DOD is spending way to much money on Superfund cleanups. Look at McClellan AFB as an example. DOE also spends too much. Streamline cleanups at DOD/DOE. Create monetary incentives to reduce cleanup costs. Current contract mechanisms seem only to prolong the cleanups and resultant costs.
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The Superfund Records Center at the EPA currently requires paper copies to be submitted with a paper routing/approval system. The printed documents are then scanned into the electronic records system. So much time and money can be saved at the EPA by making this archaic process fully electronic as the original documents are already electronic and must be printed out along with an approval sheet that has to physically... more »
Under Superfund (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended) EPA seeks reimbursement for costs from polluters related to implementing CERCLA provisions. We refer to this provision as the Polluter Pays Principle Reimbursement includes labor and benefits accrued by federal employees for time spent working on Superfund sites. However, costs are unnecessarily underestimated... more »
When equipment purchased by ATSDR and used in one of eleven Regional Offices reaches the end of its useful life we are required to ship the equipment back to our headquarters in Atlanta because it was purchased with Superfund dollars. Each of the eleven offices is co-located with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional office or the EPA Headquarters office which also has equipment purchased with Superfund dollars.... more »