This web page describes the work that is done by the Office of Environmental Cleanup in EPA Region 10. Following the description of each basic type of work, a list of resources that may be useful to Tribes is provided. The resources are typically grants that may be available, but also include training or technical assistance. if you have any questions about the work or resources, please e-mail or call the identified contact person.
Most of ECL's work is implementing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Commonly known as "Superfund," CERCLA authorized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify and clean up hazardous substances sites that threaten public health and the environment. Superfund operates along three main tracks:
As part of our emergency response program, ECL implements a number of planning and prevention programs, including the Oil Pollution Act (OPA); Clean Air Act 112(r); Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC); and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). ECL also implements the Brownfields program, the purpose of which is to return sites to productive use that are currently unused because of perceived or actual contamination.
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