CERCLA: A Case Study of Local Government Involvement in the Decision-Making Process in Colorado
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, CERCLA, Conflict resolution, Decision-making process, Local government, Lowry
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 strengthen roles of the community in the CERCLA process. Many layers of bureaucracy and the complexity of regulations make the implementation and enforcement of environmental policy a burdensome process. Local government, the public and private corporations have a critical role in the CERCLA decision-making process by implementing a comprehensive public participation process. This paper examines a case study in which a local Colorado health department implemented a successful public participation process in order to positively affect the remediation decision-making process.
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Wagner, Lynn, "CERCLA: A Case Study of Local Government Involvement in the Decision-Making Process in Colorado" (2008). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 25.