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A superfund tool for more efficient cleanups

A superfund tool for more efficient cleanups

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, [Gaithersburg, Md.] (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency -- Management,
  • Hazardous waste site remediation -- United States,
  • Hazardous wastes -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office. RCED.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination20 p.
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17796000M
    OCLC/WorldCa35548773

    Other large Superfund sites in the United States will now get prioritized for cleanup or considered for addition to the National Priority List. After decades of inaction by the federal government over cleaning up a Superfund site in Anaconda, Montana, the community is starting to see action by the federal government, according to Bill Everett.   Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and corporations, the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in .

      National Priorities List (NPL) Site Listing Process. The NPL is a list of the most serious sites identified for long-term cleanup. When EPA proposes to add a site to the NPL, the Agency publishes a public notice about its intention in the Federal Register and issues a public notice through the local media to notify the community, so interested members of the community can comment on the proposal. EPA lists 21 toxic Superfund sites that need “immediate and intense” cleanup There are more than 1, Superfund sites nationwide, some of which have lingered for years on the EPA’s.

      Superfund Cleanups Need a Congressional Push. the Federal program to clean up the nation's worst hazardous-waste sites while criticizing amendments that .   Superfund task force chair favoring ‘adaptive’ approach to Superfund Companies likely on board with less costly, faster approach The start-and-stop approach the EPA wants to use for toxic site cleanup could be quicker, cheaper, and more effective than the process the agency has used for decades, but some are concerned it could increase.


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A Superfund Tool for More Efficient Cleanups RCEDR: Published: Publicly Released: Get this from a library. A superfund tool for more efficient cleanups.

[United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. General Accounting Office. RCED.]. Most important, all immediate threats to public health and safety would be addressed in this part of the process. While standardized cleanups for similar sites would expedite many cleanups, innovative technology would be used whenever it is faster, more efficient, more acceptable to the public, less expensive, or less environmentally impactive.

General Community Involvement Toolkit Information. The Superfund Community Involvement Toolkit ("CI toolkit") provides Superfund Regional site teams, community involvement staff, and others with a practical easy-to-use aid for designing and enhancing community involvement activities.

The CI toolkit helps users avoid some of the pitfalls common to the community involvement process. There are 1, Superfund sites nationwide, and more than have languished for at least five years with no formal remedy plan.

Pruitt declined Tuesday to. Superfund is the Federal program for protecting the public and the environment from uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances. More than 1, sites are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) and slated for cleanup under Superfund.

These cleanup solutions are called presumptive remedies and are used to make hazardous waste site cleanups more efficient and effective. To obtain information on how a specific Superfund site was cleaned up, contact the EPA regional office that is responsible for the site, or review site information available from EPA's Superfund Site.

Superfund Alternative Approach When a liable Potential Responsible Party (PRP) demonstrates it is viable and cooperative, EPA regional offices, at their discretion, may enter into a Superfund Alternative Approach (SAA) agreement with the PRP to facilitate the cleanup of a site.

To view a list of all sites currently being managed under these agreements, please visit EPA's Compliance and. In the Environmental Protection Agency received approximately US$ billion from Congress for the program and obtained nearly $1 billion from identified polluters of Superfund sites. President Trump’s budget asserts that cutting support for Superfund by 30 percent will reduce administrative costs and make the program more efficient.

The federal Superfund law is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of (CERCLA). The federal Superfund program, administered by the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is designed to investigate and cleanup sites contaminated with hazardous substances. Sites managed under this program are referred to as "Superfund" sites.

One of the difficulties associated with Superfund-- the federal government's program for cleaning up toxic waste sites in the United States--is the poor understanding we have about who is actually.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund spending from fiscal year (FY) through FY to determine: (1) of total Superfund spending, how much was for contractor cleanup work, in contrast with other activities; (2) of the money spent on contractor cleanup work, how much was spent on the actual cleanups, in contrast with.

WELCOME TO THE SUPERFUND GROUP OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES Please choose your language. Superfund is the common name given to the law called the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act ofor und is also the trust fund set up by Congress to handle emergency and hazardous waste sites needing long-term cleanup.

(In this sense, “trust fund” is money government sets aside for a specific purpose. Superfund has grown over the years, and states and tribes are now involved in virtually every phase of cleanups.

Superfund requires EPA to coordinate with states and tribes when the federal government leads cleanup operations, and allows states, tribes, and local governments to lead cleanup efforts using Superfund money if.

And the EPA says that private companies are now spending an additional $ to $ billion per year on Superfund cleanups. (5) Inthe EPA reported that its overhead costs in were more than $ for every hour of work performed by an individual, normally a contractor’s employee, in cleaning up a site.

(That is $ in dollars.). Superfund Fact Book Summary The Superfund program is the principal federal effort for cleaning up hazardous waste sites and protecting public health and the environment from releases of hazardous substances.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of (CERCLA) established the program, and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of. The Gist: The overall criticisms of the program are its inefficiency, inaccuracy, and monetary cost.

The inaccuracy claim comes largely from the fact that risk assessments are subjective, and therefore biased. Scientists use bioassays, which. This does not mean that Superfund cleanups are about to come to a halt.

It doesn't even mean less money for the program. The president's proposed. Superfund has supported cleanups of toxic waste sites in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. But its funding decreased by nearly half between andand President Trump’s budget proposal calls for an additional 30 percent cut, despite EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s assertion that Superfund is “absolutely essential.”.

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Assigning Liability for Superfund Cleanups: An Analysis of Policy Options.Superfund Cleanups, Ethics and Environmental Risk Assessment Donald A. Brown assessment as a decision-making tool. For example, the Superfund ment to make sound technical judgments that assure efficient and appropriate cleanups.