The Department of Energy (DOE) is working to develop a solution to storage of nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste. It is developing a process to site facilities in collaboration with communities in the U.S., and earlier this year sought comments from the public on this “consent based” process.

Earlier this year, DOE requested public input on the process, and recently published a summary of all public input it received in an online report: ‘Designing a Consent-Based Siting Process: Summary of Public Input.’

DOE is accepting comments and input on the draft report until October 30, 2016.  DOE will consider all comments and issue a final summary report by December 2016.

To learn more about commenting, see DOE’s Federal Register notice online >> Or you can send comments using the following methods:

Email: Responses may be provided by email to consentbasedsiting@hq.doe.gov. Please submit electronic comments in Microsoft Word, or PDF file format, and avoid the use of special characters or any form of encryption.

Mail: Responses may be provided by mail to the following address: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Draft Consent-Based Siting Report, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585.

Online: Responses will be accepted online at www.regulations.gov (Docket DOE_FRDOC_0001)

Read JRWA’s June 2016 comments to DOE about its Consent Based Siting Process >>