Accession Number : ADA197606

Title :   Department of Defense Requirements in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA CIVIL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Casagrande, Daniel

Report Date : OCT 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : This report outlines Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) effects on the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) in general and Department of Defense (DoD) installations in particular. Four areas of change brought by SARA in the form of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) include: (a) responsibility of the DERP is centralized in the OSD: (b) EPA is a close consultant for all hazardous waste remediation activities; (c) DoD will comply with step-by-step environmental clean-up directives of the National Contingency Plan; and (d) federal, state, and local authorities have a legal right to revise and comment on National Contingency Plan activities at DoD installations. The OSD requirements derived from SARA's Defense Environmental Restoration Program include: (a) detailed reporting to Congress; (b) interagency agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and (c) notification procedures. To comply with these regulations, OSD must rely on prompt and precise information from DoD installation personnel. The report gives reporting guidance to DoD installations. Keywords: Installation restoration program, CERCLA(Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act), Remedial action, Feasibility study, SARA Implementation, Environmental clean-up. (KR)

Descriptors :   *FEDERAL LAW, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AGREEMENTS, CLEANING, CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PERSONNEL, WASTES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE