Cincinnati – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded nearly $54 million in non-competitive financial assistance grants and cooperative agreements. The grants and agreements cover a broad range of key activities supporting the Office of Environmental Management (EM) cleanup program, from emergency response and regulatory oversight to lessons learned and stakeholder engagement. The grants and agreements award today include:

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Agency (SCDHEC) of Columbia, South Carolina, has been awarded a financial assistance Grant (#DE-EM0005299) to provide financial support to the Agreement in Principle with SCDHEC for environmental monitoring and emergency response oversight activities; oversight and implementation of the Federal Facility Agreement and to evaluate DOE’s plans for developing treatment capacities and technologies to treat mixed waste in accordance with the Site Treatment Plan.  The total estimated value of the Grant is $19 million with a period of performance of 5 years from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2028.

New Mexico Environment Department of Sante Fe, New Mexico, has been awarded a non-competitive financial assistance Grant (#DE-EM0005293) to continue to provide monitoring, oversight, technical reviews, public outreach, and general administration including developing work plans, budgets, and training requirements at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The total estimated value of the Grant is $10,755,108 million with a period of performance of 5 years from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2028.

New Mexico Environment Department of Sante Fe, New Mexico, has been awarded a non-competitive financial assistance Grant (#DE-EM005294) to continue to provide monitoring, oversight, technical reviews, public outreach, and general administration including developing work plans, budgets, and training requirements at the Sandia National Laboratory The total estimated value of the Grant is $5,733,806 million with a period of performance of 5 years from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2028.

California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), of Sacramento, California, has been awarded a non-competitive financial assistance Grant (#DE-EM0005300) to fund regulatory oversight activities in the State of California as it pertains to DOE and site cleanup of the 90-acre Energy Technology Engineering Center.  Through the Grant, DTSC will continue to provide regulatory oversight of DOE clean-up activities at the site in accordance with two Consent Orders issued by the State of California, as well as applicable California laws and statutes. The total estimated value of the Grant is $9,950,773 with a period of performance of 5 years from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2028.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), of Denver, Colorado, has been awarded a non-competitive financial assistance Cooperative Agreement (#DE-EM0005289) to work collaboratively with Governors to address challenges posed by waste management and cleanup at DOE sites by improving the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures; fostering interstate communication and cooperation; and ensuring that state legislatures have a strong, cohesive voice in DOE actions and decisions. Through the Cooperative Agreement, NCSL will continue to provide a forum for states to work with DOE on an array of subjects including budget and regulatory issues, waste treatment and disposal options, and equitable decisions on waste management. The total estimated value of the Grant is $3,597,667 million with a period of performance of 5 years from September 17, 2023 through September 16, 2028. 

NuVision Engineering Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a non-competitive financial assistance Cooperative Agreement (#DE-EM0005297) to complete an independent comparison of the EM cleanup program with the programs of the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries of interest.  In doing so, NuVision will assist in identifying key lessons learned, best practices, as well as evaluating and demonstrating innovative technologies and approaches which have the potential to reduce the costs, accelerate cleanup activities, and/or improve the effectiveness of the EM program. The total estimated value of the Cooperative Agreement is $3,524,151 million with a period of performance of 3 years from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2026.

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, of Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a non-competitive financial assistance Grant (#DE-EM0005301) for support services to maintain the emergency planning and response capabilities to assure the citizens of Georgia that their health and safety are being protected through existing DOE programs and independent monitoring and oversight by Georgia officials, The total estimated value of the Grant is $1.2 million with a period of performance of 5 years from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2028.

For more than 30 years, EM has remained focused on addressing the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons development and nuclear energy research that helped end World War II, win the Cold War, and position the United States as a leader in clean nuclear energy. Collectively, EM is delivering results that are protecting the environment, supporting communities and enabling a concerted focus on safely completing the mission sooner and more efficiently.

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Toni Rutherford
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