Appendix C
Presentations to the Committee

Washington, D.C., December 4-5, 2002

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s regulation of low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Scott Flanders, USNRC


The Department of Energy’s regulation of low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Karen Guevara, DOE


The Southeast Compact Commission’s role in managing low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Mike Mobley, SECC


The Army Corps of Engineers’ role in managing low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Tomiann McDaniel and John MacEvoy, USACE


The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Adam Klinger, EPA


Public comments

Richland, Washington, February 6-7, 2003

Introduction and overview of the DOE Hanford’s low-level waste burial grounds, Rudy Guercia, DOE-Richland



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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes Appendix C Presentations to the Committee Washington, D.C., December 4-5, 2002 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s regulation of low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Scott Flanders, USNRC The Department of Energy’s regulation of low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Karen Guevara, DOE The Southeast Compact Commission’s role in managing low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Mike Mobley, SECC The Army Corps of Engineers’ role in managing low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Tomiann McDaniel and John MacEvoy, USACE The Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of low-activity wastes and expectations for this study, Adam Klinger, EPA Public comments Richland, Washington, February 6-7, 2003 Introduction and overview of the DOE Hanford’s low-level waste burial grounds, Rudy Guercia, DOE-Richland

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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes Hanford Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility (ERDF), Owen Robertson, DOE-Richland Views of the Hanford Advisory Board, Ken Bracken, HAB Roundtable discussion led by David Leroy, Committee Chairman Public comments Hanford Site Visit U.S. Ecology briefing and site tour, Mike Ault, U.S. Ecology ERDF briefing and site tour, Rudy Guercia, DOE-RL 200 West Area low-level waste burial site tour, Rudy Guercia, DOE-RL Salt Lake City, Utah, April 16-17, 2003 Comments from the Tooele County Commissioners, Gene White, Commissioner Comments from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Bill Sinclair, Division of Radiation Control International Uranium Corporation: Overview and waste issues, Dave Frydenlund, IUC National Mining Association perspective, Tony Thompson, NMA (by telephone) Public comments Envirocare of Utah Site Visit Overview and discussion, Ken Alkema, Envirocare of Utah Bus tour of the site, Gene Perry, Envirocare of Utah Washington, D.C., June 11-13, 2003 Risk-based classification of radioactive and hazardous chemical wastes—NCRP 139, Allen Croff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes Perspectives from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors on medical waste and NORM, Jill Lipoti, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Increasing disposal options for low-activity and mixed wastes, Adam Klinger, EPA Disposition of slightly radioactive solid materials, Frank Cardile, USNRC Milestones and millstones: Industry experience with low-activity waste disposals, Paul Genoa, Nuclear Energy Institute. Comments by Alan Pasternak, CalRad Forum (by telephone) Roundtable discussion: Framing recommendations for changes in regulatory policy, Frank Marcinowski, EPA; Lawrence Kokajko, USNRC; Karen Guevara, DOE; Kathryn Haynes, SECC Perspectives on low-activity waste issues, Diane D’Arrigo, Nuclear Information and Resource Service; Judith Johnsrud, Sierra Club Public comments Paris, France, September 22-25, 2003 National Plan for Radioactive waste management in France, Jérémie Averous, Direction Générale de la Sûreté Nucléaire et de la Radioprotection (DGSNR) LLW disposal management and safety in France, Arnaud Grevoz, Agence Nationale pour la Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs (ANDRA) Mine tailing management and impact in France, Anne Christine Servant, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) Radiological protection principles evolution: Application to waste management (Jean François Lecomte, IRSN and International Commission for Radiation Protection (ICRP) Waste management regulation in EU, Derek Taylor, European Commission Site visit to the LLW disposal facility Centre de l’Aube Site visit to the LAW disposal facility at Morvilliers

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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes LLW management in Japan, Atsu Suzuki, Nuclear Safety Commission (NSC) LLW management in South-Korea, Sang Hoon Park, Korean Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) LLW management in Spain, Pablo Zuloaga, Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radioactivos S.A (ENRESA) LLW management in Belgium, Jean-Paul Minon, Organisme National des Déchets Radioactifs et des matières Fissiles enrichies (ONDRAF) LLW management in Germany, Bruno Baltes, Gesellschaft für Anlagen und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) A common framework for radioactive waste disposal, Philip Metcalf, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Washington, D.C., November, 29, 2004 Recap of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on Low-Level Wastes (LLW), Pete Lyons, Clint Williamson (Domenici); Jonathan Epstein, Sam Fowler (Bingaman) Sponsors’ perspectives and suggestions for completing the study: Environmental Protection Agency, Adam Klinger, Dan Schultheisz Army Corps of Engineers, Tomiann McDaniel DOD Executive Agent for Low-Level Radioactive Waste, Richard Conley (via telephone) The Institute for Applied Energy—Japan, Shigenobu Hirusawa California Environmental Protection Agency, Jeffrey Wong (via video-conference) Southeast Compact Commission, Mike Mobley Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact, Ron Kucera (via telephone)

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Improving the Regulation and Management of Low-Activity Radioactive Wastes Department of Energy, David Mathes Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Scott Flanders Public Comments

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