10 CFR 960.3-2-3 - Recommendation of sites for characterization.

§ 960.3-2-3 Recommendation of sites for characterization.

After the nomination of at least five sites as suitable for site characterization for the selection of the first repository, the Secretary shall recommend in writing to the President not less than three candidate sites for such characterization. The recommendation decision shall be based on the available geophysical, geologic, geochemical, and hydrologic data; other information; associated evaluations and findings reported in the environmental assessments accompanying the nominations; and the considerations specified below, unless the Secretary certifies that such available data will not be adequate to satisfy applicable requirements of the Act in the absence of further preliminary borings or excavations. On the basis of the evidence and in accordance with the siting provision specifying the basis for site evaluations in § 960.3-1-5, the sites nominated as suitable for characterization shall be considered as to their order of preference as candidate sites for characterization. Subsequently, the siting provisions specifying diversity of geohydrologic settings, diversity of rock types, and, after the first repository, consideration of regionality in §§ 960.3-1-1, 960.3-1-2, and 960.3-1-3, respectively, shall be considered to determine a final order of preference for the characterization of such sites. Considering this order of preference together with the available siting alternatives specified in the Act, the sites recommended as candidate sites for characterization shall offer, on balance, the most advantageous combination of characteristics and conditions for the successful development of repositories at such sites. The process for the recommendation of sites as candidate sites for characterization for the selection of any subsequent repository shall be the same as that specified above for the first repository.

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United States Code

§ 2000d - Prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on ground of race, color, or national origin

§ 2000d-1

§ 2000d-2

§ 2000d-3

§ 2000d-4

§ 2000d-4a

§ 2000d-5

§ 2000d-6

§ 2000d-7

§ 2011 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 2012 - Congressional findings

§ 2013 - Purpose of chapter

§ 2014 - Definitions

§ 2015 - Transfer of property

§ 2015a - Cold standby

§ 2015b - Scholarship and fellowship program

§ 2015c - Partnership program with institutions of higher education

§ 2016 - Repealed. Pub. L. 105–85, div. C, title XXXI, § 3152(a)(1), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 2042

§ 2017 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 2017a - Omitted

§ 2017a-1

§ 2017b - Omitted

§ 2018 - Agency jurisdiction

§ 2019 - Applicability of Federal Power Act

§ 2020 - Licensing of Government agencies

§ 2021 - Cooperation with States

§ 2021a - Storage or disposal facility planning

§ 2021b - Definitions

§ 2021c - Responsibilities for disposal of low-level radioactive waste

§ 2021d - Regional compacts for disposal of low-level radioactive waste

§ 2021e - Limited availability of certain regional disposal facilities during transition and licensing periods

§ 2021f - Emergency access

§ 2021g - Responsibilities of Department of Energy

§ 2021h - Alternative disposal methods

§ 2021i - Licensing review and approval

§ 2021j - Radioactive waste below regulatory concern

§ 2022 - Health and environmental standards for uranium mill tailings

§ 2023 - State authority to regulate radiation below level of regulatory concern of Nuclear Regulatory Commission

§ 7101 - Definitions

§ 10101 - Definitions

§ 10102 - Separability

§ 10103 - Territories and possessions

§ 10104 - Ocean disposal

§ 10105 - Limitation on spending authority

§ 10106 - Protection of classified national security information

§ 10107 - Applicability to atomic energy defense activities

§ 10108 - Applicability to transportation

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