Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating from Radiological Areas
DOE announces the availability for public review and comment of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating from Radiological Areas. This Draft PEA for the Recycling of Scrap Metals Originating from Radiological Areas analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with resuming the clearance of scrap metal, originating from DOE radiological areas, for recycling pursuant to improved procedures designed to assure that clearance for release is limited to metals meeting stringent criteria. This Draft PEA also analyzes the reasonable alternatives to this proposal. Metals with volumetric radiological contamination, and scrap metals resulting from RCRA and CERCLA, are not included in the scope of this PEA.
UPDATE: The email address for submitting comments on the Draft PEA was printed correctly in the Draft PEA but contained an error in the Notice of Availability (NOA) published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2012. On December 20, 2012, DOE resolved this issue, and the email address listed in the NOA is now working. Both the email address in the Draft PEA (Scrap_PEA_Comments@hq.doe.gov) and the one in the NOA (Scrap_PEAcomments@hq.doe.gov) may be used to submit comments.