Public comment periods

Want to share your input about cleanup efforts at Hanford? On this page, you can download documents, find out dates when you can submit your comments, and find out where to share your comments electronically through eComments.
Public comments are accepted over a 30, 45 or 60-day period. During that time you can share your input with us about specific changes in the permits we regulate. We review all comments and then issue a Response to Comments document, which will be posted online after the comment period has closed. View open and closed public comment periods.

Before submitting your comments, you can review or download relevant documents below, or you can review them in person at any of the Hanford Information Repositories.

Current public comment periods and notices

The following comment periods are open for you to submit comments. To request materials in a format for the visually impaired, visit, call us at 509-372-7950, Relay Service 711, or TTY 877-833-6341.
Low Activity Waste Pretreatment System (LAWPS) public comment period WTP proposed permit modification to the Container Storage Area
Public meetings and hearings
Not all comment periods include a public meeting or hearing. If one is already scheduled, it will be included in the announcement above. Otherwise, if you want to request one, please contact us.
Variety of people of different ages and ethnicities attend a public meeting.

Closed public comment periods

We keep information on closed comment periods available for historical purposes and to provide access to our Response to Comment documents. View Nuclear Waste Program's publications in a searchable, online database.

276-BA Organic Storage Area public comment period Hanford Air Operating Permit Renewal 3 PFNW SEPA EIS public comment period and meeting notice Modifications to sitewide security requirements Proposed Modifications to PUREX Storage Tunnels WTP Notice of Construction DE16NWP-003 Rev 1 for EMF WTP Permit Modification for Effluent Management Facility Equipment (BOF-010) Environmental Performance Demonstration Test – WTP Modification Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Effluent Management Ancillary Equipment Proposed Modifications to PUREX Storage Tunnels Proposed Changes to the Hanford Sitewide Dangerous Waste Permit (2 Comment Periods) Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Analytical Laboratory 2017 Comment Periods

Hanford Information Repositories



Department of Ecology, Nuclear Waste Program Resource Center
3100 Port of Benton Blvd., Richland, WA 99354

Washington State University Tri-CitiesDOE Public Reading Room 
(for Dangerous Waste only)
Consolidated Information Center, Rm. 101L 
2770 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354

DOE Administrative Record and Public Information Repository
2440 Stevens Center Place, Room 1101, Richland, WA 99352


University of WashingtonSuzzallo Library
Government Publications Dept. 
Box 352900, Seattle, WA 98195-2900 


Gonzaga University, Foley Center Library
East 502 Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99258