The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) is currently in the acquisition planning stage for the potential award of a contract to include but not limit to the following activities: RWMC Closure; Complete Movement of Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) from Wet to Dry Storage; Complete Transuranic (TRU) Waste Shipments Out of the State of Idaho; Sodium Bearing Waste (SBW) Processed and Tank Farm Closure Completion; Establishment of a Direct Disposal Pathway for Calcine; Maintain Facilities and General Infrastructure; Maintain Regulatory Compliance; and Establishment of a Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposition Pathway Site at the DOE Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Site in southeast Idaho. The purpose of this potential end state contract is to achieve significant reduction in financial liability and environmental risk that provides the best overall optimal solution towards completion of the DOE-EM mission at the INL Site by accomplishing the maximum amount of environmental cleanup in the least amount of time and at the best value to the U.S. taxpayer. DOE is seeking innovative risk-based End State approaches (based on risk analysis) for completing ICP activities in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner resulting in an accelerated reduction of risk and environmental liability. The term “End State” is defined as the specified situation at the successful completion of the final phase of an environmental cleanup activity.
The majority of EM’s cleanup work at the Idaho site is driven by regulatory compliance agreements. The two foundational agreements are: the 1991 Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)-based Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFA/CO), which governs the cleanup of contaminant releases to the environment; and the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement (ISA), which governs the removal of transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste from the state of Idaho. Other regulatory drivers include the Federal Facility Compliance Act-based Site Treatment Plan (STP), and other environmental permits, closure plans, Federal and state regulations, Records of Decision (RODs) and other implementing documents.
The "Documents Library" page of this website will be periodically updated to include various types of relevant information concerning this acquisition.
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Questions should be submitted to: ICP@emcbc.doe.gov