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Energy Department Issues Draft Request for Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities

Media Contact:
January 20, 2015

Lynette Chafin, 513-246-0461

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.

The DRFP is for managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) storage facilities and licenses under NRC regulations. The scope includes the management and operation of the Fort Saint Vrain (FSV) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) facility in Colorado (including security); the management, operation and oversight of the Three Mile Island-2 (TMI-2) ISFSI facility at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) in Idaho; and management of the Idaho Spent Fuel Facility (ISFF) license. This procurement will be issued as a Small Business set-aside, with a five year period of performance (four year base and one year option).

Additional information on the DRFP is available at:
https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/NRC/draftrfppage.php. DOE has requested that all comments, questions, suggested changes, and feedback should be submitted to the designated procurement email address: NRCLicensedFacilities@emcbc.doe.gov no later than February 3, 2015.


Editorial Date Jan 27, 2015
By Danielle Miller

For Immediate Release
December 18, 2014

Media Contact: Robert Pence, (208)526-6518

INL Site EM Citizens Advisory Board Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - For 20 years, the public has provided input to the U.S. Department of Energy's environmental management program at the Idaho National Laboratory through the INL Site EM Citizens Advisory Board.

The DOE EM office was established in 1989 to focus on cleanup of legacy waste from nuclear weapons production. DOE recognized the importance of national and local public debate as critical to cleanup efforts and created an advisory board (the EM Site Specific Advisory Board) to seek citizen involvement in EM cleanup at sites around the country. Under the umbrella of the EM SSAB, advisory boards operate at Hanford in Washington; Northern New Mexico; Nevada; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Paducah, Kentucky; Portsmouth, Ohio; and Savannah River, South Carolina, in addition to the CAB in Idaho.

Organizing for the INL CAB began in 1993 with applicants sough from local governments, universities, Tribal nations, industry, environmental and civic groups, labor organizations and other interested citizens. Fifteen individuals were selected from a pool of more than 150 applicants to sit on the first INL CAB in 1994. The CAB also includes participation from DOE, the State of Idaho, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The CAB members represent diverse views and backgrounds. They provide valuable input on environmental restoration, waste management, technology development, and budget priorities.

CAB members attend meetings and review EM documents. They provide input on key issues and upcoming decisions, and submit letters and recommendations to DOE. They represent diverse community views during discussions and they share their opinions with the public. The role of the CAB members is challenging. They commit to attending at least four to six day-long meetings each year covering topics that are complex and technically and politically challenging. CAB meetings are open to the public and include an opportunity for public comment at the meetings.

Since 1994, CAB members have submitted more than 150 recommendations on topics ranging from cleanup standards and environmental restoration to waste management and disposition, as well as future land use and long-term stewardship, workforce safety initiatives, and the DOE budget process.

The CAB increases public awareness of cleanup activities at the INL Site. It provides a forum for the general public and media to learn more about the status of INL cleanup work, and it provides an opportunity for the general public to express opinions and comment public on plans, documents, and activities.

According to Jack Zimmerman, DOE-ID Deputy Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project and the Designated Deputy Federal Official for the CAB, "The CAB is a valuable asset to DOE and serves a critical part of the DOE cleanup process. Their input has played a key role in helping DOE-ID scope the approach to cleanup. Their involvement has helped influence and improve the readability of DOE documents and contributed to improved trust and confidence between DOE, regulators, the Tribes, and the citizens of Idaho."


For more information, visit http://inlcab.energy.gov/

Editorial Date Dec 22, 2014
By Danielle Miller


DOE-ID Press Releases and Video Clips

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