Environmental Protection

Agency Wants Feedback on Integrated Cleanup Initiative

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new initiative to provide communities with more accountability, transparency and progress in the cleanup of contaminated sites. The “Integrated Cleanup Initiative” is a three-year effort through which EPA intends to improve the agency’s land cleanup programs (Superfund, Enforcement, Federal Facilities, RCRA, Brownfields and Underground Storage Tanks).

According to the agency, communities and key stakeholders want to be, now more than ever, full partners at the decision making table — from the discovery of contamination through its cleanup and the site’s return to productive use. Site cleanup progress at Superfund National Priorities List sites defined solely by site completion is no longer sufficient to support effective program management or to communicate to the public the spectrum of work performed to address the nation’s contaminated waste sites.

The agency's initiative is a roadmap to create change and EPA would like interested parties to provide their input by April 30. To learn more about the initiative, visit www.epa.gov/oswer/integratedcleanup.htm.

Comments should be submitted to Becky Brooks.

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