Final Environmental Impact Statement on 10 CFR Part 61 Licensing Requirements for Land Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Summary and Main Report (NUREG-0945, Volume 1)
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Date Published: November 1982
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
The three-volume final environmental impact statement (FEIS) is prepared to guide and support publication of a final regulation, 10 CFR Part 61, for the land disposal of low-level radioactive waste. The FEIS is prepared in response to public comments received on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the proposed Part 61 regulation. The DEIS was published in September 1981 as NUREG–0782. Public comments received on the proposed Part 61 regulation separate from the DEIS are also considered in the FEIS. The FEIS is not a rewritten version of the DEIS, which contains an exhaustive and detailed analysis of alternatives, but rather references the DEIS and presents the final decision bases and conclusions (costs and impacts) which are reflected in the Part 61 requirements. Four cases are specifically considered in the FEIS representing the following: past disposal practice, existing disposal practice, Part 61 requirements, and an upper bound example.
The Summary and Main Report are contained in Volume 1. Volume 2 consists of Appendices A – Staff Analysis of Public Comments on the DEIS for 10 CFR Part 61, and Appendices B – Staff Analysis of Public Comments on Proposed 10 CFR Part 61 Rulemaking. Volume 3 contains Appendices C–F, entitled as follows: Appendix C – Revisions to Impact Analysis Methodology, Appendix D – Computer Codes Used for FEIS Calculations, Appendix E – Errata for the DEIS for 10 CFR Part 61 and last, Appendix F – Final Rule and Supplementary Information.
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