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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Permit and Permit Modification Information


The State of New Mexico’s authority to regulate the storage and treatment of hazardous waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for the protection of human health and the environment is governed under the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act (HWA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Under RCRA, State programs are authorized to operate in lieu of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  New Mexico is authorized by EPA to issue and enforce RCRA hazardous waste facility permits under 50 Fed Reg 1515 (January 11, 1985).  New Mexico implements this authority under the HWA, NMSA 1978, §74-4-1 et seq (Repl. Pamp. 2000).

On November 8, 1989, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) first issued a Hazardous Waste Facility Permit to LANL for the storage and treatment of hazardous waste.  On November 30, 2010 NMED renewed that Permit.  In addition to permitting the storage and treatment of hazardous wastes at 24 separate waste management units, the renewal Permit addresses the closure and post-closure care of disposal units located at TA-54 Areas G, H, and L, and corrective action activities for solid waste management units and areas of concern and groundwater monitoring and remediation facility-wide.  This web site provides the public with information regarding NMED’s implementation of the Permit, including permit modifications at the request of the Permittees.


E-mail notification of Electronic Information Repository

The Permittees have established an electronic Information Repository as required by Section 1.10, Information Repository, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Hazardous Waste Permit.  As part of keeping the public informed the Permittees have created an e-mail notification when documents are posted to the electronic Information Repository.  To request e-mail notification click here.  By clicking on this link it will take you to the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Public Reading Room: Environmental Documents, Reports webpage. 

 


Current Permit

LANL Permit Parts 1 through 11 – May 2017
Attachment A – Technical Area Unit Description – May 2017
Attachment B – Part A Application – May 2017
Attachment C -Waste Analysis Plan – July 2016
Attachment D – Contingency Plan – May 2017
Attachment E – Inspection Plan – January 2017
Attachment F – Personnel Training Plan – June 2015
Attachment G – Closure Plans – May 2017
Attachment H – Post-Closure Plans (reserved) – June 2011
Attachment I – Compliance Schedule – June 2012
Attachment J – Hazardous Waste Management Units – May 2017
Attachment K – Listing of SWMUs and AOCs – May 2017
Attachment L – Listing of Off-site Facilities – November 2010
Attachment M – (reserved) – June 2011
Attachment N – Figures – May 2017
Attachment O – Long-term Monitoring and Maintenance Plans (reserved) – June 2011

 


Permit News

July 10, 2017 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification. The Permittees submitted this notification to update figures and descriptions of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63. Click here to see:
June 7, 2017 Request TA-63 38074
July 10, 2017 NMED Response        TA-63 38122
Revised Attachment A

Revised Attachment G
Revised Attachment N


May 30, 2017 – The Environment Department approved the Class 2 Permit Modification Request (PMR) to add three hazardous waste management units at Technical Area (TA)-55. This modification increases the storage capacity at TA-55. On April 28, 2017, the Deputy Secretary notified the Permittees that NMED needed a 30-day extension to make a decision on this PMR in accordance with 40 CFR 270.42(b)(6)(ii).
Click here to see:
May 30, 2017 Approval Letter and Response to Comments   TA-55 38090
May 30, 2017 Interested Person Letter  TA-55 38091

Revised Permit Parts 1 through 11
Revised Attachment A
Revised Attachment B
Revised Attachment D
Revised Attachment G
Revised Attachment J
Revised Attachment N
April 28, 2017 30-day Extension Notification Letter
January 31, 2017 Permit Modification Request TA-55 37872


May 24, 2017 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise Table K-1 of Attachment K, Listing of SWMUs and AOCs to identify one existing SWMUs as 2 new SWMUs. Click here to see:
May 1, 2017 Request TA-01 38009
Approval Letter
Revised Attachment K


February 10, 2017 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification – The Permittees submitted this permit modification request to provide updated organizational name changes to Permit Parts 2.10.5, and Permit Attachment D.
January 3, 2017 Transmittal
Approval and Fee Assessment Letter


January 24, 2017 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise descriptions and figures to accurately reflect site conditions at Technical Area 54, Pad 11.  The Permittees submit this modification to add a restroom trailer to Technical Area 54, Pad 11.  This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Permit well as Attachments A, G.12, and N.
November 28, 2016 Request
Approval Letter


January 20, 2017 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise descriptions and figures to accurately reflect site conditions at Technical Area 54, Pad 5, Dome 224.  The Permittees submit this modification to Remove Dome 224.  This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Permit Parts 3.12; as well as Attachments A, D, E, G.8, J, and N.
October 19, 2016 Request
Approval and Fee Assessment Letter


November 18, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise descriptions and figures to accurately reflect site conditions at Technical Area 55, Building 4, Outdoor Container Storage Pad 190.  The Permittees submitted this modification to remove structure 55-0190 which had previously served as a 90-Day Accumulation Area.  This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Attachments A, G.26, J, and N. 
September 26, 2016 Request
Approval with Modification and Fee Assessment Letter


November 9, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise descriptions and figures to accurately reflect site conditions at Technical Area 54, Pad 11, Dome 375.  The Permittees submitted this modification to clarify that unit 124B was not installed, to increase the flexibility in fork lift-related equipment, and finally to make a minor typographical correction.  This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Permit Parts 3.14; as well as Attachments A, D, G.12, J, and N.
September 21, 2016 Request
Approval with Modification and Fee Assessment Letter


November 9, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise Table K-1 of Attachment K, Listing of SWMUs and AOCs to identify four existing SWMUs and one existing AOC, as 10 new SWMUs and two new AOCs, respectively.
October 27, 2016 Request
Fee Assessment and Approval Letter


October 24, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise descriptions and figures to remove structures which are no longer present at Technical Area 54 (TA-54-0497, 54-0506, and 54-0362), and minor editorial changes. This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Permit Parts 3.14; as well as Attachments A, G, J, and N.
August 18, 2016 Request
Approval with Modification Letter
Fee Letter
Attachment A
Attachment G.11
Attachment G.11
Attachment G.12
Attachment J
Attachment N


August 28, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to revise the descriptions and figures to accommodate the project design changes to Technical Area (TA) 63 Transuranic Waste Facility (TWF) as constructed, and minor editorial changes. The changes proposed by the Permittees have demonstrated in the September 1, 2016 Supplemental Information submittal to be functionally equivalent components. This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Permit Parts 3.14; as well as Attachments A, D, J, and N.
March 11. 2016 Request
Approval with Modification Letter 
Permit Parts 1-11

Attachment A
Attachment D
Attachment J
Attachment N


July 25, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1* permit modification request to modify the Permit to add treatment in containers to Technical Area 50, Building 69, modifying the unit from an indoor storage unit to an indoor storage/treatment unit. The treatment proposed by the Permittees is the stabilization of remediated and unremediated nitrate salt-bearing waste by the addition of zeolite. This Permit modification modifies text and figures to Permit Parts 2, and 7; as well as Attachments A, B, C, G.4, G.5, J, and N.
June 30. 2016 request
Approval with Modification Letter

Permit Parts 1 through 11
Attachment A

Attachment B

Attachment C

Attachment G.4

Attachment G.5

Attachment J

Attachment N


June 9, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request to revise text in Attachment D and Attachment F of the Permit. Click here to see the April 25, 2016 notification, the approval letter, and revised Attachment D and Attachment F.


May 18, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request to approval to update figures in Permit Attachments N, and G.6, G.10, and G.11. Updates to text that are related to figure changes in permit Attachments G. 6, G10, and G.11 are also included in this PMR. Click here to see the March 9, 2016 notification, the NMED May 18, 2016 approval letter, revised attachments N, G.6, G.10, G.11, and G.14.


February 19, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request to revise text and inspection forms in Attachment E of the Permit. Click here to see the July 7, 2015 notification, the approval letter, and revised Attachment E.


January 29, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request requiring prior department approval to revise figures in Attachment N and G.25 and update the unit description in Permit Section 3.13.1 and Attachment A, B, D and J to remove hazardous waste unit TA-55-185 from the Permit. The second Class 1 permit modification request was to revise Attachment D of the Permit. Click here to see the first December 17, 2016 request and the second December 17, 2015 request, and here for the the approval letter, and the revised Permit, Attachment A, Attachment D, Attachment G-25, Attachment J, and Attachment N.


January 8, 2016 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request requiring prior department approval to revise figures in Attachments G.12 and N of the Permit. Click here to see the December 1, 2015 request, the approval letter, and the revised Attachment A, Attachment G-12 and Attachment N.


May 29, 2015 – The New Mexico Environment Department took final administrative action on a Class 1 permit modification request to revise figures in Attachments G.26 and N of the Permit. Click here to see the request, the approval letter, and the revised Attachments.


January 9, 2015 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated five Class 1 permit modifications into the Permit. The Permittees submitted these Class 1 permit modifications on June 10, 2014; July 28, 2014; September 22, 2014; and October 23, 2014.  See the Permittees’ notifications, NMED’s approval letters, and the revised Permit by clicking here.


July 22, 2014 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated three Class 1 permit modifications into the Permit. The Permittees submitted these Class 1 permit modifications on February 27, 2014.  See the Permittees’ notifications, NMED’s approval letters, and the revised Permit by clicking here.


February 7, 2014 – The New Mexico Environment Department took final administrative action on a Class 1 permit modification request to revise Attachment K of the Permit. Click here to see the request, the approval letter, and the revised Attachment K.


December 23, 2013 – On December 20, 2013, the New Mexico Environment Department took final administrative action on a Class 3 permit modification request to add the TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Hazardous Waste Facility Permit. Click here to see the approval letter, the response to comments received, and the revised Permit Parts, Attachment A, Attachment C, Attachment D, Attachment G.27, Attachment J and Attachment N.


November 19, 2013 – The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued a Draft Closure Plan for public comment for an Open Burn (OB) Unit (16-399) at Technical Area (TA) 16 at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). See the Draft Closure Plan, Fact Sheet, Interested Citizen Letter and Public Notice (English) and Interested Citizen Letter and Public Notice (Spanish)


November 14, 2013 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) an updated Part A RCRA Application. See the Application by clicking here.


September 30, 2013 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a Class 3 modification request for the addition of an Open Burn (OB) unit at Technical Area 16 (TA-16-388) to the current permit. See modification information below.
September 30, 2013 – Class 3 PMR to add OB unit at TA-16-388
July 26, 3013 – NMED Second Approval to Extend Submittal Date
July 23, 2013 – LANL Second Request to Extend Submittal Date
June 28, 2013 – NMED Approval to Extend Submittal Date
June 25, 2013 – LANL Request to Extend Submittal Date


September 24, 2013 – The Environment Department approved the Class 2 Permit Modification Request, with changes, to increase the storage capacity at TA-54 West. Attached are the approval letter, the response to comments received, and the revised parts and attachments.


June 25, 2013 – The Environment Department received the TA-16-388 Open Burn Unit (OB) Permit Modification Request.  The request and associated correspondence is below.  
September 30, 2013 – Class 3 PMR to add OB unit at TA-16-388
July 26, 3013 – NMED Second Approval to Extend Submittal Date
July 23, 2013 – LANL Second Request to Extend Submittal Date
June 28, 2013 – NMED Approval to Extend Submittal Date
June 25, 2013 – LANL Request to Extend Submittal Date

TA-16-388 Closure Plan (11-30-2010)


February 5, 2013 – The Permittees withdrew a January 10, 2013, Class 2 permit modification request to increase the storage capacity at TA-54 West (RANT). See approval and associated documents below.
Approval Letter
Commenter Letter
Response to Comments Matrix
Responses to Comments

January 10, 2013 – LANL PMR to Increase Capacity at RANT  TA-54 35665
February 5, 2013 – LANL Request to Withdraw PMR TA-54 35720
February 7, 2013 – NMED Letter Acknowledging Withdrawal TA-54 35743
February 27, 2013 – LANL DRAFT PMR Public Notice TA-54 35754
March 18, 2013 – NMED Comments on DRAFT PMR TA-54 35892
May 2, 2013 – LANL Resubmittal of PMR to Increase Capacity at RANT TA-54 35822
June 26, 2013 – LANL Request to Withdraw and Resubmit PMR TA-54 35919 


January 31, 2013 – The Permittees withdrew a Temporary Authorization request to store and repackage 1.9 cubic meters of Mixed Transuranic waste at TA-55 in Building PF-4 (TA-55-4), Room 432. See the withdrawal letter and NMED’s response below.
February 6, 2013 – NMED Withdrawal of Temporary Authorization Request
January 31, 2013 – LANL Withdrawal of Temporary Authorization Request
December 19, 2012 – LANL Response to Questions – Temporary Authorization Request
November 2, 2012 – LANL Response to NMED Questions
October 15, 2012 – LANL Temporary Authorization Request for Waste Repackaging Operations at Technical Area 55


January 14, 2013 – Public Notice of Draft Permit – The Environment Department issued a Draft Permit on a Class 3 permit modification request for the Technical Area (TA) 63 Transuranic Waste Management Facility on January 14, 2013 for public comment.  The comment period ended at 5:00 MST, March 15, 2013. The Draft Permit and public notice document are as follows:
Interested Citizen Letter and Public Notice – English and Spanish
Fact Sheet 
Letter Notifying the Permittees

Draft Permit which includes: Parts 1 through 11, Attachment A, Attachment C, Attachment D, Attachment G.27, Attachment J, and Attachment N. TA-63 35997

Permit Modification Request and associated correspondence
October 1, 2012 – LANL Response to Disapproval, TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility Permit Modification Request, Revision 2.0
August 30, 2012 – NMED Disapproval TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility
July 12, 2012 – LANL Response to 2nd Disapproval, TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility Permit Modification Response, Revision 1.0
July 12, 2012 – LANL Response to Disapproval, TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility Permit Modficiation Request (transmittal letter)
May 24, 2012 – NMED Dispproval TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility
February 14, 2012 – NMED Notice of Deficiency
February 1, 2012 – NMED Notice of Deficiency, Administrative Completeness and Fee Letter
October 24, 2011 – NMED TA-63 Transuranic Waste Facility Permit Modification Request
Public Comment received during the applicants required comment period – August 25, 2011 through October 24, 2011
August 18, 2011 – LANL TA-63 Transuranic Waste Management Facility Permit Modification Request


December 28, 2012 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification to correct typographical errors in Permit Part 2 and change an address in Attachment D, Contingency Plan into the Permit. The Permittees submitted the Class 1 permit modification on November 5, 2012.  See the Permittees’ notification, NMED’s fee assessment letter, and the revised Permit by clicking here.


December 20, 2012 – After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED incorporated a Class 1 permit modification request requiring prior department approval to split SWMU 32-002(b), located in former TA-32, into two separate SWMUs designated as SWMU 32-002(b1) and SWMU 32-002(b2). See the Permittees’ request, NMED’s approval and fee assessment letter, and the revised Permit by clicking here.


November 29, 2012 – NMED received the LANL Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Instances of Noncompliance and Releases for FY 2012, as required by required by Permit Section 1.9.14. See the Report by clicking here.


November 26, 2012 – NMED received the 2012 LANL Hazardous Waste Minimization Report, as required by Permit Section 2.9, dated November 15, 2012. See the Report and NMED’s comments.


October 30, 2012 – NMED incorporated three Class 1 permit modifications into the LANL Permit submitted by the Permittees under cover letters dated June 13, July 30, and September 4, 2012. After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED has revised the Permit accordingly. See the Permittees’ requests, NMED’s fee assessment letter, and the revised Permit by clicking here.


October 15, 2012 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a Temporary Authorization Request to store and repackage 1.9 cubic meters of Mixed Transuranic waste at TA-55 in Building PF-4 (TA-55-4), Room 432.  See the request and associated correspondence below.
February 6, 2013 – NMED Withdrawal of Temporary Authorization Request

January 31, 2013 – LANL Withdrawal of Temporary Authorization Request
December 19, 2012 – LANL Response to Questions – Temporary Authorization Request
November 2, 2012 – LANL Response to NMED Questions
October 15, 2012 – LANL Temporary Authorization Request for Waste Repackaging Operations at Technical Area 55


October 1, 2012 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a response to the third Disapproval regarding the Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63.  See the response by clicking here.


September 27, 2012 – NMED issued a comment letter in response to a request for classification determination from the Permittees to add Macroencapsulation treatment at TA-54 to the Permit. See the Permittees’ request and NMED’s comment letter below.

September 27, 2012 – NMED Request for Classification Determination for Proposed Modification
September 20, 2012 – LANL Request for Class Determination for Proposed Modification


August 30, 2012 – NMED issued a third Disapproval letter for the revised Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63 to the current permit. See the letter by clicking here.


July 12, 2012 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a response to the second Disapproval regarding the Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63.  See the response by clicking here.


June 5, 2012 – NMED issued a Final Determination on a Class 1 permit modification request (PMR) to the LANL Permit submitted by the Permittees under a cover letter dated April 2, 2012.  The PMR proposed 94 revisions to the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (permit) for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED has revised the Permit accordingly.

  •  Go to the Download Page to see the revised Permit and the final determination letter sent to Permittees.

May 24, 2012 – NMED issued a second Disapproval letter for the revised Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63 to the current permit. See the letter by clicking here.


April 16, 2012 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a response to the Notice of Deficiency regarding the Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63.  See the letter by clicking here.


March 27, 2012 – NMED issued a Notice of Disapproval for the Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Open Detonation Untis at Technical Areas 36 and 39. See the letter by clicking here.


February 14, 2012 – NMED issued an administrative completeness and fee assessment letter regarding the Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Open Detonation Units at Technical Areas 36 and 39.  See the letter by clicking here.


February 1, 2012 – NMED issued a Notice of Deficiency and administrative completeness and fee assessment letter regarding the Class 3 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63.  See the letter by clicking here.


November 28, 2011 – NMED today notifies the public via a mail-out and publication in major local newspapers that the July 19 and August 18, 2011 permit modification requests (see below) have been submitted to the NMED and that they are available for public review. See the public notice by clicking here. The notice explains that no action or decision is proposed by NMED at this time for either of these permit modification submittals.


October 24, 2011 – Secretary Martin determined that the Class 2 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility will be processed as a Class 3 modification.  See determination letter by clicking here.

Also, see August 18, 2011 news below.


October 13, 2011 – NMED issued a Final Determination on two Class 1 permit modification requests (PMR) to the LANL Permit submitted by the Permittees under cover letters dated August 18, 2011.  One PMR notifies NMED that the Permittees have changed telephone numbers listed in the Permit’s Contingency Plan and the title of a training course listed in the Training Plan.  The other PMR reflects minor informational changes to the Permit associated with Technical Areas (TAs) 3 and 55, including clarification of access control and the alarm and exhaust systems at TA-3, and correction of inaccurate dimensions in the Permit associated with TA-55, Rooms K13 and B40.  After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED has altered the Permit accordingly.

  • Go to the Download Page to see the revised Permit and the final determination letter sent to Permittees.

August 18, 2011 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a Class 2 modification request for the addition of the Transuranic Waste Facility at Technical Area 63 to the current permit. See modification request by clicking here. The Permittees conducted a public comment period and public meetings as regulatorily required. The comments that NMED received during the Permittee’s comment period can be reviewed by clicking here.


October 24, 2011 – Secretary Martin determined that the requested permit modification will be processed as a Class 3 modification.  
NMED Determination  TA-63 34877

Comments received during the public comment period conducted by the Permittees.  See comments by clicking here.


July 19, 2011 – The Permittees submitted to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) a Class 3 modification request for the addition of Open Detonation (OD) units at Technical Area 36 (TA-36-8) and Technical Area 39 (TA-39-6) to the current permit. See modification request below. The Permittees conducted a public comment period and public meetings as regulatorily required. The comments that NMED received during the Permittee’s comment period can be reviewed at the link below.

April 16, 2012 – LANL Request to Supplement and Correct Permit Modification Request  TA-36 34687
March 27, 2012 – NMED Notice of Disapproval TA-36 35136
February 14, 2012 – NMED Administrative Completeness and Fee Assessment
Public Comment received during the applicants comment period
July 19, 2011 – LANL Class 3 Permit Modification Request for the Addition of OD Units


June 3, 2011 – NMED issued a Final Determination on a Class 1 permit modification request (PMR) to the LANL Permit submitted by the Permittees under a cover letter dated March 16, 2011.  The PMR notifies NMED that the Permittees have revised emergency equipment lists, proposed clarifying Permit conditions and inspection activities, and added and removed structures from permitted units.  After ensuring compliance with the applicable permit modification regulations at 20.4.1.900 NMAC, incorporating 40 CFR § 270.42, NMED has altered the Permit accordingly.

Go to the Download Page for the Final Determination letter sent to Permittees, and Permit pages showing modifications


Nov 30, 2010 – NMED Issued a renewal permit.

Renewal Permit Permit34162
Final Order (196 KB) Permit 34162

Remand of Final Order regarding Open Burn Units – (December 21, 2010) (98 KB) Permit 34167
Interest Person Letter and Response to Comments  Permit 34163
Public Comments received from July 25, 2010 to May 8, 2010 on the revised draft LANL Permit 
Final Decision and Response to Comments Permit 34162

 


November 1999Technical Area 54 Storage Shafts 145 & 146 Closure Plan TA-54 11450

 

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