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Event: Class 2 Modifications to Hanford’s permit for Dangerous Waste Management Units
Category: Public Comment Periods
Event Date: 09/21/2014
 


The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) proposes Class 2 modifications to Attachments 4 and 9 of the Hanford Facility Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit.  These changes clarify emergency preparedness and response requirements.  The permittees are the USDOE and CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company.
 

What are the Changes Being Proposed? 
This permit modification is required to satisfy condition 1.1.2 of the action plan that was part of the settlement of enforcement action 08-5085-FVS for Hanford’s Central Waste Complex, Waste Receiving and Processing Plant, and T Plant.

The changes address the parts of these facilities that treat, store, or dispose of waste but do not have a permit. They are called “interim status units.”  These units must follow Washington Administrative Code 173-303-400, Interim status facility standards.

The changes to the Hanford Emergency Management Plan (Attachment 4) will define how the plan meets requirements in dangerous waste regulations at those interim status units for

•Preparedness and preparation

•Contingency plans
 
•Emergency procedures
 
•Emergencies
 
•Coordinating with local emergency planning committees established under Superfund

The changes to Attachment 9 (Permit Applicability Matrix) will make emergency preparedness and response requirements apply to those interim status TSD units.
 

Submit Comments by November 13 to:
Suzanne Dahl
Hanford@ecy.wa.gov (preferred)
3100 Port of Benton Blvd.
Richland, WA 99354
Fax 509-372-7971

Public Meeting:
October 8, 6 pm
Richland Public Library
955 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99354


Documents for Review:

Comment Period Summary

Transmittal Letter

Attachment 4 - Hanford Emergency Management Plan

Attachment 9 - Permit Applicability Matrix

 

 

 

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