Paducah Key Regulatory Documents


DOE/EA-2116: Environmental Assessment For Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Disposition Of Waste And Materials and Finding of No Significant Impact

Wetland Assessment for Proposed Tennessee Valley Authority Substation and Associated Transmission Lines at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site


Paducah Federal Facility Agreement July 2015 (DOE/OR/07-1707) - The Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) governs the corrective action/response action process from site investigation through site remediation as agreed to by DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Kentucky under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Kentucky Revised Statute 224; and other laws and regulations identified in the FFA.

Paducah Site Management Plan, April 2018 - The annual Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) Site Management Plan (SMP) outlines DOE’s strategic approach for achieving cleanup under the FFA. The purpose of the SMP is to coordinate and document the potential and selected operable units, including removal actions; to define cleanup priorities; to identify work activities that will serve as the basis for enforceable timetables and deadlines under the agreement; and to establish long-term cleanup goals.

Paducah Community Relations Plan, November 2018 - This Paducah Community Relations Plan is a primary document of the FFA that describes how DOE will provide opportunities for the public to become involved in FFA-related decisions at PGDP and outlines how the parties to the agreement will coordinate public participation prescribed by the FFA.

Paducah Site Annual Site Environmental Report - The Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) for PGDP is prepared to inform the public, regulators, stakeholders, and other interested parties of PGDP environmental performance for each calendar year. The ASER summarizes the compliance status with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and summarizes results of environmental monitoring.

Paducah Site End State Vision 2008, May 2008 (DOE/LX/07-0013&D1) - The End State Vision for the PGDP is a tool for communicating the PGDP’s end state vision to stakeholders. This document provides information that can be used to establish clearly articulated and technically achievable cleanup goals that will focus the continuing cleanup at PGDP; serves as the primary tool for communicating the end state vision for PGDP to the involved parties (i.e., stakeholders from DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and the public); and, using maps and figures, summarize the potential PGDP end state alternatives so that any cleanup decisions made can be compared to the end state vision so that variances between it and the current cleanup strategy can be identified.

Paducah Environmental Information Center

(Official Repository)

Photograph of the Emerging Technology Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) -- the new home of the administrative offices of the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board

The Emerging Technology Center at West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is the home of the Paducah EIC and the Paducah Citizens Advisory Board office.

DOE photo by Jim Ethridge

The Paducah Environmental Information Center (EIC) was opened in 1993 to provide residents of Western Kentucky and the surrounding area a convenient way to learn more about the U.S. Department of Energy's environmental work at the PGDP and to participate in environmental restoration program decisions. The EIC is located in Paducah, Kentucky.

The Paducah EIC website provides access to electronic files in the Administrative Record, Post Decision, and General Reference Compendium. The Paducah EIC offers public use computer, public web access, free copies of most documents, reading room, and a searchable document index, and is accessible to people with disabilities. The Center also stores the hard copy of selected documents that are not available on the website.