Regulatory basis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant performance assessment

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the first operational repository designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste from the defense programs of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for certifications and regulation of the WIPP facility for the radioactive components of the waste. The EPA has promulgated general radioactive waste disposal standards at 40 CFR Part 191. and WIPP-specific criteria to implement and interpret the generic disposal standards at 40 CFR Part 194. In October 1996. the DOE submitted its Compliance Certification Application (CCA) to the EPA to ... continued below

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HOWARD,BRYAN A.; CRAWFORD,M.B.; GALSON,D.A. & MARIETTA,MELVIN G. May 22, 2000.

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    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is the first operational repository designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste from the defense programs of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for certifications and regulation of the WIPP facility for the radioactive components of the waste. The EPA has promulgated general radioactive waste disposal standards at 40 CFR Part 191. and WIPP-specific criteria to implement and interpret the generic disposal standards at 40 CFR Part 194. In October 1996. the DOE submitted its Compliance Certification Application (CCA) to the EPA to demonstrate compliance with the disposal standards at Subparts B and C of 40 CFR Part 191. This paper summarizes the development of the overall legal framework for radioactive waste disposal at the WIPP, the parallel development of the WIPP performance assessment (PA), and how the EPA disposal standards and implementing criteria formed the basis for the CCA WIPP PA. The CCA resulted in a certification in May 1998 by the EPA of the WIPP'S compliance with the EPA's disposal standard, thus enabling the WIPP to begin radioactive waste disposal.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00755589

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  • Journal Name: Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue); Other Information: Submitted to Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Special Journal Issue)

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-1126J
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 755589
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702333

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HOWARD,BRYAN A.; CRAWFORD,M.B.; GALSON,D.A. & MARIETTA,MELVIN G. Regulatory basis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant performance assessment, article, May 22, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702333/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.