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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AG22 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: National Contingency Plan Revisions To Align With the National Response Plan 
Abstract: The purpose of this regulation is to revise the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to align it with the National Response Framework (NRF). The purpose of the NCP is to provide the organizational structure and procedures for preparing for and responding to discharges of oil and releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, and contaminants (see 40 CFR 300.1). The purpose of the NRF is to provide a guide that describes how the nation conducts all-hazard response to domestic incidents. The NRF was developed by the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with federal (including EPA), State, Tribal, local governments, first responder organizations, private sector preparedness and relief groups. Alignment of the NCP with the NRF will facilitate smooth integration of emergency response activities under the NCP with the NRF when both plans are activated for an incident. The NRF does not alter the existing authorities of Federal departments and agencies, but rather, establishes the coordinating framework to integrate the authorities of various agencies into an all-hazard approach to incident management. EPA is making another minor revision to the NCP. The descriptions of Federal agency capabilities are being updated and modifications are being made, where appropriate, to reflect the Department of Homeland Security organization. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 300 
Legal Authority: 42 USC 9601 et seq 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined   
Additional Information: SAN No. 4971.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lynn Beasley
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
5104A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1965
Fax:202 564-2625
Email: beasley.lynn@epa.gov

Jean Schumann
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
5104A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1977
Fax:202 564-2620
Email: schumann.jean@epa.gov

 
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