As part of his continued effort to prioritize Superfund cleanups, Administrator Scott Pruitt announced on May 22nd the creation of a Superfund task force to provide recommendations within 30 days on how the EPA can streamline and improve the Superfund program, including:
- expediting the cleanup process;
- reducing the burden on cooperating parties; incentivizing parties to remediate sites;
- encouraging private investment in cleanups and sites; promoting the revitalization of properties across the country; and
- establishing and strengthening partnerships.
This action follows Administrator Pruitt’s recent directive that authority to select remedies estimated to cost $50 million or more be retained by the Administrator to help revitalize contaminated sites faster. Read the full press release for more information about the Superfund Task Force at https://go.usa.gov/xNXYR.