CERCLA and Brownfields Research Center
The Center’s mission is to enhance and promote the development of flexible and effective State-run cleanup programs addressing releases of hazardous substances into the environment, including State-run Superfund programs under CERCLA, and State response programs in their implementation of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act.

Federal Facilities Research Center
The mission of the Federal Facilities Research Center is to promote and enhance State and Territory involvement in the cleanup and reuse of contaminated federal facilities, and to facilitate information exchange by and between States, Territories, and Federal agencies. 

Hazardous Waste Subcommittee
The Hazardous Waste Subcommittee is comprised of seven task forces which discuss policy and technical aspects of the RCRA hazardous waste program, research specific program elements of interest to States, develop positions or recommendations, and provide expert comment on issues arising from the implementation of the RCRA program at the State level. Specific work activities focus on the areas of performance systems, corrective action, enforcement/compliance assurance, information management, program operations, recycling, and training.

Materials Management Subcommittee
The mission of the Materials Management Subcommittee is to enhance and promote the development of effective State and Territorial materials management programs that incorporate product stewardship, source reduction, beneficial use, recycling, conversion technology and land disposal.

Program and Information Exchange Subcommittee
The mission of the Program and Information Exchange Subcommittee is to identify and coordinate national waste program policy issues and enhance information exchange to facilitate effective State Programs. The Greener Cleanups Workgroup, formerly of the Sustainability Subcommittee, is now part of the Program and Information Exchange Subcommittee, which addresses cross-programmatic issues such as the greener cleanups focus that is relevant to Superfund, Brownfields, RCRA, Federal Facilities, and Tanks.

Tanks Subcommittee
State Tank Programs are in place which ensure sharing of information among the States, coordination with federal efforts, and integration with other waste management programs, and which have identified and addressed overlapping program elements.


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ASTSWMO's mission is to enhance and promote effective State and Territorial programs for waste and materials management, to encourage environmentally sustainable practices and to affect relevant national waste and materials management policies.