Nuclear Waste Disposal Siting


For nuclear waste disposal activities to carry out the purposes of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, Public Law 97–425, as amended (NWPA); to conduct appropriate activities and participate in licensing activities in accordance with the NWPA.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Energy
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Nuclear Waste Policy Act (NWPA), Sections 116, 118, 219, 302, Public Law 97-425; Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, Public Law 100-159.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The State of Nevada, affected units of local government, and affected Indian tribes. Designation of a unit of local government or tribe as an 'Affected Unit of Local Government' or 'Affected Tribe' is done pursuant to the NWPA.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, affected units of local government and affected American Indian tribes will benefit.
No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
A letter of inquiry describing the proposed work and eligibility of the proposer to do the work under a project grant (cooperative agreement) is desirable before preparation of a detailed formal proposal. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. Neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. An environmental impact statement/assessment is required for nuclear waste siting, but is not required in connection with the receipt or expenditure of these funds. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Direct Payments require no application. Applicant may omit the letter of inquiry and submit a proposal instead.
Award Procedure
The proposal may be forwarded for internal and external review and then, if approved, to a DOE procurement office for grant development.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Normally 3 to 6 months for Project Grants (cooperative agreements).
Not Applicable.
Proposals for renewal are subject to both internal and external evaluation.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Financial and technical assistance is provided by Direct Payments for Specified Uses or Project Grants (cooperative agreements) to review potential economic, social, public health and safety, and environmental impacts; develop requests for impact and mitigation assistance; engage in any monitoring, testing, or evaluation activities; provide information to the public; and request information and make comments, recommendations. Any salary or travel expense that would ordinarily be incurred by such State, political subdivision of such State, or an Indian tribe may not be considered eligible for funding under this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
No audits are required for this program.
Grantee is expected to maintain auditable records to substantiate the total costs incurred under the agreement or contract. Annual appropriation language provides, in the heading "Nuclear Waste Disposal", that notwithstanding the provisions of chapters 65 and 75 of title 31, United States Code, the Department shall have no monitoring, auditing or other oversight rights or responsibilities over amounts provided to affected units of local government in this or any previous year under this heading.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements. However, cost-sharing may be appropriate under certain conditions as set forth in DOE financial assistance rules (10 CFR Part 600) governing cost-sharing.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The schedule of DOE payment is arranged at the time of grant negotiations. Length and time phasing of assistance will vary with DOE program phase and activity. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Project Grants (cooperative agreements) are awarded/released in accordance with the terms set forth in the cooperative agreement. Direct Payments are released in a lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Candice S. Trummell, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Communications and Outreach, Las Vegas, NV 89134. Telephone: (702) 794-1322.
Headquarters Office
Candice S. Trummell, 1551 Hillshire Drive , Las Vegas, Nevada 89134 Email: Phone: (702) 794-1322 Fax: (702) 794-5431.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 09 Not Available; FY 10 est $27,000,000; and FY 11 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
General Guidelines for Implementing Financial Assistance Programs under Section 116 and 118 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended. 10 CFR Part 600.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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