Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program


Environmental Impact Statement

Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling at the Idaho National Laboratory


This site provides documents supporting the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Documents will be added to the site throughout the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The documents are provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf). A free reader is available for viewing these files. Click here to download the reader.

Current Postings:

Record of Decision - November 15, 2016

Mitigation Action Plan - December 2016

Previous Postings:

Notice of Availability (NOA) - September 23, 2016

Final EIS for the Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling at the INL (DOE/EIS-0453-F) - October 2016

Summary: DOE/EIS-0453-F

Volume I: DOE/EIS-0453-F (Chapter 1 - 12)

Volume II: DOE/EIS-0453-F (Appendices A-D)

Volume II: DOE/EIS-0453-F (Appendices E-G)

Notice of Extension to Comment Period - August 12, 2015

Notice of Availability (NOA) - June 19, 2015

Draft EIS for the Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling at the INL (DOE/EIS-0453-D) - June 2015

Summary: DOE/EIS-0453-D

Volume I: DOE/EIS-0453-D (Chapter 1 - 12)

Volume II: DOE/EIS-0453-D (Appendices)

Public Hearing Handout: Environmental Impact Statement for the Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling at the Idaho National Laboratory

Public Hearing Handout: DOE, NEPA, and You

Amended Notice of Intent (NOI) - May 9, 2012

Notice of Intent (NOI) - July 20, 2010

1995 Settlement Agreement

2008 Addendum to the Settlement Agreement

Public Scoping Meeting Handout: Environmental Impact Statement for the Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling and Examination at the Idaho National Laboratory


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Naval Reactors (NR) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the recapitalization of infrastructure supporting naval spent nuclear fuel handling at the Naval Reactors Facility (NRF) on the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) based on information and analyses contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Recapitalization of Infrastructure Supporting Naval Spent Nuclear Fuel Handling at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) (DOE/EIS-0453-F). NR will recapitalize the infrastructure supporting naval spent nuclear fuel handling at the INL by constructing a new facility on the NRF site. This new facility will enhance the ability of NR to meet the Settlement Agreement, as amended in 2008, among the State of Idaho, the DOE, and the Navy concerning the management of naval spent nuclear fuel. The new facility will ensure the long-term capability of the NNPP to support naval spent nuclear fuel handling until at least 2060.

The NNPP prepared these documents in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 C.F.R. 1500-1508), and the DOE NEPA implementing procedures (10 C.F.R. 1021).


For Information on these NEPA documents contact:
Erik Anderson
Department of Navy
Naval Sea Systems Command
1240 Isaac Hull Avenue, SE
Stop 8036
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-8036

Public Reading Rooms and Libraries

The ROD and EIS are available for review at the following reading rooms:

Idaho Operations Office
Department of Energy
DOE Reading Room
2251 N. Boulevard
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Telephone: (208) 526-1185

Marshall Public Library
113 South Garfield
Pocatello, ID 83204
Telephone: (208) 232-1263

Idaho Falls Public Library
457 W. Broadway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Telephone: (208) 612-8460

Shoshone-Bannock Library
Bannock and Pima Streets
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203
Telephone: (208) 238-3882

Eli M. Oboler Library
Idaho State University
850 9th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209
Telephone: (208) 282-2958

Twin Falls Public Library
201 Fourth Avenue East
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Telephone: (208) 733-2964

Boise Public Library
715 S. Capitol
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone: (208) 972-8200

Latah County
Free Public Library
110 S. Jefferson
Moscow, ID 83843
Telephone: (208) 882-3925


Webpage last updated on December 6, 2016.