The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Environmental Laws

Compliance Partners

Executive Director of Facilities and Operations

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) (amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA))

42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq. (Superfund Law, also known as Solid Waste Disposal Act)

Superfund Regulations and Enforcement
See also Laws, Policy and Guidance for link to text of regulations and code

Deals with the clean-up of hazardous waste sites. The generator, transporter, and owner are all jointly and severally liable for the clean-up costs. The strict liability policies of CERCLA and SARA make it important for universities to have an environmental assessment done before taking title to property either by purchase or by gift.

CFR updated 10/21/08 rab
3/2/09 mlo added compliance partner and updated links
compliance box links updated 6/2/09 rab
July 1st, 2010, FJL.