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Main Title Clarification of the role of applicable, or relevant and appropriate requirements in establishing preliminary remediation goals under CERCLA.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fields, Timothy J.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1997
Report Number 9200.4-23; EPA 540/F-97-008; OSWER-9200.4-23
Stock Number PB97-963246
OCLC Number 38985658
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--Law and legislation
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Requirements ; Public health ; Environmental protection ; Remediation ; Pollution control ; Environmental policy ; Government policies ; Site characterization ; US EPA ; CERCLA(Comprehensive Environental Response Compensation and Liability Act) ; SARA(Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986) ; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  OSWER 9200.4-23 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 08/24/2001
EJBD  OSWER Dir9200.4-23 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE OSWER Dir9200.4-23 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS OSWER Dir 9200.4-23 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/09/2015
ELBD  OSWER Dir 9200.4-23 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/10/2015
NTIS  PB97-963246 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 4 pages ; 28 cm.
This memorandum clarifies the relationship between the two key remedy selection mandates of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA): (1) the requirement to protect human health and the environment; and (2) the requirement to attain, or waive if justified based on site-specific circumstances, applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs). Specifically, this memorandum clarifies that, in rare instances, the Agency may establish preliminary remediation goals (PRGs) at levels more protective than required by ARARs, even at sites that do not involve multiple contaminants or pathways of exposure.
"OSWER No. 9200.4-23." "Aug 22 1997." Memorandum from Timothy J. Fields.