10 CFR 960.4-2-5 - Erosion.

§ 960.4-2-5 Erosion.

(a)Qualifying condition. The site shall allow the underground facility to be placed at a depth such that erosional processes acting upon the surface will not be likely to lead to radionuclide releases greater than those allowable under the requirements specified in § 960.4-1. In predicting the likelihood of potentially disruptive erosional processes, the DOE will consider the climatic, tectonic, and geomorphic evidence of rates and patterns of erosion in the geologic setting during the Quaternary Period.

(b)Favorable conditions.

(1) Site conditions that permit the emplacement of waste at a depth of at least 300 meters below the directly overlying ground surface.

(2) A geologic setting where the nature and rates of the erosional processes that have been operating during the Quaternary Period are predicted to have less than one chance in 10,000 over the next 10,000 years of leading to releases of radionuclides to the accessible environment.

(3) Site conditions such that waste exhumation would not be expected to occur during the first one million years after repository closure.

(c)Potentially adverse conditions.

(1) A geologic setting that shows evidence of extreme erosion during the Quaternary Period.

(2) A geologic setting where the nature and rates of geomorphic processes that have been operating during the Quaternary Period could, during the first 10,000 years after closure, adversely affect the ability of the geologic repository to isolate the waste.

(d)Disqualifying condition. The site shall be disqualified if site conditions do not allow all portions of the underground facility to be situated at least 200 meters below the directly overlying ground surface.

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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§ 2016 - Repealed.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