Subpart Q: DOE Radon Emissions
The DOE administers many facilities, including government-owned, contractor-operated facilities across the country. At least six of these facilities have large stockpiles of radium-containing material. Much of this material has a high radium content and emits large quantities of radon making it important to regulate emissions to the atmosphere around the facilities.
DOE is taking remedial action at these facilities under procedures defined by Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act. Remedial activities are complete at some facilities and the radium-containing residues placed in interim storage. Remedial activities aimed at long-term disposal of the materials are underway at other facilities.
DOE's compliance with this standard is included in its Federal Facilities Agreements with EPA.
In addition, there are general requirements that all facilities subject to any NESHAP must meet, 40CFR61, Subpart A: General Provisions .