CERCLA Modernization Position Paper

The ASTSWMO CERCLA and Brownfields Subcommittee has published a position paper on CERCLA Modernization in which there are specific areas of the Superfund Program where States could contribute in a larger, more significant role which would make the process more efficient.

Site Assessment Focus Group Toolbox

The ASTSWMO Site Assessment Focus Group have published a report that provides additional follow-up to the August 2017 publication, On Time and Under Budget, Superfund Site Assessment Program Analysis, States’ Perspective, and includes a discussion of the variations identified for these tasks; including Pre-CERCLA Screening with sampling, Preliminary Assessment with sampling, combined Preliminary Assessment and Site Inspection, and Abbreviated Preliminary Assessment.

Interim Records of Decision Paper

The ASTSWMO Remedial Action Focus Group developed this report to provide information to States and EPA regarding the use of Interim Records of Decision (Interim RODs) at sites subject to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) also known as Superfund.

Sediment Site Recontamination Paper

ASTSWMO’s Sediments Focus Group developed this report to evaluate efforts coordinated across CERCLA and Clean Water Act authorities that were aimed at preventing sediment recontamination. The Focus Group presents several case studies of CERCLA sites that involve a component of sediment remediation through which to explore application of collaborative recommendations jointly developed by several EPA offices.

National Priorities List (NPL) Designation report

ASTSWMO’s Site Assessment Focus Group developed a National Priorities List (NPL) Designation report, which presents results from a research project analyzing States’ views regarding whether additional NPL top-priority designations would be beneficial, and information about unsuccessful site listings.

Site Assessment Program Analysis

ASTSWMO’s Site Assessment Focus Group facilitated the collection of nationally representative data about States’ use of, and recommendations for, the Site Assessment Program tools. Based on information obtained from States regarding the Site Assessment process, the Focus Group developed this report to present key findings.

Transitioning Sites to Post Construction Report

ASTSWMO’s CERCLA Post Construction Focus Group developed this report to provide examples of challenges experienced by various States during the transition of sites from the EPA to a State and present National Priorities List site examples that illustrate opportunities for possible solutions to aid in facilitating more successful transitions.

Superfund State Contracts- A Reference for States and Territories: How to Get the Most Out of Your Superfund State Contract

The ASTSWMO Remedial Action Focus Group developed this report to assist States with the preparation, negotiation, and implementation of their Superfund State Contracts. This document is intended to help States recognize and understand these decision points and provide some implementation strategies to assist with the successful site cleanup. The paper describes statement of work, funding, State assurances, institutional controls, and more.

The Clean Water Act and Sediment Remediation: Using the Data Quality Objectives Process to Help Assure that Remediated Sediment Sites are not Re-Contaminated

The ASTSWMO Sediments Focus Group developed this report for environmental authorities over both the CWA and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) in a jurisdiction including State, federal, Territorial and/or tribal decision makers. This paper suggests a planning method to help identify possible sources of pollutants that could prevent a site from reaching remedial cleanup levels, remedial action objectives and/or from being recontaminated following the implementation of a successful remedial action.