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RECORD NUMBER: 85 OF 379
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||EPA Superfund Records of Decision (RODS) for Region 1: Connecticut, Maine, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste management ; Waste treatment ; Waste disposal ; Remedial action ; Land pollution control ; Water pollution control ; Site surveys ; Project management ; Connecticut ; Maine ; Massachusetts ; New Hampshire ; Rhode Island ; Vermont ; Records of Decision ; EPA Region 1 ; Explanation of Significant Difference ; Record of Decision Amendment ; Cleanup|
The purpose of an EPA Record of Decision is to evaluate a Superfund Site with the goal of protecting human health and the environment while ensuring consistency of evaluations in contamination and clean-up of all Superfund sites. The ROD is a public document signed by the appropriate Regional Administrator which details cleanup, cost estimates, and EPA's responsiveness to the public comment summary. The ROD may be litigated, thus it is important to have all current updates to the signed EPA decision. The ROD may be amended with an Amendment or supplemented by an Explanation of Significant Difference (ESD). A Superfund Site may have multiple RODs, as each Superfund Site may be further redefined as Operable Units and Events. This allows EPA's decisions to evolve as new technology presents itself. Average clean-up time for a Superfund Site can range from 12 to 100 years.