The public comment period for the Draft Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Environmental Impact Statement (Draft GTCC EIS) closed on June 27, 2011.
Past Public Involvement Opportunities: Draft GTCC EIS Comments
The 120-day public comment period for the Draft GTCC EIS began when the Notice of Availability was published in the Federal Register (February 25, 2011). The comment period closed on June 27, 2011. Comments were accepted at public hearings, by mail, and electronically through this Web site. During the comment period, DOE held public hearings as discussed under Public Hearings on Draft GTCC EIS.
Schedule for Public Comment Submittal
The public comment period closed on June 27, 2011. DOE is considering all comments received or postmarked from February 25, 2011 through June 27, 2011 in preparing the Final EIS and identifying the preferred alternative(s). Comments received or postmarked after June 27, 2011 will be considered to the extent practicable. Comments or suggestions on the Draft EIS may be mailed to the address below, but there is no guarantee that comments received or postmarked after June 27, 2011 will be considered in preparation of the Final EIS.
Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste EIS
Office of Technical and Regulatory Support (EM-43)
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue,SW.
Washington, DC 20585–0119
Confidentiality of Public Comments
DOE's practice is to make comments, including names and addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that DOE withhold their address from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. However, DOE will not consider anonymous comments. Except for proprietary information, DOE will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available to the public in their entirety.
Public Hearings on Draft GTCC EIS (April and May 2011)
Public hearings on the Draft GTCC EIS were held in April and May 2011. Hearing transcripts and other information are available on the Public Hearings page.
For More Information
For questions about public participation, including submitting comments, or for further information on the GTCC LLRW EIS, please contact:
Theresa J. Kliczewski, EIS Document Manager
Office of Environmental Management
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585