The Resource Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment

Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment

Label
Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment
Title
Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
I am pleased to be here today to discuss the Committee's efforts to support the cleanup and redevelopment of hazardous waste properties across the country. Over the past several decades, manufacturing has been declining in many of the nation's cities. When businesses closed, they often left abandoned and idled properties, commonly known as 'brownfields.' These properties are sometimes contaminated with chemical wastes from manufacturing processes. Partly to avoid the costs of assessing and cleaning up these properties according to federal and state environmental laws, some new businesses have chosen to locate in uncontaminated areas outside cities known as 'greenfields.' These decisions have led to the loss of tax revenue and employment in central city neighborhoods. The Congress has been interested in finding ways to help localities clean up and redevelop brownfields. This Committee asked us to provide it with information on the legal barriers that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund, presents for redeveloping brownfields and types of federal financial support that states and localities would like to help them address such properties. This testimony summarizes the major findings from our June 1996 report on brownfield redevelopment and information from an ongoing review for this Committee of states' voluntary cleanup programs. These programs substitute incentives for enforcement actions to encourage, rather than compel, private parties to clean up contaminated properties. States are beginning to use these programs to address brownfields because they are faster and less costly than enforcement programs
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DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Guerrero, Peter F
  • GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manufacturing
  • Barriers
  • Waste disposal
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination
  • Law enforcement
  • Hazardous materials
  • Federal law
  • United states government
  • Environments
  • Chemicals
  • Costs
  • Losses
  • Wastes
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Legislation
  • Finance
  • Urban areas
  • Taxes
  • State law
  • Revenue sharing
  • Information Science
  • Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives
  • Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
  • Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Label
Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment
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Publication
Note
Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Control, and Risk Assessment, Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227841346
  • (OCoLC)ocn227841346
Label
Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment
Publication
Note
Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Control, and Risk Assessment, Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227841346
  • (OCoLC)ocn227841346

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