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Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada (MS-00603)

Abstract

The Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada collection (1957-2010) is an information docket established by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The collection contains documents supporting the development of regulatory decisions by the EPA on radiation protection standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, evaluating it as a potential site for a radioactive waste storage repository. The collection includes regulatory notices, technical documents, environmental reports, letters, minutes of meetings, public comments, and other materials.

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Date
1957-2010
Extent
75.73 Cubic Feet (59 boxes)
63.92 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Publications
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

The Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada collection (1957-2010) is an information docket established by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The collection contains documents supporting the development of regulatory decisions by EPA on radiation protection standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a potential site for a radioactive waste storage repository. The collection includes regulatory notices, technical documents, environmental reports, letters, minutes of meetings, public comments, and other materials. The collection contains a variety of rulemaking materials relating to the standards, including environmental reports, public comments, Federal agency reports, environmental impact statements, viability assessments, technical reports, and communications such as letters, memoranda, and meeting notices.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was charged by Congress with developing public health and safety standards for radioactive material stored or disposed of in the potential repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The EPA was designed to protect public health and safety, as well as the environment, for present and future generations. In 1995, after publishing a Federal Register notice, the EPA established an information docket designated as EPA Air Docket A-95-12 located in the main campus library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The official public docket is located at the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 2001 official docket for the Yucca Mountain standards is OAR-2001-0007 (formerly called A-95-12). The official docket for the final amendments to the Yucca Mountain standards is EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0083.

Arrangement

These records are organized into six series:

Series 1. Yucca Mountain, Nevada Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1962-1999;

Series 2. Yucca Mountain, Nevada Draft Environmental Impact Statement Supplement, 1985-2001;

Series 3. Yucca Mountain, Nevada Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1957-2001;

Series 4. Docket A-95-12: Environmental Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, 1982-2001;

Series 5. EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0083, 2006;

Series 6. Assorted Publications and Correspondence, 1995-2010.

General

A Department of Energy (DOE) tracking and retrieving document identification number follows the majority of reference citations. The purpose of these numbers is to assist the reader in locating a specific reference. Some references have more than one tracking number, designating multiple volumes or a series of documents that relate to the particular reference.

In an effort to ensure consistency among Yucca Mountain Project documents, the DOE has altered the format of the identification numbers in some of the citations. It is noted at the file level if references are cited differently in other series.

Related Materials

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Yucca Mountain Environmental Safety Reports Collection, 1970-2011. MS-00786. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, 1957-2010. MS-00603. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::MS00603
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were received periodically from 1995 and 2010 and transferred to UNLV Special Collections in 2014; accession number 2014-001.

Physical Location

Some materials are stored in the Lied Automated Storage and Retrieval Unit (LASR). Advanced notice may be required to access these materials.

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused and inventoried by UNLV staff in 2014. In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Sarah Jones and Joyce Moore revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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