ASTSWMO appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule, Identification of Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials That Are Solid Waste, published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2010 (75 FR 3 1844). These comments have not been reviewed or adopted by the ASTSWMO Board of Directors. In addition, individual State or Territorial solid waste programs may also provide comments based on their perspectives and experiences. In commenting on this solid waste management proposal — which was proposed concurrently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the air emission requirements under Clean Air Act (CAA) section 112 for indusfrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters, as well as air emission requirements under CAA section 129 for commercial and industrial solid waste incineration units – we recognize that our State colleagues who regulate and administer air programs may also provide EPA with their views on issues raised in the proposed rule.
The ASTSWMO State Federal Coordination Focus Group queried State Federal Facilities Managers to gather information on DoD’s use of performance-based contracting at federal facilities cleanups. This report provides an analysis of the States’ responses and recommendations for improving the PBC process. Twenty-nine States participated in analysis.
The ASTSWMO State Federal Coordination Focus Group developed this document in response to a number of issues of concern to States specific to the FUDS Program. The comments and views in this document are from the viewpoints and experiences of the Focus Group members only and do not represent formal ASTSWMO, State, or U.S. Army Corps of Engineers legal positions.
The Performance Systems Task Force of the Hazardous Waste Subcommittee of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) has engaged in activities to coordinate States’ efforts in identifying opportunities for facility specific flexibility under the RCRA program to be implemented by States that is designed to result in more protective, yet enforceable, environmental management and outcomes. As such, the Task Force has concluded that there exists to “one size fits all” performance system that would satisfy the goal of needed flexibility among the different State programs.
The ASTSWMO Base Closure Focus Group developed this Guide in October 2006 to identify changes to the BRAC process as outlined in DoD’s March 2006 Base Realignment and Redevelopment Manual and to assist State and Territories in working with DoD, local redevelopment authorities and communities in assuring protective, expeditious cleanup and property transfer. In January 2009, the ASTSWMO Base Closure and Radiation Focus Groups updated the Guide to include Chapter VII, Radiological Constituents. In April 2010, the Remediation and Reuse Focus Group updated the Guide to include Appendix A, Early Property Transfer at NPL Sites.
This Status Report was developed for State and Territorial regulators who oversee the investigation and cleanup of petroleum products that have leaked from underground storage tanks and summarizes background information on petroleum vapor intrusion (PVI), identifies problems and needs, and describes possible solutions and a future course of action.
The following product stewardship policy document outlines many of the components and issues that States are grappling with as they consider how to effectively implement product stewardship for a wide variety of products and materials. The document is meant to serve as guidance in the development of State policy that addresses the environmental impact of products particularly as States transition from a focus on individual products to a more comprehensive and consistent framework approach.
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State Fund Survey Results 2009
State Fund Survey Results 2008 (June 2008)
2007 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2007)
2006 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2006)
2005 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2005)
2004 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2004)
2003 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2003)
2002 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2002)
2001 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2001)
2000 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 2000)
1999 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1999)
1998 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1998)
1997 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1997)
1996 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1996)
1995 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1995)
1994 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1994)
1993 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1993)
1992 State Financial Assurance Funds Survey (June 1992)
This Compendium illustrates the types of socioeconomic data being collected by States to measure the effectiveness of their state programs in facilitating the investigation, remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites, including brownfields.
It has come to the attention of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) that questions have been raised about the nature of our association and the work our members do, particularly in relation to the federal government. The purpose of this letter is to clearly state what ASTSWMO is and does and to highlight the successful partnership ASTSWMO and the Department of Defense (DOD) have had over the last ten years.