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Main Title Revised Hazard Ranking System: Background Information.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher Nov 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/9320.7-03/FS;
Stock Number PB91-921303
Additional Subjects Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; On-site investigations ; Waste management ; US EPA ; Revisions ; Remedial action ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Path of pollutants ; Decision making ; Ecosystems ; Air pollution ; Exposure ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Environmental transport ; Surface waters ; Soil contamination ; Land pollution ; Hazard Ranking System ; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; National Priorities List
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-921303 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1991
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The Fact Sheet discusses the Hazard Ranking System (HRS) in response to the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). The HRS is the scoring system EPA uses to assess the relative threat associated with the release or potential release of hazardous substances from a waste site. The HRS score is the primary criterion EPA uses to determine whether a site should be placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL identifies sites that warrant further investigation to determine if they pose risks to public health or the environment. Sites on the NPL are eligible for long-term 'remedial action' financed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended by SARA. SARA authorizes a 'Hazardous Substances Superfund' totalling $8.5 billion over 5 years to pay costs not assumed by those responsible for problems at a site. The HRS uses data that can be collected relatively quickly and inexpensively, thus allowing most Superfund resources to be directed to remedial actions at sites on the NPL.