What is a community involvement plan?

What is a community involvement plan?

The Community Involvement Plan (CIP) serves as a guide for the NPS to engage and inform community members, environmental groups, government officials, the media, and other interested parties in the environmental investigation and cleanup activities at the Site.

What is a Superfund community?

Community involvement is the process of engaging in dialogue and collaboration with community members. The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups.

What is regulated by CERCLA?

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act — otherwise known as CERCLA or Superfund — provides a Federal “Superfund” to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants into the environment …

What is considered a community activity?

Community Activity means the normal activities taking place within a local community to include residential, site preparation and construction, government, commercial, institutional, and industrial activities.

What is the difference between a brownfield and a Superfund site?

The difference between the two is that superfunds are EPA-involved and are sites on the NPL, the nation’s worst hazard sites. Brownfields are usually abandoned industrial and commercial facilities, and cleanup does not involve the EPA.

Who can be held liable under CERCLA?

CERCLA clearly imposes liability on the person or entity that actually owns the contaminated facility. Indeed, courts have imposed liability on the owner of the facility despite arguments that the owner had no responsibility or control over the disposal activity. See, e.g., United States v. Monsanto Co., 858 F.

When can CERCLA be used?

Under 42 U.S. Code ยง 9606, CERCLA allows for enforcement “when the President determines that there may be an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health or welfare or the environment because of an actual or threatened release of a hazardous substance from a facility.”

What voluntary acts can you do in community?

General Community Service Ideas

  • Participate in a charity walk or run.
  • Volunteer at a local nonprofit.
  • Organize a clothing drive.
  • Participate in a national giving or remembrance day.
  • Ask for charitable donations instead of birthday or Christmas gifts.
  • Host a fundraising event and donate the money.

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