EPA Shifts Oversight Of Cleanup Site To USDA, Spotlighting CERCLA Reform

October 7, 2020
EPA and the U.S. Forest Service have reached agreement to cede EPA’s cleanup authority to the service for oversight of a mining cleanup site in Colorado, showcasing EPA’s Superfund reform to designate one agency as the lead for cleanup projects at mixed-ownership mining sites in order to reduce duplication and increase efficiencies. EPA observers are unsure how common, though, such mixed-ownership mining sites -- which are partially owned by both the federal government and private parties -- and where both...

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