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January 1, 2019
Event: 60-Day Public Comment Period on Attachment 3 (Security) of the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit
Category: Comment Period / Feedback Opportunity
Event Date: Dec. 10, 2018 – Feb. 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Richland Operations Office is holding a 60-day public comment period from Dec. 10, 2018, to Feb. 11, 2019, for a Class 2 Permit Modification to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit. This proposed modification would update Attachment 3, Security.

The proposed updates include documentation of the Hanford Site’s 24-hour surveillance system, personnel access requirements, perimeter area fences, barricades, and signage. The signage updates describe the Wye Barricade, no trespassing, perimeter, unit group, and Columbia River signs.

A public meeting will be held Jan. 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m., Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. Richland, Washington  99352. Please see the attached summary fact sheet. To read the full documentation, please see the Administrative Record and the Public Information Repositories.

The meeting will also be accessible via webinar. To register go to:
Registration URL:
Webinar ID: 879-342-851

Visit to review details on these proposed changes. Please submit any comments by Feb. 11, 2019, by mail to:

Washington Department of Ecology
3100 Port of Benton Boulevard
Richland, WA 99354
or electronically at:

For questions, please contact:
Kristen Holmes, DOE,, 509-376-5803
Randy Bradbury, Washington State Dept. of Ecology,, 509-372-7954.

The permittee's compliance history during the life of the permit being modified is available from the Washington Department of Ecology contact person above.

To request disability accommodation, please contact Jennifer Colborn,,
509-376-5840, in our external affairs office at least 10 working days prior to the event.
DOE makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.


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