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Laws and Regulations -- Hazardous Materials

View Resource Superfund CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) Overview

Summary of CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) concerning hazardous substance releases and cleanup with a link to U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Code --...
View Resource Superfund Enforcement

The Superfund Enforcement program gets Superfund sites cleaned up by finding the companies or people responsible for contamination at a site, and negotiating with them to do the clean up themselves,...
View Resource Superfund Sites Where You Live

A Superfund site is an uncontrolled or abandoned place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people. Sites are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) upon...
View Resource Technical Enforcement and Assistance Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Site & RCRA Corrective Action Clean-up Operations HAZWOPER 1910.120 (b)-(o) Direct

This OSHA webpage describes the 2003 Directive regarding the HAZWOPER standard, providing a nice overview of compliance with the regulation. CPL-02-02-071, Standard numbers 1910.120; 1926.65....
View Resource Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

The Environmental Protection Agency summarizes the Toxic Substances Control Act which allows the EPA to track thousands of industrial chemicals. Provides link to Full text of the law from Cornell...
View Resource Toxicological Profile Information Sheet

By Congressional mandate, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) produces "toxicological profiles" for hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites. These...
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