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Renewal Of Information Collection Request (#1463.05) For The National Oil And Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (40 CFR Part 300).

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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund; 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), as amended, establishes broad Federal authority to undertake removal and remedial actions in response to releases or threats of releases of hazardous substances and certain pollutants and contaminants into the environment. The National Contingency Plan (NCP) sets forth requirements for carrying out the response authorities established under CERCLA. For states, this ICR addresses the recordkeeping and reporting provisions of the NCP that affect those states that voluntarily participate in the remedial phase of the Superfund program. In addition, this ICR addresses the recordkeeping and reporting provisions of the NCP that affect communities voluntarily providing their concerns to the lead agency about the Superfund process.
EPA uses the information provided by the states to ensure state actions are consistent with the provisions of CERCLA and that their decisions are protective of human health and the environment. EPA uses the information gathered from private citizens to plan activities geared to educating them where necessary, keeping them informed of activities within the community, and ensuring they have had an opportunity to assume an active role in the decision making process that affects their community.

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Environmental protection; Hazardous waste; Superfund
Date:
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2001
S.2001.8
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Office Suboffice:
Office of Emergency and Remedial Response
Office Division:
No division specified
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Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
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Document Status:
Not Reported
Pages:
29

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