Environmental Protection Agency Proposed
Rule Number 61
Keller Graduate School
1. State the administrative agency that controls the regulation. Briefly explain why this agency and your proposed regulation change interest you. Will this proposed regulation affect you or the business in which you are working?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in charge of the National Priorities List. Currently the EPA is seeking to propose a rule 61. I currently work for a corporation, AECOM that stands for Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Management, where our job is to destroy chemical agent, such as mustard nerve agent. AECOM works diligently to follow EPA ...view middle of the document...
Once the EPA completes an investigation they are able to determine if the site has to provide any CERCLA-financed actions to include payments to SARA. Rule 61 is to request that the three sites in Alabama, Indiana, and Michigan be added to the General Superfund section of the NPL.
3. Write the public comment that you would submit for this proposal. Explain briefly what you wish to accomplish with your comment.
One of the things that were referenced in the document was the Hazard Ranking System (HRS). The EPA utilizes the HRS in order to score and determine whether the facility is placed on the NPL. After reading throughout the document I would like to see more information on the scoring system and how much effect it takes into placing sites on the NPL. The current three sites on this document have scored a 28.50 or above which is why they are being placed on the list. I would like to see more clarification about the leeway available for sites. If a site scores a 28.00 on the HRS are they not required to be placed on the NPL? Furthermore, if a site scores a 28.00 on the HRS and they are not required to be placed on the NPL then what is required of that site? Better understanding of the scoring on the HRS is needed in order to know the importance of how serious the issue is.
4. Provide the “deadline” by which the public comment must be made.
Public comments need to be postmarked and submitted on or before November 21, 2014.
5. Once you have submitted your comment, what are you legally entitled to do later in the promulgation process?
Once all the comments have been submitted and reviewed a final copy will be drafted and placed in the Federal Register 30 days before it takes effect. During that time I would be able to provide feedback at which point they would decide whether the final draft should be...