The draft report titled Designing a Consent-Based Siting Process: Summary of Public Input
is now available on the Department of Energy consent-based siting website
To launch the consent-based siting effort, DOE issued an “Invitation
for Public Comment to Inform the Design of a Consent-Based Siting
Process for Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal Facilities” in the
Federal Register on December 23,
2015. The comment period was open through July 31, 2016.
Comments received throughout the Invitation for Public Comment and public meetings are summarized in a draft report, titled
Designing a Consent-Based Siting Process: Summary of Public Input. The draft report will be available for public comment for 45 days via a Federal Register Notice beginning September 15, 2016 and concluding on October 30, 2016. In addition, public
comments received on the December 23rd Invitation for Public Comment are now publically posted at
here and comments received via regulations.gov are available at
Thank you to everyone who attended our public meetings, provided comments, and participated in this important first step.
Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy