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Superfund

Pre-Publication Version of the Final Rule: Financial Responsibility Requirements under CERCLA Section 108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining Industry

This is a pre-publication version of the final rule that EPA is submitting for publication in the Federal Register. While the Agency has taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version of the final rule, it is not the official version of the final rule. Please refer to the official version of the final rule that will appear in a forthcoming Federal Register publication. Once the official version of the final rule publishes in the Federal Register, the pre-publication version of the final rule that appears on the website will be replaced with a link to the final rule that appears in the Federal Register publication.

On December 1, 2017 the EPA Administrator signed a federal register notice to inform the public of EPA’s decision on its proposed regulations for financial responsibility requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, or Superfund) section 108(b) applicable to hardrock mining facilities that were published on January 11, 2017. EPA has decided not to issue final regulations because the Agency has determined that final regulations are not appropriate.

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