Proposed Modifications to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit
Public Comment Periods
The U.S. Department of Energy plans to hold a 60-day public comment period on proposed modifications to the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit.
These Class 2 modifications update several chapters of the 242-A Evaporator portion of the permit. Key changes include updating:
·The tank waste sampling approach in the Waste Analysis Plan
·Process information describing the 242-A Evaporator
·Preparedness and prevention measures
These permit modifications are necessary to prepare for 242-A Evaporator campaigns beginning in fall 2013 to reduce the volume of Hanford’s tank waste and make more double-shell tank space available for waste retrieval from other tanks.
Class 2 modifications apply to updates to the permit. All Class 2 Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit changes require public review and Washington State Department of Ecology approval.
For more information, please see the accompanying fact sheet. You can also email Hanford@ecy.wa.gov or call 1-800-321-2008.