Improving the Superfund cleanup process

hearing before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Ocean, and Water Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One hundred first Congress, second session, June 21, 1990.
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Superfund Cleanup Process Cleaning up Superfund sites is a complex, multi-phase process. The contents of this page are provided for learning how the cleanup process works and to find opportunities for community involvement.

Improving the Superfund cleanup process: hearing before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Ocean, and Water Protection of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One hundred first Congress, second session, J 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. EQC Goal: Evaluate and improve the State Superfund process. U EQC Response: Figure sets out the EQC's efforts to openly and comprehensively evaluate and improve the Superfund process.

Chapters 3 through 6 evaluate the State Superfund process. Chapter 7 lists the EQC's findings and recommendations to improve the Superfund process. HJR The EPA is currently pursuing a long-term cleanup of the West Site. The Superfund Cleanup Process and the West Site.

The EPA goes through a number of steps in the Superfund proces tso stop or reduce actua olr potential releases of hazardous substances that pose a substantial ris k to human health and/or the environment. Superfund was established in by an act of Congress, giving EPA the funds and authority to clean up polluted sites Goals of Superfund: Protect human health and the environment by cleaning up polluted sites Involve communities in the Superfund process Make responsible parties pay for work performed at Superfund sites 3.

Superfund remedial or removal process. The information for all stages of the process also should be carefully reviewed by the site team early on, when the community involvement plan is being prepared for a site.

The CI Handbook is organized as follows: Chapter 1, Community Involvement in the Superfund Process, provides an overview of the. Cleanup Optimization at Superfund Sites. at any phase of a cleanup process to identify opportunities to improve remedy protectiveness, effectiveness and cost efficiency, and to facilitate progress toward completion of site work.

utilizes an independent team of experts to evaluate the performance of an operating remedy and makes. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to clean up toxic Superfund sites faster. Cleanup in some places has dragged on for decades.

From day one, Administrator Pruitt has stated that the Superfund program is the cornerstone of the work EPA performs and has placed less emphasis on other EPA programs. At the direction of Administrator Pruitt, the Superfund Task Force focused on the following five.

It authorized an additional $ billion in special industry taxes and attempted to streamline the Superfund process by narrowing the discretion of EPA’s leadership. For example, SARA required stringent drinking water standards to be applied as cleanup standards, even when the water is not expected to be drunk.

There is no one way to clean up a hazardous waste site. The Superfund program uses a wide range of technologies and resources to implement an effective cleanup. Over the years, EPA has gained a great deal of experience and knowledge about the best ways to clean up all kinds of toxic chemicals and contaminated areas.

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).

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See EPA’s web site for more details by clicking on the titles of each section below. JuneEPA’s cleanup enforcement program reminded EPA’s regional Superfund branch chiefs in the Office of Regional Counsel about existing EPA guidance on federal PRPs’ involvement and an elevation process to resolve issues quickly when delays arise.

The latest updates and news about Superfund. EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List. On OctoEPA announced that it is adding two sites and proposing to add five sites to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) where releases of contamination pose human health and environmental risks.

A Guide to Brownfield and Superfund Cleanup Funding Opportunities. How to Navigate the Grant Process. Compliments of. U.S. Senator Kirsten E.

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Gillibrand. New York. November This document will be continuously updated as in formation becomes available. Improving exposure characterization of Superfund sites will substantially increase efficacy, as well as speed up the entire process.

Combining exposure information with chemical hazard information is likely to have led to some sites not being listed and other sites being listed. Under the New Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model, the Agency would commit itself first and foremost to substantially reducing or eliminating threats to public health and the environment within a specified time frame and that time frame would be short.

This commitment would be EPA's primary measure of success. Long Term Remediation. 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.

EPA's goal is to make sure site cleanup is consistent with the likely future use of a site. Consideration of reuse at a site can occur at any point in the Superfund cleanup process, from site investigation activities to deletion from the NPL. EPA works with communities to make sure sites or portions of sites are used safely.

Superfund: Interagency Agreements and Improved Project Management Needed to Achieve Cleanup Progress at Key Defense Installations GAO J Highlights Page (PDF) Full Report (PDF, 73 pages) Accessible Text Recommendations (HTML) Summary.

Superfund's cleanup process is arduous and exacting. It requires the best efforts of hun- dreds of experts in science and engineering: public health, administration and manage. This initiative b part of a larger program, known as the Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model (SACM), which is designed to speed all aspects of the Superfund clean-up process.

The objective of the presumptive remedies initiative is to use clean-up techniques shown to be effective in the past at similar sites in the future. Consideration of Greener Cleanup Activities in the Superfund Cleanup Process - (8/2/16) Jointly issued memorandum recommends approaches for "greener cleanup activities" when evaluating remedial and removal activities and other activities designed to reduce or mitigate potential environmental impacts when implementing response actions under CERCLA.

The steps in the Superfund cleanup process are arrayed across the top of the chart, and each site's progress through these steps is represented by an arrow (O) indicating the current stage of cleanup. Large and complex sites often are organized into several cleanup stages.

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Who cleans up a Superfund site. 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.

Special Accounts. This category contains guidance and policies on EPA's use of "special accounts" under CERCLA section (b)(3). Special accounts are site-specific sub-accounts within the Superfund Trust Fund that are generally used to retain money paid under settlement agreements for use at a specific site.

Determining which sites warrant further investigation to assess the nature and extent of risks to human health and the Identifying what CERCLA-financed remedial actions may be appropriate Notifying the public of sites the EPA believes warrant further investigation Notifying PRPs that the EPA may.

Febru Articles Superfund Reform on the Horizon The Superfund Task Force released a list of 42 recommendations on how to restructure and improve the Superfund cleanup process. White Paper: Examine Opportunities to Achieve Protection Cleanup at NPL-Caliber Sites Without Listing on the NPL - (7/1/19) Report provides a summary of the Superfund Task Force Recommendation 13 workgroup review other federal, state and tribal approaches that may be used in lieu of listing a site on the NPL, and it evaluated the status of a sample of NPL-caliber sites using non-NPL approaches.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on Decem The law is known as CERCLA or Superfund since it created the Superfund program for cleanup of .The Superfund cleanup process can be long and it’s taken several years to complete the investigation of the site.

This treatability study with the sugar cane bagasse will help us design the final treatment system and could be something EPA or the state could use at other mine sites with acid mine drainage.On Jthe United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") Superfund Task Force (the "Task Force") released a report that aims to improve the federal Superfund contaminated site cleanup program.

The policies included in this report may provide new opportunities for buyers and sellers looking to allocate and manage contaminated site cleanup costs in the context of transactions.