Round 3-3a: Clarify the Role of Cost in the Remedy Selection Process
To clarify the important role that cost plays in developing cleanup options and selecting remedies at Superfund sites, EPA developed a fact sheet (see Documents below) in September 1996.
This fact sheet does not elevate or establish a new role for cost in the Superfund program, but rather summarizes the current role of cost in the Superfund program as established by CERCLA, the National Contingency Plan (NCP), and current guidance. The fact sheet also describes recent initiatives aimed at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of remedial actions.
The document is used by EPA staff as a resource tool when remedy selection documents are reviewed for national consistency.
Implementation of this reform is complete.
In September 1996, EPA developed a quick reference fact sheet called "The Role of Cost in the Superfund Remedy Selection Process" to clarify the current role of cost in the Superfund program. Since EPA made the document available on the Internet in December 1996, over 1,000 users have accessed it.
Title: The Role of Cost in the Superfund Remedy Selection Process
Date: September 10, 1996
Document #: EPA 540-F-96-018, OSWER 9200.3-23FS, NTIS PB96-963245
Synopsis: This fact sheet summarizes the current role of cost in the Superfund program as established by CERCLA, the NCP, and current guidance.
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