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The Hazardous Site Cleanup and the Land and Chemicals divisions both administer programs to cleanup hazardous waste and materials in EPA's mid-Atlantic region.   Although there are similarities between the two divisions, the regulatory focus of their programs differs.

The table below shows some of the differences in responsibility between each division, provides a selective list of the regulations administered by HSCD and LCD and their respective programs; and, finally, lists program and divisions web sites where you can find additional information.

   

Hazardous Site Cleanup Division

Land and Chemicals Division

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Focus:
Emergency and long-term cleanup of hazardous materials that pose an immediate threat to human health and the environment due to improper or uncontrolled disposal practices, or accidents in the handling, transporting, or storing of hazardous wastes.

This division will cleanup hazardous waste when:

  • the site has been abandoned
    or
  • the party responsible for the waste cannot be identified.

Focus:
Protecting human health and the environment and preventing pollution by regulating the creation, transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, and use of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and materials.

Part of this division's responsibility involves overseeing the cleanup of hazardous materials and waste by the responsible party when the facility is:

  • active or soon to be active permitted
    or
  • seeking a permit to treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste

In addition, this division protects the air from asbestos emissions, protects the water and land from inefficient hazardous waste practices and pesticide misuse or contaminants and protects children from the hazards of lead-based paint and other environmental contaminants. It also provides for our right to know about chemicals in our environment and actively promotes reductions in the generation of hazardous waste.

Federal Laws Division Programs and Web Sites Federal Laws Division Programs and Web Sites
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
42 U.S.C. s/s 9601 et seq. (1980)  Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Brownfields

Risk Assessment

Superfund

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
7 U.S.C. s/s 135 et seq. (1972)  Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Pesticides
Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA)
33 U.S.C. 2702 to 2761 Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer
Inland Area Committee The Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992. Lead
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
42 U.S.C.9601 et seq. (1986)  Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Brownfield

Risk Assessment

Superfund

Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)
42 U.S.C. 13101 and 13102, s/s et seq. (1990)
Recycling
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
42 U.S.C. s/s 321 et seq. (1976) Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Land Cleanup

Solid Waste

Underground Storage Tanks

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
15 U.S.C. s/s 2601 et seq. (1976) Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

Asbestos

Toxic Substances

Region 3 The Mid-Atlantic States


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