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Main Title Superfund taxes or general revenues : future funding options for the superfund program /
Author McCarthy, James E.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 60708773
Subjects Hazardous waste site remediation--Law and legislation--United States ; Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages--United States ; Liability for environmental damages--United States ; Budget--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  TD1040.M33 2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/18/2007
Collation 10 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract This report discusses the role of dedicated taxes and other sources of revenue in funding the Hazardous Substance Superfund Trust Fund. Congress makes annual appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from this trust fund and from general Treasury revenues for the purpose of supporting the Superfund program, which addresses both short-term (emergency) and long-term cleanup activity of hazardous substances at contaminated sites. Three dedicated taxes (on petroleum, chemical feedstocks, and corporate income) historically provided the majority of the trust fund s income. The taxes expired at the end of 1995, however, and the amount of unobligated money in the fund gradually dwindled. By the end of FY2003, the fund s unobligated balance was zero, down from a high of $3.8 billion in 1996. The Administration s decision to not request reinstatement of the taxes has been supported by Congress, although some Members introduced legislation to do so. The annual budgets have compensated for the lack of dedicated tax revenue by increasing the contribution from the general fund of the U.S. Treasury. In fiscal years 2004-2007, virtually the entire Superfund program appropriation came from general Treasury revenues. The FY2008 budget request and funding provided through continuing resolutions continues this. Regarding the tax issue, the President s FY2008 budget submission was silent
Notes Cover title. Regularly update online. "Updated March 7, 2005." "RL31410." Includes bibliographical references.
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Access Notes Also available on the Internet. Viewed: 06/23/2005.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Alternate Title At head of title: CRS report for Congress
PUB Date Free Form {2005}
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20070515163702
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 01457nam 2200361Ka 45020