EPA withdraws Brownfields Proposal to States

Career/Pro ( cpro@igc.apc.org )
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 10:34:41 -0800 (PST)

From: Career/Pro <cpro@igc.apc.org>
Subject: EPA withdraws Brownfields Proposal to States

ES Online News
VOLUME 1 / NUMBER 27 DECEMBER 10, 1997
http://www.esonline.com/newsletter/

Dec. 5 -- Under fire from states, EPA withdraws brownfields agreement
proposal

Following protests lodged by the Environmental Council of the States,
National Governors Association and others, U.S. EPA withdrew its Aug. 7 draft
Guidance for Developing Superfund Memoranda of Agreement Language Concerning
State Voluntary Cleanup Programs
(see http://www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/gdc.htm#vc).

The governors and other officials charged that the document represents
a federal intrusion on state authority over local brownfields cleanup
programs. For more information, call the RCRA/Superfund Hotline at
800/424-9346 (or 703/412-9810 in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan
area).