There is a public hearing on Thursday, November 30, for the renewal of a hazardous waste permit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
It’s a routine renewal of a U.S. Department of Energy/UT-Battelle permit, ORNL said Monday. It’s for the renewal of DOE/UT-Battelle’s RCRA Part B Hazardous Waste Permit TNHW-134.
RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) is the public law that creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste.
The permit was issued by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation in September 2008.
“Since it’s up for renewal, we have the opportunity to seek minor adjustments that will make operations more efficient,” said Morgan McCorkle, ORNL media relations manager. “We’re not changing the type or quantity of waste we handle, nor are we making any physical changes to the buildings.”
The November 30 hearing starts at 6 p.m. at the DOE Information Center, Building 1916-T1, 1 Science.gov Way, in Oak Ridge.
For more information or special access needs, call Rich Franco at UT-Battelle LLC at (865) 241-5664 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.