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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Inspections

The tables below provide up-to-date status of EPA-approved contact-handledHelpcontact-handledA legal definition from the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act. Transuranic waste whose radioactive dose rate is less than or equal to 200 mrem per hour. Workers may directly handle drums of this waste. and remote-handledHelpremote-handledA legal definition from the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act. Transuranic waste whose radioactive dose rate is 200 mrem per hour or greater. Drums of this waste are handled with special equipment. waste characterization activities at DOE’s transuranicHelptransuranicElements with atomic numbers higher than uranium (92). For example, plutonium and americium are transuranics. (TRU) waste generator sites and TRU waste types approved for WIPP disposal. Also included is the table for EPA’s quality assurance (QA) audits. EPA reports listed in these tables are linked to their related dockets on Regulations.gov when available. To access a report without a link, please contact Ray Lee at Lee.Raymond@epa.gov.

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Status of Current Waste Characterization & Quality Assurance Site Inspections

Site CH/RH/Both Type Other descriptor AK NDA/DTC VE/RTR Date of Report Link Regs.gov
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 LOT 8C ID-ANLW-W269-RH     2018-04-01  
ORNL-CCP RH Baseline         2009-02-03 EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0820-0004
ORNL-CCP RH Tier 1 SETF Waste OR-REDC-RH-HET     2009-11-16 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0377
ORNL-CCP RH Unannounced         2009-11-23 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0378
ORNL-CCP RH Tier 1 Pre-SETF Waste OR-REDC-RH-HET     2010-04-21 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0363
ORNL-CCP RH Continued Compliance         2014-06-18 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0380
ORNL-CCP RH Continued Compliance         2017-06-14 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0470
ORNL-CCP RH Tier 1 4 Sub-populations of waste OR-REDC-RH-HET Neutron DTC   2017-07-21 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0471
ORNL-CCP RH Continued Compliance         2018-05-09 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0478
ORNL-CCP RH Tier 1 Bldg 7930 Post -2014 REDC waste OR-REDC-RH-HET     2018-09-26 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0480
ORNL-CCP RH Tier 1   OR-CHEM-RH-HET     2019-07-08 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0487
SRS-CCP RH Baseline         2012-04-01  
SRS-CCP RH Tier 1 Waste Stream SR-RH-235F.01 SR-RH-235F.01     2013-02-11  
SRS-CCP RH Tier 1 Waste Stream SR-RH-221H.01 SR-RH-221H.01     2013-08-20  
SRS-CCP RH Tier 1 Waste Stream SR-RH-SDD.01 SR-RH-SDD.01     2014-05-22  
SRS-CCP RH Continued Compliance 2014       2015-02-23  
SRS-CCP RH Tier 1 Single Drum BC0152       2014-12-31  
SRS-CCP RH Tier 1 Waste Stream SR-RH-MNDPAD1.01 SR-RH-MNDPAD1.01     2016-06-15  
SRS-CCP RH Tier 1 Waste Stream SR-RH-773A.01 SR-RH-773A.01     2016-06-05  
LANL-CCP CH Baseline         2007-06-21 EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0326-0004
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Range Extension HENC 2   HENC 2   2007-10-28 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0424
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Range Extension HENC 1   HENC 1   2007-12-07  
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Lead Lined Containers   HENC 2   2010-11-10  
LANL-CCP CH Continued Compliance         2011-02-09  
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Addition of SuperHENC   SuperHENC   2011-10-28 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0310
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Calibration Extension HENC 1 and SuperHENC   HENC 1 and SuperHENC   2012-08-14 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0304
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Addition of SCG S3000 (solids) S3000 Waste     2012-12-31 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0290
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Addition of MILCC   MILCC   2013-07-22 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0352
LANL-CCP CH Baseline Enahnced AK Process Enhanced AK     2017-10-04 EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0231-0003
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 NDA and NDE at TA 54   HENC2, MILCC1, SuperHENC HERTR 2017-10-13 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0472
LANL-CCP CH Tier 1 Addition of MILCC3 (TA 55)   MILCC3   2018-11-08 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0482
INL-CCP RH Baseline         2007-01-12  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 WWIS Approval for RH       2007-01-17  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 VE for RH     VE 2007-01-25  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 RTR for RH     RTR 2007-02-12  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 K-Cell Waste K-Cell     2008-01-01  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 High Range Gamma Probe   DTC   2008-04-11  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 VE Technique for RH     VE 2009-09-22  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste (debris) streams ID-ANLE-S5000, ID-HFEF-S5400-RH     2010-02-01  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream ID-MFC-S5400-RH     2010-06-08  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream ID-INTEC-S5400-RH     2010-08-17  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of Lot 1B ID-HFEF-S5400-RH     2010-08-23  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream IN-ID-NRF-153     2010-11-01  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream ID-RTC-S3000     2010-11-01  
INL-CCP RH Continued Compliance 2010       2011-03-16  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of Lot 4A ID-HFEF-S5400-RH     2011-03-23  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream IN-ID-NRF-SPC     2012-03-12  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of Lot 2 ID-ANLE-S5000     2012-07-25  
INL-CCP RH Continued Compliance 2013       2013-07-16  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream ID-EBR-S5000     2014-04-16  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of Lot 5C ID-HFEF-S5400-RH     2014-07-15  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of waste stream ID-MFC-SOLID-RH     2014-09-10  
INL-CCP RH Continued Compliance 2014       2014-07-15  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Addition of Lot 3 IN-ID-BTO-030     2014-11-10  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Approval of Lot 8B ID-TRA-W345-RH     2014-11-05  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Approval of R3 Liner of Lot 5C ID-HFEF-S5400-RH     2015-09-08  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Approval of Lot 8C ID-ANLW-W269-RH     2015-11-10  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Approval of Lot 8A ID-RF-S5300-RH, ID-RF-S5100-RH     2015-11-13  
INL-CCP RH Tier 1 Approval of Lots 6 and 7 ID-HFEF-S5000-RP, ID-HFEF-S3000-RP     2018-01-10 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0473
AMWTP CH Baseline 2006 Compacted waste Multiple VE and RTR 2006-10-03 EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0597-0002
AMWTP CH Tier 1 Addition of 4 streams to BN510 supercompacted debris waste BN510     2010-06-10 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0361
AMWTP CH Unannounced 2011       2011-03-16 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0329
AMWTP CH Tier 1 Addition of ANLE and MFC Waste Debris and Solids     2013-01-29 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0401
AMWTP CH Continued Compliance 2013       2013-04-25 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0399
AMWTP CH Tier 1 SDA Debris and Solids Debris and Solids     2013-07-09 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0354
AMWTP CH Tier 1 LANL Debris Waste to BN510 BN510     2013-09-16 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0346
AMWTP CH Tier 1 INL Debris and Solids Debris and Solids     2014-02-11 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0396
AMWTP CH Tier 1 New NDA system (RBAS)   RBAS   2015-10-19  
AMWTP CH Continued Compliance 2015       2016-04-04 EPA-HQ-OAR-2001-0012-0466
AMWTP CH Baseline Enahnced AK Process Enhanced AK     2018-05-04 EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0650-0004

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