EPA issues draft implementation plan By Robert Joyce


On December 9, 2010, EPA issued its draft plan aimed at implementing its recently announced Integrated Cleanup Initiative. The Initiative is aimed at accelerating cleanups and implementing other improvements to the Agency’s various land cleanup programs. According to EPA, the main goals of the Initiative are to speed up the cleanup process, address more contaminated sites, and place sites back into productive use. EPA’s plan focuses on “integrating approaches and leveraging best practices across the full spectrum of contaminated sites – Superfund, brownfields, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action, federal facilities, and underground storage tanks,” and enhancing opportunities for the public to play an active role in the site revitalization process. In addition, EPA plans to step-up its enforcement activities to seek increased accountability from those determined responsible for contamination and to “ensure that responsible parties are compelled to clean up contaminated sites.”

The Implementation Plan describes the Agency’s specific objectives for the Initiative and sets forth Agency actions for the next three years. The Plan identifies five main objectives...

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