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DOE's 2009 Compliance Recertification Application

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EPA received the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) official Compliance Recertification Application on March 24, 2009. The official comment period on the application opened on June 16, 2009 and will remain open until the Agency specifies the end of the comment period with a future Federal Register notice announcing its completeness determination.

DOE's application and supporting documents are available on below in pdf format:

You may also view DOE's complete application on their website listed below, including references and appendices:

In addition, documents related to the 2009 WIPP Recertification (including accessing & submitting public comments) can be viewed at EPA's official electronic docket at regulations.gov, which is listed below:


Compliance Recertification Application 2009

Section Title File Size
  Executive Summary (PDF) 10 pp, 127K
  Structure (PDF) 10 pp, 141K
8 Approval Process for Waste Shipment Form Waste Generator Sites for Disposal at the WIPP (PDF) 14 pp, 57K
15 Content of Compliance Recertification Application(s) (PDF) 28 pp, 2530K
21 Inspections (PDF) 13 pp, 218K
22 Quality Assurance (PDF) 15 pp, 251K
23 Models and Computer Codes (PDF) 44 pp, 554K
24 Waste Characterization (PDF) 44 pp, 444K
25 Future States Assumptions (PDF) 14pp, 232K
26 Expert Judgment (PDF) 11 pp, 164K
27 Peer Review (PDF) 15 pp, 238K
31 Application of Release Limits (PDF) 12 pp, 212K
32 Scope of Performance Assessments (PDF) 31 pp, 627K
33 Consideration of Drilling Events in Performance Assessments (PDF) 29 pp, 261K
34 Results of Performance Assessments (PDF) 19 pp, 408K
41 Active Institutional Controls (PDF) 10 pp, 159K
42 Monitoring (PDF) 12 pp, 195K
43 Passive Institutional Controls (PDF) 11 pp, 187K
44 Engineered Barriers (PDF) 19 pp, 432K
45 Consideration of the Presence of Resources (PDF) 10 pp, 174K
46 Removal of Waste (PDF) 9 pp, 151K
51 & 52 Consideration of Protected Individual and Exposure Pathways (PDF) 11 pp, 175K
53 Consideration of Underground Sources of Drinking Water (PDF) 11 pp, 171K
54 Scope of Compliance Assessments (PDF) 11 pp, 181K
55 Results of Compliance Assessments (PDF) 14 pp, 237 K

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Completeness Determination-Related Correspondence

All EPA & DOE correspondence related to the determination of completeness and the CRA are provided below. This section will be updated when additional requests for information (and DOE responses) become available. Paper copies of these documents and reference enclosures not posted here are available by contacting Ray Lee at lee.raymond@epa.gov.

EPA Letter # Subject File Size
1 CRA Comments (5/21/09) (PDF) 11 pp, 234K
  4 pp, 17K
2 CRA Comments (7/16/09) (PDF) 10 pp, 169K
3 CRA Comments (10/19/09) (PDF) 9 pp, 491K
4 CRA Comments (2/19/10) (PDF) 7 pp, 823K


DOE Letter # Subject File Size
1 Response to CRA Comments (8/24/09) (PDF) 20 pp, 764K
2 Response to CRA Comments (9/30/09) (PDF) 2 pp, 73K
  9 pp, 86K
 
  • References for 1-23-2, 1-G-11, 1-C-3, and 2-33-1
Avail on request
  56 pp, 537K
  4 pp, 89K
  4 pp, 121K
  3 pp, 93K
  131 pp, 1,626K
  75 pp, 1,531K
  5 pp, 56K
  4 pp, 81K
3 Response to CRA Comments (11/25/09) (PDF) 68 pp, 23,645K
  35 pp, 1,307K
  10 pp, 228K
  8 pp, 242K
4 Response to CRA Comments (1/12/10) (PDF) 43 pp, 1,910K
  1 pg, 185K
  1 pg, 227K
  5 pp, 30K
  21 pp, 469K
  34 pp, 1,062K
  67 pp, 11,138K
5 Response to CRA Comments (2/22/10) (PDF) 1 pg, 289K
  15 pp, 938K
 
  • Enclosure 2: References
Avail on request
  56 pp, 3,408K
  11 pp, 864K
  7 pp, 704K
6 Response to CRA Comments (3/31/10) (PDF) 1 pg, 304K
  16 pp, 62K
 
  • Enclosure 2: References
Avail on request
  11 pp, 92K
  8 pp, 140K
7 Response to CRA Comments/Verbal Discussions (4/12/10) (PDF) 1 pg, 243K
  114 pp, 11,806K
8 Response to CRA Comments (4/19/10) (PDF) 1 pg, 285K
  11 pp, 250K
 
  • Enclosure 2: References
Avail on request
  11 pp, 91K
  8 pp, 140K
9 Response to CRA Comments (5/26/10) (PDF) 1 pg, 292K
  8 pp, 126K
 
  • Enclosure 2: References
Avail on request
  11 pp, 86K
  8 pp, 104K
10 Response to Stakeholder Concerns from Public Meetings (6/24/10) (PDF) 1 pg, 257K
  7 pp, 37K
  9 pp, 1,034K

 

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