Comment Period: 05/08/2006 - 06/21/2006
The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) has initiated the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) five-year review at the Hanford Site.The first five-year review was conducted in 2000 by the EPA.
CERCLA requires that for all remedial actions taken that resulted in hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants remaining at a site above levels that allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure, the lead agency review actions no less often than every five years after the initiation of the selected remedial action. The review will determine if the measures taken are still successful in protecting the worker, the public and the environment.
DOE will conduct the CERCLA five-year review in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA is ultimately responsible for certifying the review.
DOE requests public input on the evaluations of the remedial actions identified in the report. A 30-day public review period will be held May 8 through June 15, 2006. Public input will be considered before the report is finalized.
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06/29/2006 Shaffer , Paul
06/22/2006 Heart of America Northwest
06/22/2006 Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee
06/22/2006 US Department of the Interior
06/20/2006 Brown, Susan
06/19/2006 Columbia Riverkeeper
06/19/2006 Department of Ecology
06/19/2006 Hanford Advisory Board
06/19/2006 Oregon Department of Energy
06/19/2006 Yakama Nation
06/15/2006 Umatilla Indian Reservation
06/14/2006 Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
06/06/2006 Gasper, Kenneth Dear Mr. Clark,
05/27/2006 Heart of America Northwest
05/18/2006 Griffin, Louthea
05/18/2006 Gurske, Richard
05/18/2006 Stephens, Don
Please see Appendix B - Response to Comments Posted - [Pages 193-334]