As we previously reported here (https://trivalleycares.org/new/Lab-Hazardous-Waste-Permit-Public-Comment-Period-2.pdf), Livermore Lab’s hazardous waste management is undergoing a permitting process with the State of California’s Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC).
The permit, which governs the quantities of waste storage locations, the treatments performed, and much more had to be revised in response to the first round of comments and appeals from Tri-Valley CAREs and other stakeholders beginning back in 2016. These revisions, (which took the DTSC another 3 years to complete) are now ready for public review, comment, and a (virtual) public meeting.
The virtual public meeting, where oral comments can be made, will be held by DTSC on Thursday, December 9th at 6:30pm PT via Zoom.
Please sign up in advance using this link: https://dtsc-ca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3Dduls7QSDmNmlL_E_WtWA
Here is a link to the relevant permit documents: (CLICK HERE)
Here is a link to the draft questions Tri-Valley CAREs will ask about the permit renewal based on our initial review of the permit documents. (Questions for the Haz Waste hearing)
All interested parties are encouraged to review the permit documents, contact us with questions or things that are important to you, and draft unique comments to submit to DTSC. Tri-Valley CAREs will submit written comments that will be available on our website before the February 4th deadline.
The DTSC will accept written comments until February 4th by mail sent to Elena Espada, DTSC Project Manager 700 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710 or via email to Elena.Espada@DTSC.ca.gov. She can also be reached by phone at her office at (510) 540-3779.
Here are links to relevant documents: (CLICK HERE)