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EPA/OLEM RIN: 2050-AH03 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Financial Responsibility Requirements Under CERCLA Section 108(b) for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry 
Abstract:

Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, establishes certain authorities concerning financial responsibility requirements. On January 6, 2010, the Agency identified classes of facilities within the chemical manufacturing industry; the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry, which primarily includes refineries and not coal mines; and the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industry as those for which EPA could develop, as necessary, financial responsibility requirements under CERCLA 108(b). On January 11, 2017, the Agency made a determination to proceed with rulemakings that will either develop proposed financial responsibility requirements under CERCLA 108(b), or determine such requirements are not warranted. This entry covers the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Industry. In July 2019, EPA proposed to not impose financial responsibility requirements for facilities in the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution industry under CERCLA section 108(b).

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 320   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.    42 U.S.C. 9608 (b)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  Consent Order  12/02/2020 
NPRM  Judicial  Consent Order  07/02/2019 

Overall Description of Deadline: Consent Order

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/29/2019  84 FR 36535   
Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ- SFUND-2019-0085
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-financial-responsibility   Public Comment URL: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0085  
Sectors Affected: 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Peggy Vyas
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5303P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-5477
Fax:703 308-8433
Email: vyas.peggy@epa.gov

Scott Palmer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Land and Emergency Management
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 5305P,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:703 308-8621
Email: palmer.scott@epa.gov