Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory; New Mexico

The Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has prepared a draft Supplement Analysis (SA; DOE/EIS-0380-SA-06) of the 2008 Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for Continued Operations of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). NNSA is preparing the SA to determine whether, prior to proceeding with the action to produce plutonium pits at a rate of no fewer than 30 pits per year no later than during 2026, the existing 2008 SWEIS for Continued Operations of LANL should be supplemented, a new environmental impact statement prepared, or no further National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis is required. Resources needed for pit production at LANL include construction of additional infrastructure, expansion of the work force, waste management operations, and transportation. The draft SA is an important element of the overall NEPA strategy related to fulfilling national requirements for plutonium pit production. DOE announced this NEPA strategy on June 10, 2019 (84 FR 26849).

For more information, see Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.