hazardous substance


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hazardous substance

Generally defined as a substance posing imminent and substantial danger to public health and welfare or the environment. The Superfund hazardous substances are specifically defined by inclusion lists within the following legislation:

• Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

• Clean Water Act

• Resources Conservation and Recovery Act

• Clean Air Act

• Toxic Substances Control Act

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In recent years the monitoring of hazardous substances has become more exhaustive as new substances have been included in the survey because of new requirements by the EU.
If the level of hazardous substances in your facility is at or below the TRQ, the facility may be eligible for an exemption.
Observers report that the EEC countries are currently in the process of reviewing a first Regulation draft and are intensely negotiating the scope of products and the restriction limits for hazardous substances.
In addition, new concerns have been raised since September 11, 2001, regarding the potential for terrorist attacks on railcars carrying large quantities of hazardous substances.
The second element of liability under CERCLA is that there must be a 'release' or 'threatened release' of a hazardous substance from the facility into the environment.
For instance, the site owner may agree to defend and indemnify the material supplier for any hazardous substance cleanup costs that may be incurred on the property.
These individuals possess specialized knowledge concerning some aspect of emergency response or hazardous substances.
In rejecting the municipalities arguments, the Court of Appeals said "We are aware that holding the municipal defendants as responsible parties and including municipal solid waste within the definition of hazardous substances will have far reaching implications for municipalities and their taxpayers.
Lenders can actively attempt to police hazardous substance disposal by their borrowers, risking being found to have "participated in the management" of the borrower and therefore liable for potential cleanup costs, or they can ignore the borrower's activities and risk nonpayment of the loan.
section]) Improper disposal events are defined as events in which a hazardous substance is placed in municipal waste and subsequently causes a release or potential release that requires (or would have required) removal, clean-up, or neutralization according to federal, state, or local law.
But the FHSA provides that the Commission may exempt certain products when by reason of their function they require the inclusion of the hazardous substance.
The two countywide household waste cleanups are expected to cost $200,000, while the three videos will cost about $230,000, said Robert Kou, a supervising hazardous substance control scientist for the state.

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