CERCLA : What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Superfund Program
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CERCLA, more commonly referred to as Superfund, was designed to help clean up inactive hazardous waste sites. It was modified to also require private industries to disclose to their communities and neighbors what hazardous substances they use and store. For a description of hazardous substances under CERCLA, see the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE.
CERCLA deals with many different subjects and the sections that follow provide a roadmap to where those subjects are covered in this service.
EPA has defined what methods should be used to assess an area that has lead-contaminated soil and what the remediation goals should be. In addition, CERCLA lists friable asbestos as a hazardous substance with a reportable quantity of 1 pound. For a description of CERCLA requirements related to these specific hazardous materials, see the national sections ASBESTOS and LEAD.
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