U.S. Dept. of Energy's Public Meeting on September 15th in Washington DC [also viewable via Webinar]
On Sept. 1st, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sent out the following announcement:
On Thursday, September 15th, 2016, the Department of Energy (DOE) will host a public meeting in Washington, DC to summarize feedback received as part of the December 23, 2015 Invitation for Public Comment and subsequent public meetings on consent-based siting. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss next steps in consent-based siting with participants.
DATE AND TIME: The meeting will take place on Thursday September 15, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Department officials will be available to discuss consent-based siting during an informal open house 30 minutes before and after the formal meeting.
LOCATION: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. Convention Center at 900 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. The entire meeting will be available live via Live Webstream Link
REGISTRATION: Registration is encouraged to assist with planning efforts. Registration Link
BACKGROUND AND AGENDA: DOE is designing a consent-based siting process to establish an integrated waste management system to transport, store, and dispose of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive waste. In a consent-based siting approach, DOE will work with communities, tribal governments and states across the country that express interest in hosting any of the facilities identified as part of an integrated waste management system. As part of this process, the Department issued an Invitation for Public Comment in the Federal Register on December 23, 2015 and hosted eight public meetings across the United States in 2016 to seek input on the elements that should be considered in the development of a consent-based siting process. This September 15, 2016 meeting will summarize feedback received and provide an opportunity to discuss next steps in consent-based siting. For more information, and to view the agenda, please visit our website at energy.gov/consentbasedsiting.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please send requests for further information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your participation and hope to see you in [sic] online or in Washington!
Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy
In resopnse to a question from a concerned citizen watchdog, as to how to submit questions to DOE to be addressed during the Q&A section of the meeting, DOE's subcontractor responded:
You may log onto http://energy.gov/ne/consent-based-siting , scroll to the bottom of the page, under “NEXT STEPS” there is a link you may use to submit questions.
Please let me know if you need anything additional.
Jennifer A. Wachter
Program Analyst/Event Coordinator
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