The Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission (“Commission”) was established in 1984 pursuant to the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact (“Compact”) (Public Law 99-240) and has, as current member states, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The purpose and objectives of the Commission are:

  • To carry out the mandate of the Compact by providing for and encouraging the safe and economical management of low-level radioactive waste within the four-state Compact region;
  • To provide a framework for a cooperative effort to promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens and the environment of the Compact region;
  • To select the necessary regional facilities to accept compatible wastes generated in and from party states, and meeting the requirements of the Compact, giving each party state the right to have the wastes generated within its borders properly managed at such regional facilities;
  • To take whatever action is necessary to encourage the reduction of waste generated within the Compact region; and
  • To faithfully and diligently perform its duties and powers as are granted by the Compact.

The Commission maintains a mailing list of individuals and organizations interested in Commission activities. Commission meetings are open to the public. Meeting announcements and materials are on the Commission’s website and distributed to interested persons and groups through email.

The Commission’s office responds to various requests for information. Items contained on the Commission’s website are news articles, Annual Reports, minutes of Commission meetings, notices of meetings, legal summaries and other appropriate information.