Notice of Public Comment Period for an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis on Proposed Removal Action at the B Plant Complex
The U.S. Department of Energy is planning a 30-day public comment period on an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) that considers alternatives for removal action at the B Plant Complex, including the 221B Canyon Building and the 291B Canyon Ventilation System. The B Plant is located in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site.
The 30-day comment period runs July 13 through Aug. 14, 2020.
The EE/CA analyzes three alternatives for a non-time-critical removal action for the B Plant Complex. Following the comment period, a selected alternative will be documented in a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Action Memorandum.
Emission units associated with B Plant covered in this EE/CA will be transitioned from the Hanford Air Operating Permit to CERCLA authority. 221B Canyon Building air permits will be discontinued upon the Notice of Transition effective date which will coincide with the onset of CERCLA field activities covered under this removal action.
Copies of the EE/CA and supporting documentation is available online in the Administrative Record at https://pdw.hanford.gov/document/AR-03838, and in the Hanford Public Information Repositories at https://go.usa.gov/xVDTS.
Please submit comments by Aug. 14 to BPlantEECA@rl.gov (preferred) or in writing to:
U.S. Department of Energy
Attn: Dana Gribble
P.O. Box 450, H6-60
Richland, WA 99352
After considering comments received from the public, DOE will confer with the Washington State Department of Ecology to select an alternative. The selected alternative will be documented in a CERCLA Action Memorandum.
Questions? Please contact Dana Gribble at Dana_C_Gribble@rl.gov or (509) 961-5609.