Surface Facilities [Energy] Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 963.2 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter III Department of Energy; Part 963 Yucca Mountain Site Suitability Guidelines; Subpart A General Provisions], surface facilities means “all permanent facilities within the restricted area constructed in support of site characterization activities and repository construction, operation, and closure activities, including surface structures, utility lines, roads, railroads, and similar facilities, but excluding the underground facility.”