North Carolina General Assembly ratifies Regulatory Reform Act of 2015 (H765)
Includes expansion of Risk-Based Remediation
Raleigh NC September 30 2015 -- NCGA ratified Regulatory Reform Act of 2015 including expanded of Risk-Based Remediation in NC. Next comes Governor's signature. Legislative staff summary of the bill at http://bit.ly/RegReformActSummary (SEE PAGE 7). Solutions-IES has been involved from the beginning, including FIRST successful termination of a RCRA permit under risk-based law.http://bit.ly/1stRCRARBCA!
AMEND RISK-BASED REMEDIATION PROVISIONS
Section 4.7. would amend the law governing risk-based cleanup of contaminated sites, originally enacted in 2011, that authorized use of risk-based cleanup2 for certain contaminated sites using site-specific cleanup standards designed to protect public health, safety, and welfare and the environment based on the current and anticipated future use of a site. The 2011 legislation included a number of limitations on a site's eligibility for risk-based cleanup, including:
- Only 'industrial sites' were made eligible. 'Industrial sites' as defined under the legislation include those where the property is or has been used primarily for manufacturing or other industrial activities for the production of a commercial product. This includes a property used primarily for the generation of electricity.
- Only sites where the release of contamination was reported to DENR prior to March 1, 2011, were made eligible.
- Only sites where there was no migration of contaminants off the industrial site were made eligible.