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Environmental Surveys

Federal agencies are tasked with ensuring that their facilities pose no threat to human health and the environment. In addition, Federal agencies would be required to clean up any hazardous waste, pollutants, and contaminants that are released into the environment through their actions, as well as fund the cost of cleanup from the agencies' own appropriations. In order to comply with the various Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, agencies must monitor its activities to prevent costly fines and/or clean up costs.

Federal Occupational Health (FOH) can assist Federal agencies in determining the level of threat a site or facility poses to human health and/or the environment by conducting preliminary assessments, site investigations, and facility assessments as indicated by applicable Federal, State, or local authority.

FOH’s environmental health assessment services include:

  • Groundwater testing
  • Soil sampling and analysis
  • Ambient air quality and emission monitoring
  • Environmental impact reports
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Applicable EPA Legislation
FOH assists Federal agencies that must comply with the following regulations:

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCRA. RCRA legislation, which became law in 1976, gave the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, the authority to control hazardous waste using a "cradle-to-grave" approach. RCRA also set forth a framework for the management of non-hazardous wastes.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act
CERCLA. Congress enacted CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund, in 1980. This law created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment.

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act - SARA
In 1986, CERCLA was amended by this Act. SARA reflected EPA’s experience in managing the Superfund program and SARA resulted in important changes including:

  • Increasing State involvement in every phase of Superfund programming;
  • Stressing the importance of permanent remedies and innovative treatment technologies in cleaning up hazardous waste sites;
  • Requiring Superfund actions to consider the standards and requirements found in other State and Federal environmental laws and regulations, as well as
  • Increasing the focus on human health problems posed by hazardous waste sites.

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