The ORR is home to three major facility complexes: the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Y-12 National Security Complex, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Also located in the city of Oak Ridge are the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE). ORO is responsible for programs at ETTP, ORISE, and ORNL.
The Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) is a unique and irreplaceable resource for the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) in addressing its technology and national science missions. DOE’s Oak Ridge Office (ORO) is committed to protecting its land inventory to meet the requirements of existing and future DOE mission-related facilities and programs. Protection of the land, facilities, and environment is also necessary to ensure continuing benefits and economic growth for the region through enhanced DOE missions. Consequently, land use decision making represents a crucial factor in ensuring the viability and availability of land necessary to meet DOE’s needs.
The ORR, encompassing 33,699 acres of federally owned land and three DOE installations, is located in Roane and Anderson counties in East Tennessee, mostly within the corporate limits of the city of Oak Ridge (population 27,387 according to the 2000 census). The ORR’s boundary lies in the southern and southwestern quadrants of the city limits.