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Title: Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 4.1)

Abstract

This Monitoring Implementation Plan describes a specific monitoring program that was developed to meet commitments contained in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which demonstrated compliance with radioactive waste disposal regulations Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 191, "Environmental Protection Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes"; Final Rule (Subparts B and C), and 40 CFR Part 194, "Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance with the Disposal Regulations," Certification Decision, Final Rule. This plan does not address monitoring activities intended to demonstrate compliance with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart A. The monitoring activities described are performed as assurance measures to ensure that deviations from the expected long-term radioactive containment performance of the repository are identified at the earliest possible time. The EPA requires a monitoring program to detect substantial and detrimental deviations from expected performance. This program is to consist of a preclosure and postclosure monitoring program that uses monitoring techniques that do not jeopardize the isolation of the wastes and must be conducted until there are no significant concerns to be addressed by furthermore » monitoring. The long-term performance expectations for the disposal system are to be derived from conceptual models, scenarios, and assumptions developed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) performance assessment (PA). The overall WIPP monitoring effort is composed of several individual monitoring programs, each based on a variety of requirements such as state regulations, formal agreements, federal regulations, health and safety considerations, and characterization needs. Because each monitoring program has different requirements, not all of the activities and outputs from these programs are needed to comply with the compliance monitoring commitments originally addressed in the first compliance demonstration (CCA [Compliance Certification Application] Appendix MON); only certain data outputs from these programs are meaningful long-term metrics.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM (United States); Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services Solutions LLC, Carlsbad, NM (United States); Washington TRU Solutions LLC, Hanford, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
991044
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-99-3119-Rev.4.1
DOE Contract Number:  
AC29-01AL66444
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; annual site environmental report; certification; compliance certification application; complementary cumulative distribution function; Carlsbad Field Office; contact-handled; compliance monitoring program; Delaware Basin drilling surveillance program; disturbed rock zone; groundwater monitoring program; Land Withdrawal Act; New Mexico Administrative Code; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; remote-handled; reporting implementation plan; subsidence monitoring; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; transuranic

Citation Formats

None, None. Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 4.1). United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/991044.
None, None. Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 4.1). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/991044
None, None. Thu . "Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 4.1)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/991044. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/991044.
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abstractNote = {This Monitoring Implementation Plan describes a specific monitoring program that was developed to meet commitments contained in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which demonstrated compliance with radioactive waste disposal regulations Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 191, "Environmental Protection Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes"; Final Rule (Subparts B and C), and 40 CFR Part 194, "Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance with the Disposal Regulations," Certification Decision, Final Rule. This plan does not address monitoring activities intended to demonstrate compliance with 40 CFR Part 191, Subpart A. The monitoring activities described are performed as assurance measures to ensure that deviations from the expected long-term radioactive containment performance of the repository are identified at the earliest possible time. The EPA requires a monitoring program to detect substantial and detrimental deviations from expected performance. This program is to consist of a preclosure and postclosure monitoring program that uses monitoring techniques that do not jeopardize the isolation of the wastes and must be conducted until there are no significant concerns to be addressed by further monitoring. The long-term performance expectations for the disposal system are to be derived from conceptual models, scenarios, and assumptions developed for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) performance assessment (PA). The overall WIPP monitoring effort is composed of several individual monitoring programs, each based on a variety of requirements such as state regulations, formal agreements, federal regulations, health and safety considerations, and characterization needs. Because each monitoring program has different requirements, not all of the activities and outputs from these programs are needed to comply with the compliance monitoring commitments originally addressed in the first compliance demonstration (CCA [Compliance Certification Application] Appendix MON); only certain data outputs from these programs are meaningful long-term metrics.},
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