potentially responsible parties

potentially responsible parties (PRPs)

Under federal law, persons who may be responsible for the cleanup of a contaminated site,either because they were an owner,operator,transporter,or disposer of waste products for that site.The Environmental Protection Agency looks for evidence of the identity of potentially responsible parties by reviewing documents,performing a site investigation, conducting interviews,using “information request letters”to gather information,and by performing title searches.(PRPs are not limited to the persons who caused the contamination,but may include all subsequent owners or occupiers of the property.)

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EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD) and the sites potentially responsible parties (PRPs) are investigating site conditions and are taking steps to clean up the site.
An Alabama law firm, Balch and Bingham LLP, represented two potentially responsible parties for the site's contamination and paid the representative, Oliver L.
Asked what share the federal government should shoulder for the West Lake contamination, the DOE said it will "begin discussing with other potentially responsible parties an appropriate share of the cleanup costs" after EPA proposes a cleanup plan.
This saying sums up the concept of subrogation and our attempts to identify other potentially responsible parties.
If these potentially responsible parties cannot be found or cannot pay for the cleanup, CERCLA authorizes the federal government to finance the cleanup to ensure the protection of human health and the environment.
Consistent with the theory, they find that joint-and-several liability increases the share of cleanup costs recovered by the government and that this share increases with the number of defendants and with the number of potentially responsible parties (PRPs).
Other potentially responsible parties include Bayside Fuel Oil, BP America, Honeywell and ConocoPhillips and more are expected to get added to the list as those already named call out other polluters in order to spread out the costs.
The team compiled data for each site such as location, pollution source and description, regulatory actions taken to date, cleanup status of site, obligating events to date, recognition benchmarks to date, responsible or potentially responsible parties, key dates (e.
The Court spelled out that apportionment need not be based on mathematical certainty and detailed records, but rather, can be based on reasonable estimates of responsibility that consider factors such as the length of time the hazardous substances were used or delivered; the area controlled by the potentially responsible parties (PRP) at a site; the type of chemicals involved; and the extent to which they contributed to the overall contamination.
Federal courts quickly developed a number of responses to the Aviall decision, and within three years there was a split in the federal circuits regarding whether, in light of Aviall, [section] 107(a) should be interpreted to provide a cause of action for claims by potentially responsible parties who voluntarily remediate Superfund sites.
Often, as involuntary owners of brownfields property, many local governments are wrongly designated potentially responsible parties and held liable for cleanup.
Bureau of Land Management, which owns the mine entryway from which fish-killing acidic waters pour out, gathered preliminary information on potentially responsible parties.

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