (hereinafter the ''CAO'') compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. An issue was identified in the 1998 BECR relating to a potential cross-connection between the fire-water systems and the site domestic water system. While the CAO and its managing and operating contractor (hereinafter the ''MOC'') believe the site was always in compliance with cross-connection control requirements, hardware and procedural upgrades w ere implemented in March 1999 to strengthen its compliance posture. Further discussion of this issue is presented in section 30.2.2 herein. During this reporting period WIPP received two letters and a compliance order alleging violation of certain requirements outlined in section 9(a)(1) of the LWA. With the exception of one item, pending a final decision by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), all alleged violations have been resolved without the assessment of fines or penalties. Non-mixed TRU waste shipments began on March 26, 1999. Shipments continued through November 26, 1999, the effective date of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF). No shipments regulated under the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit were received at WIPP during this BECR reporting period.},
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year = {2000},
month = {12}
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