Workshops for State Review of Site Suitability Criteria for High-level Radioactive Waste Repositories: Discussion group reports

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Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Office of State Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1978 - Radioactive waste disposal
 

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Page iv - In the fall of 1977, the NRC Waste Management Program and the Office of State Programs held three regional workshops to solicit ideas from State executives and legislators on the siting and licensing procedures for high-level waste repositories and to solicit comments on the NRC preliminary site suitability criteria. The workshops were held in Denver, Colorado; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the period September 19-30, 1977.
Page ix - In order to describe what this role might be, the NRC Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards and the Office of State Programs held three regional workshops to solicit ideas from States on the siting and licensing procedures for high-level waste repositories and to solicit comments on the NRC preliminary site suitability criteria. The workshops were held in Denver, Colorado; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the last two weeks in September.
Page ix - NUREG-0353. The workshops were attended by 170 State executives and legislators from 46 States In addition, there were over 80 observers from diverse backgrounds including the general public, government, industry, professional consultants and university faculties. NRC Invited interested State officials to serve as discussion group chairmen and, in a meeting with then in advance of the workshops, developed a set of issues for discussion.
Page 51 - Specific Proposal Site Suitability Criteria, for high level waste it is further resolved that: 1. The repository site should be owned and controlled by the United States Government. Such control should include prohibition of all activities which may interfere with repository operation or adversely affect the integrity of the repository. However, the states should not be precluded from continuously monitoring and assessing site activities; 2. No...
Page v - ... the need to improve vertical and lateral communications among and between agencies. 6. The State participants emphasized that the NRC should require that DOE, under the provisions of our regulations, comply with State laws in siting a repository or demonstrate why it should or could not comply. 7. The participants noted that statutes designed for land use, zoning, transportation and the protection of public health and safety give the States a role in siting a repository. 8. It was generally agreed...
Page 56 - DOT — Department of transportation EIS — Environmental impact statement EPA — Environmental Protection Agency...
Page vi - ... should be developed, preferably in different geological media. 12. The issue of regional coalitions of States to deal with siting issues produced a difference of opinions. The Denver groups were negative on the use of coalitions while the New Orleans and Philadelphia groups saw both merit and value in coalitions. 13. The participants emphasized the need for Federal compensation to be paid to impacted States for the direct and indirect costs of repository siting. 14. The issue of special incentives...
Page iv - State officials to serve as discussion group chairmen and, in a meeting with them in advance of the workshops, developed a set of issues for discussion. At the workshops, after a brief plenary session, participants were assigned to small discussion groups. The subject of each discussion group was an identical set of issues regarding siting of a repository and the preliminary NRC site suitability criteria. Here is a summary of the major findings and recommendations from State representatives to NRC....
Page iii - The purpose of this report is to present the views and recommendations of State officials and legislators participating in a workshop concerned with preliminary site suitability criteria for high-level radioactive waste repositories. The workshops were open to the public and were conducted by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) during September 1977 in three regional locations across the United States. This contractor report is the second of two reports and consolidates the discussion by State...

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