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GAO findings on Superfund cleanup

hearing before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, February 13, 1997.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. General Accounting Office.,
    • Hazardous waste site remediation -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages -- United States.,
    • Liability for environmental damages -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .G6685 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 203 p. :
      Number of Pages203
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL314735M
      ISBN 100160553288
      LC Control Number97226011
      OCLC/WorldCa37541148

      According to the CERCLA Law who pays for the cleanup of toxic sites on the Superfund national priorities list. those who transport waste to the site those who dump waste to the site prior and current owners of the site Chapter 23 31 terms. smartymarly. Apes unit 7 39 terms. singh_king. OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR. Rudy 7 terms. Kristen_Cote. cleanup action were added to the suit. The site was added to the National Priorities Lis int Sources familia witr h the case believ the e facility wil bel shut down and then cleaned up completely under Superfund. One advantag EPeA has ha ind th case ise tha tht e owner/ operators were easily established Name. d in the complaint as.   An EPA sponsored cleanup of the toxic Gowanus Canal dredges a section of the canal of industrial debris on Oct. 28, in Brooklyn. The Gowanus is a Superfund site from years of industrial waste spilling into the water, and it is listed in GAO's report to be at risk from a climate disaster.


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GAO findings on Superfund cleanup by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Annual federal appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund program generally declined from about $2 billion to about $ billion in constant dollars from fiscal years through EPA expenditures—from these federal appropriations—of site-specific cleanup funds on remedial cleanup activities at nonfederal.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one in four Americans lives within 3 miles of a hazardous waste site. To clean up these highly contaminated sites, the Congress established the Superfund program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) in EPA, the principal agency.

Get this from a library. GAO findings on Superfund cleanup: hearing before the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Affairs of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, Febru [United States.

Congress. House. The United States 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 clean up sites contaminated with hazardous substances. Sites managed under this program Enacted by: the 96th United States Congress.

The GAO also found that nearly Superfund sites would be inundated if sea level rose by 1 foot. Globally, sea level has risen 7 to 8 inches sinceand it is expected to rise another half foot to feet compared to levels byaccording to the National Climate Assessment.

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.

Under the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund), the Superfund enforcement program gets sites cleaned up by finding the companies or people responsible for contamination at a site and negotiating with or ordering them to do the cleanup themselves, or to pay for the cleanup done.

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. Using RCRA's Results-Based Approaches and Tailored Oversight Guidance when Performing Superfund Oversight - (12/22/06) Memorandum providing additional information in support of Superfund's administrative reform on PRP oversight.

Superfund program managers should consider RCRA's Results-Based Guidance when developing oversight plans with PRPs. Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing Orphan Share This category includes GAO findings on Superfund cleanup book policy on providing a compromise of certain costs for some or all of any "orphan share" at sites where potentially responsible parties (PRPs) enter into a settlement to do cleanup work or pay costs of response.

Superfund 35th Anniversary Superfund 25th Anniversary: Transcripts of Oral History Interviews SinceEPA's Superfund program has helped protect human health and the environment by managing the cleanup of the nation's worst hazardous waste sites and responding to local and nationally significant environmental emergencies.

Appendix A: Summary of EPA’s Superfund Remediation Process The following is an outline and references for the EPA’s Superfund remedial process. This is a condensed version of EPA’s Superfund Web Page (Ref.

A.1). See EPA’s web site for more details by clicking on the titles of each section Size: 83KB. In an analysis of trends in EPA's Superfund cleanup program, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that funding for cleanup activities at non-federal facility National Priorities List (NPL) sites dropped by 43 percent over a year period, while completion of site remedies declined over that period, even as the NPL remained relatively constant.

EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites.

But. 11 GAO. Superfund: Times to Complete Site Listing and Cleanup. February 4, GAO/T-RCED p. 12 EPA. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). Survey of NPL Site Managers. Janu EPA conducted this survey in response to 21 questions submitted by Representatives Al Swift and John Dingell on J 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.

The Superfund trust fund was set up to help pay for the cleanup of these sites. The money comes mainly from taxes on the chemical and petroleum industries.

The trust fund is used primarily when the companies or people responsible for contamination at Superfund sites cannot be found, or cannot perform or pay for the cleanup work. Superfund makes every effort to ensure open, two-way communication with the public and to involve the public in the cleanup decision-making process.

When a removal action is undertaken in a community, a Superfund spokesper- son will be appointed to inform the community about the release and about actions taken. ES&T Precis: The GAO Reports Cleanup Delays at the Largest Superfund Sites Article in Environmental Science and Technology 26(4) August with 4 Author: Stanton Miller.

Page A Guide to Brownfield and Superfund Cleanup Funding Opportunities. Job Training Pilots/Grants. Overview: This grant provides up to $, in funding to create training programs in order to enable local community groups, job training organizations, educators, labor groups, investors.

Superfund Cleanup Standards Reconsidered Introduction A key issue in the th Congress is reforming the Superfund program, which cleans up the nation's most hazardous waste sites.

While the program has improved the practices in managing hazardous wastes to protect human health and the environment, there appears to be consensus between the public and private. 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 Most Superfund clearnup money. How many superfund sites are located in California. sites 4. What is the name of your superfund site. -Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base 5. When was your site proposed to be listed as a superfund site.

When was your site listed. -7/14/89; 11/21/89 6. Has your site cleanup been completed. If so, when. -No Size: 97KB. General Cleanup Questions One of EPA's top priorities is to get those responsible for the contamination (the Potentially Responsible Parties or PRPs) to clean up the site.

If the PRP cannot be found, is not viable, or refuses to cooperate, EPA, the state, or tribe may cleanup the site using Superfund money. listed an average of 23 Superfund sites a year compared with an average of 30 sites from toa drop of 23 percent.

EPA claims: There is still money in the Superfund trust fund. The facts: The General Accounting Office predicted in July that the trust fund would be bankrupt at the end of FY   Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll By Susanne Rust, Matt Drange and Guardian US Interactive Team / Ma The superheating process used at Calgon Carbon Corp.’s plant can release into the air chemicals called dioxins, which have been linked to cancer and birth defects.

Revitalizing the Superfund Program – EPA Releases Recommendations of Superfund Task Force By: George Colvin, CPG, CHMM. OnEPA Administrator Pruitt commissioned a task force to provide recommendations for revitalizing the Superfund program.

EPA Region 4 Land Revitalization and Reuse. Superfund Sites. A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment.

Superfund sites where a cleanup decision had been reached, EPA used site-specific risk assess- ments at only forty sites (28%) to determine cleanup levels.

29 For the remaining sites, the. federal Superfund site. LLNL recently acknowledged that it is uncertain when cleanup at Site will be completed, if ever. The contamination is widespread and complex, and Livermore Lab estimates that its cleanup at Site will cost around $ billion.

To better manage the cleanup, Site was divided into nine Operable Units (OUs). These. @article{osti_, title = {Environmental policy and equity: The case of Superfund}, author = {Hird, J A}, abstractNote = {This article analyzes the equity implications of the EPA's Superfund program by examining the geographic distribution of sites, who pays for cleanup, and cleanup pace.

Although the [open quotes]polluter pays[close quotes] principle is used to justify. 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 Author: Joe Wertz. Equivocal Proposal Suggests EPA Is Stalled After Recent Obama Shift in Policy. Last week, EPA issued a press release announcing a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on whether EPA should consider public health risks from vapor intrusion as a factor in eligibility for the Superfund cleanup program (my emphasis on “whether” is key – read on).

The first thing you need to know -- it's going to take years. Inan industrial stretch of Seattle's Duwamish River was declared a Superfund site -- but the big cleanup has yet to begin.

(CERCLA), also known as the Superfund Law, is a national program enacted by Congress in Superfund was created to pay for the cleanup of the country’s worst waste disposal and hazardous substances spill sites that endangered human health and/or the Size: KB.

Schneider Electric has been hit with a $ million penalty for alleged environmental violations — the largest-ever stipulated penalty for cleanup of a Superfund site and the third-largest overall in EPA history.

The EPA says Schneider Electric violated the terms of a court-approved Superfund consent decree during its cleanup at the Rodale. The Superfund Program is a state and federal partnership. InCongress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), better known as the Superfund Program.

Establishing Cleanup Levels in Soil, Water, Buildings and Streets at Superfund Sites Stuart Walker U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) Science and Policy Branch Presented to the IAEA EMRAS II Workgroup "NORM & Legacy Sites" in Vienna, Austria on Septem File Size: 1MB.

Superfund Cleanup Standards Reconsidered SUMMARY The reauthorization of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, has focused on two major areas of reform: liability, and cleanup standardslremedy selection.

This report focuses on the latter. Within that. Frontier Chemical Update: Cleanup Action to Begin at State Superfund Site Author: NYS DEC Subject: Cleanup Action to Begin at State Superfund Site Keywords: Frontier, Chemical,Superfund, Niagara county, Frontier Chemical, region.

5 Redstone Arsenal: A Case Study. INTRODUCTION. Although its tasks are addressed in detail in the individual chapters of this report, the committee believes that the challenges facing the Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP) can be examined in a more holistic manner by conducting a case study of one of the small number of sites that contain especially large .1 Section (b) of Superfund specifies certain criteria that the President must consider in selecting a cleanup remedy at a Superfund site.

42 U.S.C. § (b) (Supp. IV ). Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday expressing concern over GAO’s findings and over EPA’s : Robin Bravender.