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Nuclear Waste Program

Nuclear Waste Program - Public Comment Periods

For more information on any of the comment periods, email hanford@ecy.wa.gov or call Ecology at 509-372-7950. In addition to what's available on our website, documents open for public comment are available at the Hanford Information Repositories.

Ecology keeps information on closed comment periods available for historical purposes and to provide access to our responses to comments, which are also always available on the Nuclear Waste Program Publications page.


Public comment period starts today on proposed changes to the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Permit

April 10, 2017 through June 9, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of River Protection (ORP) is holding a 60-day public comment period to support a requested Class 2 permit modification to the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Dangerous Waste Permit. This modification is requesting approval from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) to install new underground waste transfer pipelines needed to support the Direct-Feed Low Activity Waste (DFLAW) configuration for WTP operations.

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Proposed modification to the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Dangerous Waste Permit (Permit)

March 6, 2017 through May 5, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of River Protection (ORP) and Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI) are holding a 60-day public comment period to support a proposed modification to the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Dangerous Waste Permit (Permit).  This requested modification is needed to update the WTP Permit Interim Compliance Schedule to reflect the compliance dates outlined in the Amended Hanford Consent Decree between DOE and the State of Washington issued March 11, 2016.

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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.