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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Revised hazard ranking system : an improved tool for screening Superfund sites.|
|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 ; Hazardous materials ; On-site investigations ; Waste management ; US EPA ; Revisions ; Land pollution ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Decision making ; Exposure ; Ecosystems ; Environmental transport ; Path of pollutants ; Soil contamination ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response ; Hazard Ranking System ; National Priorities List|
|Collation||4 unnumbered pages ; 28 cm.|
The Fact Sheet discusses the revised HRS which retains the same cutoff score and basic approach as the original HRS, while incorporating SARA requirements as well as improvements identified as necessary by EPA and the public. The revised HRS retains the ground water, surface water, and air pathways, drops the direct contact and fire/explosion pathways, and adds a fourth pathway, soil exposure. Several key provisions of the revised HRS make it more comprehensive. Other provisions make the revised HRS more accurate. The complexity and scope of the issues involved in revising the HRS required EPA to get widespread input. The majority of the commenters believed that the revised HRS represented an improvement over the original HRS. The result is a revised HRS that is a practical and effective tool in identifying the nation's worst hazardous waste sites.
"Quick reference fact sheet." "Publication 9320.7-01FS." "November 1990." Microfiche.