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2014 Fraud and Abuse Prevention Workshop

2014 ASTSWMO LUST and State Fund-Financial Responsibility Workshop - Fraud and Abuse Session

Please also see the ASTSWMO Workshop Meeting webpage for a copy of these presentations and others from the the Workshop

 

Recent News

Lead Scavengers Survey Report In 2013, the Tanks Subcommittee's LUST Task Force requested information from all States and Territories to determine what activites the tanks programs are taking to identify and remediate the lead scavengers 1,2-dibromoethane (EDB) and 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2 DCA). Thirty-five States responded and the Task Force found that there continues to be great variation from State to State on how lead scavenger issues are addressed, which is summarized in this report. The document is available on the Tanks Subcommittee Publications page.

LUST Trust Fund Fact Sheet The Tanks Subcommittee developed the fact sheet to summarize information, guidance, and budget information specific to the LUST Trust Fund. The Trust Fund provides federal funding to support the U.S. EPA's, States', Territories', and Tribal LUST prevention and response programs. The document is available on the Tanks Subcommittee Publications page.

NOTE: A typo/ error in the original release stated that the LUST Trust Fund is financed by a "0.01 tax". The LUST Trust Fund is financed by a 0.1 cent tax (10x $0.01). The Fact Sheet has been updated to correct this error.

ASTSWMO Position Paper on Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) is available on the Position Papers page.

Compendium of Emergency Response Actions at UST Sites – Version 2The LUST Task Force updated the 2012 Emergency Response Compendium to include 14 additional information sheets on emergency response actions that have occurred in States across the country, dating from 2007 to 2013.  UST programs across the country require reporting, initial abatement measures, and free product removal activities to occur immediately upon discovery of a release to protect human health and the environment. The Compendium is available on the Tanks Subcommittee Publications page.

Tanks Core Report: The Tanks Subcommittee and Core Report Workgroup completed its analysis on the costs of operating and maintaining the State UST programs in its new report, Development and Implementation of State Tanks Core Programs, released June 2014. The data is compiled and analyzed to provide a picture of how different States are utilizing both federal and State funds, and how expected budget cuts may impact the Tanks programs.  The report is available on the Tanks Subcommittee Publications webpage.

All video from the 2014 Mid-Year Meeting are available on the Recorded Sessions page.

The 2013 Annual State Fund Survey reports are released. These reports are available on the Tanks Subcommittee Publications page.

In their Analysis of Site Assessment Program Cooperative Agreements with States report, the Site Evaluation Focus Group is following up on the findings of the Superfund Site Assessment Program: Benefits Beyond NLP Listing reports. The previous reports collected and reported the numbers of non-NPL outcomes on a national scale, however, their scope did not include investigating how these beneficial outcomes occur. The goals of this report include showing how States leverage CERCLA Site Assessment work products to achieve cleanup outcomes, both NPL and non-NPL. The Report is archived on the CERCLA and Brownfields Policies and Publications page.

 

Reminders

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Upcoming Meetings

August 20-22, 2014: UST Compliance and Prevention Workshop at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Registration is closed.

October 29-30, 2014: ASTSWMO Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Hotel in Reston, VA.
Registration opening soon!

April 22-23, 2015: ASTSWMO Mid-Year Meeting at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock, AR
Registration is not open.

Young Voices

Thoughts from ASTSWMO's 2014 Summer Intern:
Wafa Elamin

Coming Soon!

 

 

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.