USEPA: Encouraging PRPs to Integrate Reuse Opportunities into Cleanups

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Thank you for your interest in the OSRE-sponsored listening sessions on recommendations contained within the Superfund Task Force report. The listening session has concluded. More information on this and other sessions held in May and June 2018 is available from https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/listening-sessions-superfund-task-force-recommendations.
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If you require special accommodations, please contact osre-sftf-listeningsession@epa.gov by June 4, 2018 to make arrangements.

Introduction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) is hosting a listening session to receive public remarks on Recommendation 21 of the Superfund Task Force Report – “Facilitating Site Redevelopment During Cleanup by Encouraging PRPs to Fully Integrate and Implement Reuse Opportunities into Investigations and Cleanups of NPL Sites.” This listening session is one of a series the Agency is hosting to provide a forum for EPA personnel to take input from stakeholders regarding specific Superfund Task Force recommendations to increase public participation and transparency, and strengthen communication with stakeholders. Information regarding this listening session and the topics, issues and questions to be discussed are outlined below.

About the Listening Session

The goal of the Superfund Task Force Report Recommendation 21 is to facilitate and encourage potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to incorporate reuse work into the investigations and cleanups at National Priorities List (NPL) sites by providing them the necessary knowledge, connections, tools, and when appropriate, incentives.

While performing cleanup work at NPL sites, PRPs are often reluctant to take actions necessary to facilitate reuse at the site. To effectively address this issue, EPA is looking to understand and address the myriad of burdens that might arise when a PRP takes on such work. An EPA workgroup is reviewing dozens of instances in which PRPs successfully incorporated reuse opportunities into their investigations and cleanups, to identify the factors that hinder or facilitate such work. The team would like to hear directly from PRPs and other stakeholders (e.g., developers, end-users, and local and state governments) to accomplish the objectives of this recommendation.

More information about this session is available at https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/superfund-listening-session-encouraging-prps-integrate-reuse-opportunities-cleanups.

Who Should Attend this Listening Session?

This listening session is open to the public. This presentation and discussion may be of interested to the following:

  • PRPs, developers and other end-users
  • State and local government personnel
  • DOJ and EPA staff

Please Provide Us Your Feedback

The Agency would like participants of this listening session to focus their remarks, both verbal and written, on the following questions and topics:

  1. Generally, under what sort of circumstances will a PRP implement reuse opportunities while performing cleanup work?
  2. What can EPA provide to PRPs to incentivize PRPs to implement reuse opportunities into investigations and cleanups at NPL sites?
  3. How often do PRPs work with end users to perform assessments and additional cleanup/enhancements to achieve reuse objectives? What can EPA do to make this more common?

How to Participate and Submit Written Remarks:

Interested parties may register to participate in two ways:

  • Provide live verbal comments by phone
  • Listen to the session online and submit written comments

If you register to provide verbal remarks you do not need to register for the online participation.

To share remarks verbally during the listening session, participants must pre-register by June 8, 2018.

Written submissions from both online and verbal remark participants are due to the OSRE listening session email address are due by June 18, 2018.

Interested parties may submit their comments in writing at any time to osre-sftf-listeningsession@epa.gov with the following subject "LS 21." Live verbal participants can also submit written comments.

Questions?

Please contact OSRE at osre-sftf-listeningsession@epa.gov with the following subject "LS 21" regarding any questions you may have about this listening session.

Email address: osre-sftf-listeningsession@epa.gov>

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