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EIS-0225-SA-03: Supplement Analysis

Continued Operation of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Pantex Plant and Associated Storage of Nuclear Weapon Components

The Proposed Action, also the Preferred Alternative in the SWEIS, involves continuing operations at the Pantex Plant, increasing the pit storage limit from 12,000 pits up to 20,000 pits, and constructing several new facilities in which to implement new projects or transfer existing activities. Availability of the Draft SWEIS for public comment was announced in March 1996 (61 Federal Register [FR] 15232); availability of the Final SWEIS was announced in December 1996 (61 FR 65563).