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Nuclear Waste Program

 

DRAFT Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit

(Site-Wide Permit)

Revision 9 - WA7890008967


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2/21/13 - Ecology received more than 4,000 comments on the draft Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit during the comment period held from May 1 to October 22, 2012. This includes about 1,800 comments from the public and 3,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Because information and arguments brought up during the first comment period raised substantial new questions, Ecology will reopen the comment period for the permit. We do not have firm date set for this second round of public comments, but we expect about a two-year effort to:

  • Review and evaluate each of the thousands of comments we received.
  • Revise the permit based on significant information and issues that were raised.
  • Reissue the permit with the revisions and responses to the original comments received.
  • Reopen the comment period for the sections we changed. Address the next round of public comments.
  • Issue the final permit.

We are updating our Frequently Asked Questions about the permit to address the changes. Send your questions to Hanford@ecy.wa.gov or call 800-321-2008, and we will answer them in the revised FAQ. Ecology also plans to send periodic updates on our progress during the permit revision process. The updates will be posted to the Hanford-Info email list as well as Ecology’s website and our Hanford Education & Outreach Facebook page.


Introduction

Introduction Definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms
Fact Sheet Signature Page
Unit Map  
   

Attachments

(1) Hanford Facility Agreement and Consent Order (6) Recordkeeping and Reports
(2) Hanford Facility Permit Legal Description (7) Reserved
(3) Security (8) Permit Unit History
(4) Hanford Emergency Management Plan (9) Reserved
(5) Hanford Facility Personnel Training Program  
   

Part I and II - Permit Conditions

Conditions  
   

Part III - Operating Units

Liquid Effluent Retention Facility (LERF) & 200 Area Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) Integrated Disposal Facility (IDF)
242 - A- Evaporator Double Shell Tank System & 204-AR
325 Hazardous Waste Treatment Units Waste Encapsulating Storage Facility (WESF)
Central Waste Complex 331-C Storage Unit
Waste Receiving and Processing Facility (WRAP) 400 Area Waste Management Unit
222-S Dangerous & Mixed Waste Low-Level Burial Grounds Trench 31 & 34
T-Plant Complex Low-Level Burial Grounds Trench 94
Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant  
   

Part IV - Corrective Action

CA-1 Waste Management Units CA-2 Groundwater Operable Units
   

Part V - Closure Units

1301-N Liquid Waste Disposal Facility 1706-KE Waste Treatment System
Single Shell Tank System Hexone Storage & Treatment Facility
600 Area Purgewater Storage & Treatment Nonradioactive Dangerous Waste Landfill (NRDWL)
207-A South Retention Basin 216-B-63 Trench
216-A-29 Ditch 216-B-3 Main Pond
216-A-36B Crib Grout Treatment Facility
216-A-37-1 Crib B Plant Complex
216-S-10-Pond & Ditch PUREX
241-CX Tank System Low-Level Burial Ground Closing Units (Green Islands)
   

Part VI - Post Closure Units

 300 Area Process Trenches 1325-N Liquid Waste Disposal Facility
183-H Solar Evaporation Basins 1324-N Impoundment & 1324 - NA Percolation Pond
   
   

WHY IT MATTERS

The permit is the state of Washington’s tool 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.


MORE INFORMATION

Public Notice

SST Public Notice

Frequently Asked Questions

News Release


SEPA

Concurrent with the public comment period on the permit, Ecology was accepting comments on its State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination for the permit.