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Hazardous Materials

Lead paint removal from the Arkansas River Bridge at Morrilton Equipment used during a site evaluation for arsenic at an old cattle dipping vat within the proposed right of way The proposed acquisition of an old abandoned gas station with potentially hazardous materials remaining would require special cleaning An illegal dump found along the proposed route

The main responsibility of the Hazardous Materials program is to perform site investigations, develop discipline studies, implement studies and give direction to AHTD that affect hazardous and solid waste management.  In addition, AHTD is responsible for identification, investigation, characterization and possible remediation of hazardous material site(s) within an existing or proposed right of way.  Environmental Site Assessments, new property acquisition studies and identification of potential hazardous materials within the proposed right of way and regulatory procedures are sometimes needed.

Site investigations are routinely conducted by AHTD during the NEPA process; these assessments are conducted under established environmental site assessment procedures.  These environmental site assessment investigations address the burden of acquiring portions or all of a property under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HWSA).  For sites requiring remediation, in an enforcement action or regular oversight, AHTD conducts the necessary coordination with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Related Links:

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) 

Environmental Protection Agency 

Federal Highway Administration-Planning, Environment and Realty 

National Response Center 

Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) 

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management 


 
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