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EPA/SWER RIN: 2050-AG76 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Amending the National Contingency Plan (NCP) Provisions for Public Notices for Specific Superfund Activities 

The EPA amended the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to add language to broaden ways the agency can inform the public of site-related activities. Modifying the NCP allows the regions to adopt a communications approach that is most appropriate for the community and stage of the Superfund process. In some cases, publishing a public notice in a major local newspaper may be the most economical and effective way to inform the public. However, in other cases, other outreach methods may be more appropriate, such as direct mailings to individual homes or e-mail notifications. These changes give Superfund site teams the flexibility to design a communications approach suitable for the community and the situation.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 300   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(d)(2)    42 U.S.C. 9601 to 9657    1991 Comp p.351    E.O. 12580    E.O. 12777    E.O. 13626    2013 Comp p.306    1987 Comp p.193   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/01/2014  79 FR 23371   
Final Rule  04/02/2015  80 FR 17703   
Final Rule Effective  05/04/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-SFUND-2014-0620
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-SFUND-2014-0620  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Suzanne Wells
Environmental Protection Agency
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 603-8863
Fax:703 603-9100