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Versatile Test Reactor Environmental Impact Hearings
January 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm MST
DOE will hold two webcast public hearings to present information and accept comments on the Draft VTR EIS. DOE is hosting internet-based public hearings in place of in-person hearings due to ongoing public health concerns. The proposed VTR would be a sodium-cooled, fast-neutron-spectrum test reactor that will enhance and accelerate research, development, and demonstration of innovative nuclear energy technologies. The Draft VTR EIS, prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), analyzes potential impacts of the VTR alternatives and options for reactor fuel production.
Interested parties are invited to join either or both of the webcasts listed below. The webcasts will begin with an overview of the VTR and a presentation on the NEPA process and the Draft VTR EIS. Following the presentations, participants can provide oral comments on the Draft VTR EIS. Commenters will be allowed 3 minutes each. After all participants have had a chance to speak, a second 3-minute time allotment will be allowed, time permitting. The hearing will conclude after 2.5 hours or until there are no additional commenters, whichever occurs first.
Comments will be recorded and transcribed into the Final VTR EIS. You may pre-register to comment by sending an email to VTR.EIS@nuclear.energy.gov.
Join a meeting by entering the appropriate URL shown below in your internet browser. Alternatively, you can listen to either or both meetings by calling the participant phone number listed below. In order to comment during the webcast, participants must call in on the participant phone line.
Webcast meeting times:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
6:30 pm ET/4:30 pm MT
Thursday, January 28, 2021
8:30 pm ET/6:30 pm MT
Participant phone number: 877-407-9221
Comments can also be submitted through the end of the public comment period, February 16, 2021, by email at VTR.EIS@nuclear.energy.gov; by U.S mail to James Lovejoy, U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS 1235, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415; or by phone at (208) 526-6805. Additional information about the project is available at: https://www.energy.gov/ne/nuclear-reactor-technologies/versatile-test-reactor.