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Superfund: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future - 120-Day Study

In November 2003, then-Acting Deputy Administrator Stephen L. Johnson requested a short-term, overall review of the Superfund Program commonly known as the 120-Day Study. The study resulted in 108 recommendations on how to make the Superfund program more efficient, enabling EPA to complete more cleanups with currently available resources.

As part of its ongoing efforts to make the Superfund program more efficient and perform more cleanups with currently available resources, EPA recently released Superfund: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future; The 120-Day Study Action Plan and Principles for Superfund Cleanup in the 21st Century. These two documents advance the goals of the 120-Day Study, an EPA commissioned study which provided 108 recommendations on how to improve the Superfund program.

The Action Plan identifies how EPA will implement each of the recommendations in each of five different categories: Program Leadership, Financial and Resource Management; Contracts/Grants Management; Leveraging All Available Cleanup Resources; and Communication. Most of the recommendations are already being implemented.

The Principles for Superfund Cleanup in the 21st Century responds to a recommendation in the 120-Day Study that the program better articulate Superfund's goals and objectives. While EPA's Regional offices have been implementing many of these principles for some time, these principles will advance consistency at all sites, by all EPA Regions, at each stage of the cleanup process.

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120-Day Study

Action Plan

Principles for Superfund Cleanup in the 21st Century (PDF) (5pp, 54 K)

 

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