Appendix B
Information-Gathering Meetings

This appendix describes the three committee’s information-gathering sessions throughout the study. The committee held an additional meeting devoted to the writing of this report.

B.1 First Meeting: August 1–2, 2001 (Columbus, Ohio)

Overview of the Battelle Columbus Laboratories: History, Remote-Handled (RH) Waste Inventory, Milestones, Plans for Characterization (James Eide and Craig Jensen, Battelle Columbus Laboratories)

Overview of Characterization Techniques for RH Waste (Greg Becker, Idaho Engineering and Environmental Laboratory)

RH waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Larry Field, Los Alamos National Laboratory)

RH Waste at Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (Raj Bhatt, Idaho Engineering and Environmental Laboratory)

RH waste at Argonne National Laboratory-West (William Russ, Argonne National Laboratory)

RH Waste at the Hanford Site (Ken Hladek, Waste Management Federal Services of Hanford, Inc.)

RH Waste at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Gary Riner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Department of Energy (DOE)-Carlsbad Field Office. Introductions. Sponsor’s Hopes and Expectations for the Study (Ines Triay, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office)

DOE Strategy for NMED [New Mexico Environment Department] and EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] Submission (Byran Howard, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office)

RH Inventory and Baseline (Joe Harvill, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office)

Repository Performance—RH Impact (Roger Nelson, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office)



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Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Final Report Appendix B Information-Gathering Meetings This appendix describes the three committee’s information-gathering sessions throughout the study. The committee held an additional meeting devoted to the writing of this report. B.1 First Meeting: August 1–2, 2001 (Columbus, Ohio) Overview of the Battelle Columbus Laboratories: History, Remote-Handled (RH) Waste Inventory, Milestones, Plans for Characterization (James Eide and Craig Jensen, Battelle Columbus Laboratories) Overview of Characterization Techniques for RH Waste (Greg Becker, Idaho Engineering and Environmental Laboratory) RH waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (Larry Field, Los Alamos National Laboratory) RH Waste at Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (Raj Bhatt, Idaho Engineering and Environmental Laboratory) RH waste at Argonne National Laboratory-West (William Russ, Argonne National Laboratory) RH Waste at the Hanford Site (Ken Hladek, Waste Management Federal Services of Hanford, Inc.) RH Waste at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Gary Riner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Department of Energy (DOE)-Carlsbad Field Office. Introductions. Sponsor’s Hopes and Expectations for the Study (Ines Triay, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) DOE Strategy for NMED [New Mexico Environment Department] and EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] Submission (Byran Howard, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) RH Inventory and Baseline (Joe Harvill, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Repository Performance—RH Impact (Roger Nelson, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office)

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Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Final Report Application of Acceptable Knowledge for RH/TRU [Remote-handled transuranic] Waste (Robert Kehrman, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Data Quality Objectives and the State of the Art in Non-Destructive Assay/Non-Destructive Execution Techniques (Dan laggard, Los Alamos National Laboratory) The RH Program Audit Process—Emphasis on AK (Marlin Horseman, Carlsbad Field Office Technical Assistance Contractor) Summary: RH-TRU Small—Volume-Small Impact (Ines Triay, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Environmental Protection Agency Overview of the Regulatory Requirements: Criteria to Evaluate DOE’s Characterization Plan (Scott Monroe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Public Comment Period Field Trip to the Battelle Columbus Laboratories Site-West Jefferson North Campus B.2 Second Meeting: October 4, 2001 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) Introductions and Opening Remarks (Ines Triay, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Updating the RH Inventory—Recent Information on RH Across the Complex (Joe Harvill, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Doses from RH Waste Disposal: From Generator Site to WIPP Emplacement (Chuan Fu Wu, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Transportation Requirements for RH TRU Waste (Brad Day, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Proposed Standardized RH—TRU Characterization Methods for Non-Destructive Assay (Dan Taggart, Los Alamos National Laboratory) AK Accuracy Analysis—How Well AK Does for CH Waste Characterization (Sean White and Robert Kehrman, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Results of the Battelle Columbus Laboratories Surveillance—Confirming AK with Supplemental Measurements (Wayne Ledford, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) Summary and Open Questions and Answers (Ines Triay, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) View of the New Mexico Environment Department (Steve Zappe, New Mexico Environment Department) RCRA [Resources Conservation and Recovery Act] Requirements According to the Environmental Protection Agency (David Neleigh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, New Mexico Office)

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Characterization of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: Final Report Views of the Environmental Evaluation Group (Matthew Silva, Environmental Evaluation Group) The Other Peer Review: Findings and Conclusion (M.C.Kirkland, Institute for Regulatory Sciences) Public Comment Period B.3 Third Meeting: February 4–5, 2002 (Carlsbad, New Mexico) DOE’s Presentations on the New Characterization Plan; DOE’s expectations from the Committee; How DOE Plans to Use the Committee’s Final Report (various speakers, DOE-Carlsbad Field Office) New Mexico Environment Department’s Comments on the Committee’s Interim Report (Steve Zappe, New Mexico Environment Department) Environmental Evaluation Group’s Comments on the Committee’s Interim Report (George Anastas, Environmental Evaluation Group) Environmental Protection Agency’s Comments on the Committee’s Interim Report (Scott Monroe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Public Comment Period Field Trip to the WIPP Site