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40 CFR Part 191
Environmental radiation protection standards for management and disposal of spent nuclear fuel, high-level and transuranic radioactive wastes.

40 CFR Part 194
Criteria for the certification and re-certification of theWaste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with the 40 CFR Part 191 disposal regulations.


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Accelerating Cleanup: Paths to Closure
The Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office's proposed approach to cleaning up and closing transuranic waste storage sites.

Adoption of Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NM-P020-11-1414 Double Eagle Water System
DOE/EA-1905
October 2011
This document examines the potential environmental impacts associated with providing DOE funding for the proposed improvements to the City of Carlsbad Double Eagle Water System

Amendment to the Record of Decision for the Department of Energy's Waste Management Program: Treatment and Storage of Transuranic Waste
This Federal Register Notice relates to DOE sending contact-handled and remote-handled transuranic waste from certain generator sites as needed to the Idaho National Laboratory to be treated and characterized prior to shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant for disposal.

Annual Transuranic Waste Inventory Report - 2016 DOE/TRU-16-3425 Rev 0
Effective date 12/01/16
The information presented in the ATWIR - 2016 serves as a current baseline of the TRU waste inventory for potential disposal at WIPP and may be considered in future Compliance Recertification Applications.  The TRU Waste Inventory Profile Reports (Appendices A and B) reflect the information reported by the TRU waste sites.

Approved Permit modifications
Approved modifications that have been incorporated into the permit.


August 2004 Solid Waste Management Report
Solid Waste Management Unit Activities from May 1, 2004 through July 31, 2004, August 2004 Quarterly Progress Report


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Compliance Certification Application
DOE's 72,000-page application submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showing how WIPP meets all applicable federal transuranic radioactive waste standards. (Click on CCA -1996)

Compliance Monitoring Implementation Plan for 40 CFR 191.14(b), Assurance Requirement
DOE/WIPP 99-3119 Rev. 8
Effective date:10/2014

Compliance Recertification Application - 2004 
The recertification application showing how WIPP continues to meet all applicable federal transuranic radioactive waste standards.

Compliance Recertification Application - 2009 
The recertification application showing how WIPP continues to meet all applicable federal transuranic radioactive waste standards.

Compliance Recertification Application  - 2014
The recertification application showing how WIPP continues to meet all applicable federal transuranic radioactive waste standards.


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Environmental Assessment for Actinide Chemistry and Repository Science Laboratory
DOE/EA-1404
January 2006
This document examines the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed construction and operation of an Actinide Chemistry and Repository Science Laboratory (ACRSL) along with other reasonable alternatives to support chemical research activities related to WIPP.

Environmental Assessment for Conducting Astrophysics and Other Basic Science Experiments at the WIPP Site
DOE/EA-1340, Jan. 2001
This document examines the potential environmental consequences from conducting particular types of scientific experiments in the experiment gallery at WIPP, including the potential cumulative impacts of conducting experiments with the operation of WIPP as a TRU waste repository.

Environmental Management System Description
DOE/WIPP-05-3318
Rev 6

EPA Letter of Approval to Land Dispose of Non-Liquid Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at WIPP
This document provides EPA approval for the disposal of TRU and TRU-Mixed waste containing PCBs at the WIPP.  Attached to this document is a list of conditions affecting the disposal of this waste. 

EPA Letter of  Approval for Disposal of PCB/TRU and PCB/TRU Mixed Waste at WIPP
This document provides EPA approval for the disposal of TRU and TRU-Mixed waste containing PCBs at the WIPP.  Attached to this document is a list of conditions affecting the disposal of this waste.  Dated 4/30/08

EPA Letter of Approval for Disposal of PCB/TRU and PCB/TRU Mixed Waste at WIPP
This document provides EPA approval for the disposal of TRU and TRU-Mixed waste containing PCBs at the WIPP. Attached to this document is a list of conditions affecting the disposal of this waste. Dated 5/21/13

 


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Finding No Significant Impact
Department of Energy Funding for City of Carlsbad Double Eagle Water System
DOE/EA-1905


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HalfPACT Certificate of Compliance, Rev. 6
January 2011


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The Karst and Related Issues at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Effective date: 6/23/09

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Mitigation Action Plan for the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Reconstruction of the South Access Road, Eddy County, New Mexico, January 2010
This document describes the plan for implementing commitments made in DOE/EA 1755, Environmental Assessment for Reconstruction of the South Access Road, to mitigate potential adverse environmental impacts associated with this project.

Mobile Systems Capabilities for Transuranic Waste Characterization
A comprehensive database documenting all available technologies related to mobile characterization, treatment, and repackaging of transuranic waste.


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National TRU Programs Lessons Learned Plan
DOE/CBFO 16-3560 Rev 0

Effective date 03/16


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Other EPA Compliance Certification Documents 

  • CRA - 2004 - Revised Version - Incorporated EPA comment and errataEPA's Final Recertification Decision
  • EPA's requests, DOE's Responses, and EPA's Completeness Determination
  • Compliance Certification Application (CCA) Chapters and Appendices
  • CRA and CCA Compliance Application Review Documents (CARDs) and Technical Support Documents (TSDs
  • Regulatory Tools, Guidance documents for the CRA - 2004     

Other RCRA-related documentation
Links to other Permit-related documents that are available on this home page.

Overview of the WIPP Effluent Monitoring Program - technical paper
Provides an overview of the effluent air monitoring activities at WIPP. The Effluent Monitoring Program is designed to comply with the EPA radiation protection standards for management and storage of transuranic (TRU)-waste at the WIPP during the operational period. The standards issued by the EPA are contained in Title 40 CFR, Part 191, Subpart A.


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Performance Demonstration Program Management Plan DOE/CBFO-01-3107 Rev 8
Effective date: 02/16

Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay of Boxed Wastes for the TRU Waste Characterization Program
DOE/CBFO-01-1006 Rev. 5

Effective date: 02/15

Performance Demonstration Program Plan for Nondestructive Assay of Drummed Wastes for the TRU Waste Characterization Program
DOE/CBFO-01-1005 Rev.5

Effective date: 02/15

Periodic Confirmation Measurement Protocol for the WIPP DOE/WIPP 97-2238, Rev. 8, Aug. 2008
This document describes the periodic confirmatory measurement (PCM) protocol that will be used to satisfy the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Pioneering Nuclear Waste Disposal     
DOE/CAO-00-3124, Feb. 2000

Documents the 40-plus year history of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and looks forward to challenges for the future.

Proposed Permit modifications (Drafts)
These documents are NOT FINAL and have not been formally submitted to the permitting authority for approval. These Documents are subject to future change at the discretion of the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE).


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Quality Assurance Program Document
DOE/CBFO-94-1012 Rev. 13

Effective date: 04/20/17


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Recertification Project Plan  DOE/WIPP 01-3199  Rev. 6
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's (WIPP) Recertification Project was established to meet the requirement placed in the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) to demonstrate WIPP's continued compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) disposal regulations at five-year intervals.

Record of Decision for the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase, 63 FR 3624, January 23, 1998 
This Federal Register Notice provides the Department of Energy's Record of Decision to dispose of transuranic (TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Characterization Plan
Effective date 4/30/03

Remote Handled TRU Waste Characterization Program Implementation Plan 
DOE/WIPP-02-3214 Rev. 3

Effective date: 9/19/12

Remote Handled Transuranic Waste Study
DOE/CAO 95-1095, Oct. 1995

This study was conducted to satisfy the requirements defined by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act and  considered by DOE to be a prudent exercise in the compliance certification process.

RH-72B Certificate of Compliance, Rev. 5
March 2010


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Safety Evaluation Report for Approval of DOE/WIPP-07-3372, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Documented Safety Analysis, Revision 5, and DOE/WIPP-07-3373, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Technical Safety Requirements, Revision 5
DOE/WIPP-16-3565, Rev. 0

Effective 4/29/16

Strategic Plan for Groundwater Monitoring at the WIPP
DOE/WIPP-03-3230

Describes the groundwater monitoring scope, objectives, responsibilities, compliance drivers, technical considerations, and overall approach to monitoring the hydrological units below the surface within the vicinity of the WIPP repository. This document provides the hierarchy for the development of specific plans for the short and long-term monitoring

Submitted RCRA Class 1 modifications to the Permit submitted in the last 90 days
View current RCRA Class 1 modifications submitted for incorporation to the Permit submitted in the last 90 days.

Submitted RCRA Class 1* (star) modifications
Class 1* (star) modifications submitted for NMED approval.

Submitted RCRA Class 2 and Class 3 Permit Modifications
View RCRA Class 2 and Class 3 modifications.

Supplement Analysis for the Disposal of Certain Rocky Flats Plutonium Bearing Materials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, DOE/EIS-0026-SA-3
This document examines the environmental impacts of disposing of additional volumes of plutonium bearing materials from Rocky Flats at WIPP.  These plutonium bearing materials have plutonium concentrations similar to the Rocky Flats plutonium residues previously authorized for disposal at WIPP. 

Supplement Analysis for the Packaging and Handling of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste in Shielded Containers

DOE/EIS-0026-SA-08

September 2010

This document examines the impacts of the packaging and emplacement at WIPP of a portion of the RH-TRU waste inventory using a new container design called the lead shielded container.

Supplement Analysis for the Proposed Characterization for Disposal of Contact Handled Transuranic Waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, DOE/EIS-0200-SA-1
This document examines the environmental impacts of the proposal to perform characterization activities required by the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit for contact-handled waste at the WIPP.

Supplement Analysis for the Transportation of Transuranic Waste in TRUPACT-III containers
 DOE/EIS-0026-SA-06

This document examines the environmental impacts of using the Transuranic Package Transporter Model III (TRUPACT-III) containers for transporting contact-handled Transuranic waste to WIPP.  September 2007

Supplement Analysis for use of the 10-160B Transportation Cask for RH-TRU Waste Shipments to WIPP DOE/EIS-0026-SA-4
This document examines the environmental impacts of using the 10-160B transportation cask for transporting remote-handled Transuranic waste to WIPP.

Supplement Analysis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Site-Wide Operations

DOE/EIS-0026-SA-07

May 2009

This document examines the environmental impacts of changes to WIPP site-wide and transportation operations, and new information gathered, since the preparation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS-II) (DOE/EIS-0026-S-2), and the Supplement Analysis for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Site Wide Operations (DOE/EIS-0026-SA05).

 

Supplement Analysis for a Proposal to Temporarily Store Defense Transuranic Waste prior to Disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

DOE/EIS-0026-SA-09

March 2014

This analysis evaluates the impacts of proposed temporary storage of defense TRU wastes at Waste Control Specialists, LLC prior to disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.


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Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods SW-846 Rev. 2
(External Link )
This document provides test procedures and guidance recommended for use in conducting the evaluations and measurements needed to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Transmittal of the Final Report of CBFO Recertification Audit A-07-06 of the INL Analytical Laboratories dated June 13, 2007

Transuranic Waste Acceptance Criteria for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  
DOE/WIPP-02-3122 Rev.8.0

Effective date: 07/05/16

TRU Waste Transportation Plan
DOE/CBFO 98-3103 Rev 4

Effective date 12/2016


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U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

August 2012

This Record of Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determination is for a proposed Wind Erosion Study to be performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research Unit on the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area

 

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

September 2012

This Record of Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determination is for removal and disposal of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters resulting from air filtration of waste handling operations and mining operations at the WIPP facility.

 

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

February 2013

CX Determination for DOE Grant funding to support improvements to the City of Carlsbad Double Eagle Well Field.

 

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

March 2013

This Categorical Exclusion Determination is for the proposed lease of office space in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

July 2014

This Record of Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determination is for removal and disposal of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters from air filtration at the WIPP facility.

 

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

November 2014

This Record of Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determination is for the installation of an upgrade to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ventilation exhaust system.

 

U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Determination Form

March 2015

This Categorical Exclusion Determination is for removal and disposal of High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters from air filtration at the WIPP facility. This Determination is for Calendar Year 2015

 

US Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant New Mexico Statute 24-16 Sections 1-4 Compliance Policy Rev 0

DOE/WIPP 11-3480

Effective Date 09/11

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Final Decision letter approving Department of Energy's (DOE's) remote handled (RH) transuranic (TRU) Waste Characterization Program Implementation Plan (WCPIP), Revision 0D, and the RH TRU Waste Characterization Plan for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
Effective date: 3/26/04


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Waste Acceptance Criteria
(See Transuranic Waste Acceptance Criteria for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant)

Waste Data System User's Manual
DOE/WIPP-09-3427 Rev. 14

Effective date: 01/17

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Electronics Management Policy Statement

DOE/WIPP 11-3474

Effective 10/11

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Environmental Monitoring Plan
DOE/WIPP 99-2194, Rev. 9

September 2015
This document contains the rationale and design criteria for the monitoring program, extent and frequency of monitoring and measurements, procedures for lab analysis, QA requirements, program implementation procedures, and direction for the preparation and disposition of reports.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Initial Report for PCB Disposal Authorization
DOE/WIPP 02-3196
This document provides request authorization to allow the disposal of transuranic (TRU) wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which are duly regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2015
DOE/WIPP-16-3572, Rev. 0
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2014
DOE/WIPP-15-8866
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2013
DOE/WIPP-14-3532
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2012
DOE/WIPP-13-3507
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2011
DOE/WIPP-12-3489
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2010
DOE/WIPP-11-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2009
DOE/WIPP-10-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2008
DOE/WIPP-09-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2007
DOE/WIPP-08-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2006
DOE/WIPP-07-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report 2005
DOE/WIPP-06-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.
 

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report 2004
DOE/WIPP-05-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report 2003 
DOE/WIPP 04-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report 2002
DOE/WIPP-03-2225
Report addressing operational environmental monitoring activities.

WIPP Documented Safety Analysis
DOE/WIPP-07-3372, Revision 5b
Approved April 2016
The Documented Safety Analysis addresses all hazards (both radiological and nonradiological) and the controls necessary to provide adequate protection to the public, workers, and the environment. The WIPP DSA demonstrates the extent to which the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant can be operated safely with respect to workers, the public, and the environment.

WIPP Environmental Policy Statement
DOE/WIPP 04-3310

Effective March 2016

WIPP Environmental Reporting Implementation Plan
DOE/WIPP 99-2286

This reporting implementation plan is a management tool designed to assist the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) in ensuring that all relevant reporting requirements originating from environmental compliance programs are satisfied.   Appendix A

WIPP Disposal Phase Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS-II)
This document assesses whether to dispose of TRU waste at WIPP. This document also assesses reasonable options for transportation and other activities associated with disposal, as well as reasonable alternatives concerning quantities, sources, and treatment of TRU waste before disposal.

WIPP Land Management Plan
DOE/WIPP-93-004, Rev E

Describes how the Department of Energy manages the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area.

WIPP Technical Safety Requirements
DOE/WIPP-07-3373, Revision 5b

Approved April 2016
Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) identifies the controls, derived in the DOE/WIPP-07-3372, WIPP Documented Safety Analysis, required to protect the public, workers, and the environment.

WIPP Tour Program Policy
Effective May 2013

 


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