1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Career/Pro <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 27 Oct 1998 14:55:56
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Community/EJ Discussion: EPA's Lead "TSCA 403 Rulemaking"
On June 3, 1998, the U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics 
published a proposed rule that would increase the allowable amount of 
lead contamination in soil from 400 ppm to 2000 ppm.  The proposed rule 
would allow soil contamination five times greater than currently 
permissible before cleanup would be required.  The rule would directly 
affect the cleanup at federal sites, such as closing military bases where 
lead paint has caused soil contamination, but the standard is likely to 
influence lead paint cleanup throughout the country.  (Please read go to 
http://www.cpeo.org/pubs/index.html for more information) Fortunately, 
many concerned citizens and community groups were able to get EPA to extend
the comment period deadline to November 30, 1998. 

ARC Ecology, the Center for Public Environmental Oversight, and the Urban 
Habitat Program are working together to make sure that community members 
can take advantage of this extended comment period.  We would like to 
announce two upcoming meetings where stakeholders may discuss this 
proposed rule in detail.  The first meeting on Wednesday November 4, 1998 
is sponsored by the three organizations and is targeted towards the 
community stakeholder: Restoration Advisory Board members, environmental 
justice activists, and concerned community residents. You will have the 
opportunity to learn how this proposed rule will affect your base or 
community. Details for this meeting can be found at CPEO's WWW page 
http://www.cpeo.org/events.html .

U.S. EPA Region 9 will convene the second meeting on November 16, 1998 
at San Francisco. Nationally, it will be the ONLY public stakeholder 
meeting where EPA will hear comments on the proposed Lead Standards.  
Please call 1-800-424-LEAD for more details.

We encourage you to attend either or both of these meetings. If you are 
unable to attend EPA's meeting please be sure to use your opportunity to 
submit comments to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics by 
November 30, 1998. 

Instructions For Submitting Comments

Public comment must bear the docket control number OPPTS-62156. Three 
copies of all documents should be sent to:  

OPPT Document Control Officer (7407)
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW, Room G099
East Tower, Washington, DC 20460. 

Comments and data may also be submitted electronically to: 

For further information regarding these meetings or this issue please 
contact either Chris Shirley, ARC Ecology (415) 495-1786 or Tony 
Chenhansa, CPEO (415) 904-7751.

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