WIPP Program Implementation Guide


The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Transportation Technical Advisory Group (Technical Advisory Group), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), developed this WIPP Transportation Safety Program Implementation Guide. It presents the overall transportation issues, objectives, approaches and procedures which were agreed to by Western corridor state Governors and DOE through Memorandums of Agreement signed in 1995, 2003, and 2009. These issues, objectives, approaches and procedures govern the conduct of the highway transportation of transuranic waste through Western states.

Condensed Program Implementation Guide (PIGlet)


Statement of Purpose  (Updated July 2010)


Section 1 - High–Quality Drivers and Carrier Compliance (Updated July 2010)

Section 2 - Independent Inspections

Section 3 - Bad Weather and Road Conditions

Section 4 - Safe Parking During Abnormal Conditions

Section 5 - Advance Notice of WIPP Shipments, Shipment Tracking, and Shipment Status Information

Section 6 - Medical Preparedness

Section 7 - Security Plan

Section 8 - Emergency Response Plans and Procedures

Section 9 - Emergency Response Equipment

Section 10 - Training and Exercises

Section 11 - Public Information and Participation

Section 12 - Highway Routing of WIPP Shipments

Section 13 - Program Evaluation

Appendix - (Updated June 2011)