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National Governors Association Meeting LM: Ensuring a Smooth Transition – Procedures and Examples June 21-22, 2005 Dave Geiser Office of Legacy Management.

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1 National Governors Association Meeting LM: Ensuring a Smooth Transition – Procedures and Examples June 21-22, 2005 Dave Geiser Office of Legacy Management

2 2 Current Sites in Legacy Management

3 3 Worker Activities Worker Activities During Remediation Worker Activities After Remediation

4 4 Environmental Management/ Legacy Management Transition

5 5 Transition Goals Achieve zero service disruption for critical activities Achieve zero negative impact to closure mission or LM mission Identify programs and activities requiring transition versus termination Bring together separate EM and LM organizational initiatives Identify schedule drivers and develop an action plan for each transition element Manage actions and logic ties as a project Actively engage stakeholders in transition Complete transfer of functions as logically and early as possible

6 6 LM Transition Approach Establish early communications –DOE to DOE –Expand to contractor to contractor, as appropriate Site visit by LM team Establish transition plan that includes scope, cost, and schedule –An integrated EM–LM effort to the greatest extent possible –Flexible along the way, but firm end points RUN THE TRANSITION AS A PROJECT!

7 7 Legacy Management Transfer Tasks for “Complex” Sites

8 8 Weldon Spring Site – In the 1950s during Full Scale Operations

9 9 Weldon Spring: Disposal Cell, Interpretive Center, Prairie, and University Campus

10 10 Rocky Flats: Recent aerial view - prior to Final Remediation

11 11 Rocky Flats– Conceptual End State as the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge

12 12 Fernald – Recent Aerial Photo (2004) during Active Remediation

13 Fernald – Conceptual aerial view after active remediation including GW P&T is complete.

14 14 LM will be ready for the EM Closure Sites to Transfer Post-closure work scope is generally within LM’s current capabilities, i.e., cell maintenance, ground water and surface water monitoring, and limited pump and treat. EM and LM have agreed to the amount of funds currently expected for post-closure operation. Management of records and information (environmental data in particular) is a significant aspect of transition and post-closure operation. Post-closure regulatory agreements and CERCLA O&M plans are tailored to the needs of the individual sites and regulators. Everyone needs to make the transition: post-closure operation means a greatly reduced workforce, fewer and less important decisions, and opportunity for controlled beneficial reuse.


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