Excess Uranium Management

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Secretarial Determination - April 2017

On April 26, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry issued a Determination permitting the Department of Energy (DOE) to continue making uranium transfers to support ongoing clean-up work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio, while also reducing the total amount of those transfers per year from 1,600 metric tons of uranium (MTU) to 1,200 MTU. Read the Secretarial Determination and Analysis.

Notice of Issues for Public Comment - March 2017

The Department issued a Notice of Issues for Public Comment (NIPC) announcing the availability of the comments received in response to the Request for Information and a market analysis prepared for the Department. The notice provided a summary of information that DOE used in the decision-making process for a potential Secretarial Determination. The NIPC established a deadline of April 10, 2017 for the submission of written comments. Read the NIPC comments and ERI analysis.

Request for Information - July 2016

On July 19, 2016, the Department issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the effects of DOE transfers of excess uranium on domestic uranium mining, conversion, and enrichment industries. The Request for Information established an August 18, 2016 deadline for the submission of written comments. Read the Request for Information. On August 1, 2016, the Department extended the comment period to September 19, 2016. Read the RFI comments.

May 1, 2015 Secretarial Determination

On May 1, 2015, the Secretary of Energy determined that continued uranium transfers for cleanup services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and for down-blending of highly enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium will not have an adverse material impact on the domestic uranium mining, conversion, or enrichment industry (“2015 Secretarial Determination”).

Notice of Issues for Public Comment - March 2015

The Department issued a Notice of Issues for Public Comment (NIPC) announcing the availability of the comments received in response to the Request for Information and market analyses prepared for the Department. The notice included a list of factors DOE had identified for analysis of the impacts of DOE transfers on the uranium mining, conversion, and enrichment industries, and a summary of information under consideration. The NIPC established a deadline of April 6, 2015, for the submission of written comments. Read the NIPC comments.

Request for Information - December 2014

On December 8, 2014, the Department issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the effects of DOE transfers of excess uranium on domestic uranium mining, conversion, and enrichment industries. The Request for Information established a January 7, 2015, deadline for the submission of written comments.  On December 24, 2014, the Department extended the comment period to January 22, 2015. Read the RFI comments.