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State of New Mexico Environment Department, Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Bureau - Technical Support for the WIPP Facility

Since 2002, Trinity has provided comprehensive support to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in their administration of the RCRA Part B Permit for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in Carlsbad, New Mexico. As part of this support, Trinity provided technical document development and review in the form of white papers and review reports of other technical documents produced by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Academy of Science (NAS), the WIPP Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG), etc. Trinity has aldo provided support including evaluating permit modification requests (Class 1*, Class 2 and Class 3) and providing expert witness hearing support at WIPP hearings. We have also supported resolution of public comments and stakeholder issues. Trinity has provided eaprt technical assistance at Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) compliance audits on behalf of NMED, evaluating areas such as radiography, visual examination, waste information data transfer, headspace gas sampling/analysis, solid sampling/analysis, acceptable knowledge, and data validation/verification. Trinity has prepared memorandums documenting the results of our audit observations, and reviewed the resulting audit report prepared by the Permittees.

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