Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act


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Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response,Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) that placed greater emphasis on state and citizenry involvement and coordination,increased focus on human health problems from contamination,and put in place greater enforcement mechanisms.

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Section 120 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 added Section 120 to CERCLA to clarify that federal facilities are subject to the cleanup requirements of the statute to the same extent as other entities, including the liability and enforcement provisions of the law.
In addition to the OSHA requirements, the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act specifies additional planning requirements that address overall emergency response efforts.
In 1986 Congress approved the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, which provided another $8.
Sixty-two percent (n = 194) used a hazardous materials (HazMat) team's or other response team's standard operating procedure, 17% (n = 53) used an incident-specific ad hoc plan, 16% (n = 50) used a company's standard operating procedure, 1% (n = 4) used the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III incident command system (14), and 4% (n = 12) used some other type of plan.
Addressing nearly 300 men and women attending the 4th Annual AFS Environmental Conference (Milwaukee, September 1991), Mosher told the gathering to be prepared to live with the now notorious Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act of 1986, also known as Title Ill of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).
The removal site assessment is being conducted in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) which authorize EPA to respond to actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health, welfare or the environment.
The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) redefined a "contractual relationship" in an effort to exempt from liability an innocent purchaser of contaminated land.
These reporting requirements, outlined in Section 313 of Title Ill of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), specify that both routine and accidental releases be reported.
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