Proposals Regarding Superfund and Related Tax Provisions: Hearing Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, May 9, 1985

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115 ページ - Except as provided in paragraph (2), no person shall be liable under this title for costs or damages as a result of actions taken or omitted in the course of rendering care, assistance, or advice in accordance with the National Contingency Plan ("NCP") or at the direction of an onscene coordinator appointed under such plan, with respect to an incident creating a danger to public health or welfare or the environment as a result of any releases of a hazardous substance or the threat thereof.
385 ページ - release" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment...
131 ページ - CMA is a nonprofit trade association whose member companies represent more than 90 percent of the productive capacity for basic industrial chemicals in the United States.
111 ページ - It was never intended to replace other environmental statutes such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act or the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
6 ページ - The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value.
131 ページ - ... appearances before Congressional committees since November of 1983, we have stressed both our strong support for an effective national program to clean up problem waste sites, and our commitment to play a cooperative and constructive role in the process leading to reauthorization of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), more commonly known as Superfund.
178 ページ - With your permission, I would like to submit my prepared testimony for the record and summarize briefly for the committee with a few charts we have brought with us.
167 ページ - Mr. Chairman Members of the Committee I welcome the opportunity to testify on behalf of...
126 ページ - Any proposed tax should have at least some environmental nexus with the problem waste sites for which the tax is required. Since a wide spectrum of manufactured products appears at problem waste sites, a tax that would apply broadly to manufacturing would supply the requisite environmental nexus. Administrative feasibility, cost and number of taxpayers affected The proposed tax should be simple and inexpensive to administer and to collect. We believe that a tax which applies to all manufacturers...
80 ページ - The liability established by this section or any other law for the owner or operator of a hazardous waste disposal facility which has received a permit under subtitle C of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, shall be transferred to and assumed by the Post-closure Liability Fund established by section...