Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's Compliance with the Disposal Regulations; Panel Closure Redesign

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0684
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This rule proposes to modify Appendix A, Condition 1 of 40 CFR 194, “Criteria for the Certification and Re-certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s Compliance with the 40 CFR Part 191 Disposal Regulations,” which currently requires that DOE use the Option D Panel Closure, described in DOE’s 1996 Compliance Certification Application, to seal filled waste panels in the repository. On September 28, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) submitted a request to replace the concrete monolith and mortared explosion wall with an alternative design consisting of steel bulkheads and mined rock salt backfill. Analyses indicate that new design will meet performance requirements while reducing costs and impacts on waste emplacement activities.
RIN: Not Assigned
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Short Title: WIPP Certification Decision – Revisions to the Panel Closure Design (Condition 1)
Keyword(s): Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, WIPP, Certification Decision, CCA, Panel Closure, Panel Closure Design
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 03, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/03/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0684-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 10/08/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0684-0046

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/07/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0684-0045
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/07/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0684-0044
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/06/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0684-0037


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