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Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Hanford

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Department of Energy.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Hanford. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of these meeting be announced in the Federal Register.


Thursday, November 7, 2002, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, November 8, 2002, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


West Coast Hotel, 1101 North Columbia Center Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99336.

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Yvonne Sherman, Public Involvement Program Manager, Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, 825 Jadwin, MSIN A7-75, Richland, WA, 99352; Phone: (509) 376-6216; Fax: (509) 376-1563.

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Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE and its regulators in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities.

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, November 7, 2002

  • Tank Waste Program

—Strategic Initiative 2: Accelerate Tank Waste Treatment Completion by 20 Years

  • Accelerated Tank Retrieval and Closure Issues
  • M-45 Tri-Party Agreement Draft Change Package (Single-Shell Tank Retrieval and the Establishment of Accelerated Waste Retrieval and Closure Demonstration Projects)
  • Waste Treatment

—Supplemental Technologies

—Potential Enhancements to the Vitrification Plant

—Challenges: Funding, Technology Development

  • Hanford's Draft Long-Term Stewardship Plan

—Goals and Outcomes for November Long-Term Stewardship Workshop

Friday, November 8, 2002

  • Update on the Draft Hanford Solid (Radioactive and Hazardous) Waste Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  • Public Involvement Processes (e.g. HAB press releases, DOE ads, fact sheets)
  • Discussion on FY 03 Hanford Advisory Board Meeting Schedule
  • Committee Updates

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Yvonne Sherman's office at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Each individual wishing to make public comment will be provided equal time to present their comments.

Minutes: The minutes of this meeting will be available for public review and copying at the Freedom of Information Public Reading Room, 1E-190, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays. Minutes will also be available by writing to Yvonne Sherman, Department of Energy Richland Operation Office, 825 Jadwin, MSIN A7-75, Richland, WA 99352, or by calling her at (509) 376-1563.

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Issued at Washington, DC on October 2, 2002.

Rachel M. Samuel,

Deputy Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-25531 Filed 10-7-02; 8:45 am]