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Hanford Advisory Board

Hanford Advisory Board

Photo of the 2023 Hanford Advisory Board Members
Photo of several members of the 2023 Hanford Advisory Board

The Hanford Advisory Board is a nonpartisan and broadly representative body consisting of a balanced mix of the diverse interests affected by Hanford cleanup issues. As set forth in its charter, the primary mission of the board is to provide informed recommendations and advice to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State Department of Ecology on selected major policy issues related to Hanford Site cleanup.

The goal of the board is to develop consensus policy recommendations and advice. When this is not possible, the board will convey its recommendations and advice in a manner that communicates the points of view expressed by all board members.

The board is intended to be an integral component for some Hanford tribal and public involvement activities, but not to be the sole conduit for those activities. The board assists the agencies in focusing public involvement and making efficient use of board members’ time and energy. Through its open public meetings, advice on agency public involvement activities, and the responsibilities of board members to communicate with their constituencies, the board assists the broader public in becoming more informed and meaningfully involved in Hanford cleanup decisions.

The Hanford Advisory Board is a part of the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, a stakeholder board that provides the assistant secretary for environmental management and designees with advice, information, and recommendations on issues affecting the program at various DOE sites. Among those issues are clean-up activities and environmental restoration; waste and nuclear materials management and disposition; excess facilities; future land use and long-term stewardship.  

The board's membership is carefully considered to reflect a full diversity of viewpoints in the affected communities and region. Ideally, board members represent people who are affected by Hanford site cleanup activities.  


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Last Updated 01/17/2023 6:05 AM