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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NUCLEAR

WASTE POLICY ACT

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona, Chairman PHILLIP BURTON, California

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico ABRAHAM KAZEN, JR., Texas

Ranking Republican Member JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio

DON YOUNG, Alaska ANTONIO BORJA WON PAT, Guam

ROBERT J. LAGOMARSINO, California JAMES WEAVER, Oregon

DAN MARRIOTT, Utah JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey

RON MARLENEE, Montana PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

RICHARD B. CHENEY, Wyoming EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts CHARLES PASHAYAN, JR., California BALTASAR CORRADA, Puerto Rico

LARRY CRAIG, Idaho AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania

HANK BROWN, Colorado NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia

DENNY SMITH, Oregon BRUCE F. VENTO, Minnesota

JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah JERRY HUCKABY, Louisiana

BILL EMERSON, Missouri JERRY M. PATTERSON, California

JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona
RAY KOGOVSEK, Colorado

BARBARA VUCANOVICH, Nevada
DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan
TONY COELHO, California
BEVERLY B. BYRON, Maryland
RON DE LUGO, Virgin Islands
SAMUEL GEJDENSON, Connecticut
WILLIAM PATMAN, Texas
PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania
JAMES MOODY, Wisconsin
ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
JAMES MCCLURE CLARKE, North Carolina
JAMES F. McNULTY, JR., Arizona
RICHARD H. LEHMAN, California

STANLEY SCOVILLE, Staff Director and Counsel

Roy JONES, Associate Staff Director
LEE McELVAIN, General Counsel

HENRY MYERS, Science Adviser
TIMOTHY W. GLIDDEN, Republican Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona, Chairman JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio

MANUEL LUJAN, JR., New Mexico JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey

DENNY SMITH, Oregon PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

DAN MARRIOTT, Utah EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts

JOHN MCCAIN, Arizona
AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania

BARBARA VUCANOVICH, Nevada
NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia HANK BROWN, Colorado
BRUCE F. VENTO, Minnesota

LARRY CRAIG, Idaho
JERRY HUCKABY, Louisiana

CHARLES PASHAYAN, JR., California
JERRY M. PATTERSON, California
SAMUEL GEJDENSON, Connecticut
WILLIAM PATMAN, Texas
PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania
JAMES MOODY, Wisconsin
ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
JAMES MCCLURE CLARKE, North Carolina

ANDREA DRAVO, Consultant

THOMAS WEIMER, Republican Nuclear Science Adviser NOTE.—The first listed minority member is counterpart to the subcommittee chairman.

CONTENTS

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Hearing held May 26, 1983

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1983

Statements:

Fainter, Hon. John W., secretary of State of the State of Texas .......

29

Loux, Robert, administrator of research and development, State of

Nevada .........

................ 41, 113

McNeil, Robert, secretary of health and environment, State of New

Mexico .......

......... 53, 252

Morgan, Robert L., Project Director, Nuclear Waste Policy Act Project

Office, U.S. Department of Energy.

Panel consisting of:

Nicholas D. Lewis, chairman, Washington State Energy Facility Site

Evaluation Council .............

................ 11, 66

Susan E. Gould, chairperson, Washington State Nuclear Waste Policy

and Review Board and Washington State Nuclear Waste Advisory

Council ................

Melvin Sampson, chairman, legislative committee, Yakima Indian

Nation ........

David Stevens, assistant to the Governor for energy and natural

resources, State of Washington.

Panel consisting of:

Hon. John Davis, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and

Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission .........

David Pentz, group vice president, Golder Associates ......

18,95

Dr. George H. Shaw, associate professor of geophysics, University of

Minnesota ...

Panel consisting of:

Ronald J. Forsythe, nuclear energy and nuclear waste branch man-

ager, State of Mississippi .......

............. 32, 117

Senator Joseph Strohl, Wisconsin Radioactive Waste Review

Board ........

............. 33, 125

Senator Al Williams, chairman, Washington State Energy Com-

mittee ........

.......... 35, 183

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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1983

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Additional material submitted for the hearing record from:
Hon. Morris K. Udall, chairman, Subcommittee on Energy and the Envi-

ronment: Prepared statement ............
Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council: Prepared

statement of Nicholas D. Lewis, chairman.
Washington State Nuclear Waste Policy and Review Board: Prepared

statement of Susan E. Gould, chairperson
Yakima Indian Nation: Prepared statement of Melvin Sampson, chair-

man, Yakima Indian Tribal Council..............
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Prepared statement of Hon. John

Davis, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards..........

Golder Associates: Prepared statement of David Pentz, group vice

president............

George H. Shaw, associate professor of geophysics, University of Minneso-

ta: Prepared statement..

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Nevada Department of Energy: Prepared statement of Robert Loux, ad-

ministrator of the research and development division ........

Mississippi Energy and Transportation Board: Prepared statement of

Ronald J. Forsythe, nuclear energy/nuclear waste branch manager ........

Wisconsin Radioactive Waste Review Board:

1. Prepared statement of Hon. Joe Strohl, a Senator from the State of

Washington (with attachments)..

2. Attachment 1: Letter from Patrick Walsh, executive director, to

Robert L. Morgan, Project Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive

Waste, U.S. Department of Energy, dated April 6, 1983, attach-

ing comments of the board ...........
3. Attachment 2: Letter from Patrick Walsh, to Central Docket Sec-

tion, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, dated April 29,

1983, attaching comments to proposed rule for 40 CFR 191.............

4. Attachment 3: Letter from Patrick Walsh, to Robert L. Morgan,

dated February 11, 1983, with comments to “Program Criteria

for Mineral Geologic Disposal of Nuclear Waste Document DOE/

NWTS-33(4a)”....

5. Attachment 4: Letter from Sally A. Mann, Manager, Crystalline

Rock Project Office, Chicago, U.S. Department of Energy, to
Patrick Walsh, dated April 18, 1983, commenting on: “Crystal-

line Rock Project Siting Process” .........

.........

6. Attachment 5: Letter from Sally A. Mann, to Patrick Walsh, dated

May 11, 1983, on the subject of the Wisconsin grant request ..........

7. Attachment 6: Letter from Hon. Anthony S. Earl, Governor, State

of Wisconsin, to Chairman Udall, dated May 20, 1983, expressing

dissatisfaction with Department of Energy's grant offer for our

review of the “North Central Region's Characterization Report”..

Washington State Senate Committee on Energy and Utilities:

1. Prepared statement of Senator Al Williams, chairman (with

attachments) ................

2. Attachment 1: Internal letter from R. A. Deju, director, basalt

waste isolation project, Rockwell International, to basalt waste

isolation project personnel, dated April 26, 1983, on the subject of

“Quality of Work Life” ....

3. Attachment 2: Letter from Al Williams, to Hon. Don Hodel, Secre-

tary, U.S. Department of Energy, dated May 24, 1983, question-

ing flow of funds to executive branch only .....

4. Attachment 3: Copy of substitute senate bill No. 3273 of the State

of Washington........

U.S. Department of Energy:

1. Prepared statement of Hon. Robert L. Morgan, Project Director,

Nuclear Waste Policy Act Project Office ....

2. Responses to questions submitted to the Department by the Sub-

committee on Energy and the Environment .....

State of New Mexico:

1. Prepared statement of Hon. Toney Anaya, Governor, presented by

Robert McNeill, secretary of health and environment (with

attachments)..

2. Attachment 1: Report entitled: “The New Mexico/DOE History on

WIPP” ...

3. Attachment 2: Report entitled: “Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, 1979-

Present” ........

4. Attachment 3: Report entitled: "Comment of the Attorney General

of the State of New Mexico on the Department of Energy's Land

Withdrawal Application” .........

5. Attachment 4: Summary report entitled: "Supplemental Stipulated

Agreement Resolving Certain State Off-Site Concerns Over

WIPP” ....

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