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Supplement - Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase

Final Supplemental Environmental

Impact Statement

Comment Response Supplement

Volume I

Public Hearing Transcripts and Exhibits

September 1997

Department of Energy

Carlsbad Area Office

Carlsbad, New Mexico

This Document Printed on Recycled Paper


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VOLUME I

PUBLIC HEARING TRANSCRIPTS AND EXHIBITS

Albuquerque, New Mexico: January 6, 1997

Transcript 1: Morning Session (ALB1) ............................................................. TE1 – 1

Exhibits E-001 through E-004......................................................TE1 – 37

Transcript 2: Afternoon Session (ALB2) ........................................................... TE2 – 1

Exhibits E-005 through E-007...................................................... TE2 - 55

Transcript 3: Evening Session (ALB3).............................................................. TE3 – 1

Exhibits E-008 through E-012...................................................... TE3 - 49

Albuquerque, New Mexico: January 7, 1997

Transcript 4: Morning Session (ALB4) ............................................................. TE4 – 1

Exhibits E-013 through E-015...................................................... TE4 - 37

Transcript 5: Afternoon Session (ALB5) ........................................................... TE5 – 1

Exhibits E-016 through E-019...................................................... TE5 - 37

Transcript 6: Evening Session (ALB6).............................................................. TE6 – 1

Exhibits E-020 through E-023...................................................... TE6 - 51

Santa Fe, New Mexico: January 8, 1997

Transcript 7: Afternoon Session (SF1).............................................................. TE7 – 1

Exhibits E-024 through E-028...................................................... TE7 - 57

Transcript 8: Evening Session (SF2) ................................................................ TE8 – 1

Exhibits E-029 through E-031...................................................... TE8 - 44

Santa Fe, New Mexico: January 9, 1997

Transcript 9: Morning Session (SF3)................................................................ TE9 – 1

Exhibits E-032 through E-034...................................................... TE9 - 37

Transcript 10: Afternoon Session (SF4).............................................................TE10 – 1

Exhibits E-035 through E-042.....................................................TE10 - 59

Transcript 11: Evening Session (SF5) ...............................................................TE11 – 1

Santa Fe, New Mexico: January 10, 1997

Transcript 12: Morning Session (SF6)............................................................... TE12 - 1

Exhibits E-043 through E-050.....................................................TE12 - 31

Transcript 13: Afternoon Session (SF7)............................................................. TE13 - 1

Exhibits E-051 through E-056.....................................................TE13 - 62

Transcript 14: Evening Session (SF8) ............................................................... TE14 - 1

Exhibits E-057 through E-061.....................................................TE14 - 54

Denver, Colorado: January 13, 1997

Transcript 15: Afternoon and Evening Sessions (DE1) .......................................... TE15 - 1

Exhibits E-062 through E-064.....................................................TE15 - 71

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Carlsbad, New Mexico: January 13, 1997

Transcript 16: Afternoon and Evening Sessions (CA1) .......................................... TE16 - 1

Exhibits E-065 through E-068.....................................................TE16 - 62

Boise, Idaho: January 15, 1997

Transcript 17: Afternoon and Evening Sessions (BO1)........................................... TE17 - 1

Exhibits E-069 through E-078.....................................................TE17 - 73

Richland, Washington: January 15, 1997

Transcript 18: Afternoon and Evening Sessions (RL1)........................................... TE18 - 1

Oak Ridge, Tennessee: January 21, 1997

Transcript 19: Afternoon Session (OR1) ............................................................ TE19 - 1

Transcript 20: Evening Session (OR2)............................................................... TE20 - 1

Exhibit E-079 .........................................................................TE20 - 13

North Augusta, South Carolina: January 23, 1997

Transcript 21: Afternoon Session (NA1)............................................................ TE21 - 1

Exhibits E-080 through E-082.................................................... TE21 – 19

Transcript 22: Evening Session (NA2) ..............................................................TE22 – 1

Exhibits E-083 and E-084 ..........................................................TE22 - 20

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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Disposal Phase Draft Supplemental Environmental

Impact Statement (SEIS-II) was published in November 1996. The Notice of Availability was

published on November 29, 1996, initiating the extended 90-day comment period to

February 27, 1997. Public hearings on the WIPP SEIS-II were held from January 6, 1997, to

January 23, 1997, in eight cities around the country, and transcripts of these hearings were

produced. This volume contains copies of those transcripts and the associated exhibits received

at the public hearings. Additional comments were received throughout the public comment

period by mail, electronic mail, facsimile, and the Internet; copies of those comments are

contained in Volume II of this supplement. To accommodate as many respondents as possible,

comments were accepted after the close of the comment period.

PRESENTATION OF TRANSCRIPTS AND EXHIBITS

The transcripts and exhibits from the public hearing process are presented in the following

order.

• Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 6–7, 1997: morning, afternoon, and evening

sessions

• Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 8-10, 1997: first day: afternoon and evening

sessions; second and third days: morning, afternoon, and evening sessions

• Denver (Arvada), Colorado, January 13, 1997: afternoon and evening sessions

• Carlsbad, New Mexico, January 13, 1997: afternoon and evening sessions

• Boise, Idaho, January 15, 1997: afternoon and evening sessions

• Richland, Washington, January 15, 1997: afternoon and evening sessions

• Oak Ridge, Tennessee, January 21, 1997: afternoon and evening sessions

• North Augusta, South Carolina, January 23, 1997: afternoon and evening sessions

COMMENT CODING SYSTEM

Each comment extracted from a transcript or exhibit has been coded with an alphanumeric

code. This code indicates the origin of the document (the city in which the public hearing was

held) and the number assigned to the comment. For example, comment ALB1-10 would

indicate that it was the 10th comment extracted from the transcript of the first public hearing

held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The exhibits received at the public hearings are located at the end of each corresponding

transcript. Each exhibit has also been assigned an alphanumeric code; for example, E-050 was

the 50th exhibit received during the public hearing process.

Sidebars in correspondence, transcripts, and exhibits indicate the specific lines from which the

comments were extracted.

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