Office of Site Remediation
                            Enforcement (2271 A)
                            Washington, DC 20460
                                                 Spring 2004
                                                 Issue #16
Environmental Protection

Spotlight             3
Contiguous Property Owner

Highlights             4
Poudre River Cleanup
O'Brien Redevelopment

OSWER News          5
RCC Annual Report

In the Courts           6
Bunker Hill

Tidbits              7
Service Station Dealers Liability

Calendar             8
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waste cleanup cases, policies,
settlements and technologies.
                          Supreme  Court  To  Decide
                          Contribution  Rights  for
                          Voluntary  Cleanups
                                On January 9, 2004, the
                                Supreme Court agreed
                                to hear to hear the case
                          of Cooper Industries v. Aviall Ser-
                          vices (also known as Aviall). In
                          Aviall, the Supreme Court will
                          decide whether a potentially re-
                          sponsible party (PRP) under
                          CERCLA Section 107(a) who has
                          neither been sued under Section
                          106 or 107(a) of CERCLA nor re-
                          solved its CERCLA liability
                          through an administrative or ju-
                          dicially approved settlement may
                          conduct a voluntary CERCLA
                          cleanup and then seek contribu-
tion from other PRPs  under
CERCLA Section 113(f).
 On February 23, 2004, the United
States filed an Amicus brief with
the Supreme Court asserting that
under CERCLA Section 113(f)(l) a
prerequisite for PRPs seeking con-
tribution under CERCLA Section
113(f)(l) is being sued under
CERCLA Section 106 or 107(a). On
March 3, 2003, the Supreme Court's
calendar of cases scheduled for oral
arguments in the April 2004 ses-
sion was made public, and it does
not include the Aviall case. It is
anticipated the Court will hold this
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                              Leavitt  Cuts  Ribbon  for
                              New  Emergency
                              Operations  Center
                              By Bryan Byrd, Office of Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response
                                On January 14, 2004, EPA
                                Administrator Mike
                                Leavitt and Assistant
                          Administrators Morris Winn,
                          Kim Nelson, and Marianne
                          Horinko cut the ceremonial ribbon
                          celebrating the opening of EPAs
                          new Emergency Operations Cen-
                          ter (EOC). The opening concluded
                          a collaborative effort by the Office
                          of Solid Waste and Emergency Re-
 sponse, Office of Environmental In-
 formation, and Office of Admin-
 istration and Resource Manage-
 ment to transform EPAs EOC into
 one of the most technologically-ad-
 vanced centers in the nation.
  The EOC's improved technology
 and capability resulted from "les-
 sons learned" from large national
 events, including the terrorist at-
 tacks of September 11th and the

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Leavitt, continued from page 1
anthrax response. Experience in these
events showed the need for EPA to
strengthen internal communication
and interaction with other federal
agencies. The new EOC was designed
to be used by numerous offices within
the EPA.
  EPA is involved in a wide range of
emergencies from almost-daily rou-
tine spills of hazardous substances to
nationally-significant incidents, such
as the  response  to the  Columbia
Shuttle recovery mission last year.
The EOC receives about 30,000 inci-
dent notifications a year. Of these, EPA
responds to 250 hazmat incidents and
300 oil spill responses.  In addition,
EPAs role in homeland security, criti-
cal infrastructure protection, and pre-
paredness has increased.
  Design and Construction of the
  "Lessons learned"  from recent
events drove the design of the new
EOC. One lesson was that during a
large complex event, additional space
is needed for multiple organizational
elements to work with breakout capa-
Workstations in the new Emergency Operations Center
 "This center is to be a resource for the entire Agency.
      — Debbie Dietrich, Director of the Office of Emergency
                  Prevention, Preparedness, and Response
bility. To address this needfor space,
the new EOC was designed with an op-
erations center accommodating 12
workstations, a watch officer post, and
a data management station.  Three
separate breakout rooms each holding
up to 10 additional people and a sepa-
rate 30 person executive conference
room are connected to the operations
center.  The addition of the breakout
rooms and executive conference room
provide the EOC with fully functional,
partitioned capacity allowing indepen-
dent meeting space.
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  The EOC will be used for all aspects
of emergencies including preparedness
and critical infrastructure protection.
During daily operations, the EOC
handles incident notifications, gathers
intelligence, analyzes the information.
and rapidly shares the information
with appropriate Agency personnel.
                         EOC staff
                         is in con-
                         stant con-
                         tact with
Coordinators, and the Environmental
Response Teams as well as other fed-
eral agency EOCs, including the Depart-
ment of Homeland Security Operations
Center.  Classified information is
handled through the EOC's Secure Ac-
cess Facility and Sensitive Compart-
mented Information Facility.
  As part of EPAs National Approach
to response, during a Nationally Sig-
nificant Incident,  members  of the
Agency's developing Response Support
Corps will assemble and work together
in the operations center.  The Re-
sponse Support Corps is made up of
volunteers from the Offices of Water,
Air and Radiation, and Public Affairs
and others who have made it a prior-
ity to help in time of an emergency.
RSC staff will have access to work
stations fully equipped with the lat-
est technology. They will have the
ability to communicate  with each
other, the field, and other agencies.
With video-conferencing ability, 8 x
20 video wall, 9 screens, and poten-
tial to hold responders from offices
across the Agency as well as inter-
agency staff, the EPAs new EOC is
fit to handle any crisis.
  During a nationally significant
event or in the course of daily opera-
tions, the EOC is a resource that will
improve and support  decision-mak-
ing for the entire Agency. Having the
latest technology enhances Agency ef-
forts to analyze data, communicate
with the field, and to be prepared for
the unexpected.
For additional information, contact
Bryan Byrd, Office ofEmergency
Prevention, Preparedness and Response,
(202) 564-9499.

OSRE   Releases  Guidance  on
"Contiguous  Property  Owners"
By Gate Tierney, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
         On January 13, 2004, EPA
         issued an interim
         guidance entitled Interim
Enforcement Discretion Guidance Re-
garding Contiguous Property Owners
("Contiguous Property Owner guid-
ance").  This guidance addresses
CERCLA § 107(q), the "contiguous
property owner" liability protection
added to CERCLA by the 2002
Brownfields Amendments.
  "Contiguous property owners" are
those who Congress identified as vic-
tims of their neighbor's pollution. These
landowners own property that is not
the original source of the hazardous
substance contamination, but whose
property is or may be contaminated
due solely to the actions of a different
property owner. EPAs guidance fo-
cuses on the most common questions
and big picture issues EPA has heard
about contiguous property owners.
  First, the Contiguous Property
Owner guidance discusses some of the
statutory criteria a landowner must
meet in order to be a contiguous prop-
erty owner and evidences EPAs intent
to implement the new landowner liabil-
ity provisions in a manner that provides
real and meaningful liability protection
to landowners.  For example, the guid-
ance provides that, in exercising its en-
forcement discretion, EPA may treat a
landowner as a protected Section 107(q)
party even if he owns property that is
not immediately adjacent to the source
of the contamination.
 Second, the guidance discusses the
application of Section 107(q) to current
and former owners of property and pro-
vides that EPA may treat former own-
ers of property  as contiguous property
owners as long as they met the statu-
tory criteria of Section 107(q) while they
owned the property.
 Third, the guidance discusses the re-
lationship between new Section 107(q)
and EPAs Residential Homeowner and
Contaminated Aquifers Policies.  The
guidance notes that Section 107(q) pro-
tects from CERCLA liability many land-
owners that EPA did not generally
pursue, through the exercise of its en-
forcement discretion, prior to the pas-
sage of the Brownfields Amendments.
The guidance points out that these
previously-existing policies are still
in effect and, to the extent that they
are broader (i.e., apply to more land-
owners) than Section 107(q), EPA
may still apply these policies through
the exercise of its enforcement dis-
  Finally, the guidance discusses the
mechanisms EPA may provide, in its
discretion, to resolve the remaining
liability concerns of contiguous prop-
erty owners. These  mechanisms in-
clude no action assurance letters and
settlements under Section 107(q).
  The guidance and a reference sheet
are available at:

For additional information, contact Gate
Tierney, OSRE, (202) 564-4254.
  Bush Administration Proposes $45 Million for Great
  Lakes Cleanup
  On January 29, 2004, EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt announced that President Bush's 2005 budget pro-
  posal includes $45 million for cleaning up contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes.  Leavitt made the
  announcement while visiting Belle Isle, one of 31 "Areas of Concern" within the Great Lake system. The "Areas
  of Concern" are areas where the sediments are heavily contaminated with PCBs, heavy metals, and polycyclic
  aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

  The Great Lakes Legacy Act, signed in November 2002, authorizes up to $270 million between 2004-2008 to
  clean up the contaminated sediments. The proposed amount represents a $35 million increase over the 2004
  Great Lakes Legacy Act funding. Leavitt said that the increase "demonstrates the President's commitment to
  preserving and protecting these Great Lakes" and that "accelerating the cleanup of these contaminated areas
  will help keep the pollution from moving out into the lakes where cleanup becomes dramatically more diffi-

  The proposed 2005 funding will address between four and six of the Areas of Concern. EPA will partner with
  the states, tribes, and stakeholders to determine which cleanup projects to fund with the funding.
  Additional information about the Great Lakes Legacy Act and the Great Lakes Program are available at: http://
  •www. eva. zov/zlla.
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Poudre  River  Investigation  and
Cleanup  Begin

              In September 2002, a contractor
              for the City of Fort Collins
              assisting with a Brownfields pi-
           lot study noted an oily sheen on the
           Cache la Poudre River, a river that runs
           through Fort Collins, Colorado.
             Since that discovery, EPA's Office of
           Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelop-
           ment has studied the 1/8-mile section
           of the river where the substance—coal
           tar—was identified and 19 acres of
           adjacent commercial and residential
           property. Investigation results have
           not pointed to a definitive source for
           the contamination, but analysis of the
           river sediments has revealed that the
           tar is similar in composition to waste
           at the nearby former Poudre Valley
           Gas Plant. The coal gasification plant.
           which operated from 1904 to 1926, con-
           verted coal into fuel for heat and elec-
           tricity. The Public Service Company
                              of Colorado (doing business as Xcel
                              Energy) owns a portion of the gas
                              plant site and has agreed to fund
                              the estimated $1.5 million cleanup
                                In January 2004, EPA and Xcel
                              Energy signed an administrative
                              order on consent to implement the
                              investigation and cleanup  of the
                              Poudre River. Through the collabo-
                              rative efforts of EPA, Xcel, and the
                              City of Fort Collins, the work be-
                              gan the week of January 26, 2004.
                              The investigation and cleanup in-
                              volves diverting a portion  of the
                              river through pipes to avoid contact
                              with contaminated sediments and
                              replacing removed sediments. To
                              help determine  the source  of the
                              contamination, new monitoring
                              wells will be installed, and a  trench
                              will be dug to the bedrock.
  During the project, temporary fenc-
ing will be in place, and air and water
monitoring will be performed to en-
sure public health and safety. Also, a
portion of the Poudre River Trail will
be re-routed, and one of the parking
lots for the Gustav Swanson Natural
Area will be closed. The Aztlan Com-
munity Center, United Way facility.
and skate park located near the
worksite will not be affected. Fortu-
nately, the drinking water intakes for
the cities of Fort Collins and Greeley
are located  upstream  from the con-
tamination, and it does not appear
that anyone is using the groundwater
at or around the worksite.
  The work, including re-vegetation.
will be completed by May 2004.
For additional information, contact
Jennifer Lane, EPA Region 8,
           O'Brien  Machinery Project:
           Enforcement  Working  to  Redevelop
           byJocelyn Scott, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
                    ain Street Village—an
                    exciting new townhome
                    community in Downington.
            Pennsylvania—is a far cry from the
            contaminated industrial site that
            was once owned by O'Brien Machin-
            ery Company. The 10.6-acre parcel is
            now the site of a recently developed
            160-unit housing development with
            a beautiful creek and newly land-
            scaped  surroundings.   EPA's
            Superfund enforcement program rec-
            ognized the benefits of this project to
            human health and the environment.
            and made significant efforts that
            helped bring redevelopment of this
            site to fruition.
                                During the 1980s, the O'Brien
                              Machinery Co. operated a manu-
                              facturing plant that built and re-
                              paired large electrical generators
                              used in industrial processes. The
                              site was abandoned after the owner
                              of the property went bankrupt ow-
                              ing over $1 million in unpaid back
                              taxes.  The site turned from a pro-
                              ductive facility into an abandoned
                              contaminated property riddled
                              with drug dealers and dilapidated
                              buildings. When EPA discovered
                              the site in 1992, it found transform-
                              ers leaking PCB-containing fluids
                              onto the site and subsequently con-
                              ducted removal activities.  The
Agency attached a $1.5 million
CERCLA hen against the property for
costs it incurred in performing these
removal activities at the site.  Al-
though EPA's cleanup  efforts were
sufficient to prevent an endangerment
posed by high levels of PCBs, further

EPA   Details   Resource   Conservation
Challenge   Accomplishments
        EPA recently published the
        first annual report on the
        Resource   Conservation
Challenge, a major cross-Agency ini-
tiative that identifies and uses inno-
vative, flexible, and protec-
tive ways to conserve natu-
ral resources and energy.
RCC works to (1) prevent
pollution and promote recy-
cling and reuse of material;
(2) reduce the use of toxic
chemicals; and (3) conserve
energy  and materials
through partnerships and
programs that protect hu-
man health and the environment; save
energy and reduce greenhouse gases;
create jobs; and grow the economy.
  The  report outlines  major RCC
achievements, including measurable
environmental benefits  and an in-
crease in the number of new partner-
ships. Nearly all the RCC environmen-
tal benefits result from voluntary pub-
lic-private partnerships. In 2003, ex-
isting RCC partnerships with federal
and state governments,  tribes, and
industry grew, and new ones were
formed. The Agency's long-standing
partnership, Waste Wise, grew to over
       1,300 members, and new partner-
       ships like the National Waste Mini-
       mization Partnership Program, the
       Coal Combustion Products Partner-
       ship, Plug-In to eCycling, and the
"This report shows us that the old ways of doing
business are too slow and discouraging, and that
the RCC is a successful, collaborative tool for
achieving future progress on the environment."
  -Marianne Horinko, EPA Assistant Administrator for the
          Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
       GreenScapes Alliance grew from the
       ground up. RCC's partners identified
       environmentally beneficial solutions
       to specific problems and implemented
       them. For example:
         •A Waste Minimization Partner in
       Texas is working to reduce polycyclic
       aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in
       tank bottom wastes by 32,000 pounds
       and benzene by 70,000 pounds.
         • Plug-In to eCycling partners safely
       recycled 26.4 million pounds of elec-
       tronic equipment in 2003.
         • The tire partnership is committed
       to reduce, recycle, or otherwise recover
85 percent of newly generated scrap
tires and to reduce the number of tires
in existing stockpiles by 55 percent
within four years.
  •In 2002, Waste Wise partners col-
            lectively  reduced
            greenhouse gas emis-
            sions by 2.4 million
              "I'm thrilled at the
            energy and enthusi-
            asm surrounding the
            RCC-and the real
            sense of ownership by
            EPA  nationwide,"
            said Marianne Horinko.
EPA Assistant Administrator for the
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency
Response. "It's a true collaboration
among diverse stakeholders. We'll ac-
complish more in less time than years
of regulatory development and litiga-
tion could ever do."
  The RCC annual report is available
conserve/resources/rcc-rptl.pdf. Com-
plete information about the Resource
Conservation Challenge is also on the
Web at:
For additional information, contact Diane
Bartosh, Office of Solid Waste, (703) 308-
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Cooper, continued from page 1

case over for oral argument until Oc-
tober 2004.
  Cooper Industries ("Cooper") oper-
ated an aircraft maintenance business
that contaminated the property with
hazardous substances. In 1981, Aviall
Services ("Aviall") purchased Cooper's
business and its operation.  Aviall's
operation of the business also resulted
in the deposition of hazardous mate-
rials.  When Aviall found hazardous
substance contamination, it  notified
Texas authorities, and cleaned up the
property without an order from state
or federal authorities.  Aviall subse-
quently sought contribution from Coo-
per under section  113(f) of CERCLA,
which allows parties to seek contribu-
tion from other parties responsible for
the  contamination of the site.
  The district court rejected Aviall's
claim holding that Aviall voluntarily
cleaned up the site and that CERCLA
113(f) only applies where a  cleanup
action occurs pursuant to a lawsuit or
settlement involving the federal or
state government.  Aviall appealed the
district court's decision to the United
States  Court of Appeals for the Fifth
Circuit. In November 2002, the Fifth
Circuit reversed the lower court's de-
cision and found that Aviall could seek
contribution from  Cooper under
CERCLA Section 113(f) even though
Aviall cleaned up the site voluntarily.
In December 2003, Cooper filed a pe-
tition for certiorari asking the Supreme
Court to review the case. The Supreme
Court invited the United States to file
an Amicus brief on whether  the Su-
preme  Court should grant certiorari
and hear the case.  On December 12.
2003, the United States filed an Am-
icus brief recommending that the
Court review the case. On January 9.
2004, the  Supreme Court decided to
review this case.  The United States
filed an Amicus brief on the merits of
the case on February 23, 2004.
For additional information, contact
Clarence Featherson, OSRE, (202) 564-
Bunker Hill
Superfund Site
Notice of Appeal

  In two court decisions issued on Sep-
tember 3, 2001  and November  18.
2003, the U.S. District Court for  the
District of Idaho awarded a $7 million
reduction in remaining financial re-
sponsibilities of a 1994 consent decree
at the Bunker Hill Mining and Metal-
lurgical Site to the defendants, Asarco.
Inc. and Hecla Mining Company. The
court determined the modification of
the agreement was appropriate  be-
cause factual circumstances had
changed since the lodging of the 1994
  From the late  1800s to the  1970s,
mining activities upstream and a lead
smelter in the Coeur d'Alene Basin
contaminated the groundwater, soil.
air, and Coeur d'Alene River with lead.
arsenic, zinc, and cadmium.  The af-
fected area is divided into three
cleanup projects.  Operable unit 1
(OU1) and OU2 are within the "Box,"
a 21-square-mile area within the
Coeur d'Alene Basin comprised of his-
toric smelter and mining areas as well
as residential areas containing 5,000-
6,000 residents.  OU3 is the "Basin,"
which runs along the Coeur d'Alene
River through Lake Coeur d'Alene and
into the Spokane River.  Since  1994.
over 2,200 residential and community
areas have been cleaned up and blood
lead levels in children have been re-
duced significantly through the ef-
forts of EPA and Upstream Min-
ing Group, a syndicate of mining
companies including Asarco and
  The Box was the area of focus
for remediation pursuant to the
1994 decree. The court found that
EPA's recent decision to use
CERCLA remedial authorities to
deal with environmental issues
outside of the Box but inside the
Coeur d'Alene Basin represented
a departure from EPA's previ-
ously announced plans and an in-
crease in the total potential finan-
cial exposure of the movants.  Ac-
cording to the court, EPA made it
more difficult for the defendants
to obtain credit backing to meet
the financial requirements of the
1994  agreement by permitting
cleanup efforts  on  the mining
wastes outside of the Box. To com-
ply with the court order, EPA and
the State of Idaho will confer with
the defendants about the most
efficient way to accomplish  a $7
million cut in financial obliga-
  Within the 1994 decree, EPA
reserved their authorities for any
contamination outside of the Box
while allowing a covenant not to
sue for OU2.  EPA and the Depart-
ment of Justice are considering an
appeal. In the meantime, they
have filed a notice of appeal, pre-
serving the right to lodge an ap-
peal in the future.
  The U.S. District court ruled in
favor of EPA in a similar suit for
cleanup costs in OU3. In that rul-
ing, Hecla and Asarco were held
liable for 31% and 22% of the cost,
For additional information, please
contact Ted Yackulic, Region 10,
(206) 553-1218.

O 'Brien, continued from page 3

remediation of remaining contamina-
tion was necessary to make the site
viable for redevelopment and reuse.
  Fortunately, Gary  Silversmith.
President of SERENA, Inc. was will-
ing to tackle such an undesirable site
and  approached the  Borough  of
Downington with a plan to acquire the
O'Brien site and redevelop it into a
townhouse  neighborhood  after
remediation.  The plan required that
EPA  coordinate  closely  with
Pennsylvania's Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection,  Chester
County, the Borough, and SERENA.
Their willingness to work together and
invest resources into this project  al-
lowed several activities to occur, in-
cluding:  (1) a $1 million grant from
Pennsylvania's Industrial Sites Reuse
Fund; (2) a prospective purchaser
agreement  (PPA) between EPA and
SERENA for  the additional cleanup
activities including the remediation of
residual PCB contamination to resi-
dential levels and a controlled demo-
lition of existing structures; and  (3)
proper remediation of the site that was
protective of human health and the
environment. In addition to negotiat-
ing the PPA, EPA's enforcement pro-
gram worked hard to arrange a way to
resolve its CERCLA lien against the
O'Brien site to allow this project to
move forward. Without these collabo-
rative efforts, the site would have re-
mained a contaminated unused piece
  In  2001,  SERENA completed the
redevelopment of the O'Brien Machin-
ery site into an attractive upscale
townhome community.  While there
were several major hurdles along the
way, the property was remediated and
returned to productive reuse for the
community. This project is evidence of
the great work EPA's Superfund en-
forcement program has been perform-
ing to ensure the  revitalization of
brownfield properties.  It is also an
excellent example of how a sound re-
development plan and strong partner-
ship between federal, state, local and
private entities can transform a site
from a brownfield to a redevelopment
For additional information, contact
Jocelyn Scott, OSRE, (202) 564-4795.
House Bill  Seeks
Service Station
Liability Limits

  House Resolution 3543, introduced
by Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) this
past November, seeks to limit liabil-
ity under the Comprehensive Environ-
mental Response, Compensation, and
Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) for
service station dealers with respect to
the release or threatened release of
recycled oil. The bill would amend
CERCLA Section 114(c) to add a new
paragraph. The new paragraph would
explain that response costs  or dam-
ages may not be recovered from ser-
vice station dealers that properly
managed and disposed of recycled oil
in the period between November 8.
1986 and the effective dates of regu-
lations and standards promulgated
under Section 3014 of the Solid Waste
Disposal Act.
  Currently, CERCLA Section 114(c)
allows certain liability exemptions for
service station dealers meeting spe-
cific requirements. The exemptions
are intended to promote the collection
of used motor oil from do-it-yourselfer
recyclers (e.g., individuals changing oil
in personal-use vehicles).  To be eli-
gible for an exemption, a service sta-
tion dealer (SSD) must meet three cri-
teria: the dealer meets the definition
of a service station dealer  as defined
in CERCLA Section  101(37); the col-
lected used oil has not been mixed
with a CERCLA hazardous substance;
and the used oil has been "managed in
compliance with the regulations and
standards promulgated pursuant to
Section 3014 and other applicable au-
  The bill seeks to expand the third
requirement for exemption by amend-
ing the exemption period to include
management and disposal activities
occurring on or after the effective start
date of the Superfund  Amendments
and Reauthorization  Act of 1986
(SARA).  The used oil  management
standards included in SARA were not
codified  (as 40 CFR Part 279) until
1992. The effective date  for these stan-
dards under RCRA is March 8, 1993.
Thus, an SSD can still be liable under
CERCLAfor actions taken prior to 1993.
  The bill, which has gained a number
of co-sponsors, has been referred to the
House Committee on Transportation
and Infrastructure and  the  House
Committee on Energy and Commerce.
For additional information, contact Susan
Boushell, OSRE, boushell.susan(S)

OSRE Completes
Second Printing
PRP  Search

  The Office of Site Remediation En-
forcement (OSRE) has done  a second
printing of the September 2003 PRP
Search Manual.  The purpose was to
provide copies to State and Tribal staff
who perform potentially responsible
party (PRP) search activities  and to
give extra copies to Regional staff who
requested them.
As previously announced, the manual
is also available online at
If you have any questions, please contact
Nancy Deck, OSRE, (202) 564-6039.
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     April 27, 2004
     1:30-3:30pm National  Notable
     Achievement Awards Ceremony
     Sheraton, Crystal City, VA
     Contact: Ann Eleanor, eleanor,ann@eDa,QOv

     April 28-29, 2004
     2004 ASTSWMO  Mid-Year
     Savannah, GA
     Contact: Jocelyn Scott (202) 564-4795
     http ://www,astswmo  org

     May  11-12, 2004
     2004 National Corrective Action
     Orlando, FL
     Contact: Lael Butler (404) 562-8453 or
     Karen Tomimatsu (703) 605-0698
     http ://www, national caconf, corn/
     default, htrnl

     July  12-14, 2004
     ASTSWMO 2004  State
     Hazardous Waste Managers
     Washington,  DC
     Contact: Jocelyn Scott (202) 564-4795
     http: //www, astswmo  org

     September 20-22,  2004
     Brownfields 2004: "Gateway to
     St. Louis, MO
     httn://www bfownfields2004 org
CERCLA   Comprehensive Environmental Response,


Compensation, and Liability Act
Code of Federal Regulations

Emergency Operations Center
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CleanupNews is a quarterly publication of
EPA's Office of Site Remediation Enforce-
ment, in cooperation with the Office of
Superfund Remediation and Technology
Innovation, Office of Underground Storage
Tanks, and Office of Emergency Prevention,
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                                                  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

                                                  Polychlorinated biphenyls

                                                  Prospective purchaser agreement

                                                  Resource Conservation Challenge

                                                  Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

                                                  Superfund Amendments and
                                                  Reauthorization Act
                                        Richard W. Popino, PhD REM, editor

                                        EPA Review Board; Diane Bartosh, Paul Connor,
                                        Karen Ellenberger, Jeff Heimerman, Kathleen
                                        Johnson, Kenneth Patterson, Neilima Senjalia,
                                        Suzanne Wells

                                        Christine Rueter, DPRAInc., senior writer
                                        Betsy Anderson, DPRA Inc., writer
                                        Sarah Heberling, DPRA Inc., writer
                                        Ruth Colville, DPRAInc., senior designer
                                        Lauren Grantham, DPRA Inc., designer
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