For the First Time, EPA Proposes to Add a Site to the National Priorities List Solely Based on the Risk Posed by Vapor Intrusion
U.S. EPA is focusing on areas with the highest risk.
The Hazard Ranking System scores sites to determine how high the risk is with each contaminated site. In January 2018, the EPA proposed to list a site based on vapor intrusion and the risk to human’s health. This is the first time contaminated sites have been rated like this. This white paper reviews how ranking system used as well as how a specific site is currently being handled.
Jeanine L.G. Grachuck is a principal with Beveridge & Diamond PC. Her practice includes environmental compliance counseling, environmental permitting of energy and brownfields redevelopment projects, and advice on managing environmental risk in complex transactions such as through environmental risk insurance. Ms. Grachuk has experience with environmental issues arising within a variety of industrial sectors, including power generation, chemical production, and solid waste disposal.
Augustus E. Winkes
Beveridge & Diamond PC
Augustus E. Winkes is an associate with Beveridge & Diamond PC. Gus focuses his practice on contaminated site cleanup and litigation under CERCLA and state superfund statutes. He also advises clients on regulatory compliance and defends enforcement actions under federal and state water quality, air quality, and climate change laws.