Superfund Reauthorization: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session ...
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Hazardous Materials
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996
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Página 19 - At the time the defendant acquired the facility the defendant did not know and had no reason to know that any hazardous substance which is the subject of the release or threatened release was disposed of on, in, or at the facility...
Página 159 - ... SCHIFFER. Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee. I am Lois J. Schiffer, the assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice. Thank you for inviting me here today to address the proposed reauthorization and reform of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, known as "CERCLA" or "Superfund." As you know, the Department of Justice works together with the Environmental Protection Agency...
Página 113 - According to these legal requirements, public participation includes providing access to the decision-making process, seeking input from and conducting dialogue with the public, assimilating public viewpoints and preferences, and demonstrating that those viewpoints and preferences have been considered by the decision-making official.
Página 10 - The gentleman from Virginia, Mr. Boucher. Mr. BOUCHER. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.
Página 117 - I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to set forth the views of the Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association concerning S.
Página 48 - The gentleman's time has expired. The gentleman from New York, Mr.
Página 156 - A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing today to discuss HR 4701 and the associated problems that give rise to the need for Federal legislation.
Página 114 - ... cost/benefits." Thus it recognizes that, in the name of saving or restoring natural resources, we should not incur a net social loss in the overall result. It is also intended to avoid excessive costs or excessive awards that could be punitive in effect. This limitation of reasonable costs is also recognized in the Proposed Directive on Liability for Wastes of the European Community, which provides that where "the costs substantially exceed the benefit arising for the environment from such restoration...
Página 224 - ... to 10 percent. Mr. ROOSEVELT. Professor Patterson, those strange sounds you have heard is calling us to a vote on the House. We will recess for 15 minutes. The committee will stand in recess for 15 minutes. (Brief recess.) Mr. ROOSEVELT. The committee will be in order. Professor Patterson, I apologize to you for the delay. That is the problem we have. There may be another vote. Professor PATTERSON. You are subject to higher powers. Mr. ROOSEVELT. If it is all right with you, we will go ahead...