ORSSAB Recommendations and Responses

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October 31, 2017
Map of EM Sites with waste transport
Recommendation 238: Recommendations on an EM Cleanup Performance Road Map and Communication Strategy
The EM SSAB Chairs have developed a recommendation addressing DOE-EM’s need to define communication and performance metrics.
October 31, 2017
Recommendation 237: Recommendations on Above Ground Storage at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
The EM SSAB recommends seeking further efficiencies in the WIPP TRU program in order to streamline, expand and accelerate TRU waste disposition.
August 23, 2017
Oak Ridge Groundwater Sampling
Recommendation 236: Recommendations on the FY 2019 Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program Budget Priorities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
ORSSAB has identified five priorities for Oak Ridge Reservation cleanup and recommends the FY19 budget adequately fund these projects.
May 15, 2017
Recommendation 235: Recommendations on Groundwater Investigations at the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation
ORSSAB makes several specific recommendations for the protection of groundwater on and near the Oak Ridge Reservation.
May 15, 2017
Recommendation 234: Recommendation on Biology Complex Facilities at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
ORSSAB makes several specific recommendations regarding the elimination of excess facilities at the Y-12 National Security Complex.
October 13, 2016
Recommendation 233: Recommendations on the Proposed Environmental Managment Disposal Facility at the U.S. DOE Oak Ridge Reservation

ORSSAB makes several recommendations regarding the location, design, and management of DOE's proposed Environmental Management Disposal Facility.

May 18, 2016
Recommendation 232: Recommendations on the FY 2018 DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management Budget Request

ORSSAB provides recommendations on the DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management budget request for FY 2018.

January 14, 2016
Recommendation 230: Recommendation on the Final Proposed Plan for Soils in Zone 1 at East Tennessee Technology Park

ORSSAB recommends that DOE move forward with the preferred alternative for soils remediation at ETTP.

December 3, 2015
Recommendation 231: Recommendation to EM on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

The EM SSAB Chairs provide a recommendation regarding restoration of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

October 15, 2015
Recommenedation 229: Recommendation on the Preferred Alternative for the Proposed Plan for Water Treatment at Outfall 200 at Y-12 Nationa...

ORSSAB provides a recommendation on the preferred alternative for a water treatment plant at Y-12 National Security Complex.

June 11, 2015
Recommendation 228: Recommendations on the FY 2017 DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management Budget Request

ORSSAB provides recommendations on the DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management budget request for FY 2017.

September 30, 2014
Recommendation 227: Recommendation to EM on Request for Sufficient Funding to Meet Cleanup Needs

The EM SSAB Chairs believe the FY 2015 budget request is insufficient to meet cleanup obligations.

September 30, 2014
Recommendation 226: Recommendation to EM on Communication Tools

The EM SSAB Chairs recommend that DOE develop avenues for the public to learn about EM successes.

September 11, 2014
Recommendation 225: Recommendation on DOE Oak Ridge GIS Fact Sheets

ORSSAB recommends that DOE include future actions planned in fact sheets that are on the DOE Geographical Information System.

May 19, 2014
Recommendation 224: Recommendations on the FY 2016 DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management Budget Request

ORSSAB provides recommendations on the DOE Oak Ridge Environmental Management budget request for FY 2016.

May 19, 2014
Recommendation 223: Recommendations on Additional Waste Disposal Capacity

ORSSAB recommends that DOE continue planning for an additional on-site disposal facility.

May 19, 2014
Recommendation 222: Recommendations on Additional Off-site Groundwater Migration Studies

ORSSAB recommends that DOE conduct additional off-site groundwater migration studies.

March 4, 2014
Recommendation 221: Recommendation Regarding Recycling of Metals and Materials

The Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board believes DOE should make a final decision on standards for free-release metals and...

March 4, 2014
Recommendation 220: Recommendation Regarding Maintaining Funding for Cleanup

The Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board recommends that funding for cleanup at DOE sites should be maintained as a top priority.

March 4, 2014
Recommendation 219: Recommendation Regarding the Creation of a Graphic Representation of Waste Disposition Paths

The Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board recommends that DOE develop graphic representations of waste disposition paths.

June 12, 2013
Recommendation 218: Develop a Fact Sheet on Site Transition at On-going Mission Sites

The ORSSAB recommends that DOE develop a fact sheet on site transition at on-going mission sites.

June 12, 2013
Recommendation 217: Stewardship Point of Contact for the Oak Ridge Reservation

The ORSSAB recommends that DOE appoint a point of contact for stewardship questions.

May 9, 2013
Recommendation 215: Recommendation on Remaining Legacy Materials on the Oak Ridge Reservation

The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board approved the enclosed recommendation on remaining legacy materials on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

May 9, 2013
Recommendation 216: FY 2015 DOE Oak Ridge EM Budget Request

The ORSSAB approved the FY 2015 DOE Oak Ridge EM Budget Request.

February 27, 2013
Recommendation 212: Evaluate additional storage and disposal options

The ORSSAB encourages DOE to evaluate additional storage and disposal options for DOE legacy waste.