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Appendix C Information-Gathering Meetings Below is a list of presentations the committee received during infor- mation gathering meetings. These were open to the public and included opportunities for public comment. C.1 MEETING 1: SEPTEMBER 15-16, 2003, WASHINGTON, D.C. â¢ U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Manage- ment (DOE-EM), study sponsor, Patrice Bubar, Associate Dep- uty Assistant Secretary for Integration and Disposition â¢ DOE-EM Corporate Project on Risk-Based End States, David Geiser, Director, Office of Long-Term Stewardship â¢ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Risk in EPA Regula- tions, Betsy Forinash, Office of Radiation â¢ HLW and TRU Issues at Hanford: How We Got Where We Are Today (videoconference), Roy Gephart, Pacific Northwest Na- tional Laboratory 199
200 RISK AND DECISIONS ABOUT TRU AND HLW C.2 MEETING 2: DECEMBER 2-4, 2003, IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY (INEEL), IDAHO FALLS, ID â¢ Tour of Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center and Radioactive Waste Management Complex â¢ Welcome to Idaho Falls and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), Lisa Green, U.S. Depart- ment of Energy, Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) â¢ Overview of INEEL, Discussion of Types and Locations of INEEL Waste Streams, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID â¢ INEEL Risk-Based End State Project, Bill Leake, DOE-ID High-Level Waste (HLW) and Sodium Bearing Waste (SBW) Discussion â¢ Overview of Waste Streams, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID â¢ Treatment and Disposal of SBW, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID; Arlin Olson, Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (LMITC); and Baird McNaught, Bechtel B&W Idaho, LLC (BBWI) â¢ Treatment and Disposal Options for Calcine HLW, Greg Duggan, DOE-ID â¢ Discussion of Risks, Costs, and Schedules for SBW, and Calcine Treatment, and Disposal, Richard Kimmel, DOE-ID â¢ HLW Tank Closure Planning, Keith Lockie, DOE-ID Transuranic (TRU) Waste Discussion â¢ Origin of TRU Waste Located at INEEL, Jerry Wells, DOE-ID â¢ Buried Waste, Jeff Perry, DOE-ID â¢ Stored Remote Handled-TRU Waste, Tom Clements BBWI TRU Waste Management â¢ Stored Contact-Handled TRU Waste, Brian Edgerton, DOE-ID â¢ Regulatory Perspectives, Kathleen Trever, INEEL Oversight Board, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and Rick Poeten, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
APPENDIX C 201 â¢ Discussion of Environmental Management Corporate HLW Risk Reduction Project, Joel Case, DOE-ID, HLW Project Manager (by telephone) C.3 MEETING 3: JANUARY 27-29, 2004, SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (SRS), AUGUSTA, GA â¢ Tour of LLW Disposal Area, TRU Waste Area, F Tank Farm, H Tank Farm, Defense Waste Processing Facility, Glass Waste Storage Building, and Saltstone Facility â¢ Accelerating EM Cleanup at SRS, Doug Hintze, DOE Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) â¢ Waste Disposition Program at SRS, Doug Hintze, DOE-SR â¢ Low Level Waste, Elmer Wilhite, Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) â¢ Transuranic Waste, W.T. âSonnyâ Goldston, Westinghouse Sa- vannah River Company (WSRC) â¢ High-Level Waste, Joe Carter, WSRC â¢ Progress on the risk-based end-state vision, Tony Polk, DOE-SR â¢ Incorporating Risk in DOEâs Cleanup Decisions, Chuck Powers, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP II) â¢ Regulatory Issues Panel Discussion, David Wilson, South Caro- lina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC- DHEC), Ben Rusche, South Carolina Governor Advisory Board, and Jon Richards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) â¢ Risk Considerations in Waste Incidental to Reprocessing (WIR) Determinations, David Esh and Anna Bradford, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission C.4 MEETING 4: MARCH 9-11, 2004, HANFORD SITE, RICHLAND, WA â¢ Overview of Hanford, Keith Klein, Manager, Richland Opera- tions Office (DOE-RL) â¢ Types of Risk at Hanford: Groundwater, Subsurface, Surface John Morse, Senior Technical Advisor for Groundwater, DOE- RL
202 RISK AND DECISIONS ABOUT TRU AND HLW â¢ Impacts of Residual Radioactive Waste on Hanford Groundwa- ter, Mike Thompson, Physical Scientist, Groundwater Project, DOE-RL â¢ How We Assess Risk System Assessment Capability, Composite Risk Modeling, Doug Hildebrand, Environmental Scientist, Waste Operations Team, DOE-RL, Charles Kincaid, Scientist Level Five, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory â¢ How We Use Risk in Decision Making (How does Hanford de- termine what lower hazard wastes to leave in place based on risk) John Morse, Senior Geotechnical Environmental Advisory, DOE-RL â¢ Looking at Risk to People and Natural Resources over the Long Term, Russell Jim, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Ya- kama Nation â¢ Overview of Tank Waste Remediation, Steve Wiegman, Senior Technical Advisor, DOE, Office of River Protection (ORP) â¢ Discussion of Risk-Based End State (RBES) Strategies for the Hanford Tank Farms, Bob Popielarczyk, Director, and Tony Knepp, River Protection Project Integration, CH2M HILL Han- ford Group, Inc. â¢ Hanfordâs RBES Vision, Shirley Olinger, Assistant Manager for Safety and Engineering, DOE-RL â¢ Remarks from Entities with Consultation or Regulatory Status, Stuart Harris, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reser- vation; Gabriel Bohnee, Nez Perce Tribe; John Price and Suz- anne Dahl, Washington State Department of Ecology; Nick Ceto, Hanford Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10; and Dirk Dunning, Nuclear Safety Division, Oregon Department of Energy â¢ Discussion of How Risk Factors into Planning for the U Plant Waste Sites, John Price and Suzanne Dahl, Washington State Department of Ecology; Nick Ceto, U.S. Environmental Protec- tion Agency, Region 10; and Dirk Dunning, Oregon Department of Energy C.5 MEETING 5: MAY 19-21, 2004, WASHINGTON, D.C. â¢ What Would Be Useful to DOE in the Committeeâs Final Re- port?, Gene Schmitt, Department of Energy Office of Environ- mental Management (DOE-EM)
APPENDIX C 203 â¢ Current Status and Understanding of Risk-Based End States Project, John Lehr, DOE-EM â¢ Risk in Decision Making for a Model Comprehensive Environ- mental Response Record of Decision, CERCLA ROD: MacKenzie Chemical Works Superfund Site in Central Islip, Suf- folk County, New York, Charles Nace, U.S. Environmental Pro- tection Agency Region 2