Tag: Superfund

Highway Expansion Impact on Stormwater and Air Quality Not Fully Considered, Lawsuit Claims

Due to the increasing complexities of environmental programs, getting a permit, completing a study, or meeting a regulatory standard is not always quick or easy. Even once all the boxes have been checked, the permit has been issued, and approval has been granted, the challenges might just be getting started. Federal and state environmental programs […]

5 EPA Brownfield Grants to 4 KY Projects

According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) news release dated May 31, 2017, EPA has approved five grants for projects in four Kentucky communities to be used for brownfield assessments and cleanups. The grants total $900,000 and will be used to assist the communities develop vacant or underutilized Brownfield properties and to encourage […]

Proposed Rule for the Addition of a Subsurface Intrusion Component to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System

On February 29, 2016, USEPA issued a proposed rule to add a subsurface vapor intrusion component to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System (“HRS”).  The HRS is the principal mechanism EPA uses to evaluate sites for placement on the National Priorities List (NPL).  The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of national priorities among the […]

EPA looking to change Cleanup Policy for Groundwater

A recent article from the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) reports that the EPA Superfund Office is planning to change its policy on groundwater cleanups.  EPA wants to provide a more flexible approach to setting remedial objectives where MCLs may not be the appropriate limit. http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/ngwanz/issues/2013-09-27/index.html#1 http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=14668