[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2016)]
[Page 17163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06914]



Notice of Public Meeting To Inform the Design of a Consent-Based 
Siting Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities

AGENCY: Fuel Cycle Technologies, Office of Nuclear Energy, Department 
of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) is implementing a consent-
based siting process to establish an integrated waste management system 
to transport, store, and dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high-level 
radioactive waste. In a consent-based siting approach, DOE will work 
with communities, tribal governments and states across the country that 
express interest in hosting any of the facilities identified as part of 
an integrated waste management system. As part of this process, the 
Department is hosting a series of public meetings to engage communities 
and individuals and discuss the development of a consent-based approach 
to managing our nation's nuclear waste. A public meeting will be held 
in Atlanta, GA on April 11, 2016.

DATES:  The meeting will take place on Monday April 11, 2016 from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Informal poster sessions will be held from 12:00 
p.m. until 1:00 p.m. EDT and again after 5:00 p.m. EDT. Department 
officials will be available to discuss consent-based siting during the 
poster sessions.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and 
Conference Center, 800 Spring Street NW., Atlanta, GA 30308. To 
register for this meeting and to review the agenda for the meeting, 
please go to energy.gov/consentbasedsiting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for further information 
should be sent to [email protected] or to Michael Reim at 
202-586-2981. Updated information on this and other planned public 
meetings on consent based siting will be posted at energy.gov/consentbasedsiting.
    If you are unable to attend a public meeting or would like to 
further discuss ideas for consent-based siting, please request an 
opportunity for us to speak with you. The Department will do its best 
to accommodate such requests and help arrange additional opportunities 
to engage. To learn more about nuclear energy, nuclear waste, and 
ongoing technical work please go to energy.gov/consentbasedsiting.
    Privacy Act: Data collected via the mechanisms listed above will 
not be protected from the public view in any way.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2016.
Andrew Griffith,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies, 
Office of Nuclear Energy, Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2016-06914 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]