The Federal Facilities Subcommittee’s Remediation & Reuse Focus Group developed this paper to address the ASTSWMO members’ concerns with the identification of and federal agency acceptance of State applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs) in CERCLA federal facility cleanups. The Focus Group reviewed statutory requirements and policies, guidance, and decisions documents from EPA and other federal agencies to summarize when and how State ARARs are identified throughout the CERCLA process for both removal and remedial actions. The paper also includes a resource table and flow chart for identifying, considering, and selecting ARARs, short case summaries and site examples, recommendations, and a list of resources to assist States.
The ASTSWMO Remediation and Reuse Focus Group developed this report to provide State Managers with a compendium of green remediation strategies being implemented at federal facility cleanups. The report provides definitions, policies, guidance, and tools being used by federal agencies at federal facility cleanups, and offers recommendations to both State and Federal agencies participating in these cleanups.