HALEU Environmental Impact Statement

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DOE issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the impacts of DOE’s proposed action to acquire high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) for commercial use or demonstration projects and to facilitate the domestic commercialization of HALEU production.  

The NOI marks the beginning of the scoping process for the EIS and invites public comment on the scope of the draft EIS. Scoping helps identify significant environmental issues to be addressed, eliminate non-significant issues from further study, and determine the range of actions, alternatives, and impacts to be considered in an EIS. Details on how to provide comment can be found in the NOI. The NOI is open for public comment from June 5, 2023, through midnight (ET) July 20, 2023.

Virtual Scoping Meetings

DOE hosted three virtual scoping meetings to provide information on the NEPA process and proposed action, gather oral comments on the scope of the draft EIS, and enhance opportunities for public participation. Recordings will be posted after the events.

Meetings were held June 21, 2023.

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The U.S. Department of Energy held three virtual scoping meetings on June 21, 2023 to provide information on an upcoming draft HALEU Environmental Impact Statement and the NEPA process, as well as gather oral comments.
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Public Scoping Meeting Presentation for the Environmental Impact Statement for HALEU Availability Program Activities in Support of Commercial Production of HALEU Fuel