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CRA - 2004

Final Recertification Decision

CRA Comments & Responses

CCA - 1996



Regulatory Tools

Compliance Recertification Application
Title 40 CFR 191 Subparts B & C
WIPP Baseline Tool - 2004

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 18, 1998, certified  the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located near Carlsbad, New Mexico, as the nations first geologic repository for the disposal of transuranic (TRU) wastes generated by atomic energy defense activities.  The EPA next Recertified the WIPP’s continuing compliance with the disposal regulations, 40 CFR Part 191, Subparts B and C on March 29, 2006.  The submittal of a recertification application for the WIPP is required by Section 8(f) of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) to occur not later than five years after initial receipt of TRU waste for disposal at the repository, and every five years thereafter until the decommissioning of the facility is completed. The first recertification application was submitted on March 26, 2004.

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