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THIRTY-ONE RCRA SHOWCASE PILOTS CHOSEN

Release Date: 11/09/2001
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2001

THIRTY-ONE RCRA SHOWCASE PILOTS CHOSEN

Robin Woods 202-564-7841/woods.robin@epa.gov


EPA has announced the selection of 31 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Showcase pilots as part of the implementation of the second round of RCRA Cleanup Reforms which EPA announced on Jan. 11, 2001. The RCRA Showcase Pilots illustrate innovative efforts in RCRA Corrective Action cleanups at facilities nationwide and stimulate others to explore similar efforts to speed up progress toward EPA’s cleanup goals. Those goals are to control human exposures at 95 percent of the 1,714 high priority baseline facilities and to control migration of contaminated groundwater at 70 percent of these facilities by 2005. The scope of innovations is broad and includes multi-regional and sector-based approaches, new technologies or new applications of existing technologies, electronic information transfer and documentation, streamlined administrative process, brownfields redevelopment tools, risk-based performance standards and enhanced stakeholder involvement. The RCRA Showcase Pilots provide an opportunity for program implementors, regulated industry and other stakeholders to field test innovative approaches to expediting cleanup, to focus resources and expertise at one or multiple sites and to showcase sites that can transfer lessons learned to other similar situations across the country. The pilots also provide an opportunity for establishment of unique and beneficial partnerships and maximum public awareness of the innovations. For more information, visit: http://www.epa.gov/correctiveaction.

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