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Title: Requirements and impacts of the Federal Facility Compliance Act on the Department of Energy

The Federal Facilities Compliance Act (FFCA, the Act) was signed into law on October 6, 1992, primarily as a means of waiving sovereign immunity for federal facilities with respect to requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. DOE`s implementation of the FFCA will have significant effects on current and future DOE waste management operations. DOE will need to rethink its strategy in the area of future compliance agreements to ensure commitments and deliverables are made consistent throughout the different DOE facilities. Several types of agreements that address mixed waste land disposal restriction (LDR) compliance have already been signed by both DOE and the regulators. These agreements are in place at the Hanford Reservation, the Savannah River Site, the Oak Ridge Reservation (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, K-25, Y-12), and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The Rocky Flats Agreement is now being renegotiated. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia/Albuquerque National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory agreements are in progress. Major components of the FFCA include provisions on: sovereign immunity waiver; cost reimbursements; mixed waste requirements, including inventory reports on mixed waste and treatment capacity and technologies; and plans for the development of treatment capacities and technologies. Eachmore » of these components is discussed within this paper.« less
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
343742
Report Number(s):
CONF-921137--PROC.
ON: DE98050439; TRN: IM9921%%206
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14. annual DOE low-level radioactive waste management conference, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 18-20 Nov 1992; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Fourteenth annual U.S. Department of Energy low-level radioactive waste management conference: Proceedings; PB: 651 p.
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). National Low-Level Waste Management Program
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; US DOE; RESOURCE RECOVERY ACTS; COMPLIANCE; AMENDMENTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; LIABILITIES; CHARGES; INVENTORIES