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Status of the Superfund program

hearing before the Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, on H.R. 3000, February 4, 1998.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials.

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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,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Hazardous waste site remediation -- United States -- Finance.,
    • Hazardous waste site remediation -- United States.,
    • Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .E5515 1998a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 241 p. ;
      Number of Pages241
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL480845M
      ISBN 100160571871
      LC Control Number98207961
      OCLC/WorldCa39717864

      The Portland Harbor Superfund Site in Portland, Oregon is located in the lower Willamette River, just south of the Columbia Slough (river mile ) and north of the Broadway Bridge (river mile ). Portland Harbor has a long history of shipping, industrial, and commercial activity because of its key location on the Willamette River. Approval of site listings and delistings on the state Permanent List of Priorities (c-sb) Information about Superfund/PLP sites is available in the MPCA's files. To request more information about sites in the Minnesota Superfund program, contact Crague Biglow, Site-specific information.

        The Superfund program has both excluded persons from listings and denied persons the benefit of a cleaner environment, and therefore violated the order. If Executive Order is to be complied with properly, it needs not only increased financial support but also support through consistency of definition and by: 1. Funding for the Superfund program has declined markedly since FY , and it appears that the remedial program is facing a funding shortfall. In constant dollars, annual Superfund appropriations declined from a high of $ billion in FY File Size: 1MB.

      Superfund sites are abandoned waste sites, such as oil refineries, smelting facilities, mines, and other industrial areas. Under the Superfund program established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies potential sites and oversees cleanup efforts.. Superfund sites are added and removed from Alabama: > Through the Superfund program, the status of ab sites suspected of containing hazardous substances has been determined, resolving uncertainty regarding potential risks, and removing a major obstacle to the reuse of these sites. Indirect Effects 5. Contributions to Other Cleanup Programs.


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Status of the Superfund program by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Superfund EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of the nation’s most contaminated land and responding to environmental emergencies, oil spills and natural disasters.

To protect public health and the environment, the Superfund program focuses on making a visible and lasting difference in communities, ensuring that people can live and work in healthy, vibrant places. 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.

GAO was asked to examine the current status of the Superfund program, the factors guiding EPA's selection of sites to be placed on its National Priorities List, and the program's Status of the Superfund program book balance of the Superfund trust fund available for future appropriations has decreased significantly sincewhile highly contaminated hazardous waste sites continue to be added to the.

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Status of the federal superfund program (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials. ISBN: Inthe Superfund program provided the Administrator with a comprehensive list of Superfund sites considered to be “human exposure not under control” at that time and the actions being taken or to be taken to bring each site to “human exposure under control” status.

Site deletions have been a major focus of the Superfund Task Force, which reviewed existing policies and procedures related to deleting sites from the NPL and issued several recommendations. In addition, the Superfund program began providing the EPA administrator’s office with monthly updates on upcoming deletions.

CERCLA is informally called Superfund. It allows EPA to clean up contaminated sites. It also forces the parties responsible for the contamination to either perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-led cleanup work. Search for sites proposed to, currently on, and deleted from Superfund's National Priorities List (NPL) as well as sites being addressed under the Superfund Alternative Approach (SAA).

Select a State After selecting a state, click Go to display sites in that state. OnEPA Administrator Pruitt commissioned a task force to provide recommendations for revitalizing the Superfund program. To focus their mission, the Superfund Task Force was given 30 days to provide initial recommendations.

On J EPA published the resulting “Superfund Task Force Recommendations” report. From day one. The Superfund Program identifies, investigates and determines appropriate cleanup plans for abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites where a release or potential release of a hazardous substance poses a risk to human health or the environment.

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status and management of the Superfund program and the outlook for the program's future, focusing on: (1) progress made toward cleaning up sites in the program; (2) continuing management problems; and (3) factors affecting Superfund's future noted that: (1) in the past GAO has called attention to the slow pace of cleanups in.

CERCLA is informally called Superfund. The Superfund program is administered by EPA in cooperation with state and tribal governments. It allows EPA to clean up hazardous waste sites and to force responsible parties to perform cleanups or reimburse the government for cleanups led by EPA.

What is Superfund. Get this from a library. Status of the Superfund program: hearing before the Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, on H.R.February 4, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials.]. The United States federal Superfund law is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of The federal Superfund program, administered by the U.S.

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

There federal Superfund sites Enacted by: the 96th United States Congress. Common law remedies could be supplemented by an “emergency removals” program similar to the short-term program that Superfund operates today for genuine emergencies.

It should be run by the state government, not the federal government, because the harms and the benefits of any site will nearly always be local, not national, in scope. A federal report published last year found that 60 percent of Superfund sites overseen by the E.P.A., or more than toxic sites countrywide, are in.

Get this from a library. Status of the Superfund harzardous waste cleanup program and the implementation of the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA): hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, second session, July 7, Status of state involvement in the Superfund program, FY 80 to FY Washington, D.C.: U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency & Remedial Response, Hazardous Site Control Division, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet.

State and local involvement in the Superfund program varies depending upon the type of response action. During a removal action, which is an action taken over the short term to address a release or threatened release of hazardous substances, often local authorities are File Size: KB.

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’s financial stability and urges the reinstatement of “polluter pays fees” to fund site cleanups.

This report also examines federal legislative efforts, the management of the Superfund program, and the impact of EPA’s Superfund Alternative Approach on community involvement during cleanup decisions and Size: 2MB.Under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) ofCongress requires EPA to involve States in the Superfund program in a “substantial and meaningful” way.

EPA's State, Tribal and Site Identification Center is responsible for developing regulations, guidance, and policy related to this Congressional mandate.