AuthorAllison Rumsey/Michael Daneker
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e following statutes and administrative designations are used throug hout this book:
ATSDR: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the Public Health Service’s Center for
Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia (assigned health eects responsibilities under CERCLA §104(i))
CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (law creating the
Superfund) and as amended by SAR A and the Small Business Liability Rel ief and Brownelds Revitaliza-
tion Act Amendments (the Browneld Act).
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
FIFR A: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FWPC A: Federal Water Pollution Control Act
GAO: General Accountability Oce (formerly General Accounting Oce)
HRS: Hazard ranking system (EPA’s system for ranking the priority of cleanup sites)
NBAR: Nonbinding prelimina ry allocation of responsibility (prepared by EPA as an aid to settlement
under CERCLA §122)
NCP: National contingency plan (operating rules for Superfund cleanups promulgated by EPA under
CERCLA §105(a)(8)(B))
NPL: National priorities list (sites most in need of cleanup, promulgated by EPA under CERCLA §105(a)(8))
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Act or Administration
PRP: Potentially responsible party (who may be held liable for cleanup costs)
RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RI/FS: Remedial investigation/feasibility study (study of cleanup need and desirable remedy at cleanup
ROD: Record of Decision (EPA administrative record of selection of remedial action to be taken at cleanup
SAR A: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986
SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act
SMCRA: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act

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