U.S. Department of Energy Extends Public Comment Period on the Draft EIS for Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that it has extended the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Remediation of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The public comment period has been extended from March 14 to April 13, 2017.
“Public input on the Draft EIS is critical to developing a comprehensive plan for cleaning up the site,” said John Jones, federal project director for DOE’s Energy Technology Engineering Center at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
By extending the comment period, the Department is providing additional opportunity to review and comment on the document. DOE held two public hearings on the Draft EIS in February in Simi Valley, Calif. and Van Nuys, Calif. More than 150 people attended the hearings, with more than 70 of them providing oral comments.
The Draft EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for disposition of remaining DOE facilities and support buildings and remediation of soil and groundwater in Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Ventura County, Calif. These alternatives are the culmination of years of study and analysis by environmental and technical experts.
The document can be accessed online at http://www.ssflareaiveis.com or by calling 805 842-3864 for more information. Public comments can be provided via the website or by U.S. mail to:
NEPA Document Manager, SSFL Area IV EIS
U.S. Department of Energy
4100 Guardian Street, Suite 160
Simi Valley, CA 93063