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EPA could benefit from comprehensive management information on superfund enforcement actions

United States. General Accounting Office

EPA could benefit from comprehensive management information on superfund enforcement actions

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by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency,
  • Management information systems

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    Other titlesE.P.A. could benefit from comprehensive management information on superfund enforcement actions
    Statementby the U.S. General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[1] leaf, v, [1] leaf, 15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14900897M

    I’ll give just one other example from a much more mundane situation. Early in my career, I went to a public meeting concerning the remedy proposed for a Superfund site in Somersworth, NH. Somersworth’s population at the time was less t people, and its share of the cleanup costs was projected to be more than $10 ?page=1. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund program was established to identify, assess and clean up the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites to protect human health and the environment. Community involvement is an important part of the Superfund program for at least three reasons. First, involving communities in decision making at Superfund sites is a statutory ://

      Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), agency of the U.S. government that sets and enforces national pollution-control standards. In , in response to the welter of confusing, often ineffective environmental protection laws enacted by states and   Superfund is the term commonly used to refer to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. Sections –). CERCLA was enacted by the US Congress in in response to the Love Canal disaster and authorizes EPA to respond to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may

      EPA Management Challenges N U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL FFYY   LYNN L. BERGESON is Chemical Processing's Regulatory Editor. You can e-mail her at [email protected] Lynn is managing director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., a Washington, D.C.-based law firm that concentrates on conventional, biobased, and nanoscale chemical industry issues. She served as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources


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EPA could benefit from comprehensive management information on superfund enforcement actions by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 by another party (i.e Get this from a library.

EPA could benefit from comprehensive management information on superfund enforcement actions: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.] 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 policy and practice is to include the information sheet to every small business at the time EPA has initial enforcement contact with a small business, including Superfund general and special notice letters and cost recovery demand ?action=2.

Fact Sheet: How the Superfund Enforcement Process Works Fact sheet describes the enforcement authorities and the process that is followed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) :// In early Februarythe EPA released its environmental enforcement results for The data revealed shifts in emphasis, the number of civil and criminal actions initiated, and how the EPA views its own enforcement role in relation to enforcement undertaken by the states.

Overall, during its first year, the Trump EPA initiated about 50 [ ]   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   EPA/ROD/R/ € EPA Superfund € € Record of Decision: € € HANFORD AREA (USDOE) and HANFORD AREA (USDOE) EPA ID: €WA and WA OU(s) 15 & 27 BENTON COUNTY, WA 07/15/   "Enforcement First" to Ensure Effective Institutional Controls at Superfund Sites, OSWER Directive No.

March ; On Septem, OSWER and OECA jointly issued a memorandum requesting Regions to redouble their attention to EPA's "enforcement first" policy.'   Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of (SARA), and to the extent practicable, the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Con tingency Plan (NCP).

This decision is based on information contained in the Administrative Record file for the ://   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   Convening the Superfund Task Force to evaluate additional programmatic changes to Superfund cleanups – I discuss these recommendations below.

Superfund Task Force’s July Recommendations. The Task Force defined five goals to pursue, and assigned EPA personnel to each – “upwards of 80” in   EPA enforcement actions as reflected by the amount of assessed civil penalties have dropped substantially during the first two years of the Trump Administration.

(Washington Post, January 24). According to an analysis reported there, EPA’s civil fines averaged more than $ million a year when adjusted for inflation during the twenty years //02/04/epa-enforcement-actions-down-substantially.

Superfund oversight guidance when considering the level of oversight to perform at a particular site. If you have any questions, please contact Vince Velez, ()or Sharon OnPruitt commissioned a Superfund Task Force comprising leaders from EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of General Counsel, EPA Region 3 (as the lead region for the Superfund program), and other :// The handbook complements EPA's Superfund Federal-Lead Remedial Project Management Handbook and Superfund State-Lead Remedial Project Management Handbook by serving as a reference guide on enforcement actions that may be taken or considered at each step of ?Dockey= EPA Enforcement Cuts Pollution by 1 Billion Pounds; Requires $10 Billion to Be Spent on Cleaning Up: 11/15/ U.S.

EPA's enforcement efforts yield nearly $3 billion in environmental improvements in California in 11/15/ EPA increases environmental enforcement actions in Pacific Islands by 40 percent in 11/15/ 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 In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) system for preventing conflicts of interest among its Superfund found that: (1) prior toEPA did little before contract award to determine whether its Superfund contractors had procedures to prevent conflicts of interest; (2) although EPA periodically reviewed   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental ://.

The delegation memo signals a potentially significant shift within the EPA to centralize decision-making on major Superfund remedies. Moreover, as discussed below, the Trump administration's apparent effort to centralize decision-making is an important development in the broader context of recent controversies related to large Superfund :// //05/epa-signals-shift-in-superfund-decisionmaking.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   The prominence of these issues is due in part to EPA’s use of governmental enforcement to achieve compliance by the municipal sector with CWA requirements.

Sinceand more intensely sinceEPA has focused national enforcement actions on keeping raw sewage and