Source: DOE EM | Release | April 12, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a renewal of Agreement to the Energy Communities Alliance. The Agreement, entitled “Engaging Local Governments on Issues Related to DOE Facilities” was renewed for a five-year period of performance beginning April 12, 2018.

This grant is intended to allow ECA to work cooperatively with DOE on the following activities:

1) ECA Bulletin

2) ECA Peer Exchange program

3) Participate in the Combined Intergovernmental Working Group (CIWG) and Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with Department of Energy

4) Update and publish special research reports on environmental cleanup issues

5) Community Education and Outreach Assistance for local government organizations to increase education efforts and local government participation in DOE’s environmental cleanup efforts at nuclear waste sites

6) Develop a Communications Toolkit for Local Governments

7) Coordinate local, state, tribal, and other stakeholder discussions of defense waste issues

8) Host tech transfer discussions between DOE and local communities