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Superfund, EPA needs to better focus cleanup technology development

Richard L. Hembra

Superfund, EPA needs to better focus cleanup technology development

statement of Richard L. Hembra, Director, Environmental Protection Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives

by Richard L. Hembra

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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:
  • Hazardous wastes -- Technological innovations.,
  • Hazardous wastes -- Government policy -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEPA needs to better focus cleanup technology development.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-RCED-93-34.
    ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18, [2] p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14697545M

    4 EPA Region 1 Support for Superfund Reuse EPA Region 1 is committed to making a visible difference in communities through the cleanup and reuse of Superfund sites. Reuse support efforts in EPA Region 1 include: • Identifying and evaluating local land use priorities through a reuse planning process. EPA promotes the use of the project life cycle CSM to assist Superfund project teams, hazardous waste site cleanup managers and decision-makers throughout the investigation and cleanup life cycle stages. 1 As discussed above, the existing CSM informs strategic sampling Size: 1MB.

      In November , the Superfund Remedial program initiated a comprehensive review of its operations (the Superfund Program Review Action Plan or SPR) to identify options to maintain its effectiveness in achieving its core mission of protecting human health and the environment in the face of reduced funding. Materials found in this area address Superfund enforcement topics. For access and information to non-enforcement Superfund program office documents, visit EPA's Superfund program office's policies and guidance webpage.. To locate a document within the Superfund enforcement policy and guidance compendium choose from the search box, chronological listing, or subject listings below.

    While the Superfund program focuses on protecting a community's health and surroundings, EPA understands that cleanup activities may directly affect individual properties. Within the limits of the Superfund law, EPA works with the affected community to find a cleanup solution that is safe, effective, and minimally disruptive.   Under the Superfund program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) places the most seriously contaminated sites on the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA may compel site cleanups by parties responsible for contamination, or conduct cleanups itself and have these parties reimburse its costs. The program is funded by a trust fund, which is largely supported by general fund appropriations.


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Superfund, EPA needs to better focus cleanup technology development by Richard L. Hembra Download PDF EPUB FB2

Recommendation: To better focus cleanup technology development, the Administrator, EPA, should systematically determine site problems and technology needs for the cleanup of Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and underground storage tank sites.

SUPERFUND EPA Needs to Better Focus Cleanup Technology Development Statement of Richard L. Hembra, Director, Environmental Protection Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division GAO/T-RCED Superfund: EPA Needs to Better Focus Cleanup Technology Development T-RCED Published: Publicly Released: Highlights; View Report (PDF, 22 pages) Share This: Additional Materials: Full Report: View Report (PDF, 22 pages) Contact: Office of.

Superfund, EPA needs to better focus cleanup technology development: statement of Richard L. Hembra, Director, Environmental Protection Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives.

Redevelopment Economics at Superfund Sites. InEPA collected data showing that at non-federal facility sites that are in reuse, 9, businesses are generating $ billion in sales revenue and employpeople who earned a combined income of $ billion. A community involvement plan (CIP) is a site-specific strategy to enable meaningful community involvement throughout the Superfund cleanup process.

CIPs, which are required by the NCP, specify EPA-planned community involvement activities to help communities understand: (1) the Superfund cleanup process; (2) how, when, and where EPA will provide. A Community Guide to EPA’s Superfund Program. Taking Action to Clean Up Polluted Sites Superfund sites are “discovered” when the presence of hazardous waste is made known to EPA.

The presence of contaminants is EPA may take early action at a site if there is a need for quick risk reduction, and enough site information and data. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program promoted the development, commercialization, and implementation of innovative hazardous waste treatment technologies for 20 years.

SITE offered a mechanism for conducting joint technology demonstration and evaluation projects at hazardous waste sites involving the private sector, EPA, and other federal and state agencies.

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.

When there is no viable responsible party, Superfund gives EPA the funds and authority to clean up contaminated sites. 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. EPA's goal is to make sure that at every cleanup site, the Agency and its partners have an effective process and the necessary tools and information needed to fully explore future uses, before the cleanup remedy is implemented.

This gives the Agency the best chance of making its remedies consistent with the likely future use of a site. Get this from a library. Superfund: EPA needs to better focus cleanup technology development: statement of Richard L. Hembra, Director, Environmental Protection Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives.

x> EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency Off ice of Air Quality Planning and Standards Research Triangle Park NC EPA/ January Air/Superfund AIR/SUPERFUND NATIONAL TECHNICAL GUIDANCE STUDY SERIES Volume III - Estimation of Air Emissions from Cleanup Activities at Superfund Sites Interim Final.

United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (G) EPA K/ June Focus On Cleanup Costs The Buck Stops Here Polluters are Paying for Most Hazardous Waste Cleanups Cleaning up hazardous waste is Superfund.

Plans for full development of: the Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model (SACM) began after the Administrator's approval on February The concept, borne of staff creativity and Total Quality Management, has been designed to make Superfund work better, and deliver results the public will value: 1) quick reduction of acute risks at all Superfund.

Who Implements Superfund. EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) in Washington, D.C. oversees the Superfund program. The Office of Emergency Management within OSWER is responsible for short-term responses conducted under the authority of Superfund.

The Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, and the Federal Facilities Response. Putting people to work to clean up our land and revitalize communities. EPA’s Superfund program has located, analyzed and worked to cleanup thousands of hazardous waste sites since Today, Region 2 has toxic and hazardous waste sites on the Superfund National Priority List (NPL).

vvEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency HMCRI Conference NovemberSuperfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program The Environmental Protection Agency has established a technology research, demonstration, and evaluation program to promote the development and use of innovative technologies to treat Superfund and hazardous wastes.

State Tribal Cleanup Sites completing the Superfund assessment process and determined to need long-term cleanup attention may be addressed under a State or Tribal environmental cleanup program. Those that require no EPA financing, enforcement, or other substantial involvement are assigned a status of "Other Cleanup Activity: State/Tribal Lead" in EPA's CERCLIS database.

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.

Under the Superfund law, EPA is able to make those companies and individuals responsible for contamination at a Superfund site perform, and pay for, the cleanup work at the site.

EPA negotiates with the responsible parties to get them to pay for the plans. 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.

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.