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Title: CERCLIS Non-NPL Removal Sites in US EPA Region 3
Abstract: This data layer contains point locations of waste sites throughout EPA Region 3 that have come under the jurisdiction of CERCLA. Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA, also known as "Superfund") in response to a growing national concern about the release of hazardous substances from abandoned waste sites. Under CERCLA, Congress gave the federal government broad authority to regulate hazardous substances, to respond to hazardous substance emergencies, and to develop long-term solutions for the Nation's most serious hazardous waste problems. The 1980 law requires the parties responsible for the contamination to conduct or pay for the cleanup. If the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) efforts to take an enforcement action for the cleanup are not successful, the federal government can clean up a site using the CERCLA Trust Fund. If the Superfund program conducts the cleanup, the government can take court action against responsible parties to recover up to three times the cleanup costs. These sites do not meet the requirements for the National Priority List, but are still part of the CERCLA list. The National Priority List is intended primarily to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation. Some of these waste sites are also known as removal sites, where waste and/or soils are transported away from the site. This point location data was extracted by US EPA Region 3 personnel from a Region 3 managed data base
Purpose: This point data layer is intended to display all of the waste sites that have met the requirements of CERCLA in EPA Region 3; these sites are referred to as Non-NPL sites. Also contained within this data layer are Removal Sites. The data layer contains information about the location, address, and the EPA Name of each site. One of the primary uses of this data layer is to cartographically display these sites as they exist throughout EPA Region 3.
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 2013
Progress: In work
Frequency: continual
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Date: 2013
Currentness: Publication date
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West Bounding Longitude: -83.504476
East Bounding Longitude: -74.705184
North Bounding Latitude: 42.233333
South Bounding Latitude: 36.566667
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: None
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currency and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
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Theme Topics: Cleanup, Hazards, Remediation
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Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3 Hazardous Site Clean-up Division
Email: evans.don@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Postal Code: 19103-2029
Telephone: (215) 814-5000
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
Metadata Date Stamp: 2014-11-24
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998