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Letter - Request Approval to Establish and Populate the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Co‐mingling of Defense and Commercial Wastes

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Dear Tim:
As we work to complete our final recommendations to the Secretary by January 29, 2012,
we have determined that our efforts would be aided by the formation of an ad hoc
subcommittee to investigate the issue of co‐mingling of defense and commercial wastes.
Specifically, the ad hoc subcommittee would review and make a recommendation to the
Commission on the issue of whether the 1985 Presidential decision to co‐mingle defense
and commercial wastes for disposal should be revisited in light of changes that have
occurred over the past 26 years.
The subcommittee would be chaired by Dr. Allison Macfarlane, and the members would
include Mr. Mark Ayers, Senator Pete Domenici, Dr. Richard Meserve, Dr. Ernie Moniz, Dr.
Per Peterson and Dr. Phil Sharp. The subcommittee will present its recommendations for
deliberation at a public meeting of the full Commission to be held on December 2, 2011.

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