[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2002)]
[Pages 77969-77973]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-32126]



Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplain and 
Wetlands Involvement for Remediation of the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings 
Site in Grand County, UT

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement 
and to conduct public scoping meetings.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
(NEPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) NEPA Implementing Procedures 
(10 CFR part 1021), DOE announces its intent to prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential 
environmental impacts of actions that would remediate contaminated 
soils, tailings, and ground water at the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings 
Site (Moab Project Site), Grand County, Utah, and contaminated soils in 
adjacent public and private properties (vicinity properties) near the 
Moab Project Site. The Moab Project Site is a former uranium-ore 
processing facility. In October 2000, the Floyd D. Spence National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 gave DOE 
responsibility for remediation of the Moab Project Site. The Act also 
mandated that the Moab Project Site be remediated in accordance with 
Title I of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, as 
amended (UMTRCA) (42 U.S.C. 7901 et seq.). UMTRCA includes vicinity 
properties as part of the project site. As part of the evaluation of 
reasonable alternatives, DOE will consider both on-site and off-site 
remediation and disposal of tailings and contaminated soils. Off-site 
disposal alternatives currently include four sites in Utah: Klondike 
Flats, near Moab; Crescent Junction, near the town of Crescent Junction 
and about 20 miles east of the town of Green River; the White Mesa Mill 
near the town of Blanding; and the East Carbon Development Corporation 
(ECDC) site, near East Carbon.
    Because some actions that DOE could select would take place in or 
near wetlands or floodplains located on the Moab Project Site, the EIS 
will include a floodplain and wetlands assessment and a floodplain 
statement of findings in accordance with DOE regulations for compliance 
with floodplain and wetlands environmental review requirements (10 CFR 
part 1022). Additionally, because of a potential that current 
contamination could be impacting critical habitat for threatened and 
endangered fish, or that remediation measures could result in such 
impacts, a biological assessment under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's 
implementing procedures for the Endangered Species Act (50 CFR part 
402) will be prepared.
    DOE invites Indian Tribes, individuals, organizations, and agencies 
to present oral or written comments concerning the scope of the EIS, 
and the floodplain, wetlands, and biological assessment(s). DOE also 
invites Indian Tribes and federal, state, and local governmental 
agencies and organizations with jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise to participate as cooperating agencies in preparing this EIS.

DATES: The public scoping period starts with the publication of this 
Notice in the Federal Register and will continue until February 14, 
2003. DOE will consider all comments received or postmarked by that 
date in defining the scope of this EIS. Comments received or postmarked 
after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Public 
scoping meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to present 
comments, ask questions, and discuss concerns regarding the EIS with 
DOE officials. The locations, dates, and times for the public scoping 
meetings are as follows:
    1. January 21, 2003, Green River, Utah--City Hall, 240 East Main 
Street, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    2. January 22, 2003, Moab, Utah--Moab Valley Inn, 711 South Main 
Street, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    3. January 23, 2003 Meetings
    a. White Mesa, Utah--White Mesa Ute Tribal Meeting, White Mesa Ute 
Recreation Center, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    b. Blanding, Utah--Navajo Nation Meeting, College of Eastern Utah 
Arts and Events Center, 639 W 100 South, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    c. Blanding Utah--Public Meeting--College of Eastern Utah Arts and 
Events Center, 639 W 100 South, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    4. January 28, 2003, East Carbon--Old City Hall, 200 Park Place, 6 
p.m. to 10 p.m.
    DOE will publish additional notices of the dates, times, and 
locations of the scoping meetings in local newspapers and other media 
in advance of the scheduled meetings. Any necessary changes will be 
announced in the local media.

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions concerning the scope of the 
EIS, requests for more information on the EIS and the public scoping 
process, and requests to participate as a cooperating agency should be 
directed to Mr. Joel Berwick, Moab Project Manager, U.S. Department of 
Energy Grand Junction Office, 2597 B \3/4\ Road, Grand Junction, 
Colorado 81503; facsimile: (970) 248-6023.
    In addition to providing comments at the public scoping meetings, 
interested parties are invited to record their comments, ask questions 
concerning the EIS, or request to be placed on the EIS mailing list or 
document distribution list by leaving a message on the toll-free EIS 
Hotline 1-800-637-4575, or e-mail at [email protected]. The 
hotline will have instructions on how to record comments and requests.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the Moab EIS, 
please contact: Mr. Joel Berwick, Moab Project Manager, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Grand Junction Office, 2597 B \3/4\ Road, Grand Junction, 
Colorado 81503; Phone: (970) 248-6020. For general information 
regarding the DOE NEPA process please contact: Ms. Carol Borgstrom, 
Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance (EH-42), U.S. Department 
of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585; Phone: 
(202) 586-4600, or leave a message at 1-800-472-2756; NEPA Web site: 
http://tis.eh.doe.gov/nepa/. Additional information about the Moab 
Project can be found at http://www.gjo.doe.gov/moab/moab.html.


Background and Need for Agency Action

    The Moab Project Site is located about 3 miles northwest of the 
City of Moab in Grand County, Utah, and lies on the west bank of the 
Colorado River at the confluence with Moab Wash. The site encompasses 
approximately 400 acres; a 130-acre uranium mill tailings pile occupies 
much of the western portion of the site. The Moab Project Site is 
bordered on the north and southwest by steep sandstone cliffs. The 
Colorado River forms the southeastern boundary of the site. U.S. 
Highway 191 parallels the northern site boundary, and State Highway 279 
transects the southwestern perimeter of the property. Arches National 
Park has a common property boundary with the Moab Project Site on the 
north side of U.S. Highway 191, and the park entrance is located less 
than 1 mile northwest of the site. Canyonlands National Park is located 
about 12 miles to the southwest.
    Originally, the property and facilities were owned by the Uranium 
Reduction Company (URC) and were regulated by the U.S. Atomic Energy 
Commission, a statutory predecessor agency of DOE. In 1956, URC began 
operation of the mill. In 1962, the Atlas Minerals Corporation acquired 
URC and operated the Site as the Atlas Mill Site until operations 
ceased in 1984. Between 1956 and 1984, uranium mill tailings were 
disposed of on-site in an unlined impoundment. Decommissioning of the 
mill began in 1988, and an interim cover was placed on the tailings 
impoundment between 1989 and 1995. In 1996, Atlas proposed to reclaim 
the tailings pile for permanent disposal in its current location. Atlas 
declared bankruptcy in 1998, and subsequently the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers as Trustee 
of the Moab Mill Reclamation Trust and licensee for the Site. In 1999, 
prior to the transfer of the Site to DOE, NRC completed the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Related to Reclamation of the 
Uranium Mill Tailings at the Atlas Site, Moab, Utah (NUREG-1531), which 
focused on surface remediation and cap-in-place. DOE will use 
information from the NRC EIS as appropriate in preparing this EIS.
    In October 2000, Congress passed the Floyd D. Spence National 
Defense Authorization Act for FY 2001 that authorized transfer of the 
title and responsibility for cleanup of the site to DOE and required 
that the Moab Project Site undergo remediation in accordance with Title 
I of UMTRCA. The Act directed that the National Academy of Sciences 
(NAS) provide assistance to DOE in evaluating costs, benefits, and 
risks associated with remediation alternatives. DOE completed a 
preliminary draft Plan for Remediation that evaluated cap-in place and 
a generic off-site relocation alternative. The preliminary draft Plan 
identified several areas where the existing technical data were not 
conclusive, summarized existing information about the two alternatives, 
and was submitted to the NAS on October 30, 2001. After reviewing the 
preliminary draft Plan, the NAS provided a list of recommendations on 
June 11, 2002, for DOE to consider during its assessment of remediation 
alternatives for the Moab Project Site. DOE does not intend to finalize 
a separate Plan for Remediation, but instead will incorporate 
information from the Plan with the EIS, and will use the EIS process to 
support its decisionmaking for the remediation of the Moab Site. DOE 
has incorporated the NAS recommendations into its internal scoping of 
this EIS and is committed to addressing the NAS recommendations, in 
either the EIS or supporting documents.
    During its years of operation, the mill accumulated approximately 
11.9 million tons of uranium mill tailings that contain contaminants at 
levels above the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards in 40 
CFR part 192, ``Health and Environmental Protection Standards for 
Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings.'' The tailings are located in a 130-
acre tailings pile, which averages 94 feet above the Colorado River 
terrace and is located about 750 feet from the Colorado River. Surveys 
indicate that soils outside the pile also contain radiological 
contaminants at concentrations above the EPA standards.
    Ground water in the shallow alluvium at the site has also been 
contaminated by uranium milling operations. Ground water in the 
alluvium consists of a relatively thin zone of fresh water overlying a 
thicker brine zone. Preliminary investigations indicate that the major 
constituents of potential concern may be ammonia, arsenic, manganese, 
molybdenum, nitrate, selenium, sulfate, and uranium. Although final 
decisions for site and ground water remediation will not be made before 
the record of decision (ROD) that will consider the analyses provided 
in this EIS and other factors, and our subsequent proposals to Congress 
for implementing funding, DOE will be implementing actions such as 
ground water restoration in the interim to mitigate the impacts of 
ground water contamination.
    The Colorado River adjacent to the site has also been negatively 
affected from site-related contamination, mostly due to ground water 
discharge. The primary site-related contaminant in surface water is 
ammonia, which potentially affects endangered fish species in the 
river. Concentrations of other constituents, particularly uranium and 
manganese, are also elevated in surface water samples.
    Based on experience at other uranium milling sites, DOE anticipates 
that there may be contamination in areas adjacent to the milling site 
resulting from either historic off-site usage of the mill tailings for 
fill or construction material, wind blown transport of tailings from 
the milling site, or from the accumulation of residual stock of 
unprocessed ores or low-grade materials at off-site locations prior to 
processing at the mill. Under UMTRCA, these off-site properties are 
referred to as ``vicinity properties,'' defined to include any 
properties in the vicinity of the milling site contaminated with 
residual radioactive materials derived from the milling site. UMTRCA 
considers vicinity properties part of the milling site for purposes of 
cleanup. The EIS will address the impacts that would result from the 
remediation of any vicinity properties and include contaminated 
materials from vicinity properties in the assessment of both on-site 
and off-site disposal alternatives.

Proposed Action and Alternatives

    DOE proposes to select remediation alternatives for contaminated 
surface materials (tailings pile, surrounding soils, and vicinity 
properties) and ground water. The range of reasonable surface 
remediation alternatives includes both on-site and off-site disposal of 
the tailings and impacted soils. As a result, the analyses of ground 
water remediation alternatives in this EIS will include site conditions 

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both on-site and off-site surface remediation alternatives. The 
remediation alternatives being evaluated are described below under the 
No Action Alternative, Surface Actions, and Ground Water Actions.

No Action Alternative

    Under the No Action Alternative, DOE would not remediate the 
uranium mill tailings, surface soil contamination, vicinity properties, 
or the contaminated ground water. This alternative is included to 
provide a basis for comparison to the action alternatives described 
above as required by NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1502.14(d)).

Surface Actions

    Both on-site disposal and off-site disposal alternatives will be 
considered for the tailings pile, surrounding soils, and vicinity 
properties. On-site disposal would involve depositing contaminated 
soils on the tailings pile and capping the tailings pile in place. The 
off-site disposal alternatives would remove the tailings and 
contaminated soils and dispose of these materials at one of several 
locations within the region. The following off-site disposal locations, 
described below, will be assessed under the off-site disposal 
alternatives: Klondike Flats, Crescent Junction, White Mesa Mill, and 
the East Carbon Development Corporation (ECDC) site. Under the off-site 
disposal alternatives, three transportation modes will be evaluated: 
truck, rail, and slurry pipeline for some or all of the off-site 
disposal locations.
    For all on-site disposal and off-site disposal alternatives, DOE 
must demonstrate that the combination of engineered controls (e.g., 
cover and liner systems), institutional controls, and custodial care 
performed as part of the Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance Program 
under UMTRCA, would ensure long-term protection of public health and 
safety and the environment.

On-Site Disposal Alternative

    The on-site disposal alternative would consolidate all contaminated 
soils and stabilize the 130-acre tailings pile in place in an above-
grade disposal cell at its current location on the Moab Project Site. A 
final cover would be designed to meet the requirements of EPA's 
standards (40 CFR part 192), utilizing DOE's experience with other 
uranium mill tailings disposal cell covers. Flood protection would be 
constructed along the base of the pile and cover materials for radon 
attenuation and erosion protection would be brought to the site from 
suitable borrow areas. The final design would meet the requirements of 
disposal cells under EPA (40 CFR part 92) and NRC (10 CFR part 40, 
Appendix A) standards.

Off-Site Disposal Alternatives

    DOE is considering several off-site disposal alternatives. For 
these alternatives, DOE would remove the tailings pile and contaminated 
soils from the Moab Project Site and transport these materials to 
another location for disposal. To date, DOE has considered numerous 
off-site disposal locations and has determined that the range of 
reasonable sites within the region around Moab can be represented by 
four sites. The Klondike Flats and Crescent Junction sites represent 
locations where new disposal cells could be constructed; the White Mesa 
Mill and the ECDC sites represent existing facilities that could 
receive these materials.
    Klondike Flats. Klondike Flats is a low-lying plateau about 17 
miles north of Moab in Grand County, Utah. The Klondike site consists 
of undeveloped land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
interspersed with Utah State Lands. The eastern Klondike site boundary 
is adjacent to U.S. Highway 191 and is north of the privately-owned 
Canyonlands Field Airport property.
    Crescent Junction. The Crescent Junction site is approximately 28 
miles northwest of Moab and 30 miles east of Green River, just 
northeast of Crescent Junction in Grand County, Utah, on the north side 
of Interstate 70. The site also consists of undeveloped land 
administered by the BLM interspersed with Utah State Lands.
    White Mesa Mill. The White Mesa Mill is located approximately 85 
miles south of the Moab Project Site and 6 miles from Blanding in San 
Juan County, Utah. The mill, which is owned by the International 
Uranium Corporation, processes uranium-bearing materials and disposes 
of them on-site in lined ponds. It has been in operation since 1980. 
Although the facility has an NRC license to receive, process, and 
permanently dispose of uranium-bearing material, it would need a 
license amendment before it could accept material from the Moab Project 
Site. The mill has the potential to process materials from the Moab 
Project Site to extract valuable constituents and then dispose of the 
residues on-site or dispose of the materials without processing.
    ECDC Site. The ECDC facility is located in East Carbon, Carbon 
County, Utah, and is approximately 100 miles northwest of the Moab 
Project Site. The site is leased by ECDC from the City of East Carbon. 
The estimated total lifetime disposal capacity of the facility is 300 
million cubic yards. The facility is operating under a May 1990 Solid 
Waste Plan (permit) issued by the Utah Bureau of Solid and Hazardous 
Waste, which subsequently became the Utah Department of Environmental 
Quality. Wastes accepted under the permit include household waste, ash 
from Resource Conservation and Recovery Act facilities, mining wastes, 
and petroleum-contaminated media. As with the White Mesa site, 
permitting and/or licensing issues would have to be resolved before the 
material from the Moab Project Site could be disposed of at ECDC.

Off-Site Transportation Modes

    Under the off-site disposal alternatives, three transportation 
modes will be evaluated: truck, rail, and slurry pipeline for some or 
all of the off-site disposal locations.
    Truck Transport. Truck tractors hauling two bottom-dump trailers 
would likely be used. The trucks would use U.S. Highway 191 as the main 
route to the disposal site alternatives, with some usage of Interstate 
70 to reach the ECDC site and perhaps the Crescent Junction site. 
Construction of highway entrance and exit facilities could be required 
to safely accommodate the high volume of traffic currently using this 
highway. Highway 191 is a main thoroughfare for commercial vehicles 
between Interstate 70 and the southwestern United States and receives 
seasonal tourist traffic. The State of Utah is currently in the design 
phase of widening the highway to four lanes from Moab north to State 
Highway 313. Construction for the first phase closest to Moab is 
tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2003.
    Rail Transport. An existing rail line runs from the Moab Project 
Site north along U. S. Highway 191 and connects with the main east-west 
line near Interstate 70. The Klondike Flats, Crescent Junction, and 
ECDC disposal sites could be accessed from this rail line; however, the 
White Mesa Mill site could not, as there is no rail line extending 
south from the Moab Project Site. At the Moab Project Site, a railroad 
spur for loading rail cars would be constructed parallel with the main 
rail line. A covered conveyor system would be constructed from the 
tailings pile north across State Highway 279 to a train loading station 
that would be constructed on the rail siding. The extent of additional 
rail spur and haul roads needed would vary among the disposal sites.

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    Slurry Pipeline. This option would require the construction of a 
pipeline from the Moab Project Site to a disposal site. The tailings 
would be mixed with water at the Moab Project Site into a liquid 
(slurry) state, and pumped to drying beds at the disposal facility, 
where the slurry mixture would be dewatered prior to placement in the 
disposal cell. Reclaimed water would be returned through a second 
pipeline to the slurry mixing area of the Moab Project Site for reuse.

Ground Water Actions

    Identification of the range of reasonable ground water remediation 
strategies that would achieve compliance with EPA ground water 
protection standards at the Moab Project Site for both on-site and off-
site disposal alternatives will follow the framework defined in the 
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the 
Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Ground Water Project (DOE/EIS-
0198), issued in October 1996, and a Record of Decision, issued April 
28, 1997 (62 FR 22913-22916). The PEIS framework takes into 
consideration human health and environmental risk, stakeholder input, 
and cost. In applying the ground water remediation framework, DOE 
assesses ground water compliance in a step-by-step approach, beginning 
with consideration of a no-remediation strategy and proceeding, if 
necessary, to consideration of passive strategies, such as natural 
flushing with compliance monitoring and institutional controls, and 
finally to consideration of more complex, active ground water 
remediation methods, or a combination of strategies, if needed. This 
process has been used to support ground water remediation 
decisionmaking at 21 other UMTRCA Title 1 uranium mill tailings sites.
    For the Moab Project Site, the process defined by the PEIS has 
begun, but is not yet complete. Therefore, the specific ground water 
remediation strategies to be assessed in this EIS have not yet been 
identified. Based on currently available characterization information, 
it appears likely that the remediation strategies may be specific to 
individual contaminants. For example, some contaminants may require no 
remediation to meet EPA's standards, and other contaminants may require 
natural flushing and/or active ground water remediation to meet the 
standards. DOE will continue to evaluate ground water characterization 
information for the on-site, off-site and no action alternatives, and 
apply the PEIS framework to identify the range of reasonable ground 
water strategies that will be included in the DEIS.

Floodplain and Wetlands Notice

    The Moab Project Site is located within the 100- and 500-year 
floodplain designations of the Colorado River. A small section in the 
southeast section of the existing tailings pile falls within the 100-
year floodplain.
    U.S. Geological Survey data indicates that a 500-year flood would 
result in a water level 8 feet above the base of the existing tailings 
pile. The NAS identified severe flooding and changes in the river's 
path as an issue for the on-site disposal alternative.
    Wetlands may be identified along the Colorado River, within 
riparian habitat, along the eastern boundary of the existing Site. 
Floodplain and wetland designations at alternative sites have not been 
completed, but will be evaluated in the EIS.
    Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 mandate evaluation of Federal 
actions in floodplains and wetlands. The orders further require Federal 
agencies to issue regulations that include providing the public an 
opportunity to review proposals or plans for actions in floodplains or 
wetlands. DOE's floodplain and wetlands regulations are codified at 10 
CFR part 1022. In compliance with requirements of the Executive Orders 
and regulations, this notice serves as notification for the public to 
provide comment on the proposed action and its potential to impact 
floodplains or wetlands. A separate notice will not be published in the 
Federal Register. Assessment of potential impacts to floodplain and 
wetlands will be included in the draft EIS, and a floodplain statement 
of findings will be included in the final EIS.

Identification of Environmental Issues

    A primary purpose of this notice is to solicit comments and 
suggestions for consideration in the preparation of the EIS. As 
background for public comment, this notice contains a list of potential 
environmental issues that DOE has tentatively identified for analysis. 
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive or to imply any 
predetermination of impacts. Following is a preliminary list of issues 
that may be analyzed in the EIS:
    [sbull] Ground water contamination mitigation and prevention;
    [sbull] Impacts to human health and safety;
    [sbull] Impacts to protected, threatened, endangered, or sensitive 
species of animals or plants, or their critical habitats;
    [sbull] Impacts to floodplains and wetlands;
    [sbull] Impacts to cultural or historic resources;
    [sbull] Socioeconomic impacts;
    [sbull] Impacts on air, soil, and water;
    [sbull] Noise impacts;
    [sbull] Visual impacts;
    [sbull] Disproportionately high and adverse impacts to minority and 
low income populations;
    [sbull] Long-term surveillance and maintenance of the site;
    [sbull] Future land uses;
    [sbull] Impacts from natural disasters such as climate change, 
flooding, or seismic events;
    [sbull] Impacts to traffic and transportation systems;
    [sbull] Cumulative impacts.

Cooperating Agencies

    DOE is committed to working cooperatively with Federal, State, 
Tribal, and local governmental agencies and organizations to foster a 
collaborative approach to making decisions that affect local 
communities. In accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's 
provisions for cooperating agencies (40 CFR 1501.6) and recent 
guidance, DOE has invited six Federal and five state agencies, and four 
Indian Tribes with jurisdiction or expertise to participate as 
cooperating agencies in preparing this EIS. The White Mesa Ute Tribe 
has agreed to participate as a cooperating agency. Any additional 
Federal or State agencies, tribes, or units of local government that 
desire to be designated as a cooperating agency should contact Mr. 
Berwick at the address listed above by February 14, 2003.

Scoping Process

    The public scoping process is an opportunity for the public to 
assist DOE in determining the alternatives and issues for analysis. The 
scoping meetings will use a format to facilitate dialogue between DOE 
and the public and will be an opportunity for individuals to provide 
written or oral statements. DOE welcomes specific comments or 
suggestions on the content of these alternatives or on other 
alternatives that could be considered. The above list of issues to be 
considered in the EIS analysis is tentative and is intended to 
facilitate public comment on the scope of this EIS. Again, it is not 
intended to be all-inclusive, nor does it imply any predetermination of 
potential impacts. The EIS will analyze the potential environmental 
impacts of the alternatives, by using available data where possible, 
and by obtaining additional data where necessary. Copies

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of written comments and transcripts of oral comments will be available 
at the following locations: Grand County Library, 25 South 100 East, 
Moab, UT 84532 (Phone: (435) 259-5421) and DOE Grand Junction Office, 
Technical Library, 2597 B \3/4\ Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503 (Phone: 
(970) 248-6089):

Draft EIS Schedule and Availability

    The DEIS is scheduled to be issued in January 2004, at which time 
its availability will be announced in the Federal Register and local 
media, and public comments will again be solicited. People who do not 
wish to submit comments or suggestions at this time, but who would like 
to receive a copy of the DEIS for review and comment when it is issued, 
should notify Mr. Berwick at the address, phone numbers, or e-mail 
address listed above. The DEIS will also be made available in the 
reading rooms listed above, on the project Web page at http://www.gjo.doe.gov/moab/moab.html, and on the DOE NEPA Web site at http://tis.eh.doe.gov/nepa/.

    Issued in Washington, DC this 16th day of December, 2002.
Beverly A. Cook,
Assistant Secretary, Environment, Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 02-32126 Filed 12-19-02; 8:45 am]