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Radiation Protection

WIPP Dockets

A docket is a publicly accessible collection of documents that federal agencies use in making regulatory decisions. As EPA reviews information, including public input relevant to WIPP's safety, it is placed in EPA's official docket in Washington, DC and in informational dockets in Carlsbad, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. EPA will consider public input as it makes subsequent decisions regarding recertification, approval of waste generator sites for shipment, and any decision to modify, suspend or revoke certification.

Learn about EPA’s role at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

EPA maintains three dockets for WIPP:

  • Docket A-92-56 contains information about the compliance criteria. (Contact us for more information about this docket.)
  • Docket A-93-02 contains information considered in making the WIPP certification decision.
  • Docket A-98-49 contains new information that EPA is reviewing to determine whether the certification should be modified, suspended, or revoked.

There are several options for reviewing or obtaining copies of docket materials:

  • EPA has established WIPP dockets at four locations - three informational docket sites in New Mexico and the official docket at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. They are open to the public and you can review and copy documents at all locations (check with the individual docket locations about copying arrangements). The official docket in Washington, DC will photocopy and send copies of materials to you upon request. The cost for this service will depend on the amount of material you request (small requests are generally free).
  • Selected docket materials are also available online at
  • If you have any questions regarding the WIPP Dockets, call Ray Lee, Docket Coordinator at (202) 343-9463.
Official EPA Air and Radiation Docket Hours of Operation Contact Information

Reading Room:

Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center
Room 3334, U.S. EPA
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460-0001

Mailing Address:

Air and Radiation Docket
EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC)
Mail Code 2822T
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20460

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

(except federal holidays)

Phone: (202) 566-1742
Fax: (202) 566-9744

EPA Docket Clerk

Informational Dockets Hours of Operation Contact Information

Government Information
Zimmerman Library
1 University of New Mexico
MSC 05 3020
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Hours vary by semester Phone: (505) 277-9100

Fogelson Library
College of Sante Fe
1600 St. Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Hours vary by semester Phone: (505) 473-6576

Municipal Library of Carlsbad
101 S. Halagueno
Carlsbad, NM 88220

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

10:00 am - 6:00 p.m.

1:00 pm - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: (505) 885-6776