About the NSSAB
The Nevada Site Specific Advisory Board is a part of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, a stakeholder board that provides the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management and designees with independent advice, information, and recommendations on issues affecting the EM program at various sites. Among those issues are clean-up standards and environmental restoration; waste management and disposition; stabilization and disposition of non-stockpile nuclear materials; excess facilities; future land use and long-term stewardship; risk assessment and management; and clean-up science and technology activities.
The board's membership is carefully considered to reflect a full diversity of viewpoints in the affected community and region.
Meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged.
Who We Are
The NSSAB is comprised of volunteer members who represent Nevada stakeholders by reviewing and commenting on environmental restoration (i.e. groundwater contamination, historic nuclear test area clean-up, etc.) and waste management (i.e. radioactive waste transportation and disposal) activities at the Nevada National Security Site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. The members bring a variety of perspectives to the Board on issues of significant concern to the region. Members also offer scientific and technical expertise to the Board, while also including rural interests, environmental concerns, and local government viewpoints.
Liaisons, who are not voting members, participate in NSSAB deliberations and contribute their institutional views. Liaisons represent: Clark County, Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations, Elko County Commission, Esmeralda County Commission, Lincoln County Commission, Nye County Commission, Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office, State of Nevada, U.S. National Park Service, and White Pine County Commission.
Feedback from the NSSAB can be initiated in two ways. The Department of Energy may request that the NSSAB review specific issues of concern, or, the NSSAB may initiate review of environmental management activities. The results of these reviews are then transmitted through recommendations to the Department of Energy.
The NSSAB also functions as an educational and informational link to the community by providing an opportunity for residents to review and comment on environmental activities at the Nevada National Security Site. The U.S. Department of Energy welcomes and allows for up to 15 minutes of public comment during each NSSAB meeting. Oral and written comments received during the meeting will be included in the formal record. Oral comments are limited to two minutes per person to ensure all interested can participate. Comments and questions made during the Public Comment period will be considered but will not be responded to during the meeting.
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Date Last Modified:January 22, 2015