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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. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register.


Thursday, November 3, 2011; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, November 4, 2011; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.


Red Lion Hotel, North 1101 Columbia Center Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99336.

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Paula Call, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, 825 Jadwin Avenue, P.O. Box 550, A7-75, Richland, WA 99352; Phone: (509) 376-2048; or E-mail:

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

Tentative Agenda

  • Potential Board Advice:

○ Proposed Changes to the Tri-Party Agency Community Relations Plan (Hanford Public Involvement Plan).

○ 2011 Hanford Lifecycle Scope, Schedule, and Cost Report.

○ Draft 100-K Proposed Plan.

  • Agency Updates (Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office; Washington State Department of Ecology; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
  • Committee Updates, including: Tank Waste Committee; River and Plateau Committee; Health, Safety and Environmental Management Committee; Public Involvement and Communications Committee; and Budgets and Contracts Committee.
  • DOE-led Discussion: Fiscal Year 2012 board budget, conflict of interest guidelines, and 2012 membership reappointment process.
  • DOE Presentation: Tank Vapor Monitoring.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Presentation: Advanced Simulation Capability for EM/Groundwater Modeling.
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○ Update to the Hanford Advisory Board Process Manuel regarding Issue Manager/Advice Development Process.

○ Finalize FY 2012 work plan and calendar.

○ Process Manual Revisions Discussion.

Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. The EM SSAB, Hanford, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Paula Call at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. 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 Paula Call 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. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments.

Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Paula Call's office at the address or phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site:​page.cfm/​hab.

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Issued at Washington, DC on October 7, 2011.

LaTanya R. Butler,

Acting Deputy Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-26475 Filed 10-12-11; 8:45 am]