Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - DOE Oversight Division. Status Report to the Public - December 1999 Page: 28 of 72
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/ Coordinates the Division's outreach activities with local officials,
community groups, individuals, and DOE.
/ Schedules training and coordinates acquisition of security clear-
ances for Division personnel.
/ Performs administrative functions such as fiscal management,
clerical support, and personnel services.
/ Serves as the lead for TOA implementations.
To further its goals, TOA also provides funding to several organizations. For
fish and mussel tissue collection and analysis, the State has contracted with the
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA). Emergency response is being
The Division has
established an advisory
panel of Tennessee officials
to help coordinate State
responsibilities in and
around the ORR.
managed by the Tennessee Emergency Management
Agency (TEMA). The Local Oversight Committee
(LOC) promotes public outreach.
In addition, the Division has established an advisory
panel of Tennessee officials to help coordinate State
responsibilities in and around the ORR. This panel
includes the directors of the following TDEC divisions:
Solid Waste Management; Air Pollution Control;
Radiological Health; Water Pollution Control; Drinking
Water Supply; Underground Storage Tanks; Superfund;
Groundwater; and Natural Heritage and Archeology. The panel also includes a
representative from the Tennessee Department of Health's Division of
Epidemiology and Environmental Laboratories.
Federal Facilities Agreement
The State, DOE, and the EPA signed the Federal Facilities Agreement (FFA)
in 1992. The FFA ensures that the Division will place emphasis on cleaning up
contamination from the past DOE activities. Oak Ridge has an FFA because the
ORR is listed on CERCLA's National Priority List.
The DOE Oversight Division coordinates State activities under the agreement.
The agreement itself outlines a procedure for cleanup on the Reservation, includ-
ing the identification of problems, scheduling of activities, and implementing
and monitoring of appropriate responses. Actions taken under the FFA conform
to CERCLA, RCRA, and other federal and State laws.
The FFA agencies have certain obligations that take precedence in their activi-
ties. They are as follows:
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