CEO's decision - ANSTO interim waste store

On 29 November 2013, the CEO of ARPANSA decided to issue licences to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to prepare a site for, and construct a controlled facility (the ANSTO Interim Waste Store) at the ANSTO Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre.

On 8 May 2015, the CEO of ARPANSA decided issue a licence to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to operate a controlled facility (the ANSTO Interim Waste Facility) at the ANSTO Lucas Heights Science and Technology Centre.

The CEO's decisions regarding the siting, construction and operating licences, can be downloaded here:

29 November 2013

8 May 2015

In making these decisions, the CEO took into consideration the documentation submitted by ANSTO in support of the applications as well as:

The licences are subject to conditions as specified in section 35 of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998.

The CEO of ARPANSA has imposed standard licence conditions, including one requiring quarterly reporting under section 35 (1) (c). A special condition was imposed that requires the licence holder to submit plans by 2020 for the removal of the waste from the IWS.

The licence remains in force until it is cancelled or suspended under section 38 of the Act or until it is surrendered under section 39 of the Act.

Looking for more information?

If you’d like to know more about the applications or the process for review see the ANSTO interim waste store application information.

If you’d like to know more about the public consultation process that’s been undertaken or view the transcript from the community information session, see the Regulatory Services Public consultation page.