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EPA Task Force Issues Recommendations to Reform Superfund Program

 

The proposed reforms seek to accelerate cleanup and reuse of sites to reduce risks, reduce costs, and hasten redevelopment.

A key initiative of new US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has been to reform the federal Superfund program, the principal program under which contaminated sites across the country are cleaned up. On May 22, 2017, Administrator Pruitt established a “Superfund Task Force” to provide recommendations on how EPA can “restructure the cleanup process, realign incentives of all involved parties to promote expeditious remediation, reduce the burden on cooperating parties, incentivize parties to remediate sites, encourage private investment in cleanups and sites and promote the revitalization of properties across the country.” On July 25, 2017, the Superfund Task Force released its report, which identifies 14 strategies and 42 specific recommendations to achieve five different goals.

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Duke K. McCall, III

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Duke McCall’s practice focuses on environmental law and complex litigation. He represents clients in contribution actions, enforcement proceedings, citizen suits, toxic tort litigation, and regulatory matters, including actions brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund), the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and analogous state laws.

Conrad Willis Bolston

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Conrad Bolston focuses his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance. Conrad has assisted clients with federal and state environmental enforcement matters, environmental due diligence efforts, regulatory guidance, internal investigations, and litigation arising under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and analogous state laws.

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