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|Main Title||Closing the NPL book under the original HRS : quick reference fact sheet.|
|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,|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Waste management ; Hazardous materials ; Pollution regulations ; Site surveys ; Public information ; Remedial action ; Long term effects ; Comprehensive planning ; Risk assessment ; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; National Priorities List ; Hazard Ranking System|
|Collation||4 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
The Fact Sheet discusses the closing of the Old NPL under the original HRS. Since 1982, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been preparing the National Priorities List (NPL). The list informs the public of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites that warrant further investigation to determine if they pose risks to public health or the environment. Such sites are eligible for long-term 'remedial action' financed under the Trust Fund established by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). Sites are placed on the NPL primarily on the basis of their scores under EPA's Hazard Ranking System (HRS) model developed in 1982. EPA has now revised the HRS in response to SARA. The revised HRS, which will become effective late in February 1991, 90 days after its publication in the Federal Register, is a more comprehensive and accurate scoring system than the original HRS and will add new types of sites to the NPL.
"Publication 9320.7-04FS." "November 1990." Microfiche.