What's new with Yucca Mountain:

United States Court of Appeals for the district of Columbia Petition for Writ of Mandamus

United States Government Accountability Office Congressional Requesters

U.S. Court of Appeals Orders the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Resume Yucca Mountain Licensing Proceeding, Upholding Rule of Law Over Politics

 

NRC Hearing Docket High Level Waste Licensing Hearings:

The following are documents filed with the NRC Licencing hearing Borad related to the Yucca Mountain High Level Waste Project Licensing Application submitted by the Department of Energy (DOE). Begining from the bottom with the NRC Commission Order of August 30, 2013, inviting all participants in the proceeding to provide their views as to how the NRC agency should continue with the licensing process.

January 24, 2014: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER In response to the writ of mandamus issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, we recently issued a decision and companion Staff Requirements Memorandum setting forth the course of action we selected to continue the licensing process for the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository. The State of Nevada requests that we clarify certain aspects of the decision and the SRM; Nye County, Nevada, the States of South Carolina and Washington, Aiken County, South Carolina, and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (together, the "Five Parties") seek econsideration of certain aspects of our decision. As discussed below, we deny both requests.

December 9, 2013: FIVE PARTIES' ANSWER TO NEVADA'S PETITION FOR CLARIFICATION OF RESTART ORDER AND STAFF REQUIREMENTS MEMORANDUM

December 9, 2013: STATE OF NEVADA CONSOLIDATED AN SWERS TO (1) FIVE PARTIES' REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO FILE MO TION FOR RECONSIDERATION AND (2) FIVE PARTIES' MOTI ON FOR RECONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION'S NOVEMB ER 18, 2013 RESTART ORDER

December 9, 2013: NRC STAFF ANSWER TO PETITION FOR CLARIFICATION AND RESPONSE TO MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION

November 18, 2013 - MEMORANDUM AND ORDER On August 13, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision granting a writ of mandamus, and directing the NRC to resume the licensing process for the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository construction authorization application. 1 We issued an order seeking comment from the participants in this adjudication as to how the agency should continue with the licensing process. 2 Today we detail the course of action we have selected.

November 27, 2013: REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO FILE MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

September 30, 2013: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S RESPONSE TO THE COMMISSION'S AUGUST 30, 2013 ORDER

September 30, 2013: STATE OF NEVADA COMMENTS IN RESPONSE TO THE SECRETARY'S AUGUST 30, 2013 ORDER

September 30, 2013: PRAIRIE ISLAND INDIAN COMMUNITY'S RESPONSE TO THE COMMISSION'S AUGUST 30, 2013 ORDER

September 30, 2013: EUREKA COUNTY'S RESPONSE TO NRC SECRETARY'S AUGUST 30, 2013 ORDER

September 30, 2013: NYE COUNTY, NEVADA, THE STATES OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND WASHINGTON, AIKEN COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS CONSOLIDATED RESPONSE TO NRC ORDER OF AUGUST 30, 2013 AND TO OTHER PARTIES' SUBMITTALS

September 30, 2013: TIMBISHA SHOSHONE TRIBE 'S RESPONSE TO NRC SECRETARY'S AUGUST 30, 2013 ORDER AND RENEWED MOTION FOR RECOGNITION OF THE TIMBISHA SHOSHONE TRIBAL COUNCIL AS THE LEGITIMATE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TIMBISHA SHOSHONE TRIBE

September 26, 2013: LINCOLN COUNTY, NEVADA VIEWS REGARDING HOW NRC SHOULD CONTINUE THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN LICENSING PROCESS.

September 25, 2013: WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEVADA VIEWS REGARDING HOW NRC SHOULD CONTINUE THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN LICENSING PROCESS.

September 9, 2013: Commission order: DECISION ON THE MOTION OF NYE COUNTY, NEVADA, FOR RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION OF NRC CHAIRMAN ALLISON M. MACFARLANE

September 10, 2013: DECISION ON THE MOTION OF NYE COUNTY, NEVADA, FOR RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION OF NRC CHAIRMAN ALLISON M. MACFARLANE

September 9, 2013: NYE COUNTY'S REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO FILE REPLY TO STATE OF NEVADA'S ANSWER IN OPPOSITION TO NYE COUNTY'S MOTION FOR RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION OF CHAIRMAN MACFARLANE

Sept 5: NYE COUNTY'S REQUEST FOR LEAVE TO FILE REPLY TO STATE OF NEVADA'S ANSWER IN OPPOSITION TO NYE COUNTY'S MOTION FOR RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION OF CHAIRMAN MACFARLANE

August 23, 2013: NYE COUNTY'S MOTION FOR LIFTING OF SUSPENSION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN LICENSING PROCEEDING, SCHEDULING OF IMMEDIATE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, AND ISSUANCE OF RELATED ADMINISTRATIVE

August 30, 2013: STATE OF NEVADA ANSWER IN OPPOSITION TO NYE COUNTY'S MOTION FOR RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION OF CHAIRMAN MACFARLANE

August 30, 2013: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE'S ANS WER TO MOTIONS CONCERNING RESUMPTION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN LICENSING ACTIVITIESNEI-answer

August 30, 2013: STATE OF NEVADA'S ANSWER TO NYE COUNTY'S MOTION FOR LIFTING SUSPENSION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN LICENSING PROCEEDING

August 30, 2013: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE'S ANSWER TO MOTIONS CONCERNING RESUMPTION OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN LICENSING ACTIVITIES

August 30, 2013: STATE OF NEVADA ANSWER IN OPPOSITION TO NYE COUNTY'S MOTION FOR RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION OF CHAIRMAN MACFARLANE

August 30, 2013ORDER - The Commission now invites all participants in this proceeding to provide their views as to how the agency should continue with the licensing process.