The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2004-0025 contains information that EPA reviewed and considered in making its decision to recertify that the Department of Energy (DOE) met the compliance criteria established by EPA in 40 CFR Part 194 and the disposal regulations set by EPA in 40 CFR Part 191. This docket is specific to EPA’s oversight activities for the 2006 recertification decision.
The recertification documents were reviewed as appropriate and considered in making the decision whether to recertify that the Department of Energy has complied with the conditions of certification or whether to modify, suspend, or revoke the certification.
Fact Sheets Related to the 2006 Recertification DecisionYou may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Proposed Changes to EPA’s Compliance Criteria for the Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (PDF)(2 pp, 131 K,
As part of EPA's ongoing regulatory role at the WIPP, we are undertaking activities to improve and update the requirements we used to determine WIPP's safety. This fact sheet provides an overview of the proposed changes and identifies opportunities for public input.
WIPP Recertification Decision: 2006 EPA WIPP Fact Sheet No. 1 (PDF)(3 pp, 1 MB,
This fact sheet provides an overview of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and the 2006 recertification process.
Public Information and Input on WIPP: 2006 EPA WIPP Fact Sheet No. 2 (PDF)(1 pg, 226 K,
This fact sheet provides general information and lists opportunities for public participation.
Changes in the Recertification Performance Assessment: 2006 EPA WIPP Fact Sheet No. 3 (PDF)(2 pp, 304 K,
This fact sheet discusses the changes to the Performance Assessments that are conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy.
WIPP Transuranic Waste Inventory: 2006 EPA WIPP Fact Sheet No. 4 (PDF)(2 pp, 281 K,
This fact sheet provides an overview of the type, volume, and radioactivity of waste disposed of or potentially disposed of in the WIPP.
Groundwater at WIPP: 2006 EPA WIPP Fact Sheet No. 5 (PDF)(2 pp, 326 K,
This fact sheet provides information about the effect of groundwater on potential releases from WIPP.
Karst: 2006 EPA WIPP Fact Sheet No. 6 (PDF)(1 pg, 237 K,
This fact sheet discusses the evaluation of the potential presence of Karst at WIPP.
Regulating the Safety of the WIPP: The Continuing Role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PDF)(5 pp, 659 K,
EPA has an ongoing regulatory role at WIPP to verify independently that it continues to protect public health and the environment. EPA ensures that DOE maintains and operates the facility in a safe manner and that the facility continues to comply with our radioactive waste disposal standards.