ASTSWMO Comments on EPA Strategic Plan

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Board of Directors appreciates the opportunity to provide the enclosed comments on the Draft FY 2018-2022 EPA Strategic Plan. ASTSWMO is an association representing the waste management and remediation programs of the 50 States, five Territories and the District of Columbia (States).

ASTSWMO Comments on Proposed CERCLA 108(b) Rule

On behalf of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO), I would like to submit the following comments and concerns on the proposed rule for Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA §108(b) for Classes of Facilities in the Hardrock Mining Industry (the proposed rule), published in the Federal Register on January 11, 2017.

Comments on the Proposed Revision to the RD&D Permits Rule for MSW Landfills

ASTSWMO appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule, Revision to the Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Permits Rule for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, published in the Federal Register on November 13, 2015 (80 FR 70180). 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 own perspectives and experiences.

The ASTSWMO letter to the House Armed Services Committtee regarding the FY 2015 budget request for Department of Defense Environmental Restoration Programs.

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) respectfully requests that the House Armed Services Committee carefully review and reconsider the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD) Environmental Restoration Programs.

ASTSWMO Letter to OMB on e-Manifest

The Board of Directors of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) recently adopted the enclosed position paper, “e-Manifest System Development Funding”. We wanted to share this position paper with you so that you are aware of our views regarding funding for development of the e-Manifest system. ASTSWMO is an association representing the waste management and remediation programs of the 50 States, five Territories and the District of Columbia (States).

LUST Task Force and Tanks Subcommittee Comments on the Draft U.S. EPA “Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites”

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Tanks Subcommittee, through the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Task Force, is providing the following comments to the April 2013 draft guidance titled, “Guidance for Addressing Petroleum Vapor Intrusion at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites-External Draft Review.”

ASTSWMO letter to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to the Commission’s denial of ASTSWMO’s 2009 petition for rulemaking on tritium exit signs

Thank you for your response dated December 2, 2011, to the petition for rulemaking (PRM) submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in December 2009 by the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). We are pleased that the NRC is in agreement with ASTSWMO that general licensee accountability may be strengthened by enhancing regulatory guidance and improving communication between the NRC (and Agreement States) and manufacturers. We look forward to contributing to the enhancement of current guidance by participating in the revision of NUREG 1556.

ASTSWMO letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense regarding FY 2013 Formerly Used Defense Sites Budget Request

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) respectfully requests that the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense carefully review and reconsider the FY 2013 Budget Request for the Department of Defense (DOD) program dedicated to restoring contaminated Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS Program). The FY 2013 Budget Request of $237M is a significant reduction from previous appropriations for the FUDS Program; it is 28% less than the FY 2012 appropriation of $327M and 25% less than the $317M appropriated in FY 2011.