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ENERGY DEPARTMENT NAMES MEMBERS OF NEW ADVISORY GROUP

 ENERGY DEPARTMENT NAMES MEMBERS OF NEW ADVISORY GROUP
 OAKLAND, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Energy


(DOE) today announced the names of the members selected to serve on the newly created Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Advisory Committee (EMAC). The 23 members named come from regions throughout the country and represent various organizations, including environmental interest groups and state/local governments. Dr. Glenn Paulson, research professor in the Pritzker Department of Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, has been selected to serve as chairperson of the committee. Paulson has served on the Board of Radioactive Waste Management of the National Academy of Sciences and other similar bodies, state government and non-profit organizations, and is the author of numerous scientific, environmental and hazardous waste publications.
 According to its charter, the committee will advise the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) on both the substance and the process of the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) from the perspective of affected groups and state/local governments. In addition, it will provide counsel to the Assistant Secretary on any other EM projects which are assigned to the committee for review.
 The EMAC will assist in the process of securing consensus recommendations and providing the department's numerous publics with opportunities to make their views known and share their concerns regarding difficult cleanup and land use issues. Such input will shape future plans for the DOE Waste Management Complex and will be incorporated into DOE's and EM's decision-making process.
 Named to the committee were:
 Dr. Lynn R. Anspaugh
 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 Livermore, Calif.
 Mr. Kenneth W. Ayers
 Willis Carroon Health Care Concepts
 Nashville, Tenn.
 Mr. Richard L. Bangart
 Division of Low-Level Waste Management and Decommissioning, Nuclear
 Regulatory Commission
 Washington
 Mr. Dennis A. Bechtel
 Clark County Department of Comprehensive Planning -- Nuclear Waste
 Division
 Henderson, Nev.
 Mr. Jeff Breckel
 Washington Department of Ecology
 Olympia, Wash.
 Mr. Gerald Christean
 Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO
 Washington
 Mr. Tim Connor
 Energy Research Foundation
 Columbia, S.C.
 Ms. Vickie Dastillung
 Fernald Residents for Environment, Safety and Health
 Hamilton, Ohio
 Dr. Fred A. Donath
 The Geological Society of America
 Boulder, Colo.
 Ms. Shira A. Flax
 Sierra Club
 Washington
 Dr. William R. Freudenburg
 International Association for Impact Assessment
 Madison, Wisc.
 Ms. Sherry W. Goodman
 Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar
 Boston
 Ms. Jean Jacobus
 Rocky Flats Environmental Monitoring Council
 Golden, Colo.
 Mr. Russell Jim
 Yakima Indian Nation
 Toppenish, Wash.
 Mr. Ken Korkia
 Rocky Flats Cleanup Commission
 Denver
 Mr. Ron Kucera
 Missouri Department of Natural Resources
 Jefferson City, Mo.
 Mr. James E. Lapping
 Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
 Washington
 Mr. Tom McCall, Jr.
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Washington
 Mr. David Ortlieb
 International Chemical Workers Union
 Akron, Ohio
 Dr. Glenn Paulson
 Illinois Institute of Technology
 Chicago
 Mr. Ron Ross
 Western Governors' Association
 Denver
 Mr. Ben Smith
 Governor's Planning Office, state of Tennessee
 Nashville, Tenn.
 Mr. Thomas A. Winston
 Environmental Protection Agency, state of Ohio
 West Chester, Ohio
 The first meeting of the new advisory committee will be held on Aug. 5 and 6, 1992, at the Sheraton Washington Hotel, Maryland Room, 2660 Woodley Road, Washington, easily accessible from the Woodley Park/ National Zoo stop on the metrorail Red Line. In addition to opening remarks regarding the mission and objectives of the committee and the overall EM program, the Deputy Assistant Secretaries for Environmental Restoration, Waste Management and Technology Development will brief the members regarding their areas of responsibility. DOE officials will also give presentations on the PEIS and public participation policies and practices within the EM program.
 The committee will meet approximately four times per year, once a quarter, or as determined by the Assistant Secretary. It is anticipated that subsequent meetings will be held in the vicinity of major DOE waste management and environmental restoration operations. Members are being appointed for a period of two years in order to achieve continuity in membership and to make use of the acquired knowledge and experience with the developing PEIS and other cleanup-related projects.
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