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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
IDAHO OPERATIONS OFFICE

Media Contact:
Tim Jackson
(208) 526-8484



 
For Immediate Release
June 11, 2015

Public invited to comment on Draft Supplement Analysis on Two Proposed Shipments of Commercial Nuclear Fuel to Idaho National Laboratory for Research and Development Purposes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites the public to read and comment on a draft supplement analysis it has prepared for a proposal to make two shipments of commercial nuclear fuel rods totaling 80 to 100 kilograms heavy metal (40 to 50 kilograms heavy metal in each of the two shipments) to Idaho National Laboratory for research and development purposes.

DOE prepared this draft supplement analysis in accordance with 10 CFR 1021.314(c), to determine whether an existing environmental impact statement should be supplemented, a new environmental impact statement should be prepared, or that no further NEPA documentation is required for this proposed action.

The draft supplement analysis and existing NEPA documents referenced in the draft supplement analysis are available at the following web link: http://www.id.energy.gov/insideNEID/PublicInvolvement.htm.

The 30-day public comment period on the draft supplement analysis will conclude on July 13, 2015. Comments can be submitted by mail to Jack Depperschmidt, NEPA Document Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415-1222; phone 208-526-5053; or by email to comnfsa@id.doe.gov. Paper copies of the document are available from Mr. Depperschmidt on request.

A determination concerning the need for any further NEPA analysis will follow the public comment period. No decision has been made at this time regarding the destination of the proposed spent nuclear fuel shipments; that decision will be made following completion of this NEPA process.

Editorial Date June 11, 2015
By Tim Jackson





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Lynette Chafin, 513-246-0461
Lynette.Chafin@emcbc.doe.gov
Danielle Miller, 208-526-5709
millerdc@id.doe.gov
March 16, 2015



DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement. At the end of this contract the majority of cleanup will be complete in Idaho and remaining nuclear materials will be in safe storage. The ICP Core contract is a performance based contract type that includes Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) with hybrid fee structures for both CPIF and schedule milestone and performance incentive fees; and a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) CLIN.  The estimated dollar value for this procurement is greater than $1 Billion, with a five year period of performance. This procurement will be full and open competition. 

The ICP Core procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.  A Draft RFP was released December 22, 2014, requesting comments from industry.

The RFP includes ongoing Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) and ICP work scopes that must continue into the future: completing treatment of the liquid sodium bearing waste, stabilizing and storing  spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste; dispositioning transuranic waste; retrieving and dispositioning targeted buried waste; closing the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) tank farm; maintaining the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) remedial actions; and operating and maintaining the INTEC, the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC), and the Radioactive Scrap and Waste Facility (RSWF) facility infrastructure. This procurement will be full and open competition, with a five year period of performance.

The scope of work in the contract will allow continued compliance with regulatory requirements and protection of the environment and the Snake River Plain aquifer.

Additional information on the RFP is available at:
https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/ICPCORE/index.php.  DOE has requested that all proposals be submitted to the designated procurement address no later than May 12, 2015.

Editorial Date Mar 16, 2015
By Danielle Miller




Energy Department Issues Draft Request for Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities

Media Contact:
January 20, 2015

Lynette Chafin, 513-246-0461
Lynette.Chafin@emcbc.doe.gov


Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.

The DRFP is for managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) storage facilities and licenses under NRC regulations. The scope includes the management and operation of the Fort Saint Vrain (FSV) Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) facility in Colorado (including security); the management, operation and oversight of the Three Mile Island-2 (TMI-2) ISFSI facility at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) in Idaho; and management of the Idaho Spent Fuel Facility (ISFF) license. This procurement will be issued as a Small Business set-aside, with a five year period of performance (four year base and one year option).

Additional information on the DRFP is available at:
https://www.emcbc.doe.gov/SEB/NRC/draftrfppage.php. DOE has requested that all comments, questions, suggested changes, and feedback should be submitted to the designated procurement email address: NRCLicensedFacilities@emcbc.doe.gov no later than February 3, 2015.

 

Editorial Date Jan 27, 2015
By Danielle Miller

 

DOE-ID Press Releases and Video Clips

U.S. Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office
1955 Fremont Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83415


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New Book Updates INL’s History, Documents a Decade of Transformation
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Department of Energy Announces $39 Million to Strengthen University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development
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