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Title: Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 5)

Abstract

This Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan outlines monitoring activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to demonstrate compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disposal regulations at 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," Subparts B and C; and the EPA criteria for certifying compliance at 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. WIPP is a mined repository designed for the permanent disposal of defense-related transuranic (TRU) waste, and is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico. More than three decades of environmental studies of the WIPP site ensure its suitability for TRU waste disposal. Monitoring the WIPP facility is a DOE top priority. Monitoring activities are implemented in compliance with various federal and state of New Mexico regulatory and operational safety requirements. These activities are conducted to ensure environmental protection, public and worker health and safety, and proper characterization of the disposal system. Monitoring activities will continue atmore » WIPP through the operational period and until well after closure of the facility.« 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:
991045
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-99-3119-Rev.5
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. 5). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/991045.
None, None. Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 5). United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/991045
None, None. Fri . "Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 5)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/991045. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/991045.
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title = {Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR §191.14(b), Assurance Requirement (Rev. 5)},
author = {None, None},
abstractNote = {This Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan outlines monitoring activities conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) to demonstrate compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disposal regulations at 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," Subparts B and C; and the EPA criteria for certifying compliance at 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. WIPP is a mined repository designed for the permanent disposal of defense-related transuranic (TRU) waste, and is located in the Chihuahuan Desert, 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico. More than three decades of environmental studies of the WIPP site ensure its suitability for TRU waste disposal. Monitoring the WIPP facility is a DOE top priority. Monitoring activities are implemented in compliance with various federal and state of New Mexico regulatory and operational safety requirements. These activities are conducted to ensure environmental protection, public and worker health and safety, and proper characterization of the disposal system. Monitoring activities will continue at WIPP through the operational period and until well after closure of the facility.},
doi = {10.2172/991045},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/991045}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {12}
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