Cleaning landfills and demolishing the many buildings and structures generates large amounts of contaminated soil, equipment, demolition debris and other waste that must be disposed of safely to avoid further environmental damage. From a risk perspective, it is important that cleaning waste be moved to a waste treatment plant away from the Columbia River. The solution was to build a very large technical discharge on the Hanford Central Plateau site, about 10 km from the river and 100 metres above the water table, a very large technical discharge meeting all the technical requirements. This landfill, called the environmental clean-up facility or ERDF, is a set of cells 150 × 300 m wide on the ground and 20 m deep. We recognize that considerable progress has been made in negotiating and implementing comprehensive agreements in several general education centres. Specifically, in early November 1988, the San Francisco Operations Office established the first FEDERAL DoE CERCLA 120 Facility Agreement (FFA) with the EPA and the State of California for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In addition, we understand that negotiations for the RCRA/CERCLA approval and compliance agreement for the Hanford site and ceRCLA 120 FFA for the Monticello site are nearing completion. Negotiations are also underway for a section 120 FFA of the CERCLA for the Mound plant. In addition, this summer, the Federal Facility Compliance Agreement for the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC) was amended to include an enforceable provision. This paper examines the material environmental legislation applicable to the ERDF and examines the design of the facility for environmental protection and compliance with regulatory requirements.
The paper describes how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), THE EPA and ecology interact in its regulations. In addition, the response to a recent $1 million fine is described to highlight actual interactions and options in this aspect of the regulatory process. The UNT Libraries Government Documents Department serves as both a federal and state repository and holds millions of articles in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an affiliated archive of the National Archives. We monitor compliance with clean-up operations against two federal environmental rehabilitation laws – the Rcra Act and the Superfund Act. The TPA defines and retains the remediation obligations of both statutes and sets standards on which we measure Hanford`s work to determine whether it has been done properly and in a timely manner. Once the clean-up work is complete, Energy will have to prove to us that the work complies with the terms of the agreement. We`ll then share updates on the cleanup status and tell you when the steps and regulations have been followed. The aim of this memorandum is to reaffirm the DOE`s commitment to cooperate with the EPA and the States to conclude, in its main institutions and in particular in the entities mentioned in the attached memorandum, binding agreements that are not mentioned in this paragraph.
These agencies are: In order to help EH assess the progress of compliance agreements in these agencies, I ask you, Raymond P. Berube, Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Environment (EH-20), the current compliance status and the synthesis of what has been done to reach comprehensive agreements with the EPA and the state in each of these institutions.