Current Environmental Issues Affecting the Readiness of the Department of Defense: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, April 21, 2004

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Page 36 - President determines that there may be an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health or welfare or the environment because of an actual or threatened release of a hazardous substance from a facility...
Page 35 - Administrator, upon receipt of information that a contaminant which is present in or is likely to enter a public water system may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to the health of persons, and that appropriate State and local authorities have not acted to protect the health of such persons, may take such actions as he may deem necessary in order to protect the health of such persons.
Page 34 - ... a manner as to constitute a hazard to operations, installation, personnel, or material and remain unexploded either by malfunction, design, or any other cause. 266.202 Definition of solid waste. (a) A military munition is not a solid waste when: (1) Used for its intended purpose, including: (1) Use in training military personnel or explosives and munitions emergency response specialists (including training in proper destruction of unused propellant or other munitions); or (ii) Use in research,...
Page 99 - release,' as used in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (42 US C.
Page 18 - BUTCH" OTTER, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF IDAHO Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing today.
Page 102 - ... any person who at the time of disposal of any hazardous substance owned or operated any facility at which such hazardous substances were disposed of, (3) any person who by contract, agreement, or otherwise arranged for disposal or treatment, or arranged with a transporter for transport for disposal or treatment, of hazardous substances owned or possessed by such person...
Page 125 - The President may exempt any effluent source of any department, agency, or instrumentality in the executive branch from compliance with any such a requirement if he determines it to be in the paramount interest of the United States...
Page 84 - Act (SWDA). the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).
Page 33 - Further, the proposed amendments were modified to clarify that they do not affect our cleanup obligations on ranges that cease to be operational. This was in response to the misapprehension by some that the proposal could apply to closed ranges. To make this latter point even clearer, after submitting our proposal to Congress 2 years ago, EPA and DOD continued to refine the RCRA and CERCLA provisions.

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