Welcome to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) web site. ORSSAB is a federally appointed citizens’ panel that provides independent advice and recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) Program in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
The board was formed in 1995 and is composed of up to 22 members, chosen to reflect the diversity of gender, race, occupation, views, and interests of persons living near the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation. Members are appointed by DOE and serve on a voluntary basis, without compensation. Non-voting liaisons include representatives from DOE-Oak Ridge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Non-voting student participants also serve on the board to represent the viewpoints and concerns of area youth.
The board's mission is to provide informed advice and recommendations concerning site specific issues related to the DOE EM Program. In order to provide unbiased evaluation and recommendations on the cleanup efforts related to the Oak Ridge site, the Board seeks opportunities for input through collaborative dialogue with the communities surrounding the Oak Ridge Reservation, governmental regulators, and other stakeholders.
ORSSAB provides a number of avenues for the public to learn and express views about DOE-ORO EM program work. All board and committee meetings are open to the public and are announced in newspaper advertisements and the Federal Register. Board meetings are video recorded, and copies are available for public review. Information is also available by calling the ORSSAB support office at (865) 241-4583 or 241-4584 or 1-800-382-6938, option 4.
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