Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act


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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

(CERCLA)
Commonly known as Superfund, CERCLA addresses abandoned or historical waste sites and contamination. It was enacted in 1980 to create a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provide federal authority to respond to releases of hazardous substances.
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The sites will consist of those ranked on the Superfund National Priority List (NPL) as well as non-NPL sites regulated under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Underground Storage Tanks (UST), state environmental regulatory programs and other sites, which might require remedial action.
The sites will consist of those ranked on the Superfund National Priority List (NPL) as well as non-NPL sites regulated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Underground Storage Tanks (UST), state environmental regulatory programs and other sites, which might require remedial action.
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) authorize EPA to respond to actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health, welfare or the environment.
The removal site assessment is being conducted in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) which authorize EPA to respond to actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health, welfare or the environment.
EPA in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, has determined that all appropriate cleanup measures have been implemented and that no further cleanup by responsible parties is appropriate under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

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