DOE Wants Comments on Possible Changes to Uranium Transfers

The U.S. Department of Energy is asking for comments and information by April 10 about a possible change in its transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

The U.S. Department of Energy is asking for comments and information about a possible change in its transfers of uranium for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio. DOE is considering a new Secretarial Determination covering potential continued transfers and issued a Request for Information last July seeking information about uranium markets and domestic uranium, conversion, and enrichment industries and the potential effects of DOE uranium transfers on the domestic industries; the agency also commissioned an independent analysis of the potential effects of various levels of uranium transfers. The public review now under way will contribute to and aid in deciding on the Secretarial Determination.

DOE wants comments, data, and information on or before April 10. They may be emailed to RFI-UraniumTransfers@hq.doe.gov or mailed to Ms. Cheryl Moss Herman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Mailstop NE-32, 19901 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874-1290. If possible, DOE asks that all items be submitted on a compact disk, in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies.

DOE holds inventories of uranium in various forms, including low-enriched uranium (LEU), highly-enriched uranium (HEU), depleted uranium (DU), and natural uranium (NU), that have been declared excess and are not dedicated to U.S. national security missions. DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy, Office of Environmental Management, and National Nuclear Security Administration coordinate the management of these uranium inventories, and DOE in recent years has managed its excess uranium inventory in part by transferring uranium in exchange for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and for down-blending of highly-enriched uranium to LEU. DOE currently transfers approximately 2,100 metric tons of natural uranium equivalent per year.

DOE has commissioned a report by ERI that analyzes four scenarios involving different volumes of DOE transfers.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations manage safety and achieve regulatory compliance by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, loss payouts, insurance premiums, property damage, lost days, and OSHA fines; and more.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Organizations can utilize IndustrySafe’s Incident Module to collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including a CSV file of OSHA 300A data that will allow for compliance with OSHA’s final rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”

  • Review the Final Rule “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”

    Browse IndustrySafe’s case study for essential information regarding OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping rule. Learn whether your organization must electronically submit your 300A data to OSHA, the new 2017 submission deadline, and how the electronic submission process works.

  • Everything You Need to Know about OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA)

    OSHA has officially launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to allow you to electronically submit your 300A data. Learn all about it before you get started to avoid any headaches!

  • Track Safety Key Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s flexible and intuitive Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track Safety Key Performance Indicators and metrics, allowing safety professionals to gain increased visibility into their business' operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus
Live From NSC 2017

Free e-News Subscription

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy