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AGENCY:

Department of Energy.

SUMMARY:

This notice announces a meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Panel on Emerging Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Mixed Waste. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 86 Stat. 770), requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. Name: Secretary of Energy Advisory Board—Panel on Emerging Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Mixed Waste.

DATES:

August 22-24, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Idaho Falls, Idaho: Shilo Inn, 780 Lindsay Boulevard, Idaho Falls, Idaho

Jackson, Wyoming: Snow King Resort, 400 East Snow King Avenue, Jackson, Wyoming

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mary Louise Wagner, Executive Director, or Francesca McCann, Staff Director, Office of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (AB-1), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20585, (202) 586-7092 or (202) 586-6279 (fax).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The purpose of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's Panel on Emerging Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Mixed Waste is to provide independent external advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board on emerging technological alternatives to incineration for the treatment of mixed waste which the Department of Energy should pursue. The Panel will focus on the evaluation of emerging non-incineration technologies for the treatment of low-level, alpha low-level and transuranic wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other hazardous constituents. Waste categories to be addressed include inorganic homogeneous solids, organic homogeneous solids, and soils. The Panel will also evaluate whether the emerging non-incineration technologies could be implemented in a manner that would allow the Department of Energy to comply with all legal requirements, including those contained in the Settlement Agreement and Consent Order signed by the State of Idaho, Department of Energy, and the U.S. Navy in October 1995.

Tentative Agenda

The agenda for the August 22-24 meeting has not been finalized. However, the meeting will include a series of briefings and discussions on alternative technologies for the treatment of mixed wastes, an inventory of wastes to be treated, an overview of waste characteristics and panel discussions. Members of the Public wishing to comment on issues before the Panel on Emerging Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Mixed Waste will have an opportunity to address the Panel during the scheduled public comment periods. The final agenda will be available at the meeting.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, August 22—Idaho Falls
9:00 am-9:15 amWelcome Comments/Business DetailsRalph Cavanagh, Chairman; Beverly Cook, Manager DOE-ID.
9:15 am-10:30 amAdvanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project History, Virtual Tour, Inventory of Characteristics, Processes and Risk Assessment ResultsM. Bonkoski, DOE-ID .
10:30 am-10:40 amBreak
10:40 am-11:10 amRelevant Fed. Laws and RegulationsJ. Smith, EPA HQ.
11:10 am-11:40 amRelevant State Laws and RegulationsS. Allred, Environmental Quality for Idaho.
11:40 am-12:30 pmWaste Isolation Pilot Plant Waste Acceptance Criteria & Shipping Office RequirementsK. Watson, Carlsbad Area Office.
12:30 pm-1:30 pmLunch Break
1:30 pm-4:20 pmAlternative Technologies Overview (Thermal, Chemical, Separation Gaseous, and Biological Capabilities)Multiple Presenters.
4:20 pm-4:30 pmBreak
4:30 pm-5:30 pmPublic Comment (Idaho Falls)R. Cavanagh.
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5:30 pm-6:30 pmDinner Break
6:30 pm-7:30 pmDOE Summary of TechnologiesW. Ocwa, DOE-ID.
7:30 pm-8:30 pmPublic Comment (Idaho Falls)R. Cavanagh.
Wednesday, August 23—Idaho Falls
9:00 am-10:00 amOverview and Application to Other Waste TypesW. Owca, DOE-ID, V. Maio, Bechtel.
10:00 am-10:30 amObservations & DOE/EPA, Memorandum of UnderstandingR. Seeker, Energy and Environmental Research Corporation, Schwinkendorf, Bechtel.
10:30 am-11:30 amOptional Independent Presenters and Panel DiscussionMultiple Presenters.
11:30 am-12:30 pmLunch Break
12:30 pm-3:00 pm—Travel to Jackson, Wyoming
3:30 pm-4:30 pmIntroduction and OverviewM. Bonkoski, DOE-ID.
4:30 pm-5:30 pmTechnology Summary, R&D NeedsW. Owca, DOE-ID.
5:30 pm-7:00 pmDinner Break
7:00 pm-8:30 pmPublic Comment (Jackson)R. Cavanagh.
Thursday, August 24—Jackson
9:00 am-10:30 amAdditional PresentationsIndependent Presenters.
10:30 am-11:00 amPublic Comment (Jackson)R. Cavanagh.
11:00 am-12:00 pmSummary and Conclusion/Action items/Work plan for Next 4 MonthsR. Cavanagh.
12:00 pmAdjourn

Public Participation .

In keeping with procedures, members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the Panel on Emerging Alternative Technologies for the Treatment of Mixed Waste and submit written comments or comment during the scheduled public comment periods.

During its meetings in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Jackson, Wyoming, the Panel welcomes public comment. Most valuable to the Panel would be specific comments on alternative technologies for the treatment of mixed wastes. In addition, the Panel will readily hear public views on the issue. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. The Panel will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties. The Chairman of the Panel is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will, in the Chairman's judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. You may submit written comments to Mary Louise Wagner, Executive Director, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, AB-1, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20585. This notice is being published less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to the late resolution of programmatic issues.

Minutes

A copy of the minutes and a transcript of the meeting will be made available for public review and copying approximately 30 days following the meeting at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190 Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. Further information on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and its subcommittees may be found at the Board's web site, located at http://www.hr.doe.gov/​seab.

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Issued at Washington, D.C., on August 8, 2000.

James N. Solit,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-20562 Filed 8-11-00; 8:45 am]

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