Source: DOE EM | Release | September 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a renewal Agreement to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Agreement, entitled “National Conference of State Legislatures” was renewed for a five-year period of performance beginning September 17, 2018.

This grant is intended to continue to help states and tribal nations understand the policies, programs and activities undertaken by DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Indian Energy (IE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and Office of Legacy Management (LM). The project will keep state legislators, legislative staff, executive branch officials and tribal members informed about: the cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex and national laboratories, including future site use, worker retraining and the potential for economic redevelopment of the sites; the transportation, interim storage and permanent disposal of civilian and defense-generated radioactive waste; DOE policies and programs related to energy infrastructure and development on tribal lands; the development and deployment of nuclear energy technologies affecting states and tribal nations; and, the activities and processes related to long term stewardship and institutional controls.

Additionally, this cooperative agreement is to help DOE understand the concerns of state, tribal, local communities, state elected officials, and other related stakeholders and the impacts of DOE mission programs decisions and activities related to those concerns.