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Title: Closing the NPL book under the original HRS. Fact sheet

The Fact Sheet discusses the closing of the Old NPL under the original HRS. Since 1982, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been preparing the National Priorities List (NPL). The list informs the public of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites that warrant further investigation to determine if they pose risks to public health or the environment. Such sites are eligible for long-term 'remedial action' financed under the Trust Fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). Sites are placed on the NPL primarily on the basis of their scores under EPA's Hazard Ranking System (HRS) model developed in 1982. EPA has now revised the HRS in response to SARA. The revised HRS, which will become effective late in February 1991, 90 days after its publication in the Federal Register, is a more comprehensive and accurate scoring system than the original HRS and will add new types of sites to the NPL.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5779616
Report Number(s):
PB-91-921302/XAB; EPA--9320.7-04/FS
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; SUPERFUND; COMPLIANCE; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; PUBLIC INFORMATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; RISK ASSESSMENT; SITE SURVEYS; INFORMATION; LAWS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; POLLUTION LAWS; REGULATIONS 290300* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety