CERCLA stands for the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or more commonly known as the Superfund. The Superfund 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, and was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. On October 17, 1986 CERCLA was amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). (U.S. EPA, 2010)
The CERCLA established prohibitions and requirements concerning closed and abandoned hazardous waste sites, provided liability of persons responsible for releases of hazardous waste at these sites, and establish a trust fund to provide for cleanup when no responsible party could be identified. (U.S. EPA, 2010)
The Illinois law that most closely relates to this would be the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Groundwater Protection Act ("IEPAGPA") §§22.d, 22.50 and Title VI-D, and §58.8. (Cornbleet, 2005) This act extends the authority of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and requires all polluters to notify the public of hazardous spills.
CAA is the Clean Air Act of 1990. It was designed to “protect and enhance the nation’s air resources so as to promote the public health and welfare and the productive capacity of the population.” (U.S. EPA, 2010) The CAA allows for state and local governments to enforce requirements of the CAA. The CAA requires each state to develop a State Implementation Plan (SIP) to identify air pollution sources and determine ways to reduce pollution to meet the federal air quality standards. The CAA also includes reductions of vehicle emissions, g...
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