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GTCC EIS news, events, and announcements.

September 8, 2011

Draft GTCC EIS Public Hearing Transcripts Available

The transcripts from the public hearings on the Draft GTCC EIS are now available for viewing or downloading from the Public Hearings page of this Web site. The public hearings were held in April and May 2011.

June 28, 2011

Draft GTCC EIS Public Comment Period Closed

The public comment period for the Draft Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Environmental Impact Statement closed on June 27, 2011. Comments are no longer being accepted through this website.

February 25, 2011

Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC–Like Waste

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Notice of Availability announcing the availability of the Draft GTCC EIS, and Notice of Public Hearings. Go to Getting Involved to find information about the public comment process and the dates, times, and locations for the pubic hearings.

February 18, 2011

Press Release - Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Press Release announcing the availability of the Draft GTCC EIS.

February 16, 2011

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C (GTCC) Low-Level Radioactive Waste and GTCC-Like Waste (DOE/EIS-0375-D)

The Department of Energy (DOE) issued the Draft GTCC EIS for public review and comment. Go to Getting Involved to find information about the public comment process and the dates, times, and locations for the pubic hearings.

August 11, 2010

2010 Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force Report to the President and the U.S. Congress

The 2010 report provides recommendations to the President and Congress to improve the security of domestic radioactive sources giving the enduring threat of terrorists seeking radioactive materials to attack the United States. The report indicates that by far the most significant challenge identified is access to disposal for disused radioactive sources. The Task Force recommends that DOE continue its ongoing efforts to develop a GTCC disposal capability. For additional information on the Task Force go to http://www.nrc.gov/security/byproduct/task-force.html.

October 26, 2007

Transcripts of Public Scoping Meetings Available

As part of the scoping phase of the EIS process, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management (EM), held public scoping meetings to obtain scoping comments for the EIS in nine cities in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and Washington D.C. in August and September of 2007. Transcripts of public scoping meetings are available for downloading and browsing below.

Aug. 10, 2007

U.S. Department of Energy to Host Public Scoping Meetings to Discuss the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste

The Department of Energy (DOE) is conducting nine public scoping meetings in several states to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the scope of the EIS and to learn more about the proposed action from DOE officials. All meetings (except the Washington DC meeting) will start at 6 p.m. with an informal poster session and opportunity to sign-in to provide oral comments. A formal presentation by DOE officials on the proposed action will start at 7 p.m. followed by public comments. The Washington DC meeting will start at 1 p.m. with the formal presentation by DOE officials starting at 2 p.m. Meeting locations are available on this website.


July 31, 2007

Correction to Notice of Intent Published in Federal Register

PDF Federal Register Notice Correction to Table 1 of Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste, July 23, 2007 Correction issued July 31, 2007 (29 KB)


July 23,2007

Notice of Intent Published in Federal Register

PDF Notice of Intent (NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste, July 23, 2007 (70 KB) published in Federal Register


July 20, 2007

DOE Press Release: DOE to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste Disposal

DOE has issued a press release announcing that it will evaluate disposal options for Greater Than Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) generated from the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, medical activities and nuclear research.

PDF Press Release: DOE to Weigh Alternatives for Greater Than Class C Low-Level Waste Disposal (68 KB)


July 20, 2007

Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste EIS Public Information Center Web Site Launched

The Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste EIS Information Center Web site was launched on July 20, 2007. This Web site is the online center for public information and involvement in the Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Environmental Impact Statement (GTCC LLRW EIS).

The United States Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management (EM), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for disposal of Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste (GTCC LLRW). The EIS will evaluate potential alternatives involving selected disposal methods for application at several DOE sites.