This edition of the DG Digest publishes on September 11th—today is the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terror attacks. The Labelmaster family joins all Americans in remembering those we lost on that awful day, and the first responders and military personnel that have given so much since then. It’s a short digest this week, as a quiet period wrapped up the traditional end of summer. Here’s the news:
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (‘‘CERCLA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’), as amended, requires that the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (‘‘NCP’’) include a list of national priorities among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants throughout the United States. The National Priorities List (‘‘NPL’’) constitutes this list. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the Environmental Protection Agency (‘‘the EPA’’ or ‘‘the agency’’) in determining which sites warrant further investigation. These further investigations will allow the EPA to assess the nature and extent of public health and environmental risks associated with the site and to determine what CERCLA-financed remedial action(s), if any, may be appropriate. This rule updates the list.
See it here: 2023-19114.pdf
The agency is requesting an extension of the approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Hazardous Wastes Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). This program help monitor sites of interest dealing with such waste and what programs they have in place to deal with it, as well as the necessary training and emergency response plans to support them.
See the ICR here: 2023-19313.pdf
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