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Title: SACM and the RCRA stabilization initiative: Similarities of principles and applicability

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the corrective action provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provide standards for the remediation of environmental media contaminated with hazardous substances or hazardous waste, respectively. In both cases, prior to the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) development of the two subject reform initiatives, existing formal processes specified the level of site investigation required, the process for reaching a decision on the method of remediation, public participation in the decision process, and enforcement authorities that include orders and schedules of compliance. Traditionally, implementation of these processes has resulted in a great amount of time, effort, and money being expended before actual remediation began. Following criticism from the public and the regulated community, the EPA has proposed streamlining reforms for hazardous waste site cleanup under both CERCLA and RCRA that will begin remediation sooner with lower costs. The purpose of this Information Brief is to discuss the common goals, processes, and strategies of the Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model (SACM) and the RCRA Stabilization Initiative.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
226005
Report Number(s):
DOE/EH--413-067/0196
ON: DE96009988; NC: NONE; TRN: AHC29610%%47
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Research Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States). RCRA/CERCLA Div.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; REMEDIAL ACTION; EMERGENCY PLANS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; RESOURCE RECOVERY ACTS; IMPLEMENTATION; US SUPERFUND; SITE CHARACTERIZATION