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Title: Draft Title 40 CFR 191 compliance certification application for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Volume 1

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is a research and development facility for the demonstration of the permanent isolation of transuranic radioactive wastes in a geologic formation. The facility was constructed in southeastern New Mexico in a manner intended to meet criteria established by the scientific and regulatory community for the safe, long-term disposal of transuranic wastes. The US Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing an application to demonstrate compliance with the requirements outlined in Title 40, Part 191 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for the permanent disposal of transuranic wastes. As mandated by the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Land Withdrawal Act of 1992, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must evaluate this compliance application and provide a determination regarding compliance with the requirements within one year of receiving a complete application. Because the WIPP is a very complex program, the DOE has planned to submit the application as a draft in two parts. This strategy will allow for the DOE and the EPA to begin technical discussions on critical WIPP issues before the one-year compliance determination period begins. This report is the first of these two draft submittals.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
80996
Report Number(s):
DOE/CAO--2056-Vol.1-Draft
ON: DE95012433; TRN: 95:017157
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-86AL31950
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Mar 1995
Research Org:
USDOE Carlsbad Area Office, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; NEW MEXICO; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; WIPP; EVALUATION; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; COMPLIANCE; ALPHA-BEARING WASTES; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; COMPILED DATA