The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, or ORSSAB. The board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the agency regarding cleanup activities across the Oak Ridge Reservation.
Chartered in 1995 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the board is comprised of up to 22 members that are chosen to reflect the diversity of gender, race, occupation, and interests of people living near the Oak Ridge Reservation.
The board and its EM/Stewardship Committee meet monthly to discuss and develop recommendations on cleanup decisions and topics such as cleanup strategies, hazardous waste management, and long-term stewardship. The board also reviews the Environmental Management program’s planning decisions and cleanup-related documents. All ORSSAB meetings and its committees are open to the public.
Technical expertise is not required for board membership. The board is seeking a broad spectrum of backgrounds and viewpoints from residents in the communities and counties surrounding the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation.
Terms are for two years, and members may serve up to three terms.
Membership applications are available on the board’s website at www.energy.gov/orssab or by calling (865) 241-4583 or 241-4584. The deadline for submitting applications is September 30.