Oak Ridge’s Site Specific Advisory Board uses its committee structure to achieve its mission and conduct many of its tasks. Each year the board conducts a planning meeting to determine the best ways to address its responsibilities and most effective committee structure. This year’s structure includes the Executive Committee and three subcommittees—the Board Finance and Process, Environmental Management and Stewardship, and Public Outreach. We would like to remind local residents and members of the public that they can attend and participate in committee meetings regardless of board membership. Committee minutes are available upon request by calling (865) 241-4583 or (865) 241-4584.
Finance & Process Committee
This committee maintains the overall responsibility for the boards’ funding prioritization and control. It also serves as the initial forum for discussion about issues involving the board’s bylaws and operating procedures, annual meeting, and preparation of the board’s annual work plan. Finally members help generate a yearly recommendation for the Oak Ridge EM program’s budget and prioritization.
Environmental Management & Stewardship Committee
This committee drafts recommendations about DOE’s planning and implementation concerning environmental restoration projects on the Oak Ridge Reservation and the treatment, storage, disposal and transportation of wastes. In addition, the committee serves as a forum for discussion about topics relevant to the long-term stewardship of the Oak Ridge Reservation and acts as a liaison between the Department of Energy’s EM program and the community.
Public Outreach Committee
This committee serves as a communications link between the public and the Department of Energy’s EM program. Members promote awareness and advertise board activities in a variety of publications and media outlets.