||Assessing Reports of Continuous Releases of Hazardous Substances: A Guide for EPA Regions.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
||EPA/540/G-91/002 ;OSWER DIRECTIVE-9360.7-04;
Hazardous materials ;
Reporting requirements ;
Regional analysis ;
Information transfer ;
Risk assessment ;
Notification procedures ;
Pollution sources ;
Pollution regulations ;
Performance evaluation ;
Notice of probable violation ;
Standards compliance ;
US EPA Regions 1-10 ;
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act ;
Emergency Response Notification System
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Reporting continuous releases of hazardous substances that equal or exceed a reportable quantity (RQ) has been required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) since its enactment in 1980. Section 103(f)(2) of CERCLA provides that releases of hazardous substances that are continuous and stable in quantity and rate may be reported annually or whenever there is a statistically significant increase (SSI). The purpose of the guidance document is to provide assistance to the EPA Regions by discussing and making recommendations regarding the options available for evaluating reports of continuous releases. The effective implementation of the continuous release reporting regulation will depend largely on whether the EPA Regions are able to fully and easily evaluate the continuous release reports they receive.