Department of Energy Oversight
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Federal Facilities provides programmatic and regulatory oversight of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management programs in the state of Nevada.
The Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order and the Agreement in Principle are the two legal documents by which the Division assures citizens of Nevada that the public's health and safety, as well as the environment, are protected in regards to the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), parts of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), parts of the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), and the two Nevada Off-Sites, Central Nevada Test Area (CNTA) and Project Shoal Area (PSA). Nevada Off-Sites are a group of sites where underground nuclear tests occurred out of the boundaries of the NNSS. Such tests took place in Alaska, Colorado, Mississippi, New Mexico and Nevada.