House Approves Legislation Granting to States Greater Role in Site Cleanups

The House has approved a bill to modify the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act which, if enacted, grants to states a greater role in the management and oversight of site cleanups.

Specifically, the bill would eliminate a requirement that the EPA review states’ waste regulations every three years, grant to states a greater role in site cleanups, and force federal facilities to follow state and local laws during site cleanups under the Superfund Statute.  The bill sponsor, Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), claims the measure “reduces unnecessary red tape” and aims “to improve the federal and state relationship when dealing with hazardous waste.”  Click here to read the complete H.R. 2279 bill.

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