Federal Facility Compliance Agreement

The DoD`s competencies are limited to the areas of the NNSS where the DoD has conducted activities. The DOE/LM`s competencies are limited to the two off-site sites in Nevada, CNTA and PSA. The pace of clean-up operations at the federal agency`s superfund sites may be delayed if the parties to the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) pursue disputes beyond the agreed dispute resolution deadlines set out in the negotiated FFAs. However, because differences and disputes are fact-specific, a fluid and inconsistent process may sometimes be necessary. In September 2018, the memorandum establishes principles that clarify and reinforce the importance of meeting the deadlines for the settlement of informal and formal disputes agreed by the FFA. These principles support recommendation 18 of the Report of the Administrator`s Superfund Task Force, published on 25 July 2017. Legal Authority – NDEP, DOE and DOD have entered the FFACO, in accordance with their competent authorities and responsibilities, including the Solid Waste Disposal Act, which includes both the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Act; Chapters 444, 445 and 459 of the Nevada Statutes (NRS), including the Nevada Water Pollution Act, NRS 445A.300 et seq., of the Nevada Hazardous Waste Law, NRS 459.400 et seq., Chapters 444, 445 and 459 of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), of the Nevada Administrative Procedure Act, NRS Chapter 233B, such Acts as may be amended from time to time, and all other applicable provisions of national and federal law. Federal authorities and their agencies must comply with environmental legislation and requirements in the same manner and to the same extent as any other regulated entity. Federal facilities include land and land improvements (buildings, structures and equipment) owned by the federal government, constructed or manufactured for lease to the federal government. (See definition of all types of federal institutions.) Here you will find the history of compliance of federal agencies with the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and hazardous waste laws.

ECHO (Enforcement and Compliance History Online) Research The FFACO aims in particular to identify potential sites of historical contamination and to implement corrective measures based on public health and environmental considerations in the areas of NNSS, NTTR, TTR, CNTA and PSA. The FFACO is available here. You can also visit the DOE`s NNSA/NFO website for more information, or you can find information about the CNTA and PSA here. Within the FFACO, NDEP retains in particular all its authorities for hazardous waste and drinking water as well as legal rights, both material and procedural, both under the authorities delegated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and according to its own laws and regulations. Recommendation 30 of the REPORT of the EPO Superfund Task Force ordered the EPO to develop a language for federal institutions in order to freeze the provisions of the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) in cases where a third party wishes to carry out the work. . . .

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