Transport of Transuranic Wastes to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: States and Tribal Concerns, Proposed Solutions

To enlist cooperation among the Tribal and the Southern, Western, and Midwest state governments along the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) shipping corridors in developing plans and procedures for the safe and uneventful transportation of transuranic waste from current temporary storage facilities
to the WIPP.

Agency - Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office, P.O.

Box 3090, Carlsbad, NM 88221-3090.

Contact: James, Mason, Institutional Affairs Manager, Telephone: (575) 234-7335 or Suzanne Hunt, Contracting Officer, Telephone (575) 234-7525.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Council Of State Governments, The $ 55,000   2018-03-202023-04-07
Council Of State Governments, The $ 109,033   2018-03-202023-04-07
Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department, New Mexico $ 191,668,726   1997-04-302012-04-29
Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department, New Mexico $ 34,464,182   1997-04-302012-04-29
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The participating States, tribes, and the DOE will work to develop, coordinate, and implement activities in accident prevention, emergency preparedness, and public information programs to help ensure the safe transportation of transuranic waste to the WIPP site and safe disposal operations.

Financial assistance is provided to support cooperation among the tribes, the Southern, Western, and Midwestern states along the WIPP shipping corridors, in developing plans and procedures for the safe uneventful transportation of transuranic waste from current temporary storage facilities to WIPP.

Restrictions on the use of these funds depend on the specific collaborative agreement.

Applicants must meet the guidelines established by DOE.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is restricted by action of the Western Governors' Association, Southern States Energy Board, the State of New Mexico, Council of State Governments (midwest region), and tribal governments along WIPP transportation routes.

DOE administers agreements with 10 southern State governments, and two Midwest state governments.

The Western Governors' Association is the negotiating body for 12 western states on the WIPP transportation route.

Each tribal government on the WIPP transportation route elected to represent themselves.

Participation in this program is restricted to the above list of organizations and to the affected tribal governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Benefits from this program will go to DOE and the State and tribal governments located on the WIPP disposal phase shipping corridor.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental impact information may be required for the WIPP route road repairs only.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. After informal communication, a formal proposal by the applicant is submitted to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office. Note: All eligible parties are participating in the program and applications from others will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

Decisions are made by DOE Carlsbad Field Office. Award documents are then prepared.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

National Security and Military Application of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act, Public Law 96-164 , Public Law 96-164; Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Land Withdrawal Act, 102-579, as amended by Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Withdrawal Act, Public Law 104-201, Public Law 104-201.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Awards to state and tribal governments may be renewed as long as WIPP shipments are still being transported through those states or tribes.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Schedule for DOE payments will be established during negotiations. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: After receipt and review of the recipient's proposal, the award document is prepared and issued to the recipient.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly financial reports are submitted using SF-425.

Quarterly/Annual progress reports containing accomplishments and information on cost status.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required quarterly and annually.

A reporting schedule will be established during negotiations.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Audit reports are to be provided to DOE.

Records

The grantee is expected to maintain records to fulfill auditing needs in accordance 2 CFR 200.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0242-0-1-053.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $3,392,305; FY 17 est $3,392,305; and FY 18 est $3,392,305

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $3,000,000 per year.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

PART 200?UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office, P.O. Box 3090, Carlsbad, NM 88221-3090. Contact: James, Mason, Institutional Affairs Manager, Telephone: (575) 234-7335 or Suzanne Hunt, Contracting Officer, Telephone (575) 234-7525.

Headquarters Office

Alton Harris Office of Environmental Management, Office of Disposal Operations, Department of Energy , Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Phone: (301) 903-8466

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The awards are restricted to the entities listed in the 'Applicant Eligibility' portion of this program listing. Eligibility is restricted by action of the Western Governors' Association, Southern States Energy Board, the State of New Mexico, the Council of State Governments (midwest region) and tribal governments along WIPP transportation routes. Each tribal government on the WIPP transportation route elected to represent themselves. Participation in this program is restricted to the above list of organizations and to affected tribal governments.



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