[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 234 (Wednesday, December 5, 2012)]
[Page 72337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29420]



Notice of Availability of the Injury Assessment Plan for the 
Hanford Site, Richland, WA

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), on behalf of the Hanford 
Natural Resource Trustee Council, announces the release of the Injury 
Assessment Plan for the Hanford Site. The Injury Assessment Plan 
describes the activities that constitute the currently proposed 
approach of the natural resource trustees (DOE, Department of the 
Interior (DOI), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Commerce 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, State of Washington, 
State of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and 
Nez Perce Tribe) for conducting the assessment of natural resources 
exposed to hazardous substances.

DATES: Submit written comments on the Injury Assessment Plan on or 
before January 4, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Larry Goldstein/Hanford Natural 
Resource Trustee Council Chair/Washington State Department of Ecology, 
Nuclear Waste Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, Washington 98504-7600; 
via email to Larry.Goldstein@ecy.wa.gov. You may download the Injury 
Assessment Plan at www.hanfordnrda.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Injury Assessment Plan (Plan) is being 
released to the public in accordance with the Natural Resource Damage 
Assessment Regulations found at 43 CFR Part 11. In accordance with 
those regulations, since one or more natural resources located on the 
Hanford site have been contaminated with hazardous substances, 
including metals, organics and radionuclides, the Trustees will be 
conducting a Type B assessment. The Plan is one of the first steps in 
the damage assessment process, the goal of which is to restore, 
replace, or acquire the equivalent of natural resources injured by the 
release of hazardous substances.
    Copies of the Injury Assessment Plan are available for public 
review at the following locations:

Administrative Record and Public Information Repository,
2440 Stevens Center Place,
Room 1101,
Richland, Washington 99352;
Portland State University,
Branford P. Millar Library,
1875 SW Park Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97201;
University of Washington,
Suzallo Library,
Government Publications Department,
P.O. Box 352900,
Seattle, Washington 98195;
Washington State University,
Tri-Cities Consolidated Information Center,
Room 101-L,
2770 University Drive,
Richland, Washington 99354;
Gonzaga University Foley Center Library,
502 East Boone Avenue,
Spokane, Washington 99258.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request further information about 
the Injury Assessment Plan for the Hanford Site, contact Larry 
Goldstein at 360-407-6573, Larry.Goldstein@ecy.wa.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 30, 2012.
Mark A. Gilbertson,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Site Restoration.
[FR Doc. 2012-29420 Filed 12-4-12; 8:45 am]