DOI Floats Plan To Expand Use Of ‘Simplified’ Superfund NRD Assessments

January 19, 2023
The Interior Department (DOI) is developing a Superfund rule aimed at modernizing its rarely used “Type A” streamlined assessments for natural resources damages (NRD) claims, in part by reworking the program’s “static models” to add flexibility and potentially raising the $100,000 limit on the value of Type A actions. DOI published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Jan. 19 edition of the Federal Register soliciting comments from state, tribal, and federal natural resource co-trustees as well...

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