EPA Seeks Public Comment on Integrated Cleanup Initiative Implementation Plan

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing for comment today the draft Integrated Cleanup Initiative (ICI) Plan, a three-year strategy to focus on the agency’s land cleanup programs. Sites covered under the cleanup programs include Superfund, federal facilities, brownfields, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act corrective action, and underground storage tank.

The goal of the initiative is to accelerate cleanups of contaminated sites where possible, address a greater number of contaminated sites, and put the sites back into productive use while protecting human health and the environment. The initiative also seeks to provide communities with greater accountability and transparency on EPA’s land cleanup programs. While many actions identified in the ICI are underway, EPA will use the comments received to further evaluate and refine the draft plan.

EPA’s draft plan will be available for public comment for 30 days.

More information on the initiative and how to comment on the plan: http://www.epa.gov/oswer/integratedcleanup.htm