Nuclear Waste Program - Public Comment Periods
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Update: This comment period has been extended until October 30, 2017
Public Comment Period on Proposed Changes to the Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit for the Low Activity Waste Pretreatment System
July 17, 2017 through September 15, 2017
October 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) and Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) are holding a 60-day public comment period on a proposed modification to the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit to incorporate the Low Activity Waste Pretreatment System (LAWPS) Facility as a new Operating Unit Group. This proposed modification is required for construction and operation of the LAWPS Facility in support of the Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste (DFLAW) Program.
The public comment period runs from July 17 through September 15, 2017, with a public meeting scheduled for August
21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library (955 Northgate Drive). The meeting will also be accessible via webinar. To register, go to
The proposed modification and supporting documentation are available for review online at
Submit comments on the proposed permit modification by
15, 2017: October 30, 2017
Submit comments electronically
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Why it Matters
At the Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program,
we work to make sure Hanford’s cleanup follows our state’s regulations
to protect our air, land, water, and citizens.
It is important that permit conditions are accurate
and allow compliance with the regulations. We invite you to
comment on this permit modification before we make our decision.