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Proposed Permit Modification: 8C.2017.1D - Changes to the Waste Treatment Plant, Effluent Management Facility Secondary Containment Design

May 22, 2017 to July 7, 2017

What changes are being proposed?

Washington’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites you to comment on changes to the Hanford Facility Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit, Revision 8C. This change affects the Dangerous Waste Portion of the Treatment, Storage, and Disposal of Dangerous Waste for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP Permit). The proposed changes are located in Part III, Operating Unit 10. The proposed permit modification incorporates design information for the secondary containment within Effluent Management Facility (EMF) at the WTP Site. A detailed description the proposed modification can be found in the Statement of Basis, linked below.

Please submit your comments by Friday, July 7, 2017 to:
eComment form (Preferred)

Send by U.S. mail, or hand-deliver to:
Mandy Jones
3100 Port of Benton Blvd
Richland, WA 99354
Fax: (509)372-7971
Table of Contents
Transmittal Letter Focus Sheet
Statement of Basis Response to Comments
Determination of Significance and Notice of Adoption of Existing Environmental Documents  

Specific Conditions - Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant
Chapter 1.0 - Part A Form Chapter 4H - Analytical Laboratory (LAB)
Chapter 2.0 - Topographic Map Chapter 4I - Balance of Facilities
Appendix 3A - WTP Waste Analysis Plan Chapter 6.0 - Procedures to Prevent Hazards
Appendix 3B - Quality Assurance Project Plan for Waste Analysis Plan Chapter 6A -Inspection Plan
Chapter 4.0 - Process Information Chapter 7.0 - Contingency Plan
Chapter 4A - Figures and Drawings Chapter 8.0 - Personnel Training
Chapter 4E - Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Vitrification Facility Chapter 11.0 - Closure Plan
Chapter 4G - Direct Feed Low-Activity Waste (Effluent Management Facility)  
Appendix 1.4 - Interim Compliance Schedule - WTP Effluent Management Facility (EMF) Appendix 13.2
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00001002, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00009001, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00009002, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00009003, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00009004, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00009005, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DEP-00011001, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M6-DVP-00001001, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M8-SDJ-00001, Rev A
Appendix 2.0 - Critical Systems for the WTP Appendix 13.4
24590-BOF-P1-25-00001, Rev 0
24590-BOF-P1-26-00001, Rev 0
24590-BOF-P1-26-00002, Rev 0
Appendix 7.5
24590-WTP-PER-CSA-02-001, Rev 11
Appendix 13.11
24590-CM-HC4-HXYG-00240-02-0017, Rev 00A
Appendix 7.7
24590-WTP-3PS-AFPS-T0006, Rev 3
Appendix 13.13
24590-BOF-PER-J-16-001, Rev 0
Appendix 7.9
24590-WTP-PER-M-02-001, Rev 4
Appendix 13.18
24590-BOF-PER-M-16-001, Rev 0
24590-BOF-PER-M-16-002, Rev 0
24590-BOF-PER-M-16-003, Rev 0
Appendix 13.1
24590-BOF-M5-V17T-00011, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M5-V17T-00012, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M5-V17T-00013, Rev 0
24590-BOF-M5-V17T-00014, Rev 0


The state of Washington uses the permit to regulate waste at Hanford. The storage, treatment, and disposal of dangerous and mixed (both dangerous and radioactive) waste is regulated through this permit. Our goal is to ensure Hanford's cleanup protects human health and Washington's land, air and water.