Recent Congressional proposals to reform the federal Superfund program release potentially responsible parties (PRPs) that are small in size or only played a minor role at the site from liability for cleanup costs and transfer their cleanup costs of parties released to the Superfund Trust Fund. This report estimates the number of PRPs that would be released and the cleanup costs that would be transferred to the Fund by recent proposals. It also estimates the cost transferred to the Fund per firm released and the financial consequences for those PRPs that remain liable.
Table of Contents
Proposals to Reform Superfund's Liability Provisions
Data and Methods
Type and Size of PRPs at NPL Sites
Distribution of Cleanup Costs by PRP Type and Size
Releasing Small-Volume Contributors from Superfund Liability
Effects of Liability Reforms on the PRPs That Remain Liable
Summary and Conclusions
RPM Site Survey
Sampling Design and Integration of RPM and Sets Data
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