Many Voices Working for the Community
Approved December 10, 2003, Meeting Minutes
The Oak Ridge Site Specific
Advisory Board (ORSSAB) held its regular monthly meeting on
Norman Mulvenon, Vice Chair
Luis Revilla, Secretary
David Mosby, Chair,
2Second consecutive absence
Deputy Designated Federal Official and Ex-Officios Present
Pat Halsey, Federal Coordinator, DOE-ORO
Connie Jones, Ex Officio, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Steve McCracken, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, DOE-ORO
John Owsley, Ex
Jim McBrayer, Bechtel Jacobs Company
Pete Osborne, BJC
Three members of the public attended the meeting.
Deputy Designated Federal Officer and Ex-Officio Comments
Announcements and Other Board Business
The minutes of the
Board Finance Committee Mr. Mulvenon reported that the Board Finance Committee met on November 20. The committee discussed the need to supply an ORSSAB FY 2005 budget request to DOE by March 2 and so has asked all standing ORSSAB committees to provide the Board Finance Committee with their proposed FY 2005 budgets by the end of January. The committee discussed various costs associated with operating the board and recommended that paid advertisements be limited to the Oak Ridger to save money.
EM Committee - Mr. Gibson
reported that the EM Committee met on November 19 and discussed costs to install an
under-cell drain at the EM Waste Management Facility. Costs have escalated from
$1.5 million to $2.2 million. The committee also heard from Tom Busmann and Jim
Cudahy of Focus Environmental on their efforts to keep the Toxic Substances Control Act
Incinerator open beyond its projected closure in 2006. The committee was interested in the
concept but was unsure whether it fell with ORSSABs scope. The EM Groundwater
Subcommittee met December 8 and will formulate comments on the DOE Groundwater Strategy
Document by the end of the month for presentation to the board at its January meeting. Two
environmental impact statements have been released for depleted uranium hexafluoride
conversion facilities in
Public Outreach Committee Mr. Rimel reported that the committee met on December 2; minutes of the meeting were distributed (Attachment 1). The committee approved limiting ads to the Oak Ridger, which will save about $11,000 per year. The committees standard meeting date will be on the first Tuesday of the month at Mr. Alexander reported that he had spoken to the Oak Ridge High School Environmental Club.
Stewardship Committee - Ms. Campbell reported that the Stewardship Committee met on November 18 and heard a presentation on Official Use Only documents. The committee pointed out several discrepancies, which DOE noted. Also at the meeting, Al Brooks reported on a meeting between several Stewardship Committee members and the Anderson County Registrar of Deeds, the purpose of which was to understand the registrars process as it relates to stewardship. Minutes of the November 24 meeting of the Stewardship Status Team were distributed (Attachment 2). Mr. Adams reported that he and several other Stewardship Committee members met with Mr. McCracken and other DOE staff on December 5 to discuss outstanding stewardship issues.
Board Process - Mr. Revilla reported that the committee met November 19 to discuss outstanding actions from August retreat and ORSSAB member term limits. Editorial changes to the bylaws are in development.
Federal Coordinator Report
The meeting adjourned at
Mr. Revilla moved to approve the
Mr. Skinner will relay to the board
DOE-Headquarters comments on the Risk-Based End State Vision document. Carryover item from
Attachments (2) are available upon request from the SSAB support office.