It's important to understand that Superfund
taxes do not control the pace of cleanup, and the taxes have never correlated to EPA's annual Superfund
budget, which is instead determined through the Congressional appropriations process.
A site may be placed on the Superfund
list if the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has issued a health advisory that recommends removing people from the site, EPA determines the site poses a significant threat to public health and the agency anticipates it will be more cost-effective to use its remedial authority than its emergency removal authority at the site.
flagship fund, the Superfund
Q-AG, has generated an annualised return of 19% since its inception in March 1996 and 31.
Sheila Kuehl, state Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Los Angeles Councilman Greig Smith have all drafted letters urging Schwarzenegger to endorse Superfund
Over the years, Superfund
investment funds have received over 40 tributes and awards recognizing the quality and performance of Superfund
products - including a five-star rating by "Standard & Poor's" and a number of first place rankings from respected publications like the Wall Street Journal and MAR.
For fiscal year 2004, more than 52% of Superfund
obligations went to clean up just nine sites.
Before EPA's issuance in 1995 of land use guidance for evaluating the potential future public health risks at Superfund
sites, its risk assessments usually would assume a future residential use scenario at a site, however unrealistic that assumption might be.
This sluggish pace takes on added seriousness in light of a new study finding that women living within a quarter mile of untreated Superfund
sites face an increased risk of having babies with serious birth defects.
And if you want to know if the Republican-led Congress has any backbone, pay attention to two items that will be reauthorized: Superfund
and the federal highway bill.
Most observers would agree that the current Superfund
law is among the most poorly crafted and counterproductive statutes of recent years.
and Natural Resources (EENR) Steering Committee adopted policy amendments to the National Municipal Policy in the area of regionalism and decided to retain current policy on Superfund
The ED includes six recognition benchmarks for liabilities related to Superfund
sites and analogous benchmarks for liabilities for sites subject to RCRA corrective action.
When the superfund
legislation was passed by Congress, it was thought there might be a few hundred abandoned waste disposal sites that would require significant remediation.
Charles Dickens wrote these words 142 years ago in his novel Bleak House, but he could easily have been describing the legal quagmire known as Superfund
In 1983, California Gulch was among the first metal-mine-drainage sites named to the EPA's national Superfund
priority cleanup list.