Review of State Soil Cleanup Levels for Dioxin (December 2009)
EPA is announcing the release of 2 reports from the Dioxin Science Plan: the final report, Review of State Soil Cleanup Levels for Dioxin (December 2009), and the draft document, Guidance on Recommended Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals for Dioxin in Soil at Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Sites" (December 2009), as announced in a January 7, 2010 Federal Register Notice.
This final report summarizes a survey of state soil cleanup levels for dioxin and characterizes the science underlying these values. The objective of this project was to summarize existing state cleanup levels for dioxin in soil, together with their scientific bases where available. In May 2009, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson issued EPA’s Science Plan for Activities Related to Dioxins in the Environment (http://www.epa.gov/dioxin/scienceplan). Included in the plan was a commitment by the Agency to prepare this report as a way to inform the development of interim preliminary remediation goals (PRG) for dioxin in soil that will be developed by EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
|May 2009||EPA released the Dioxin Science Plan for the Environment.|
|Oct 2009||EPA released a plan for developing an approach towards developing interim preliminary remediation goals for dioxin in soil at hazardous waste sites for public review and comment.|
|Dec 2009||EPA released the final report, Review of State Soil Cleanup Levels for Dioxin along with the Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals (PRG) for Dioxin in Soil which went out for public review and comment.|
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