Standards for Council Approval of ISFSI Decommissioning Plan
(1)The operator of the Trojan Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) shall submit 15 copies of a plan for decommissioning the ISFSI to the Department for Council approval. The plan shall be submitted to the Council on a schedule consistent with that required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. When the Department receives a decommissioning plan, the Department shall:
(a)Issue notice to the Council’s mailing list that the decommissioning plan has been submitted. The notice shall include:
(A)The time and place of at least one informational hearing;
(B)The locations where copies of the proposed plan may be reviewed by the public; and
(C)A contact name for further information.
(b)Perform a technical review, and produce a staff report containing the Department’s technical conclusions and recommendations on specific issues raised in the proposed plan;
(c)To the extent practicable, coordinate its technical review with that of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
(d)Issue notice of availability of the Department report to the Council mailing list. The notice shall include:
(A)A summary of the Department’s recommendations;
(B)Time and place of a hearing on the staff report;
(C)Places where the Department’s staff report may be reviewed by the public; and
(D)A contact for additional information and copies of the staff report.
(2)The Council shall review the proposed decommissioning plan to verify that the proposed activities will not adversely affect the health and safety of the public or the environment. The Council will ensure the following when evaluating acceptability of a proposed decommissioning plan:
(a)The plan contains the radiological criteria for unrestricted release and use of the site as set forth in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 20, Section 1402 (10 CFR 20.1402) in effect August 20, 1997.
(b)The plan contains provisions that require removal from the site of all radioactive waste as defined in ORS 469.300 (Definitions) on a schedule acceptable to the Council.
(c)The plan contains a program for radiological monitoring to ensure the environment is not being adversely affected. This program may be incorporated by reference if it has previously been approved by the Department.
(d)The plan contains provisions for removal or control of hazardous waste that are consistent with applicable federal and state regulations.
(3)The certificate holder shall include in the plan an estimate of funding necessary for implementation. The Council shall determine whether provisions for funding are adequate to implement the plan.
(4)The certificate holder shall not implement significant revisions to the decommissioning plan unless the Council has reviewed and approved the revisions. A revision is significant if it involves one of the following items:
(a)The potential to prevent the release of the site for unrestricted use;
(b)A change in the criteria for site release;
(c)A departure in the methodology for determining background radiation levels to a method not generally accepted by the industry;
(d)A change in the provisions made for hazardous or radioactive waste material removal;
(e)A significant change in the types or significant increase in the amounts of any effluents that may be released offsite; or
(f)A significant increase in radiological or hazardous material exposure to site workers or to members of the public, including exposure due to transport of radioactive or hazardous material.
(5)The certificate holder shall evaluate revisions to the decommissioning plan by the criteria listed in section (4) of this rule. The certificate holder shall maintain records of all changes and associated evaluations for audit by the Department. The certificate holder shall notify the Department of revisions to the plan that are not significant within 30 days after implementation of the revision. The Department shall promptly notify the Council of such revisions at a regularly scheduled meeting.
(6)Changes to the decommissioning plan that are mandated by the federal government may be implemented without prior Council approval.
Rule 345-026-0370 — Standards for Council Approval of ISFSI Decommissioning Plan,