Monitoring Compliance with Requirements During Site Characterization

by C. Charles Herrigton, Science Applications Int Corp, Las Vegas, United States,
Andrea R. Jennetta, Science Applications Int Corp, Las Vegas, United States,
David C. Dobson, Science Applications Int Corp, Las Vegas, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


The question of when a program of Regulatory Compliance should be applied and what it should be applied to, when the subject of compliance is a High Level Radioactive Waste Repository, defies resolution by merely relating to past practices of licensees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). NRC regulations governing the disposal of High Level Waste include interactions with the potential applicant (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) during the pre-license application phase of the program when the basis for regulatory compliance is not well defined. To offset this shortcoming, the DOE will establish an expanded basis for regulatory compliance, keeping the NRC apprised of the basis as it develops. As a result, the preapplication activities of DOE will assume the added benefit of qualification to a suitable Regulatory Compliance monitoring and maintenance plan.

Subject Headings: Radioactive wastes | Waste sites | Waste storage | Licensure and certification | Maintenance | Industrial wastes | Federal government | Geology

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