[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 236 (Monday, December 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 70832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26886]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Notice of Data Availability: Comments Received on the 
Department's Draft Consent-Based Siting Process for Consolidated 
Storage and Disposal Facilities for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level 
Radioactive Waste Dated January 12, 2017

AGENCY: Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, Office of Nuclear 
Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of data availability.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or Department) Office of 
Nuclear Energy (NE) is announcing this notice of data availability 
(NODA) regarding comments received, as well as a summary of the 
comments, on DOE's ``Draft Consent-Based Siting Process for 
Consolidated Storage and Disposal Facilities for Spent Nuclear Fuel and 
High-Level Radioactive Waste,'' dated January 12, 2017 (2017 Draft CBS 
Process). The Department is making this information available to inform 
the public as to the content of the comments received on the 2017 Draft 
CBS Process and to be available for use in formulating responses to 
DOE's recently issued request for information (RFI) on how to site 
federal facilities for the temporary, consolidated storage of spent 
nuclear fuel using a consent-based approach, dated December 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please send any questions to 
[email protected], or to Alisa Trunzo at 301-903-9600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The actual comments received on DOE's 2017 Draft CBS Process and a 
comment summary are available at https://www.energy.gov/ne/consent-based-siting. The Department is making this information available to 
inform the public as to the content of the comments received on the 
2017 Draft CBS Process and to be available for use in formulating 
responses to DOE's recently issued request for information (RFI) on how 
to site federal facilities for the temporary, consolidated storage of 
spent nuclear fuel using a consent-based approach (86 FR 68244, dated 
December 1, 2021), available at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/12/01/2021-25724/notice-of-request-for-information-rfi-on-using-a-consent-based-siting-process-to-identify-federal. The 
comment summary is intended to summarize the views expressed in the 
comments and does not contain any DOE analysis of or positions on those 
comments.
    Additional data/information that may be useful in formulating 
responses to the RFI is available at https://www.energy.gov/ne/consent-based-siting.

Signing Authority

    This document of the Department of Energy was signed on December 7, 
2021, by Dr. Kathryn Huff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the 
Office of Nuclear Energy, pursuant to delegated authority from the 
Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date 
is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in 
compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the 
undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to 
sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as 
an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative 
process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2021.
Treena V. Garrett,
Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.
[FR Doc. 2021-26886 Filed 12-10-21; 8:45 am]
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