Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc.
Supporting a State and Regional Approach to a Complex Environmental
Congress passed the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act.
This legislation gives states the responsibility to provide
for disposal of commercial low-level radioactive waste and
encourages states to form interstate agreements, or compacts,
to cooperatively implement the law. The federal legislation
of 1980, and the subsequent Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy
Amendments Act of 1985, were endorsed by the Governors of
the 50 states.
1985, representatives of the Governors worked to achieve the
goals of the law through a committee of the National Governorsí
Association. After passage of the 1985 amendments, representatives
of compacts and states established a separate organization,
known as the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, to promote
the objectives of the federal law and the compacts.
In 2001, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum became an independent nonprofit organization the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc.
The Fall 2013 meeting of the LLW Forum will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Park City, Utah from October 22 - 23, 2013. (This will be a one and one-half day meeting.)
Please note that there will be an optional site tour of the EnergySolutions' Clive facility on Monday, October 21, for interested attendees. Additional information about the site tour can be found on the Meeting Bulletin.
Please further note that there will also be a closed meeting of the LLW Forum's Board of Directors on Monday evening, October 21, from 7:00 -8:30 pm for the receipt of a status report from the LLW Forum's Disused Sources Working Group (DSWG). Only designated state and compact officials may attend this closed-session meeting.
The meeting is being sponsored by the State of Utah, Division of Radiation Control. Additional information about the meeting can be found on the Meeting Bulletin. Advanced registration is required by filling out and sending in a Registration Form. A copy of the Meeting Agenda is now avaiable.
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors
June 30 Registration Deadline for CRCPD Disused Source Cost-Share Opportunity
Please be advised that the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) Source Collection and Threat Reduction (SCATR) Program is undertaking a multi-state effort to collect and dispose of Class A, B, and C disused sealed sources on a 50% cost-share basis. The deadline for generators to register their sources is June 30, 2013. Only sources registered with Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP) (http://osrp.lanl.gov/PickUpSources.aspx) are eligible for participation in this initiative.
CRCPD cost-shared opportunities for commercial sealed source disposal are funded by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) through a grant to CRCPD. NNSA/GTRI is therefore requesting stakeholder assistance in communicating this opportunity to sealed source licensees in your states and/or compact region. To assist in this outreach, NNSA/GTRI has provided the attached documents:
1. an updated information sheet describing the current SCATR initiative more fully, including source eligibility, timing, and the process for collection and disposal, as well as CRCPD point of contact information; and,
2. a letter template for State regulatory agencies to encourage licensees to consider participation in the program.
Future opportunities for cost-shared disposal are subject to policy, funding, and timing constraints. NNSA/GTRI therefore urges licensees to register their disused sealed sources as soon as practicable and carefully consider participation in the current initiative.
In 2011, at the request of NNSA/GTRI, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) formed the Disused Sources Working Group (DSWG) — which will use a holistic approach that considers both the front-end and back-end to study the issue of disused sources and report back to the LLWF's Board of Directors and NNSA/GTRI with its findings in the spring of 2014.
For additional information regarding this opportunity, please see the linked documents and/or contact Russ Meyer at CRCPD at (512) 761-3822 or at email@example.com.
On September 22, 2005, the LLW Forum's Board of Directors
Discussion of Issues Statement
regarding the management of commercial low-level
radioactive waste. The statement, which was amended on
September 18, 2006, sets forth the board's consensus views on
and highlights some of the complexities associated with
low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.
LLW Forum, Inc. is pleased to offer subscriptions to its various
written materials including newsletters, news flashes, summary
report, meeting reports, contact list, and the closed portions
of its web site. A complete listing of subscription rates
and how they can be purchased can be found on the "About"
NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF BROKERS AND PROCESSORS
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc. and the Southeast
Compact Commission are pleased to announce the creation
of an electronic National Directory of Brokers and
Processors. The directory is intended for use by compacts,
states, federal agencies, and users of radioactive
materials to provide information about companies that
package, transport, process, or otherwise manage radioactive
material in preparation for ultimate disposal. Access
to the site and listing in the directory are free
of charge. A printed version of the directory will
be available in late 2003.
directory is now available for viewing and may be
accessed at www.bpdirectory.com.
Brokers and Processors
get a free listing in the directory or additional
information, go to www.bpdirectory.com
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc.
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Phone (754) 779-7551
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