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Superfund update



Here is an update on Superfund, excerpted from Congressional Green
>Sheets:
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>Comprehensive superfund reform legislation will be introduced in the
next two weeks by Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), who said last week that
>he was committed to moving a bill through his water resources and
>environment subcommittee and the House Transportation Committee before the
>close of the congressional session.
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>An additional $650 million for the superfund program for fiscal 1998
>will be available only if a comprehensive reform package is enacted by
>May 15 of next year.  
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>Meanwhile, negotiations on a bipartisan, compromise superfund reform
>measure continue among Senate Environment and Public Works Committee majority
>and minority members and administration officials.  Liability is the major
>roadblock.  Negotiating are Sens. Smith (R-NH), Chafee (R-RI), Lautenberg
>(D-NJ), and Max Baucus (D-MT), and EPA Administrator Carol Browner.  However,
>there is no date for introduction and markup of the bill in the Senate.

For more information, contact:
>Sara J. Gottlieb
>House Great Lakes Task Force Staff
>Office of the Honorable Steven LaTourette
>1239 Longworth HOB
>Washington, D.C. 20515
>phone: (202) 225-5731
>FAX: (202) 225-3307
>Sara.Gottlieb@mail.house.gov
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