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 publicly posted at: http://www.energy.gov/ne/downloads/invitation-public-comment-inform-design-consent-based-siting-process

Comments received via regulations.gov are available at: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOE-HQ-2016-0014

For the latest information on consent-based siting, please visit energy.gov/consentbasedsiting

Thank you to everyone who attended our public meetings, provided comments, and participated in this important first step.

— John Kotek
Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy