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Title: FUNDING ALTERNATIVES FOR LOW-LEVEL WASTE DISPOSAL

Abstract

For 13 years, low-level waste (LLW) generator fees and disposal volumes for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office (NNSA/NV) Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) had been on a veritable roller coaster ride. As forecast volumes and disposal volumes fluctuated wildly, generator fees were difficult to determine and implement. Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 forecast projections were so low, the very existence of disposal operations at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) were threatened. Providing the DOE Complex with a viable, cost-effective disposal option, while assuring the disposal site a stable source of funding, became the driving force behind the development of the Waste Generator Access Fee at the NTS. On September 26, 2000, NNSA/NV (after seeking input from DOE/Headquarters [HQ]), granted permission to Bechtel Nevada (BN) to implement the Access Fee for FY 2001 as a two-year Pilot Program. In FY 2001 (the first year the Access Fee was implemented), the NTS Disposal Operations experienced a 90 percent increase in waste receipts from the previous year and a 33 percent reduction in disposal fee charged to the waste generators. Waste receipts for FY 2002 were projected to be 63 percent higher than FY 2001 andmore » 15 percent lower in cost. Forecast data for the outyears are just as promising. This paper describes the development, implementation, and ultimate success of this fee strategy.« less

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Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada, P.O. Box 98521, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8521; United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security, Administration Nevada Operations Office, P.O. Box 98518, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8518 (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
827288
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003; Other Information: PBD: 27 Feb 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CHARGES; IMPLEMENTATION; NEVADA TEST SITE; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SECURITY; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES

Citation Formats

Becker, Bruce D., and Carilli, Jhon. FUNDING ALTERNATIVES FOR LOW-LEVEL WASTE DISPOSAL. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Becker, Bruce D., & Carilli, Jhon. FUNDING ALTERNATIVES FOR LOW-LEVEL WASTE DISPOSAL. United States.
Becker, Bruce D., and Carilli, Jhon. Thu . "FUNDING ALTERNATIVES FOR LOW-LEVEL WASTE DISPOSAL". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/827288.
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abstractNote = {For 13 years, low-level waste (LLW) generator fees and disposal volumes for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office (NNSA/NV) Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) had been on a veritable roller coaster ride. As forecast volumes and disposal volumes fluctuated wildly, generator fees were difficult to determine and implement. Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 forecast projections were so low, the very existence of disposal operations at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) were threatened. Providing the DOE Complex with a viable, cost-effective disposal option, while assuring the disposal site a stable source of funding, became the driving force behind the development of the Waste Generator Access Fee at the NTS. On September 26, 2000, NNSA/NV (after seeking input from DOE/Headquarters [HQ]), granted permission to Bechtel Nevada (BN) to implement the Access Fee for FY 2001 as a two-year Pilot Program. In FY 2001 (the first year the Access Fee was implemented), the NTS Disposal Operations experienced a 90 percent increase in waste receipts from the previous year and a 33 percent reduction in disposal fee charged to the waste generators. Waste receipts for FY 2002 were projected to be 63 percent higher than FY 2001 and 15 percent lower in cost. Forecast data for the outyears are just as promising. This paper describes the development, implementation, and ultimate success of this fee strategy.},
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